torrid leggings

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for someone looking for plus sized things on wholesale websites?I get really discouraged shopping on them bc everything seems to be one size ;___;

i definitely do! i’ve been doing it for a while (like 3+ years now?) and though there are times you get stinkers (like i risked buying something that was Exactly my measurements figuring it might stretch and just. nope! no stretch! lmao) i feel like the amt of times i’ve had successes definitely outweighs that and makes it worth it? it’s so expensive to get plus sized clothes in general at major retailers that are marketed towards us so on my fashion blog i try to teach people about as many cheaper plus sized options as possible! 

  • probably the easiest tip i can think of–lots of wholesale places actually have plus sized sections now! newchic has a whole plus sized section that is actually plus sized and some pieces go up to like size 26 or so, for REAL cheap. you can check out my review on them here. the dress i bought and the top were both size 22 and cost $6.87 and $11.99 (respectively) at the time of my order. other places might not have a dedicated section, but you can type plus and look at things. 
  • just because something is one size fits all, doesn’t mean it won’t fit you. some things–like tshirts, cardigans, sweaters, etc are actually truly oversized and can fit a large range of folks. the key to knowing if it can fit you or not is to look in the item’s description and read the measurements. make sure if it’s a jacket or a sweater to take specific note of both the bust and the shoulder measurements—there have been lots of times where things would fit one of my measurements in that regard but not the other, so i nixed buying it. lots of people forget to even look at shoulder measurements and get things that are too narrow to pull over their head. and if something doesn’t have measurements? don’t consider buying it. it’s just not worth the risk. 
  • know. your. measurements. know them by heart, and update them before making a purchase. even if you think things haven’t changed since the last time you measured, measure so you can make sure. i don’t buy anything online without doing this and comparing mine with what’s on the listing. 
  • buying something that isn’t fitted automatically improves your chances. batwing tops, “boyfriend” cardigans, swing dresses, etc are all a lot easier to find in your size, and if the size is slightly off then you’re probably still going to be able to fit in it. 
  • take note of the materials, if possible. a chiffon dress that is exactly 1 inch smaller than your bust measurement isn’t going to work. you’re either going to tear it up trying to put it on or it won’t get on in the first place. however, a dress made out of jersey knit that’s 1in smaller than your bust and loose everywhere else might be fine. ribbed fabric (think like, the stretchy 90s sweatery looking stuff) stretches awesomely and is really trendy right now and really easy to see online since it’s such an obvious texture. lots of wholesale places have the materials listed in either the title or the description, but some places will say stuff is chiffon when it isn’t Real chiffon, so you need to still look at things with a critical eye.
  • accessories are literally always a safe bet. i’ve never ever ever bought an accessory from a wholesale place (jewelry/bags/shoes/hats/etc) and been disappointed. if with nothing else, you’ll always be safe there.
  • keep your expectations realistic and have a back up plan. it’s super easy to shop online if you’re thin, but shopping online as a plus sized person is a whole different ball game. if you’re not willing to incur the risk of the super cheap prices, then shopping wholesale just might not be for you. if things end up not working, returning things to wholesale sites is possible, but it sucks. no one wants to pay for return shipping (no one=you or the company–the price for shipping stuff overseas is ridiculous and it’s a big hassle on both ends) and so lots of places don’t even want to deal with it. the dress you just bought could be a total bust, but you gotta remind yourself it’s $6. have some sort of back up plan if things don’t work. since i run my fashion blog, i like to do follower giveaways sometimes for things i’ve bought that i don’t want to keep, or sometimes i will resell pieces on storenvy for around the same price or a bit cheaper to get my money back. 

all that said, if there’s an item you’ve found that not sure about, folks can send me an ask w/ their measurements and the item on my fashion blog and i’ll look at it and give them advice on if i think it’s doable or not. i’ve built up a lot of experience doing this and gotten an eye for it and am willing to lend that eye to folks if they need a little extra help. 

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This dress makes even my flat pancake butt look huge. Susie hasn’t decorated her tree, but it’s a great backdrop for ootd shoots. Also, Susie and I are so happy military-style coats and jackets are back in the style so we can get away with wearing all the bright buttoned pieces.

Size: 22-24, 3x-4x, 47"/49"/56"
Dress: Plussizefix.com
Leggings: Torrid
Knee boots: Remonte
Jacket: Deb (are Deb stores even still a thing? I got this forever ago omg)

darcyfirth  asked:

orange and green 😄

(It took me waaaay too long to respond, sorry!!)

Orange

What makes you feel warm inside? Hearing my niece say her version of my name, excitedly!

What’s your favourite Halloween tradition? Handing out candy at my Dad’s house. I love seeing all the wee kids in costumes and then giving them twice as many treats.

What’s the last thing you learned? That Men’s shaving cream, when applied to inner thighs specifically, helps people who like to pole dance!

When’s the last time you felt obsessed? Please refer to my hockey blog 

What’s your favourite article of clothing? Probably my leggings from Torrid! I wear them ALL THE DAMN TIME!

Green 

What’s your favourite thing to do outside? Lounging on my outdoor daybed! Thanks, Walmart!

Do you like camping? I used to, but then I hit my thirties and I’d much rather go Glamping than camping. Give me a damn inflatable mattress, I’m not sleeping on the fucking ground.

What would you spend $1,000 on? A trip for my mom and I! Nothing special, just a weekend down in the states, where she doesn’t have to pay for a thing.

What’s your job, or what do you want to do as your job? I work in a library!! It is my GD JAM! I actually lovingly got called a nerd in my interview by the head of the library, bc I admitted to playing Library as a kid, swiping books and so forth. 

As for my dream job, at this point, I’d probably still want to teach cooking ( I was a chef for a decade), but I’d take any full time job now. 

What’s your favourite article of clothing? My Henleys! I have a Slytherin one and a Captain America one!