Monday, March 1, 2021

4 Places You Should Be Shopping

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is where I find my clothes and where I shop. Although I like to shop with many different retailers, there are a few key places I consider essential to building a plus size wardrobe I love, and that works for my budget. Check out some of my go-to retailers for plus size fashion and why I love shopping with each of them!

Target offers a lot of great wardrobe options, but I love their dresses most. You can always count on Target to offer staples like the little black or little white dress. They also do plenty of on trend dresses with fun prints, sleeve details, and other nods to whatever is popular at the moment. When I go back and look at my most worn and loved dresses from recent years, Target really takes the top spot. BONUS: they also offer wide width shoes online and all of their clothing, including most pajamas, go up to a 4X. 

Walmart is not only one of my personal favorites, it's a favorite of those who follow and shop with me on the app. (If you don't have the app, it's completely free and allows you to find everything I share in one place, ready to shop! Click HERE. This is an affiliate link.) Walmart finds are among my most popular content, and I understand why! Year after year, they continue to offer basics and trendy pieces at prices that can't be beat. Work, lounge, cute, casual options perfect for weekends - it's all there. I really love the house brand Terra and Sky, and the recent addition of Eloquii Elements, a much more affordable offshoot of the Eloquii brand where nothing is over $50. 

Amazon can be a bit tricky, but it does have a lot of hidden gems! The great thing about Amazon is how easy it is to shop. Everything right to your door in a snap, and a crazy easy return process. No matter what you're looking for, you can search for ANYTHING. Even though I love Target and Walmart, I'm probably never going to find a cocktail dress there. A quick search on Amazon will not only yield a cocktail dress, I'll most likely find matching jewelry, shoes, and a bag while I'm there. I also love being able to see so many reviews with pictures of real people, not models. It helps so much when trying to decide on a size or color. As an Amazon Fashion Influencer, I have my very own Amazon Storefront where you can shop my favorites and recommendations any time, just click HERE. This is an affiliate link. 

Old Navy plus size options have become a huge part of my wardrobe as loungewear has become more popular. The sweatshirts and sweatpants and matching lounge sets are hard to beat! At times Old Navy items can be a bit pricey for being a mass retailer, but they have sales and coupons often, so I try to never pay full price for anything. Another thing I love about Old Navy is that they are size inclusive with their matching family PJ options at the holidays, and they make plus clothing for kiddos. I wish they would make all sizes available in store, but for now, shopping them online is a go-to for me and I do love their plus selection. 

After you read this post, be sure to head over to my YouTube channel HERE  where you can see videos featuring these exact retailers. I post plus size try on hauls and share tons of outfit ideas and styling tips on my channel and I'd love to have you as part of my YouTube fam! I hope this post is helpful and gives you an idea of some tried and true places you can start building a plus size wardrobe you truly love and enjoy. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Plus Size Loungewear Essentials

Hello and happy 2021, friends!

I hope however you celebrated the season, you got some time with those you love and that you're ready for a clean slate and new year. A lot of awful things happened in 2020, but one little sliver lining I found was a new love for loungewear. I've loved joggers forever, but I think I've worn them more in the last 12 months than I ever have in my life - not sad about it!

The line between lounge vs. pajama vs. casual is VERY blurry and honestly, that's what I love about the entire idea of loungewear. I have hope for a slow return to normalcy, but I think it's safe to say we're still going to spend a lot of time at home in 2021 and loungewear is going to be just as popular as it ever was. Today I'm sharing some favorite plus size loungewear pieces and styling ideas! *Please note these are affiliate links which means I make a small commission, but there is no extra cost to you for using them. Thank you so much for using my links when you shop!*

When it comes to loungewear, there are three things I can't live without:
1. Joggers
2. Matching sets
3. House shoes/slippers

I think joggers are a must-have loungewear piece and I love finding ways to style them that look just a bit more elevated. This outfit is an example of how you can take a lounge look out of the house and go anywhere while still being comfortable. 

Black joggers have become such a staple in my wardrobe. I have multiple pairs and wear them several days a week. I'm not kidding, y'all. I throw them on with a sweatshirt and slippers when I'm hanging out at home, I add a tee and jean jacket to run errands, and I even dress them up with a cardi and flats for work! The joggers I'm wearing here are from Walmart.

I love how just switching out the jean jacket for a coat bumps this look up a notch. This coat is old but I found a similar (and less expensive option!) HERE.

I have also been a sucker for matching sets! Did you hop on this trend in 2020? I have no intention of putting it away in 2021. Something about a matching set is just fun and makes me feel good - plus you can absolutely break the sets up to get even more wear out of them! I think one of the reasons I love matching sets is because you don't have to think about anything. You just throw them on and you're good to go!

This camo set has been a favorite of mine and it keeps getting restocked. Yay! I also found a pair of crossband slippers that fit larger feet and come in tons of colors! 
You can CLICK HERE to shop this look. 

Another great thing about lounge sets is being able to take the matching pieces and incorporate them into other outfits. This under $30 lounge/PJ set is so popular and affordable, it keeps selling out and coming back in stock. I added it to a pair of jeans and sneakers and it looks so cute! You'd never know it's part of a pajama set. 

If you're interested in this tie dye lounge/PJ set, it actually comes in regular and plus sizes and a few other colors and patterns. I did a full try on of these pieces over on my YouTube channel. Click HERE to watch!

I'm a sucker for a great pair of slippers/house shoes. I have them on all the time at home! I found some that are VERY friendly to bigger feet on Amazon and I have been so excited to share them with my fellow wide foot gals! They go all the way up to 11.5-12.5 and come in tons of cute colors and patterns. I am always on the hunt for the BEST plus size fashion finds on Amazon and I keep everything rounded up for you over on my Amazon storefront. Click HERE to shop all my Amazon faves or HERE to shop just the slippers! You can also check out a full Amazon try on session I uploaded to my YouTube channel HERE.

Seriously, y'all - joggers, matching sets, and house shoes are what got me through quarantine and are still such a big part of my wardrobe! If you want to see more plus size fashion outfits and style ideas, make sure you are following me over on Instagram HERE. What have your wardrobe essentials been during this crazy time? Tell me your faves! 

Stay safe, be well, and please know you are AWESOME, today and always. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Amazon Plus Size Fashion Faves

Hello, friends! I hope you're all doing well and staying safe. 

UPDATE: Since this post was originally published, I have started a YouTube channel! I have a video dedicated to new plus size Amazon faves that are perfect for fall. Everything in the rest of the post below is still fabulous, but a lot of those items are for summer. So if you're reading this during the fall season, head over to my YouTube video to see some great plus size Amazon finds for the cooler months.

If you're like me, you scroll through Instagram or YouTube and it seems like everyone is finding the coolest stuff ever on Amazon. This immediately produces an urge to go down an Amazon rabbit hole and 2 hours later, you have a cart full of everything you never you knew you needed. Or is that just me? Tell me I'm not the only one!

As a member of the Amazon Fashion Influencer program, I am able to take my finds from the rabbit hole and put them into an online storefront where you can shop them any time! These are affiliate links so I make a small commission if you purchase them, but there is no extra cost to you. When you follow me on Amazon, you'll have access to all my favorite things in one place, idea lists full of the best plus size fashion finds and accessories, and even shoppable photos! To check out all my current Amazon faves and follow me, just click HERE.

Even though you can find almost anything on Amazon, plus size clothing still tends to be elusive. A lot of things are labeled plus size, but sometimes a 3X fits like it came from the Baby Gap, know what I mean? I have tried several things and, I'm happy to say, I've found some winners! Below are three of my very favorite plus size clothing finds from Amazon!

This dress comes in tons of different floral prints and goes up to a 5X!
Available HERE. (affiliate link)

This kimono is so fun and flowy! Runs oversized, goes up to 2X. 
Available HERE. (affiliate link)

This muscle tank is stretchy, soft, and goes up to size 5X.
Available HERE. (affiliate link)

Here are my top 3 tips for shopping Amazon for plus size clothing:

  1. Read the reviews and the questions section! I can't say it enough. There's a ton of information there about fit and sizing, and a lot of times you can see pictures of the item on a real person. If an item has hundreds or thousands of 4-5 star reviews, it's probably a pretty safe bet. 
  2. Look at size charts. Sometimes the size chart will be in a link you can click, and sometimes there is sizing information down in the longer written description from the seller. Some sellers consider a size 20 a 3X, so size charts are invaluable. You can also message sellers, or use the ask a question feature I mentioned above. If no one has asked a question, be the first to do it and help someone else out, because odds are you're not the only person who has looked for that info!
  3. If you get an item in your hands and you love it, be sure to take care when you launder it. I always wash in cold and hang to dry with my Amazon clothing to prevent shrinking!

Again, if you love the idea of shopping on Amazon but feel like there's not much out there in plus sizes, definitely follow me on Amazon HERE and on Instagram HERE. I'm always sharing new finds and must haves that don't always make it to the blog! 

Do you have any Amazon faves you swear by? Drop a comment and let me know if there's something I should add to cart!

Until next time, take care, stay safe, and be well!