Since I love to shop, and surely at least some of you do too ;) I thought I’d share my favorite places to shop online. I’d love to know where you like to shop too!
As I’ve mentioned here and on Twitter, I am plus sized and finding cute clothes is a challenge. Then again, isn’t finding cute clothes a challenge no matter what size you are? Anyway… the places I shop most often for clothes are Old Navy and Lane Bryant. I like Old Navy because it’s cheap and they have sales all the time. I’m pretty sure every one of my jeans is from Old Navy as well. I like that the short inseam is the perfect length for me. Sometimes I wear the plus size jeans and sometimes I wear the regular women’s jeans. Either one is fine. I like the Diva cut and the Sweetheart cut. I also have some skinnies from ON that I’m very much obsessed with. I have posted before about the Old Navy lace thong that is like Hanky Panky but for $5, well it seems they discontinued them. HEARTBROKEN over that! But they still have another of my fashion staples – the bra cami. I don’t use the bralet inside as my bra, I wear it over my regular bra. But those camis add so much more support, and are great for the gym or for under work clothes. Speaking of bras (and work clothes!) that’s what I mostly get from Lane Bryant. Their right fit trousers are great for work, as are their “perfect shirts” – that’s the short sleeved button down shirt that they always have in whatever the season’s colors are. I also love Cacique bras. I don’t own any bras that aren’t from Cacique. They’re the absolute best I have ever tried. When I was unemployed I tried to save money by getting cheaper bras from Walmart and they just fell apart in a few months whereas I’ve had Cacique bras that lasted years. They’re kind of expensive, but they go on sale a lot and are almost always buy one get one half off. Sweet!
I do shop other places for clothes, but that’s where I have gotten the most stuff. I also have a few things from Torrid, though I find their clothes to frequently be overpriced and not the greatest quality sometimes, and a few things from Gap too. I also find great workout clothes at Target. Their sports bras are awesome. Recently I found out about the ASOS Curve line, and I think as soon as I can afford it I’m going to be splurging on some of the fantastic pieces there. If any of you have any of the ASOS Curve line please tell me how you like it! I’m also really curious about the Curvy Plus line from ShopRuche.com. I saw their ad on Facebook and it looked cool so I bookmarked it. Everything seems to be low inventory though, and sells out quickly. Lame.
Other assorted plus sized sites I frequently stalk and drool over are: Alight, PlusSizeFix, Kiyonna, and B & Lu. I like to look at the plus size offerings from Forever 21 on occasion, but on the few trips I’ve taken to try stuff on, the clothes have fit me really weird. I’ve been told Wet Seal‘s plus line is good, and they often have really cute things on the site, but I haven’t tried any of it. If you’re not shopping online, go to Ross. I have gotten some really cute dresses there, including a plum stunner that I get complimented on virtually every time I wear it, and it was only $15 or so.
Sooo….I’m not much of an accessories person normally. In high school I used to wear all sorts of gaudy, super tacky plastic jewelry. After high school when I entered the work world I ditched all my cheap jewelry but never really bothered to replace it with “grown up” jewelry. The jewelry I wear nowadays is still cheap, but it’s a lot less juvenile and very rarely is it plastic ;). The majority of my jewelry is from Forever 21, but I have found some really nice things at Charlotte Russe, and I got some great bangles from Torrid. I still have a few pairs of Claire’s earrings, but they’re the least tacky ones I had from that era. My prized earrings are a little pair of silver bow earrings by Juicy Couture that came from an outlet.
As far as non-jewelry accessories go, I don’t do those too often either. Except headbands. I’m obsessed with headbands and I wear them a lot. I used to be a total hat person but I’ve gotten rid of a lot of my hats because I never wore them. I also have a scarf I got from Walmart (! I know, I know) that looks surprisingly classy.
If you’re looking for unique and not super expensive accessories, Etsy is a great place to look too. And of course, my new love – ASOS. They have gorgeous accessories. I have one other guilty pleasure – designer sunglasses. I have 4 pairs of designer shades (2 Coach, 1 Betsey Johnson, and 1 Dolce & Gabana). All of them were purchased at outlets. You can get such great deals on designer sunglasses at places like Saks Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, and in the case of the Betsey Johnson sunnies, Ideeli.
Ivy over at Jeweled Thumb will hate me for saying this, but I love cheap shoes. Some of my favorite shoes are from Payless. However, I also like nicer shoes (thanks to a gentle erm, kick in the right direction from Ivy!). When I want nicer shoes without spending a ton of money I turn to DSW, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, and Piperlime. Nordstrom Rack and places of its ilk are great for shoe shopping on a budget as well.
So how about you…? Where do you shop?