I am not a fashion blogger. I repeat I am not a fashion blogger. A lot of folks always get on me about my fashion style but I want to explain why I don’t care. Let me back up a min……
I grew up in an era in the late 90s early 2ks where fashion was baggy pants I thought I was Aaliyah back in the days with the baggy pants and the stomach showing with the tight shirt on my tatas. I always loved the baggy sweat pants look. It’s been my style for a long time. I occasionally dress up if the occasion calls for it but I am the most comfortable with sweats and a tshirt. I am a big girl so I hate having things on my tummy constricting me. The elastic of sweats works best for me.
In college I wore sweats and tshirts with jeans thrown in every so often. If I had a speech or I had to dress up for the occasional date I would do that but I was most comfortable in my sweats. After kids and getting bigger because of life……I have found it hard to define my personal style. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I finally found the courage to say look I wear what I want to wear and I do what I want to do. No longer do I worry about what people think about my fashion style. I like to call myself the queen of sweat pants! So as a big girl what types of clothes do I wear when I want to up my fashion game……
Torrid is my all time favorite for hip and youthful looking clothes. I love that their clothes don’t look like old people clothes. I shop there all the time but they are quite expensive. If I buy something from here it’s always a cute shirt or something dressy. I love their jackets (my arms are big so I always wear a jacket) and their dressy shirts.
Old Navy is another place that I shop at often. I love their jeans because they fit nicely. I opt for their jeans the most if I do wear any type of jeans. I am not big on their outfits because it seems like everyone and their mama wears old navy but I have a few shirts and stuff from them that I enjoy on occasion
Fashion Nova is a new store and I admit I was skeptical in trying them out because I don’t know how they fit. I bought two pants from there that I liked and sadly one doesn’t fit. The jeans in this pic
I however did buy a green pants that is so cute. I have no idea how I will dress it up yet but I like it
The jeans can’t get past my thighs so I am bummed about that. I might keep it in hopes that I will wear it one day but I doubt it will be anytime soon lol
So that’s just a little of my fashion taste here are some fab places to shop at for big girls
- TJ Maxx online…yes they have a plus size section
- Rebdolls love their sets
- Simply Be…if I want to dress it up…this is where I go
- 17 Sundays….my favorite place to shop that not many people know about
Of course you know the reg stores like Lane Bryant, Torrid as I mentioned above, Old Navy, Marshalls, Macys, etc. Two of my favorite plus size models to follow on Instagram are Rochelle Johnson and Hayetrida.
So what is my personal style…..anything that I feel comfortable in because I am the one that has to wear these outfits. I am short so it’s hard to find clothes that I don’t have to take up but I am going to find a good seamstress for that. All in all I think fashion is whatever you define as what you like and what you are willing to wear in public. What I know is that fashion comes and goes and what was hot back then does come back around and it’s best to not keep up with the hottest trends but to just be classic in your own way.
Where do you shop for your fashion? How do you define your style?