Life has been hectic since I last posted. I got quit my job, got married, started my BDes program, went back to my job part time. It’s been insane and things don’t seem to be slowing down. With all these changes and responsibilities on my plate, my wardrobe has taken a hit. I purged like 6 trash bags of clothes I didn’t like/didn’t fit/never wore and I was left with a closet of clothes that are uninspiring (but at least they fit, amiright?). I’ve been slowly picking up pieces that I like that can tow the line between work and school, but feel more like me. So below are a bunch of things I like that I’ve actually purchased (from Target)!
1 / I’m wearing this dress as I’m writing and it’s one of my favorite purchases in a while. The adorable small scale pattern is something I’ve been looking for for a while. There are tiny white dots and X’s dusted all over a comfy black dress. The flutter sleeve is on trend and the tie is unobtrusive and ties wherever you like. It’s a nice length on me (I’m 5’8″).
2 / I bought this top a while ago. What drew me in were the stripes on the collar and sleeves. What moved my hand to snatch this and deposit it in my cart is the length. This is a generous length. I would say it goes down to just above the crotch of my pants. For me, this is ideal. This top has some fun and sporty features while being comfy and cool. #noragrets
3 / Just picked this up and I have to say it’s not something I’d typically purchase. The print is so spot on though and the split back is fun. I think this is fashion forward enough for me to enjoy wearing to school while still being work appropriate. I pair it with a black tank underneath because I prefer longer tops and I don’t want any peekaboo in the back. I LOVE that it has a more substantial sleeve than a cap sleeve. I could write an entire post about the sleeves in women’s fashion.
4 / This sweater attracted me but I was kind of back and forth on it. I got a giftcard as a thank you from a friend so I used it to pick this up and I have to say I’m glad I did. I wore it to work and school (a little casual for work since I already wear jeans) and I got a ton of compliments. My classmates are 8-9 years younger than me and much more adventurous when it comes to fashion. I’ve been trying to push myself out of just really basic stuff and I think this was worth it. It’s off the charts comfy and warm and the fabric is so cool and textural.
I’ve realized lately that despite the push for more acceptance and exposure, there really aren’t a lot of resources for plus size women looking for fashionable AND affordable clothes. Maybe I’ll share more of my finds as I see them.
Also, none of those links are affiliate links because LMAO ain’t nobody paying me to post once a year.