|City Chic outfit|
Being a lady with curves can hinder my clothes shopping more often than is ideal. Being In New Zealand I rely heavily on online shopping. My first go to place for walk in stores however is, City Chic. Lucky for me there is a store in my city not too far from where I live. If I am after sale stuff I tend to wait until there is a free shipping promo and order from their online store!
New Zealand does offer other plus sized stores but most of them cater for a more mature range of women such as, TS 14+, Katie’s and Millers. Other plus size boutiques are a little out of my budget range being a student and all, but one da I plan to shop up large and get my hands on those one of a kind hand sewn beauties!
|City Chic pick-nic!|
When shopping online I am always mindful of shipping costs and sizing, my latest favourite place to buy is ASOS curve. I just found out about ASOS last month and purchased a lovely dress and top and am extremely happy with the fit and the quick shipping time, but overall the cost was perfect and FREE SHIPPING! What I love about online communities these days is other customers often tag themselves in particular brands, ASOS curve is great for this, their Facebook page has a lot of their customers wearing their clothes in all shapes and sizes! It’s a great way to imagine how something will fit on different body types!
|Favorite Torrid shoes!|
Torrid.com is another website I have bought from many times over the past seven years! They have great styles of clothing and awesome sales! A bonus for being in opposite seasons to the USA is that all the clothes go on sale at a perfect time for me to get a bargain! The only downside is hefty shipping costs, so I only buy when a couple of times a year.
BIG FEET! Being a 6ft 1” ‘Glamourzon’ has its downsides.. Shoes are something I struggle with every season. Most stores stock up to a size 10-11. However I am a size 12. I should count myself lucky they are no longer though as I know people who have an even harder time with shoes than myself. Yes I can find shoes that fit, but they come at a cost. My top picks this year for good quality shoes has been the Dianna Ferrari range! On a recent trip to Brisbane, I found two pairs of cute ballet flats for $40- 50 each on sale! If you are after cheap pair of fashionable shoes try Torrid.com they have a lot of different styles and great sales as-well!
Another website, which stocks all sizes, styles, and a variety of brands is Endless.com they have great shipping rates and fantastic range! Some of my favourite brands from that site are, Blowfish and Barefoot Tess.
|My favorite CC skirt that I wore out to brunch recently!|
Hopefully this has given you a few tips and an insight into my fashion picks this year. I’m always happy to hear feed back or answer questions!