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Where Do You Shop?

I love clothes and accessories, but as an overweight girl I have trouble finding outfits that are fashionable and flattering.  Lane Bryant, one of my staple stores, has come a long way in the last couple of years.  They make jeans that fit me well, and the new back smoothing bras are amazing.  They really came through on it’s promises with this bra.  Now if they make them in every color I’ll be very happy to buy them. 

But where my daily outfits are concerned, I’m having trouble relying on stores like Lane Bryant and Avenue.  Don’t get me wrong…I spent about $1,000 in Avenue last month, but most stylish pieces in Avenue only go up to size 24.
My favorite place to shop online is B&Lu.  I’ve been shopping on their site for about a year, and it’s definitely the best place to find fashionable clothes in my size like this dress (that I totally want now, by the way.) 
Or this shirt which would be perfect, paired with a pair of jeans and suede boots, for a fall Saturday in New York.  

I recently bought my first shirt off the rack at Old Navy which was awesome. And I recently purchased a sweater at Kohl’s. It was so much fun to walk into a ‘regular’ store and buy clothing. And I know that as I continue to lose weight, I’ll gain options to buy more flattering clothes. Until then, I’ll be looking for stores that cater to me, even at my current size because I REFUSE to believe that you have to be a size 4 to be stylish.  

In fact, Kimberly at FabFindsUnder50 proves everyday that you don’t have to be a size zero to be stylish, cool and beautiful.  She always looks phenomenal and loves to give her readers tips on how to do it too! If you haven’t checked out her site, do it now. 
Where do you shop? Are there stores that you hope to be able to walk into only to walk out with a new, fab dress at some point? If so, I’d like to hear about it. 
Weight loss is hard, but sitting on the sidelines of our lives would be much harder.  So I’m determined to continue down this road of change.  If you’re struggling to do the same thing, remind yourself to “stop thinking in terms of limitations, and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”  

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    October 21, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I shop at Fashion Bug here in California, not sure if they have any stores in New York, but they do have a website. I like shopping there because they have the motto "fashion for every lifestyle and every size". They used to have really cute clothes for misses and plain clothes for plus sizes, but now they have really stylish clothes for every size. Might be worth looking into anyway. Again, thank you for being so inspirational.


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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    October 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for the tip Grace. I don't recall seeing any here, but I know there are some in Connecticut. I go there fairly often so next time I'll be sure to stop at Fashion Bug. Thanks again!

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    October 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the love, Kenz!! A couple more chains to consider are Catherines (can be a bit fuddy-duddy sometimes, but I got a gorgeous dress there a couple of months ago) and Dressbarn. Dressbarn is nice in the fact that like Fashion Bug they offer many of the same exact items in plus sizes as they do in misses. I hate when a store carries both, but the plus size side of the store is completely different than the rest of the store!
    Also, online check out – they pull stuff several online retailers under one site so it is super easy to shop!

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    October 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Kenz, thanks for dropping by my blog. When I'm in the States I like to shop at Kohls, Steinmart, Macy's……….

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    October 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I love that dress Kenz! So cute!

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    October 26, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Hey There ::waves::,

    I like Ashley Stewart, Deb, and I hear that the section for is pretty good as well. :o)

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