Posts Tagged: fit

Fascinating and Fashionable: Denise, Owner of a Plus Size Boutique

I was present for the grand opening of Bombshell Boutique in St. Paul, and have been a fan of owner Denise Alden’s fabulous shop ever since. She stocks gorgeous, covetable clothing and proves to her customers that style has no size. Let’s hear from Denise!

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What inspired you to launch Bombshell?
In a word, beauty. Or rather, the lack of diverse images of beauty in the world. Beauty encompasses so much, and so many, and yet we’re subjected to images that all look exactly alike. That, and I figured I couldn’t be the only fabulous babe who wanted clothes to match her personality! read more

This Week I Love …

… my leather punch.

I thrift most of my belts. This means I get them for bargainous prices, but it also means that I sometimes compromise on fit. And since some belts need to fit closer than others – especially those that are worn at the natural waist versus the wearing waist – some belts need adjusting.

A too-small belt isn’t going to do me much good, but a too-big belt can be adjusted simply by adding additional holes.¬†Husband Mike and I have been using the slapdash method for eons: We take a board, a thick nail, and a hammer. The nail gets hammered through the belt several times on either side until a sufficiently large hole has been made. It’s a fairly frustrating and laborious process. And, as you can imagine, the results tend to look … well, crappy. Not so much that passersby stare at my belts, alarmed and disgusted, mind you. You have to get pretty close to see the crappiness. But it’s there. It’s definitely there. read more

A Visit to La Bratique

Bras are a contentious topic. Finding ones that fit, understanding sizing and measurement, lack of resources, and many other factors mean that whenever we talk bras around here, hackles raise. I’m sure this time will be no exception, but hopefully, even if you aren’t able to take advantage of this particular resource, you’ll find my experience there interesting. And/or have the chance to gawk at me wearing a bra and a skirt. (Speaking of which, the remainder of this post is decidedly NOT safe for work. You’ve been warned!) read more