Posts Tagged: plus

Bridging the Gap: Straddling Between Standard & Plus Sizes

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Heazure asked, Could you do a post addressing people on the “cusp” between plus sizes and straight sizes? I’m a 14/16 and it’s maddening, and I was happy to share my experiences and insights.

For most of my life it’s felt like no matter WHAT my size, I’ve always straddled the “cusp” between standard sizes and plus sizes. Size 10? Well, that’s still a size 14 and we don’t stock it. Size 20? Well, your arms, legs, bust and hips are too small to fit in everything.¬† Most of my life, I’ve straddled the 14-18 range, and it’s effin’ hard. I stopped wearing oversized everything in high school, so it can feel especially difficult to find a fitted shirt, dress, or skirt when I’m on the cusp. (You’re on the cusp! You’re plus, but not! You must hide your body!) read more

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 …

Talbots.

My relationship with this store has been rocky, to say the least. I spent most of my life believing that Talbots was stocked with nautical-themed, slightly stodgy gear that would age me by several decades. And honestly? I think that in years past, that might actually have been the case. But recently, this vendor has done an amazing job of modernizing its offerings and injecting a few key trends into its stock, all the while remaining true to its classic, quality roots.

I have sung the praises of Talbots jeans for ages, as I find them to be comfortable, durable, and high-waisted enough to work on my figure. I’ve also started shopping there for jackets, print pants, and loads of other goodies, but allow me to explain a few of the more general reasons I support this vendor: read more