Saturday, April 20, 2013

Haute Cash Haul

To say I have a shopping problem is an understatement...but I work for real...I hustle!  My other excuse...I work in the Fashion I have to look good and stay current right?!

Torrid has been passing out Haute Cash with purchases now for over a month...and now is the time to spend it...well it started April 18th and runs through April 28th.  I...ah hem...earned $125 in Haute Cash and this is what I just bought...

I pretty much stalked this tank like it was my part time job...and it paid just happened to be available in my size...lets just say I couldn't checkout fast enough!

Sherbet Stripes Chiffon Racerback Tank Top

I got this lovely...though my heart is still in love with it in black...that sucker flew off the site...lesson learned...see it...BUY IT!

White Swiss Dots Embroidered Surplice Top
This is the one that got away.
Image from an email I got from Torrid.

I've been loving my first two sleeveless button-up tops I purchased in early March so much I knew I needed to have these two.  I've always struggled with woven tops...add a button-up to the scenario and they almost always don't work.  I'm a strong believer that if you love it...own it in as many colors as you want...besides I get tons of complements on my first two!

Sangria Lace Inset Sleeveless Button-Up

Black Studded Chiffon Sleeveless Button-Up

I'm not stopping here ladies...I'm headed to my local Torrid to get two bras, some underwear, white denim skinny jeans and perhaps the top that got away?

Don't forget to spend that Haute Cash if you've got it!  No, Torrid did not ask me to post about this...and I haven't been paid to do so...I just love the product I'm featuring.

Happy Shopping!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Online Shopping Woes

Usually I'm here telling you why you should get over your reasons to not shop online...and though I firmly believe it can work out and not be the biggest pain in the ass...the truth is...sometimes it just is!

I'm not a fan of paying for shipping...I don't want to pay to get it and I don't want to pay to send it back if it doesn't work out.  If I can't try it on in a store...I shouldn't have to pay to get it or give it back when the fit doesn't work...or if the product doesn't look as fabulous as it did online.  

Simply Be
Geo Print Pull On Pant

I was obsessed with these pants on site...but you see I don't own any knit pants and I was worried about the fit.  Simply Be does offer great discounts here and there but they do charge for shipping both ways...$4.95 to get it to you and $6.95 if your order didn't work out for some reason...and even with your best efforts of getting your right size it still burns to pay one way or both.

So, I reached out via their facebook fan page and twitter...I asked about fit...twice...if I was going to pay for shipping it would only be once...assuming I liked how these looked on me.  But I never heard back...and now these amazing bottoms are only available in sizes 8 and 24.  Sigh.

Don't get me wrong...I still love Simply Be and will continue to shop with them...I'm just hoping that retailers will realize that the Plus Size Community is reaching out to them and we're not hoping for answers...we expect them.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...leave your comments below!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Right Stripes

I fell in love with this woven tank as soon as I saw could have something to do with the fact that it features two bold pink stripes...I love pink!  But I'm also in love with a great woven top...they just look like you tried a little harder...sorry knits!

Sherbert Stripes Racerback Tank Top Here
Gold Rhinestone Leaf Pendant Necklace Here
Light Wash Boyfriend Crop Jeans Here
Chambray Espadrille Wedge Here

Looking for a comfortable pair of boyfriend jeans?  These are super soft and have a little stretch for added comfort!  Torrid ended up sending me these as a gift...and I'm loving them!  Thank you Torrid!

Use the links under my outfit labeled "Here" above to get to the product you like...I have to say I might have to get the Espadrilles...super comfortable!  And I'm hoping to find a store that still has my size in this tank...kicking myself that I didn't buy it when I had the chance!



Friday, April 5, 2013

Ruff n' Tuff

Well sort of...the lace kind of softens the skull & cross bone no!?!  Finished off with these amazing skinny jeans and studded boots I'd say I'm lookin' pretty tuff!

Black Lace Skull Dolman Top Here
Broadway Ankle Zip Stiletto Jean Here
Black Minka Studded Boots Here

I styled this head to toe look while attending the "I am Torrid" Blogger Event last month. Myself and 19 other lucky bloggers got to spend a day at Torrid Headquarters checking out Spring/Summer 2013, talking with multiple members of the Torrid team....playing dress up and most importantly providing their team with our feedback.  The Torrid team truly wants to get "it" right for their customer...not an easy task to pull off when you think about what a statement like that means...but it wasn't just them saying it...I could feel that they truly meant it.  The whole team was warm, friendly and hungry for our thoughts from the beginning of the day to its end!  

I'd love to hear your post your comments below!  Anything you want to tell the Team at Torrid...I'd love to be your mouthpiece!