This weekend I decided to scope out the local Target’s plus size “Pure Energy” section (again). My local store in Chicago had a TON of new items and I was impressed with how well organized it was in addition to that. They had at least 10 racks of new pieces, including a lot on clearance. Also I just check out the website items and I’m impressed with their use of ACTUALLY FAT models (as in bigger than a customary plus size model size 14) YAY!
I love relaxed striped shirts and when I saw this one, I got so excited. It’s soft, fitted in the right places - a great easy casual piece. I paired it with some of my skinny-fit jeans and some flats to go to a going away dinner for my best friend.
Dinner was bittersweet. It’s so hard to let go of someone who has been so close. I know they’re moving for good reasons, and I do have great hope that we’ll stay close, but you know how distance can be. I’m thankful at least that she’s in my wedding in a few weeks, so I at least get to see her again very soon.
Speaking of which, things might be a little quiet here as wedding gets closer. I’ll be doing a big master wedding post soon after, but there’s a lot going on until then.
A sprinkle saturday
Can you believe this gorgeous plus size maxi from the pure energy collection at Target? It’s such a great piece for summer. The lining stops at the knee, so the dress feels so breezy floating around your legs as you walk. My two best pals and I went bra shopping in the suburbs of Chicago. We ventured out to amazing bra shop called Tina’s Closet. Tina, the owner fits every single customer. And not only does she do a great job of fitting, she also customizes bras as needed. The stock is overwhelmingly great. She has bras stacked up to the ceiling and she picks everything out. My friend L is in between band sizes, and her bras are all getting taken in - and it’s only a $5 additional charge! She also has a great selection of plus size (and straight size) swimwear. I bought a perfect Wacoal strapless and a demi-cup t-shirt bra by panache. Highly recommend the experience if you’re anywhere in the chicago area.
Before shopping though, I stopped by gaslight coffee and got this absolutely perfect sprinkle donut and a big glass of citron green iced tea. YUM!!!
Print Maxi Dress - Pure Energy from Target - Sz 1X
Rose Quartz Necklace - LovelyMusings
Black wood earrings - local shop
tiny diamond necklace - dana rebecca
Silver sandals - comfortview
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Target Plus Size Relaunch
We’ve all been waiting months for Target to release their new plus size line. My local shop finally had the new pieces this weekend. I was honestly hoping that the rumor of the straight size line being extended to size 3x was going to be true, but what happened is that they only have one brand of plus size items now - Pure Energy.
I took a few photos of the selections, and there are some of the offerings on the Target website.
Overall there are some decent options. They have some nice looking work pants mixed in with trendier items. I loved this deco-style burn-out top with a dip hem. It’s worth a look and I hope that Target will continue increasing plus size options.
Deco top - Target Plus “Pure Energy” Size 1x
Nude Cami - Nordstrom Rack, Size 1x
Black Jeans - Style &Co, Size 16
Waxed Denim Moto - H&M, Sz 16
Gold stud bag - H&M
Pointy shoes - Fleuvog
Necklace - Forever 21
Winter Coats for Plus Size Bodies
I’m going to be featuring a few different coats this week that work for plus size bodies.
The detail on this coat is perfect - the gold snaps are a unique shape and the belt at both the collar and waist are not just for show - they actually work and work well. I love the funnel neck opening and the belt detail at the neck. It’s a short coat, so probably best for a chilly day and not when it’s negative temps. Chicago has been so cold this winter, so I was happy when I got to wear this jacket out on a beautiful winter day.
Black Quilted Plus size Firetrap Kingdom Coat - Size UK 20 - available here
Black Shorts - Style & Co Jeans - Size 16
Tights - Merona Target - Size 1X
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Earrings - from a local vendor at Market Daze
INTHETHICKOFIT - My Favorite Outfits of 2013
These were some of the most popular posts on my blog in the past year, and they also happen to be some of my favorite outfits
Thanks everyone for such an amazing year. I can’t wait to share 2014 with all of you. Lots of good things in store for the blog.