Online Shopping PJ Party!
If you’re like me, spending the day at the mall with girlfriends, trying on plus size clothing, chatting and giggling in the dressing room has gone by the wayside a bit. Now I spend more time online and at my computer working, so finding new plus size business clothing has turned into visiting a few websites during lunch and picking one that night in my PJs from the couch.
Lately, however, I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration by sharing links and sales with my online friends (and my friends online) through Facebook and Twitter! It all started when my closest high school friend, who I don’t see much anymore because of distance, posted a picture of herself in a cute top. She is about the same size as me, so I quickly asked where she got it and most of her casual plus size clothing from, and she replied back with a link! So easy! I didn’t have to go out in the snow or figure out what to do with the kids while I shopped, I just bought the top with one click!
But the best thing about this kind of shopping is getting out of a rut. I must admit, I went through a time when I had my favorite Monday outfit, my favorite Tuesday outfit, etc. (Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that does that.) After about three weeks I realized my co-workers would be catching on quickly, so back to Facebook I went to stalk my girlfriends’ photos. You know how sometimes our friends pick out outfits that look great, but that we never would have though to try on ourselves? THIS is the kind of eye-opening plus size clothing inspiration you can get on sites like Facebook! Enjoy!
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen