I love this time of year: the weather is great, no school, and I can wear whatever I please. The thing I love the most about the summer is the mid-season sales that go on, too! I was excited to find that some of my favourite pieces from Marisota have gone on sale and are up to 50% off. For those who don't know, Marisota is a plus size women's clothing retailer from the United Kingdom! Here are some of my favourites from Marisota's mid-season sale:
Notice a pattern yet? Ha! If you guessed white, flowy, and stripes - you have the right answer!
I can't seem to pull away from stripes - every time I'm at the store my eyes immediately go towards the striped top. My fiance always rolls his eyes at me and says, "You have too many of those!" But I can't help it. I mean, even online... the first thing I HAVE to click is a striped top! People say that stripes make them look wider - but for me, I don't mind: I'm wide anyways - might as well embrace it, as I always say.
I think the same goes with flowy tunics like the one above. People (and television shows) always say, "Never go for empire waist tops or tent-like tops! They make you bigger!" I'm not a fan of skin-tight things... and it's not because I'm self-conscious of my body but they make me feel uncomfortable physically. I don't really care about modesty to be quite honest, I show quite a lot of leg and I'm sure that's considered "immodest" in some cultures or religions. That's why I barely wear bodycon skirts or dresses. I like flowy tunics cause they're loose, comfortable, and I feel like I can breathe in them. Even if it makes me look pregnant. Funny thing is some people have the gall to ask me if I am pregnant... and I always say, "Ha, yeah. With a food baby!" The shock on their face is priceless because they pretty much just called me "fat", haha.
And white tops... I am OBSESSED with white and cream coloured items. I own a lot of them in my closet (and I lack many black stuff, oops). My mom always told me growing up that "white makes you look bigger" and I should "avoid white". She was so militant about this she wouldn't even let me wear white to my high school graduation! The prom dresses I wanted were all white - but she said it was too 'wedding like' and 'I don't need a dress to make me look bigger'. Pft. Anyways, this top from Marisota is great because you can dress it with a tunic and some flats and with the proper accessories you're good to go.
Are you currently shopping or looking around for great deals? What are some things that are considered "a taboo" in society when it comes to clothing but you love it anyways?