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TOP FIVE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
Fashion Nova: I sound like a broken record but I used to never wear jeans aside from maybe the odd Zara pair here and there, but most styles fit and actually feel good/non restrictive. Plus solid color crop tops/body suits/midi dresses it's all there and in one place and they forever have a 30% off code.
ASOS: Aside from ASOS having really cute shit, they have unretouched curve models (ahem, fashion nova, try it sometime) and you can actually see what the clothes look like on a variety of body types. Also they've got trend pieces in a wider size range than most sites. PS their new underwear range that comes in a range of diff skin tone nudes and sizes is incredible.
Missguided: Again, a perpetual 50% off promo is always running on this site and I always find a cute jumpsuit or going out dress, the prices get pretty low so you can order two sizes since it's easy to be right in between. Returns are relatively easy.
House of CB: House of CB fits STUPID GOOD and has massive amounts of stretch in most pieces, if you need a special occasion dress they have very affordable next day shipping and most pieces are under $200. I needed a last min dress for a destination wedding (pictured below) and House of CB came all the way through for me, I ordered on a Monday at 8am and got it Tuesday at noon. They should expand their size range though, currently only goes to a size 12/14.
Poshmark/Depop/Tradesy: Don't count these apps out, I buy and also sell through them and they come in handy when you know your size from a particular brand or are looking for something that's been discontinued or sold out.
ON JANE ON ECOMM
Not Yo Mama's Mom Jeans $29.99
(add in that 30% off code tho)
These fit incredibly well and I like the slight lil kick flare which gives them something extra than your average pair of skinny jeans.
House of CB Natassia Dress $195
I got a size large, it definitely looks different on me vs the model and much pinker than the photos, but I absolutely love it and *bonus* it has a boned corset inside which really held me in after eating a 7 course traditional Yucatecan wedding feast. 10/10
Culotte jumpsuits are my summer move, with slides for daytime, heeled sandals at night, talk about get you a jumpsuit that can do both
I got a 10, fits nice, doesn't ride up when you walk, $15 after 50% off code, A+
I had SUCH high hopes for this dress as an effortless summer piece and... rarely does Fashion Nova do me wrong (which is probably more a testament to me knowing which pieces to order) but man, this fits like shit lol. Extremely tight in the hips and thighs, baggy as shit in the waist. Sad!
J O R D A N
A haiku about shipping
ontrac stopped me/
from having fun and/
my fashion nova jeans
Confessions Of A Stress Shopper
I am a stress shopper. I am also a known online shopper. . At the first sign of it, I'm putting shit in my cart immediately. It's one of the many bad habits that I like to do in the name of self-care. Also, since I'm always stressed I'm usually shopping which means I'm usually broke. So here are some things to remember when you're just about to click BUY.
Ask yourself, "Do you really need this?", now I know you all will justify the purchase. I do it all the time but you have to be real with yourself, do you really need that cozy ass sweater even if it is the beginning the summer?
Think about the vacation you've always wanted to go on, and put whatever the price those shoes that you were about to buy and put that same amount of money into a travel fund. Then once you meet your goal, buy yourself something cute to wear for the trip.
DO SOMETHING ELSE. Go for a walk, read a book, take a bath, pet your dog, just distract yourself! Do something else for a couple of hours and if you're still thinking about that really cute pair of sneakers then go ahead and do it. But in my experience you usually forget about it.
When I saw this on the site I knew it would be a risk, but it looked enough like the latest Rihanna x Puma run that I just went for it. It's cute but the model was definitely 6 inches shorter than I am, so my legs look great but ass eats this entire thing up. Being between sizes has always been an issue for me, so the medium was the best I could do.
Verdict: Wearing out this summer in an attempt to casually get chose.
They are long enough. They fit around my hips. My ass is poking. I wish they had actual pockets.
Verdict: I'm in.
WHAT'S IN YOUR CART??