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I don’t know if you know this..

But City Chic’s coupon code for 30% off, 3ON3W isn’t working.. at least not for me.
After my Forever 21+ rant, I really wanted to buy clothes that I know will fit me and make me feel beautiful. However, four shirts came out to be $216 and when I plugged in my coupon code, it wouldn’t work.

I’m not sure if you guys know, but I’m in college and can’t afford $216 worth of clothes. Even when I’m not in college, I can’t afford that. I don’t understand why plus size clothing retailers must charge us so much money. It’s because we buy it because we NEED clothes. Seriously, we can’t walk around because it’s like illegal, but they overcharge us all the time and it’s not fair. Especially since CC’s clothes aren’t really the best quality. If I’m paying 50 bucks for a shirt, I’d rather just not spend the money at all. It’s complete and total bullshit and I’m not happy about this.

Grant it, CC has free back and forth shipping, but still, it’s not worth even buying anything for that price. As a result, I am in serious depression right now. I don’t get why I can’t buy somewhat nice clothes for a somewhat inexpensive price.

Sigh.

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Annoyed

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting, but I have a lot to tell you about. On a meaner note, I just received a package from Forever 21. I was really excited because they had free shipping, so I bought three shirts and two necklaces. The total came out to be $80. I just got my purchase today and am less than happy.

Literally, I’m frowning. That’s how annoyed I am. First of all, one of the necklaces was nice. The other one, not so much. Not only was it not that nice, but one of the feathers was off it before I even opened it up. And if you don’t know, all jewelry from F21 is final sale. So you know me, I called the corporate offices and freaked out. It’s not longer in it’s original package, I put it in a baggie, but I don’t even care. I shouldn’t have to pay money for something that has poor workmanship.

My next problem was with two of the shirts. Well, this shirt was nice (Shimmer Leopard Sweater). It’s a little small right now because I ordered a size smaller than I usually do because I’ve been losing weight. But I’m keeping it because it looks cute and will give me an incentive to lose more weight. Now here’s where Ms. Carly gets angry:

1. Cargo Pocket Button Up – It looked like absolute shit when I pulled it out of the packaging. It was all wrinkled, but I didn’t care. I tried it on and I was right, it was absolute shit. It was basically see through because there was nothing to it and the way it folds over looks just weird. I’m not sure if it’s my body shape or something, but it’s extremely unflattering to me and just made me look boxy. I was really upset because I am losing weight and I should feel confident about myself and this shirt made me feel really crappy about how I looked.

2. Crochet Trim Peasant Top (White) – Now, I was a little iffy about this shirt when I bought it first. But, I tried to stay positive, so I bought it. The top part of it actually looked really cute, but it was the whole fold over thing that just looked weird on me. And again, it was basically see through because of the lack of material to it.

And I know, I know. I PAID cheap money for this. But I just feel like it was completely unflattering. Grant it, it looks nice on the XS model, but think about the regular plus sized girl. who doesn’t look good in everything she wears. I feel like all the clothes look perfect on the model when in reality, they’re actually shitty clothes that don’t look good on people normally. I’m not going to lie, I’ve had positive experiences buying from Forever 21. I give them credit when credit is due, but this was so disappointing. I was SO excited, I thought it was going to look great and I just feel fat and ugly now.

Clothes shouldn’t make you feel fat and ugly. And it sucks that I now have to spend like 8 bucks on shipping because Forever 21+ creates crappy clothes. Rant is over. Sorry.

SALE ALERT/Torrid Look Book Review

Yay! My favorite thing to post EVER are about sales; so check out this cray cray sale at TORRID!

Torrid rarely has “good” sales. It’s like 5 dollars off a pair of jeans or something stupid. But this, for once, is actually really good (considering their stinginess). They are offering buy 1, get 1 50% off on everything. I think that’s really really good for them. Also, they added an extra 50% discount to their clearance. They are also continuing their old sale from the New Year, which included deals such as $20 off boots, $9.99 twist tees, $29.99 denim, etc. etc. But beware, it’s not as good as it seems.. it’s select pieces and by now, most of the clothes are sold out. But still, shop your butt off at Torrid. If I had the money, I definitely would. They added some really hot new arrivals that I’m really loving, so make sure you buy me some clothes (size 1, please, thanks xoxo). 😉

On another note, I really like the Torrid’s new look book, Sweet Escape. I love the colors. I remember when I first start out buying clothes from Torrid, EVERYTHING I owned was black. Even when they tried to create pieces with colors and stuff; I just never liked the outfits that much. But this year, they are seriously making a change. I’m so excited! Here are some of my favorite pieces.

From right to left.
Coral Pleated Double Layered Tank Top  – I never really liked this shirt when it is showed on the model by itself. However, I’ve seen other people wearing it (on some other blog) and on this model and gosh, I love it! I saw the shirt in the store and it doesn’t look like this at all, it looks as if the first layer overlaps and I feel like that makes the model look frumpy. But here, it doesn’t. I really want to check it out myself! B+ (only because I’m not fully sure of how it would look on me)

Coral White Navy Color Block Tube Dress – I really like this picture on the model in the look book. But when scrolling through the clothes in the beginning, this dress didn’t look half as nice. The colors are so much bland in the picture online and I know there are some lighting adjustments and effects on these pics, but seriously. It looks ADORABLE on the model! However, I do feel that the belt really adds a nice touch to the outfit. A-

Blue And Pink Color Block Pocket Tank Top – I’m happy to say I bought this top already! Last time I was at Torrid, I grabbed this shirt. It is really cute. It’s simple, but the hot pink pocket on the front really adds a nice touch. I know you can’t see the back from the picture, but it also has a really cute back to it too where the pink is shown again. I can’t really explain it, go to the picture though! But the colors are a lore bright in real life, so I definitely think you should all buy it! I love this shirt. My only complaint is that I’m in between sizes right now and got the shirt in a 1, but it’s kind of small. Rawr. It’s just an incentive to lose weight. So, I’ll give it an A-

Overall, I really like this look book. I love the colors they use and the model looks great! I seriously love how they are really going out there and trying to make clothes that look like what everyone else would be wearing. I feel like I could walk into any skinny store and buy these clothes. It’s so nice to know that although we’re purchasing plus size clothes, the clothes don’t necessarily look like they’re made for “bigger” people. Perff! xoxoxoxo

Comments? 🙂 xoxo

Forever 21+ Success

If you read my last post, you’d see that I had some trouble when shopping at the Forever 21 on Long Island. But I still had some hope left in me when I went to NYC, which is like one of the bigger Forever 21 stores ever. Incase you were wondering where it is, it’s in the middle of Times Square and it is HUMONGOUS. It is four floors, YES I SAID IT.. FOUR FLOORS of adorable clothing at a cheap price. I love it.

So, I went to the plus size section and it was alright. First of all, I wish it was a little bigger. I know it “technically” is still a new business venture of Forever 21, but I wish it was bigger. It took up about I’d say 1/6 of the third floor. The floors are big, I’d just like to see more of a selection. I’m going to stop bitching now, let’s get to the review of my shopping day experience.

So I’ve been DYING for a blazer, I got money from my mom’s boyfriend for a blazer and when I shopped at Torrid, I couldn’t find any blazers that looked good. I always have trouble with jackets and stuff for some reason, City Chic jackets never worked and Torrid’s were always a little weird on me. And I know Forever 21 has some cute blazers, so I first started trying the blazers on. They fit pretty well, but the problem was that the sleeves were too long. And even when I rolled up the sleeves on the blazer, it just didn’t look that good. It was really upsetting, but I persevered, knowing that I had to find something cute there. I couldn’t give up hope over something silly like a blazer.

So my mom and I shopped around the section. I learned that at Forever 21, you have to do A LOT of digging around. The store is messy and there’s always like clothes packed on the racks. When you grab one shirt, three other shirts fall off and it’s just really frustrating to shop there. But luckily, I was able to find a couple of cute items that I’m really happy about.

First, I found this amazing Red Fleece Jacket. The jacket also comes with a hoodie in gray which adds a cute touch. I can’t wait to take a picture wearing it because it seriously is so much cuter in person than it is online. It’s not that heavy though, but I’m not expecting it to be at the price. The only complaint I really have is that it has a deep v-neck when it’s buttoned. So you basically always have to wear a scarf with it. But it’s really cute and it looks a lot more elegant than a 30 dollar purchase. A++++++ So happy with this purchase.

I really love one of my sweaters that I got from Forever 21 over the summer, it was really comfortable and cute, so I was looking for another one. I luckily found this shirt, the Heathered Crochet Bib Top. It’s really cute and is perfect just to wear with jeans. I really like it because it’s nice enough to wear to something nice, but makes a quick easy outfit that’s not only cute, but comfortable to wear. A-

The last thing I got as was the Striped Bow Swing Tank. This shirt is SUCH a steal! It is a cute shirt and was only $8.80. Like I would buy any shirt despite what it looked like as long as it fit for that price. It’s really cute with the bow and sits well. I feel like it’d be a perfect shirt for when it gets hotter. I also was trying it on and put a jacket over it and it also looked good. A

The last thing I got is my favorite shirt ever. Although it hasn’t been posted on the F21 website yet, this is the closest thing I could find. The Eyelet Back Blouse is really similar to it. The only difference is that the shirt has a cream/see through color to it and there is like a racerback design on the back of it. It seriously though is one of my favorite shirts I’ve ever gotten. I wore it out the other night and got SO MANY compliments on it. Especially when it’s paired with great accessories. I was trying it on in the changing rooms or whatever it’s called and couldn’t stop smiling once I put it on. It looks exactly like something my friends would wear. I’ve always complained that I just want to look like all other girls my age, so it was really nice to do that. A++++++++++++ A+++++++

Let’s not get ahead of ourself, last time I bought like 50 shirts and was head over heels in love with Forever 21. I got a couple of items, my total was 66 bucks (which was lovely), but I just wish there was more of a selection. F21 clearly has a great design team because so many people shop there to begin with. I just wish they would get the designers that make clothes for the skinnier people to get clothes to make for us.

Anyways, comments are always appreciative. xoxo

Forever 21+ Fail

My older brother’s girlfriend gave me a Forever 21 gift card for Christmas. So my mom and I decided to venture out a couple days after Christmas and went shopping to get me some cute plus sized clothes. I’ve only gone to the Forever 21+ in NYC and last time I went, I bought so many clothes and they were all cute! So my mom and I drove like a billion miles to the only mall on LI that had a Forever 21+. And once we got there, let me tell you how absolutely PISSED I am at Forever 21.

First off, the store was a MESS. Grant it, F21 is always a mess because it’s F21. Bu this time it was a caps lock mess, which is extremely messy. Once I walked into the plus size section, I automatically got a headache and had to mentally prepare myself for the digging that was about to occur.

As I browsed for about an hour through EVERY SINGLE rack of clothing, I came up with nothing. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It was such a disappointment. All the clothes were boring as hell. Just bland t-shirt and lots of dresses. I understand that New Years Eve was a couple days away (from the time I went shopping), but it was like a couple of shirts and a billion dresses.

It was really such a disgrace. I made my mom drive 45 minutes to go to a crappy ass F21. It was messy and all the clothes were boring and crappy. Grant it, we all know that the materials are crappy. But there was ONE jacket that was adorable that was in my size and guess what? The zipper was broken off of it. It’s just really depressing.

However, I’m going to NYC tomorrow and will be hoping that my gift card will be put to good use. If F21+ sucks, I’m going to buy scarves and lots and lots of earrings and necklaces lol. But anyways, quick post. See you all later this week! xoxo

City Chic Purchase Review

Okay, so I went on a shopping craze on Cyber Monday, buying 200 dollars worth of City Chic items. Because of their sale, I was able to purchase 11 items. HOW CRAZY? City Chic’s prices are normally pretty expensive (at least for a college student), so I was able to buy 6 shirts, 2 camis, 1 jacket, 1 pair of jeans, and a pair of leggings. Come on, that’s crazy. That’s like buying from Forever 21, except you’re getting free shipping AND better quality clothes.

I didn’t know if I really have lost that much weight in the past week, but all of my clothes were SO BIG on me. I didn’t get it. I’m normally a size small at City Chic and fit into a size 18 pants. And normally, my City Chic shirts are on the smaller size. Like they fit well, but they’re kind of tight and I always wear it first in my dorm to stretch it out a little before actually going out in the outfit.

Here are some of the shirts I bought:

  • Glitter Chiffon Top:  It was simply too big for me. Normally, I’d get over bigger clothes and keep them just incase. However because of the cut, it made me look frumpy. I’m also not really a fan of flutter sleeves. I like my shoulders covered. The design was weird, but unique and cute.
  • Suedette Frill Top: Again, too big. The straps weren’t adjustable, so my bra was constantly showing. It felt amazing though! The first thing I did when I pulled it out of the bag was touch it for like 5 minutes, haha. It was just really baggy.
  • Peacock Feather Top: I wanted this shirt so I could wear it with all my new feather earrings I just bought. I thought it would be the ultimate artsy outfit. But again, it was way too big. It was baggy around my stomach and was really long on me. The design was cool though and the peacock detail really sticks out!
  • Puff Elbow Sleeve Top: Literally, my favorite shirt ever. I bought 3 of these shirts. One in black, one in the gray heart design, and another in the bow print. They all look amazing! I am keeping the black and gray one and am returning the bow print. The bow print had a little too much going on for me. But I really want the white polka dot shirt! 🙂
  • Pleather Biker Jacket: I don’t know what CC has against me and their jackets, but none of them ever fit. I first ordered a leather jacket in a small and it didn’t work, at all. Like I had trouble putting my arm in it and gave up after 5 minutes. So then when I bought this leather jacket, I made sure to get a medium and STILL, it doesn’t fit. Like it was nowhere near close even zipping. I don’t know, I’ve given up on CC jackets. Like do I really have to order 2 sizes up for a jacket? I was only wearing a cami too when I tried on the jacket.
  • I also bought a pair of leggings and they fit fine. Wish they were a little thicker, but they were on sale for 6 dollars so I shouldn’t complain. The jeans I bought were amazing. I ADORE CC denim. Wish i could buy their whole store’s denim.

To be honest, I’ve really never had a problem with CC purchases. Everything’s always fit and I’ve never really had to do returns. But I had to return 5 items today. I don’t think it was CC’s stylist’s faults, the cut and everything works well on the model. I just don’t understand why it didn’t fit me. Let’s just say that I went down a size 😉

Anywho, comments? xoxo

Torrid’s Holiday Look Book

Torrid just recently introduced us to their new look book, “RSVP Yes;” it’s all about wearing the right kind of clothes for the holiday season’s various events.. whether it be holiday parties at the office or going out with your friends for a more classier, holiday college party (do those even exist?). Regardless, these pictures are great! Torrid really needed to prove itself as a top plus size fashion retailer because of all these new stores offering extended sizes and honestly, they deserve all the kudos in the world.

For a while, I lost hope in Torrid. They started selling some less than flattering clothes and being that they never offer good sales and are somewhat expensive, I stopped buying from them. I even took them off my top sites page on my mac! That’s serious. However, slowly but surely, Torrid has been catching my eye with their looks (they’re back on my top sites page now, lol). I adore looking classy, but still sexy and Torrid offers this and more with their line. So, check out my favorite pictures from the look book:

Good, right? It’s so exciting when we actually are offered nice clothing. From left to right, here are the links:
1. Purple Brocade Surplice Dress – This dress never really caught my eye, but once I saw it on the model, I was hooked. The purple is so rich that it, literally, makes me smile. And the design on the dress catches the light really well. The dress doesn’t come with the belt; but without it, it looks kind of bland. Probably a good idea to order a cute accessory to wrap around your waist. Not really feeling the necklace. Grade: A-
2. Nude And Black Lace Bow Back Dress – I ADORE this dress. Lace is big right now and I’ve always stressed how I just want to dress like all the other skinnier girls at school. This allows us to not only dress like them, but dare I say it? LOOK BETTER THAN THEM. So many kudos are in order for this dress, I wish I could have it. Grade: A
3. Velvet Black Bandage Tube Dress – You can’t have too many LBDs, right? It looks like a simply black dress, but it’s so much more. The satin and designs make it out to be a perfect dress for any night of the year. I really like the way it looks with the belt, so I’d buy the belt too if I were you! Grade: A
4. Persian Red Charm Caviar Batwing Top – Although I’m not really a fan of the batwing/flutter sleeves, I really enjoy this top. It’s classy as hell and the beautiful color pops so much. Imagine pairing it with some red lipstick and gorgeous heels. Ugh, no guy would be able to keep himself away from you! Not particularly a fan of the thing around the model’s waist, but I don’t care. The design around the V-neck is pretty, adds that extra element of sparkle. Grade: A-

I’m really impressed with Torrid at the moment. Plus, they are offering free shipping when you buy any of their dresses! So if you have some extra cash, dish it out here! I’m so excited, so much great clothes are being offered to us!

What do you think about Torrid’s new look book? Leave a comment! I’ll do another post tonight! See you guys later 🙂 xoxo