Yesterday was a day of triumph and tragedy. Triumph: Nordstrom Rack had plus size clothes! Tragedy: They were all tents. Triumph: JC Penney had an amazing plus size selection. Tragedy: A sizeable portion of my wardrobe is from JC Penney. Triumph: $25.00 USD for 5 pairs of undies at Lane Bryant! Tragedy: The Lane Collection is pretty well only online. Triumph: Park Place Mall has a Dillard's and a Macy's. Tragedy: They had the lamest plus size collection I have ever seen in the United States. It was all polyester and cut like a tent and geared towards elderly women. Perhaps other Macy's are better, but this one was quite a sad sight. Fluorescent lighting, no merchandising and nothing that makes a space "shopable." Are we really that abhorrent to retailers? Harumph!
On the lighter side, I found 2 dresses, and 3 tops at JC Penney for $137.00 USD. Below is the choicest fruit from my harvest. It is a fuschia dress with a full skirt and pintucked detailing up around the collar. It is a 18W and CAME WITH A MINT BELT and was $40.00 USD. The earrings are from Tiffany and the bag is a sweet little Kate Spade number that came from the Rack. It was half off at $80.00 USD. It is not available online. Sowwee. The shoes are basic Cole Haan ballet flats that are no longer available. Good thing we didn't do any closeups of my shoes....because a razor nor wax has kissed my skin in quite some time. See you in 2013!