Blame the Pants

Here’s one solid reason why you shouldn’t judge your weight or size on the measurements of clothing… Manufacturers can be flat-out liars!

On Esquire‘s blog, a survey was taken and found that there was a 5 inch difference between the seven 36″ waist pants they tested!

The retailers want you to feel a certain way in their pants. If they want you to feel skinnier, they are more generous in the waist line; Others encourage you to lose weight because the tightness of their pants suggest you are overweight.

My advice would to be conscious of your body and be courageous when it comes to shopping for clothes; don’t be afraid to try the next size up! It might not be you! It could be the pants!

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MT#2:The Best Bargain Shopping Guide (Part 2)

Here’s the second part to my Best Bargain Shopping Guide! I have (more than willingly) spent a lot of time shopping at different places and figuring out ways to ultimate deals while being extremely fashionable! In this section, I will be reviewing Ross, Marshalls, and Kohl’s. Be sure to check out the first part of my guide for tips on shopping at Forever 21, Wet Seal, and H&M! Happy shopping! Continue reading

MT#1: The Best Bargain Shopping Guide (Part 1)

This summer is the first time in my life where I have had to provide for myself. With an extremely tight financial situation, it seems like it would be so difficult to buy quality (and even designer) items and be fashionable without spending a large quantity of money. Yet, over the past couple of months, I have found some of the best ways to save a lot of money and still look fantastic! I think now I have mastered the art of bargain shopping! I figured it would be very appropriate to post my findings, tips, and opinions on my blog! The stores that I am going to be reviewing are Forever 21, Wet Seal, H&M, Ross, Marshalls, Kohls, local boutiques and consignment shops. Because I am going to be reviewing so many stores, I am going to break up the Bargain Shopping Guide into three parts. In this post, I am going to write about Forever 21, Wet Seal, and H&M! When I also get a chance, I am going to post images of what I bought from each store, so you can get a better idea of what I am talking about and what to look for. Continue reading