Being plus-size has never been easy. Shopping for a dress for multiple school dances, middle school through high school, was my definition of torture. Nothing I liked fit me, and most shopping trips ended in tears. With the exception of a few curves-friendly stores like Maurices, my options growing up in Northern Michigan were slim to non.
After graduating from college and moving to Chicago in 2012, I found myself immersed in a whole new world of possibilities. Being plus-size has never been easy...but it was about to get so much better!
Shortly after moving to the city, I started working at Vive La Femme, a boutique that embraced women of size and retailed clothing from 12-24. I met many other women in the Chicago plus-size community, including bloggers, models, and advocates, through Vive. Most of them are still very dear friends of mine.
Last year, I was introduced to a new clothing line that was paving the way for fashion-forward, plus-size women. This line is called Mynt 1792 and is based out of New York . Even one of my favorite bloggers , Nicolette Mason is huge fan of the line!
My outfit highlight for this post features my favorite Mynt 1792 top, the cascade sleeve blouse, in black.
Top: Mynt 1792
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Denise Bidot, Tanesha Awasthi, Tess Holiday; just a few of the many plus-size women who are breaking the mold and showing the world how beautiful and strong plus-size women can be. I am proud to say, I am happy, healthy and curvy, and I am so, so thankful for brands like Mynt who support fashionable, plus-size ladies!