Fatshion Feb day 18

Hiya lovelies!

I hope your week has got off to a good start. My Monday was good - the ovaries of doom have mostly calmed down, our landlord inspection went well and the sun shone, so all in all it was a successful start to the week.

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my ranty post. I have a little thank you coming up later in the week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Oh, this dress just will not hang straight.

I'm still undecided if this cardi is really dark pink or red. I really like it so I guess it doesn't matter. :)

Hat, Peacocks, old
Cardi, charity shop
Dress, New Look
Leggings, Miss Difusa, old
Shoes, Very.com, old

Some of you may have noticed my fondness for charity shop cardigans. I'm not sure offhand what size this one is, but generally a cardi from a size 18 and up will fit me providing the sleeves are generously cut. (I'm looking at you oversized Primark jumpers with your pipe cleaner sized arms.) I rarely feel the need to do a cardi up so getting into cardigans 3 or 4 sizes smaller than I'd usually wear (I'm about a 26 on top) is no problem. It's exactly the same with jumpers. Unless a jumper is really stingy I can wear at least a couple of sizes smaller than 'my' size. So if you are a larger lady like me, don't necessarily pay any attention to sizes in shops. I give things a good stretch to see if they'll go round me, and am pretty good at guessing by eye, which is why I have loads of size 18 cardis in my wardrobe, and a size 20 skirt and a size 22 dress in there as well. You could always take one of those mini retractable tape measures for sewing with you on shopping trips to rule out all doubt. Stretch material and elasticated waists are our friends.

I think it's almost easier to try different things in charity shops as the sizes are often marked wrongly anyway, so it's a voyage of discovery. Plus everything is so much of a bargain I think 'I'll MAKE it work!' I bloody adore charity shops and we have really good ones locally. A few times I've seen something in a charity shop, debated it and passed on it, only to regret it later so if I see something I like now I'm in there like a rat up a drain pipe!

Are you a fan of charity shops/thrift stores?

Thanks for reading.

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