Spring Plus Size Try-on Haul AGAIN

I feel weird preparing something as “normal” as a blog post…but I’m trying to find my way back to some sort of normalcy…I guess really to a new normal…and fortunately, the blog is something Caleb didn’t really have an imprint on. Not like the apartment and the car and every beach and park on Long Island. So in trying to throwing myself into something and distract myself away from…You Know Who…I think blogging is as good a distraction as any. Actually, the first day I’d thought of trying my hand at watercolor painting, but that required all new equipment, yadda yadda yadda, so in the end I just watched countless hours of YouTube watercolor tutorials, which was actually quite soothing and I highly recommend it.

So while “clothing” isn’t feeling all that important to me right now, hot weather *is* coming…and whether I feel like it or not, I will need to put something on my body before going to work (new dress code and all), so….a few things arrived in the mail last week and I did a quick try-on video to share with y’all. Uh-oh, I’m lapsing into my mother’s Texas roots. I don’t recall her actually saying “y’all,” but…whatever. I’m living in topsy-turvy land. Bear with me here.

Three of the items I tried on in the video are from Amazon Prime Wardrobe . This is a new program open to Amazon Prime members where you can “try on” between 3 and 7 pieces of clothing (or shoes, bags, accessories, etc) at no charge for up to 7 days, and they only charge you for what you don’t return. One of the problems with online shopping is your money is tied up for the time it takes for the store to send you the items you bought, then the time it takes for any returned items to go back through the mail to the retailer and then the time they take to actually refund your credit card. It can take up to three weeks, from start to finish, to get the money back on items you didn’t keep. I don’t know about you, but I do not have an infinite clothing budget. I need to get my refund from Items A, B and C before I can then purchase Items D, E and F. So this is a beautiful thing. That’s the good news. The bad news is I found the selection, at least in the plus sizes, to be a little limited (so what else is new). But hopefully that will improve with time…and maybe that’s just me, so don’t go by my experience, take a look and make your own decision.

DR2 by Daniel Rainn Lace Detail Peasant Blouse (Plus Size)

No longer available, similar here in plus size, or in straight size here

Melrose and Market Bell Sleeve Button Back Floral Print Shirt (Plus Size), size 4x

Image of Melrose and Market Bell Sleeve Button Back Floral Print Shirt (Plus Size)

From Gwynnie Bee..

lucky brand Keyhole Back Ruffle Top, size 3x

And these are the Amazon Prime Wardrobe items:

Star Vixen Women’s Plus-Size Long Sleeve Open Hem Peasant Top With Keyhole Tie

Blu Pepper Women’s Plus allover Printed Tank With Embroidery

Ruby Rd. Women’s Plus Size Button-Front Striped Dobby Top

And if you’ve got a spare 13 minutes, you can see the rundown on each of these items as I try them on. Janey makes a cute appearance during the 4th item…at minute 5:14…if you just want to see Janey and not me 🙂  I won’t be offended.

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14 thoughts on “Spring Plus Size Try-on Haul AGAIN

    1. You’re welcome! I’m always on the lookout for YouTubers who have a comparable body type to me and do try-on hauls. It really helps to see actual bodies in the clothes, not just models.


      1. Youtube clothing try on videos are new to me. I’m 58 and I find shopping for plus size clothing a frustrating experience too. I’ve gotten lazy with choosing clothes. Ugh! I really do appreciate the time you take to make your videos. 🙂

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  1. This was so fun to see you evaluate these pieces, Bettye!!
    That floral blouse was stunning, I’m so glad you kept it!! And I love how you said you could wear it like a kimono—that’s brilliant!!
    And I will disagree—it’s the clothing that doesn’t fit you. You are wonderful! Sure if you want to change your body, that’s fine. But as for now, it is the clothing that doesn’t fit you how you like it. I know my mom has made some pieces bigger for me by adding in a panel when they are too tight. I know that doesn’t work for everyone!

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    1. Thanks, Jodie. I wish I could alter my clothing to make it fit better – or just sew things from scratch. BUT. That has not been a successful road for me…and tailoring is so expensive! It’s probably easier for me to alter my tummy than my shirts! Ha.


  2. I’m glad you’re back at it! How is your workplace changing it’s dress code? I know you said shoes had to have heels. Usually companies get more relaxed in their dress code since it is a *free* perk they can give their employees and it raises morale. Going in the other direction…? Not so sure. Thanks for telling us about the Amazon try-on. Excellent idea! What will they think of next?!


    1. The shoes were the biggest for me, cuz in the heat of summer I really like some sort of open shoe. Other things were no exposed shoulders, no frayed hems or torn clothing. It’s a little hard when SO many styles incorporate all those things. I don’t want (or need) to dress very corporate or matronly…so pickins get pretty slim when you start ruling out common trends. You gotta do what you gotta do, but.


  3. I totally agree with Jodie: it is the clothing that does not fit you. It should be possible to find something nice for all of us, shouldn’t it? Wish you well in a difficult time.

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    1. “It should be possible to find something nice for all of us, shouldn’t it?” I can only imagine how difficult it must be to try and make clothing to fit *every* body type. There are SO many factors that go into everyone’s size and shape. Manufacturers and retailers still have a long way to go, but they’ve certainly gotten much better than they were even just a few years ago. We’ll keep after them 🙂


  4. I actually think you found many great options here! I especially like the two bohemian blouses in the top of the post and the polkadot blouse as well. I can imagine this week has been extremely hard for you and completely understand how you feel. Thank you for telling me about that wonderful Amazon program. That sounds very smart.
    Sending good vibes your way.

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