Hello my loyal blog family, I hope you have all had a fabulous week! As you may have heard, my summer sabbatical is officially over and I survived my first week back to work. I had a wonderful time when I was off but I am looking forward to getting back into a regular routine. And that includes posting regularly!
Today is an exciting day on the blog because I get to feature another new brand that I have partnered with who caters to us ladies who are larger than a size 24 – Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom. Fruit of the Loom has been a household name for many of us and is particularly known for their great selection of underwear. But did you know that they also created the Fit for Me line which was launched to exclusively cater to the plus size woman? The Fit for Me line focuses on providing a great fit for us curvy gals and offering us quality and choice when it comes to our undergarments. And this past year they have also expanded their offering into casual and performance wear!
Fit for Me was the presenting sponsor for Full Figured Fashion Week 2017 so I had the opportunity to see their new collections walk down the runway. But more importantly I had the chance to connect and speak with many members of their team. I was very impressed with their enthusiasm for serving the plus size community and providing us options that are functional, stylish and affordable.
The collection is made up of pieces that can easily mixed and matched depending on your needs and covers performance pieces that are ideal for working out as well as pieces that are perfect for our everyday hectic lifestyles. The pieces are available in sizes 1x to 5x.
I loved the idea of trying some pieces that would help me create a perfect casual look. You guys may know me as a fashionista but there are definitely days where I just like to be comfortable and chill or I have a lot to get done and I need something that will get me through the day. But just because I like to be comfortable doesn’t mean I don’t want to look cute!
As a fan of print and colour I was really happy to see that they didn’t shy away from making pieces with fun prints and cool colours along with your solids and basic black. They also included graphic pieces with inspirational and motivational phrases that emphasize being proud of who you are.
One of my go to casual pieces is a capri legging. They are perfect to wear for the majority of the year until I have to break down and put socks and shoes on. These are the Shirred Yoga Carpi Legging. They are made of super soft cotton with a bit of spandex so they move with you throughout the day. They also keep their shape.
I really loved the wide waist band that is tag free, it provided great coverage and support. The shirring detail is really cute addition and elevates them from a basic pair of leggings. I am wearing the 5x and I was impressed with the fit. For someone who is pear shaped and carries most of my weight in my hips and thighs I felt the sizing was generous. After I had worn them for a second day, they did stretch enough that I would consider sizing down in the future.
I decided to put 2 different tops to the test. The first one is this Crossover All Over Drawstring Top in my fave colour – purple. It is also available in coral, teal and black. As I often say it is all about the details for me and this top is certainly no exception.
Because a casual top doesn’t have to be basic! This has fun elements with the criss cross hatching in the back and the side shirring that is adjustable. I also love the seaming details and the short sleeve. This can easily be worn on its own in the warmer months or layered when it is cold out. It is made of mesh poly-cotton fabric that wicks away moisture and breathes to help keep you cool which is perfect if your internal temperature runs hot like mine does. I am wearing the 5x and it was a little smaller in the hip then I would prefer but I did like that it gave me shape.
My second choice was this unapologetic graphic tee and its tagline “Fierce and Fabulous” is a perfect description. I absolutely LOVE this top. I am also wearing the 5x in this top and I found the fit to be more generous. From the cold shoulder to the criss cross in the back to the shark bite hem, all the details are awesome. And it is made of a functional moisture wicking fabric. And as with all Fit for Me items, it is tag less.
When I dress casual I truly keep things simple, you will most likely see me wearing a pair of Croc sandals like these and carrying my favourite Coach tote bag. Tying in a pop of colour is an easy way to elevate a casual look and make it stylish and fun.
Overall I am really impressed with the entire line and I can’t wait to see the new collection which will be released soon. And ladies these pieces won’t break the bank! Each piece is only $14.99 US regular price! They are currently available on both Walmart.com and Amazon.com. For my Canadian babes, you will find that some pieces will ship to Canada through Amazon.
As always, I love to hear from you guys so tell me what is your favourite piece? What do you like to wear for a casual look? Leave a comment below…
This post was sponsored by Fit for Me but all opinions expressed are my own.
Special thanks to Stef of SexyPlus Clothing for bringing my vision to life.