Succulents. I never thought I was that kind of blogger. None of my pin-friendly images have anything to do with plants or gardening. Don’t get me wrong – I think succulents are cool. What’s not to love? They’re colorful, cute, and cactus-like without the needles, not to mention low maintenance, but usually I stick to fashion. However, I learned that if you’re in the blogging biz, the succulents will find you.
I was happy to give in to the succulent craze with this City Chic dress from Nordstrom. As you can tell from the title, I’ve never shopped at Nordstrom before. I always thought of them as a brick-and-mortar store, and they have no locations in the New Orleans area. After seeing lots of cool Instagram fashion pics featuring Nordstrom’s clothes, I figured I’d give their online store a try.
The bad news: Nordstrom doesn’t offer much above size 24, and you have to do some detective work to find the clothes the offer in bigger sizes. The good news: If you think outside the normal way things are sized, you may find something really special that will fit you. Take this dress, for instance – I normally wouldn’t entertain the idea of buying anything in an XXL because I’d think it would be too small, but after looking at the size chart for City Chic, I learned their XXL is a size 24/26. Jackpot! The fact that this dress is made out of a stretchy, lycra-like material didn’t hurt either. The best advice I can give you for shopping online at Nordstrom is to look at the garment’s measurements no matter what the size is. Since Nordstrom offers a variety of brands, the sizing won’t be very standardized, but you might luck out!