The title says it all – Maurices offers trendy fashion at low prices and I do declare I was a happy shopper on my very first visit to this American company with stores in Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan (locator link below). I visited the Georgetown store and it was clean, well organized and the clothing was nicely presented (a refreshing twist from some other ‘fast fashion’ stores that are messy and the racks are over-crowded). The beautifully decorated fittings rooms were a decent size, with plenty of hooks and a big bench. The plus size selection was not as abundant as the regular size selection, but for a store offering all sizes (1-26), it wasn’t bad.
With a mixture of aztec, chevron and bohemian florals, and a medley of cardigans, urban style tops, bottoms, a few dresses, and tons of accessories, the more I browsed and rummaged, the more I found that appealed to me.
I’m really feeling long bohemian cardigans these days, and how they add a dimension to an otherwise simple outfit, so I tried on a few with different tops and dresses. Excuse the low quality pics as these were on-the-spot fitting room selfies.
This navy blue sleeveless long lace cardi was super nice with the printed maxi dress. I loved the multitude of happy colors.
This woven hooded oatmeal long cardi with sleeves was cozy, and just made me feel so summer cottage.
This sleeveless oatmeal cardi made my next outfit come to life – who would have thought that my bra and my basic black capri leggings could look so damn sexy! Oh and the laser cut strappy sandals in this pic, ya, they sell those too, and I got them in nude!
So beautiful right?
I really loved the fresh look the next two fringed cardis created, and the mint one came home with me. Imagine, black leggings, a plain cami or tank top, and one of these. Voila, a trendy new outfit comes to life, and you’ve got arm coverage without looking like you are looking for arm coverage – ladies who are shy about your arms, you know what I’m talking about here.
They also had some more career, structured pieces like this beautiful turquoise lace zippered jacket.
Coral is one of my favorite colors, maybe because it represents “abundance, energy and happiness”, so I tried these two coral tops and took home the lace one.
And finally, the outfit you’ve been waiting for, the one I actually left the store wearing (AFTER PAYING FOR IT!), is this abstract print top, adorable sleeveless cropped jean jacket with lace detail, and the coral wedge sandals. Note: The shoes are not wide width, just regular fit.
Having worked in the corporate world for 10 years, and then operating my own boutique, I don’t have a lot of stylish casual clothes and this outfit hit the spot. So now I have some cute options to throw on and easily mix & match for the weekend.
Hey now…me and my chubby fingers are so fly.
I added a small necklace by My Beaded Designs. While I love big bold statement necklaces, you have to know when it’s too much. In this case, we have a mixed-print color palette in the top, and mixed textures of denim and lace in the jacket so something subtle for the neck was in order. I even could have gone without.
And don’t be afraid to mix colors, prints and textures. It’s time to make your own rules.
For instance, you might be inclined to pair this green fringed kimono with a green top, but…
…imagine how cool and unexpected it would look with the same top in blue?
Or a blue one with a print? How radical!
I’m so happy that I found Maurices and that I can share with you another option for cute, trendy, affordable plus size clothing in a welcoming shopping enviroment. Oh, and their sizes were bang on – I normally wear a size 16 and their 1X was perfect for me. I didn’t have to size up, which is sometimes the case with trendy brands. In fact, some of the XL in regular sizes actually fit. Way to go Maurices!
The Maurices website is easy to use, the pictures load quickly, and the online plus size selection is pretty good.
So check them out ladies and let me know what you find there. And please send me pics.
See ya later!
Maurices store finder – here
Leggings – here
Maurices plus sizes online – here
Maurices footwear – here
Maurices coral wedge sandals shown above – here
Maurices laser cut strappy wedge sandals – here
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