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Francesca's Style

I could give up shopping, but I’m not a quitter


H&M Plus….my newly discovered fab find for plus size fashion. I recently took a day trip to Bellingham Washington to get my shop-on and noticed that a new H&M store had opened since my last visit over a year ago. I’ve seen other bloggers share some fab finds from H&M and decided “what the hell…it’s Saturday and I’ve got all day to gallivant through this mall”.

I made my way towards the back of the store because, well…sadly, most retail companies tend to hide the “above average” ladies apparel in the darkest corner. When I got to the back of the store I couldn’t find any plus-sized racks, I said to myself “hmmm, maybe they don’t have a plus size section”. As I was making my way out I noticed a sales associate and asked “do you have a plus size section?”. She cheerfully said “yes it’s right here”.  There it was, in the middle of the store, a giant section full of plus clothes! I was not only impressed but super excited to begin a new hunt…the hunt for a fabulous outfit in a newly discovered store!

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My new favourite summer dress is this cute and flirty H&M Plus dress (possible long tunic) in navy blue.

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This dress is everything, it’s light-weight, comfy, is v-neck, roomy and has long sleeves with super wide cuffs giving you a chic summer look…and it’s on clearance for only $20!!

I honestly believe that this dress will look great on any body type, it doesn’t stretch however it fits larger and I felt very comfortable in it. I am wearing size US 20.

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I chose my new favourite Guess cork wedges in tan, I’ve always thought that tan colour tones pair well with navy blue.

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The accessories were last minute decisions…I honestly didn’t put much thought into what accessories to wear because I was in a rush but ended up going with my Michael Kors watch and bag and a fabulous long, gold-tone necklace I found at a little shop in the Grand Bazaar during a trip to Istanbul a few years back…I love how it shines 😊

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I am very pleased with H&M, the customer service was excellent, the selection was amazing and I sincerely wish I had discovered it sooner. I’d been to H&M in Canada but never found plus size clothing in the stores so I just assumed I wouldn’t find it in the US locations either.  But here I am, super happy that I found a new fave for my retail therapy 😎


Photos captured by Jon Pernul