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One Stop Plus: What I Like About You

September15

Sometimes when I get catalogs in the mail I sigh with a heavy sigh of expected disappointment. Yesterday was kind of like that. I will occasionally just recycle them without so much as flipping through, but not this time. No, I wanted to see the horrors in-store, or so I had assumed. It wasn’t so bad actually. I rarely do these types of posts, but figured it’d be a fun change of pace. If only I had an income again to buy some of the pretties!!!

Firstly, let me share this 30% off coupon code with you, for www.OneStopPlus.com: PSPFALL is automatically applied to your most expensive item. So, WIN! Not to mention FREE RETURNS!!!
(If you see a picture below, click it for the link to that item).

Now, onto the nitty gritty, eh? I think OSP is great for staples like tees and bulk underwear and some bras (never tried them myself, but prices look good), sweaters, leggings…basics. Flipping through their latest catalog I see that this is still true. It may not all be my style, but it seems decent pricing and quality can in fact co-exist in sizes ranging to 5x (or around a 34-40W). I think they try to add new cuts or styles to the same basic stuff every season, yet I still find the same old trapeze style t-shirts that have been in their for years. And then there are the odd balls, in my opinion. Like corduroy button-up shirts. Just never been fond of ’em I suppose. Blegh! Their Classic “Big Shirt” comes in solids and stripes and even flannel now, which is oh so tempting for me. Flannel is like in my DNA or something. Yes, I have very Grunge DNA, so what?! Ponchos are still an autumn/winter style I can’t get behind, but I haven’t met anyone who truly rocks them either. Do you? I want pics!!!

The “Executive Sweet” section grabbed my eyes for a minute. I really liked this military style jacket & dress combo:

Plus Size Military Jacket Dress imageBut it seems the military style is just never going to go out of style. I admit I am quite partial to it but rarely find something that works for me either in fit or price. But I adore this one:Plus Size Military Jacket imageThis one just intrigues me but I want to see it in person:
Plus Size Terry Cocoon Jacket image

Plus Size Terry Cocoon Jacket image
I love the hell out of this belt and MUST have itPlus Size Black and White Embossed Rose Belt image
As for the now time honored tradition of lusting after some tall calf boots that would possibly fit my gargantuan calves of fury and doom:
Plus Size Tasha Tan Over-The-Knee Flat Boots (Wide Width) image
*Drools* Perhaps THESE are what I should ask of my husband for my birthday…he asked yesterday and I said I’d get back to him. Ha-ha! BEAUTIFUL!!! Also, I love that you can get Torrid stuff on OSP (and use OSP’s coupons!).
That was all I truly loved from this latest catalog. Lots of misses, but I’d rather not dwell on the negative today. Just prefer to day dream about the above lovelies.
Did you get the catalog? What did you love or not? I’d love to discuss!
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7 Comments to

“One Stop Plus: What I Like About You”

  1. On September 15th, 2011 at 4:05 am Lori Says:

    OOh I want 2 and I could really see me rocking the hooded shrug thing, gives me an idea what to do with some fabric I have had for the last couple of years, I really need to get back into sewing thank you for reminding me x

  2. On September 15th, 2011 at 10:09 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Lori: Oh yes, sew it up! And then send me pics so I can start sewing again, too! Ha-ha! =0)

  3. On September 15th, 2011 at 9:27 pm thirtiesgirl Says:

    I only started getting the Onestopplus catalog recently, but I’ve been getting catalogs from many of the plus size catalogs that are included on the OSP site – Roamans, Woman Within, Jessica London, etc, for years. I don’t recall when, exactly, I started getting them in the mail, but once I placed my first order from one of their catalogs, I started getting all of them and they’ve never stopped coming. When I discovered the OSP website a few years ago, I was initially hesitant to buy from them, but like you, I’ve come to rely on them for some basics.

    Because I’m not much of a dress/skirt wearer, my typical outfit is a knit top and pants, jeans or yoga pants around the house on weekends, or if I’m going to the corner grocery store or out to a movie by myself on Sunday afternoon. So I rely on OSP for several of the tunic-y tops in my wardrobe. Because I’m not super tall (I’m 5’5″ tall), most of their tunics are too long for me. But if I see a tunic top with some interesting detail around the neckline or ‘bib’ area, cute puff sleeves, or something like that, I’ll order it and take it to my tailor to have it shortened by a few inches at the bottom.

    I like that OSP now has items from Avenue and Torrid on their site, too. I’ve never done a lot of shopping at Avenue because I don’t like most of their styles. But in the past 2 years, I’ve been surprised to find some cute tops in their collection, so my respect for Avenue is rising. I recently ordered 3 tops from Avenue, including this one: http://www.avenue.com/clothing/Clip-Dot-Blouson-Sleeve-Blouse.aspx?PfId=238623&DeptId=19948&ProductTypeId=1, this one: http://www.avenue.com/clothing/Solid-Bow-Sleeve-Blouse.aspx?PfId=238673&DeptId=19948&ProductTypeId=1, and this one: http://www.avenue.com/clothing/Ruffled-Bow-Top.aspx?PfId=238580&DeptId=19934&ProductTypeId=1. I wouldn’t have even thought to check out Avenue’s website for cute tops if I hadn’t seen them on the OSP site.

  4. On September 16th, 2011 at 8:51 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @thirtiesgirl: Yes, The Avenue’s lines have gotten better the last few years. They have great sales and clearance, too! If you ever wanna get rid of the catalogs in your mailbox, you can at: catalogchoice.org

  5. On September 16th, 2011 at 5:34 pm thirtiesgirl Says:

    Thanks. I need to do that. I try to be good and just toss them in the garbage before I bring them in the house, but sometimes I get too tempted, bring a catalog in and end up ordering more clothes that I don’t need.

  6. On September 16th, 2011 at 7:06 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    @thirtiesgirl: Yes, I’m guilty of that as well!

  7. On September 18th, 2011 at 6:23 am Lori Says:

    @notblueatall:Right I am gonna do it, if I can work out a pattern I will send it on to you plus pics of me wearing the finished article, this might take me a couple of weeks though cos it’s been a while since I sewed anything. 🙂 Lorix

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