A Hodgepodge submission
Many of you have been out in public more than I have, and while I’m no expert, I believe this may help some others avoid problems of their own.
Over the last year, I’ve expanded my wardrobe tremendously. When I started out, I was in total stealth mode. If this is you; here are my two words to help—Wal-Mart and JC Penney. They both have in-store pickup options. You can order with your wife or SO name and put yourself as the pickup person. When you pick up, you won’t ever receive a second look or judging look. They won’t care; they just want to go home.
JC Penney is great for shoes/boots. They carry most of their styles up to a women’s size 12, and they have many clearances sales. I’ve rarely paid more than $25 for very nice shoes and boots. The only thing with Wal-Mart is the actual size verses the listed size. If it looks like a Chinese company made it, then order 1 to 2 sizes up.
If not in stealth mode, obviously Amazon but Venus has been absolutely incredible to me. They carry most of their dresses and tops up to at least XL and many up to 3X. Dresslily is ok, but watch the sizing.
I had problems finding rings that fit and were affordable. Check out Dreamland Jewelry; they have most of their rings up to size 14. They’re affordable, and the quality is good as well.
Hopefully this will help someone out.