Falling Forward with Catherine’s Plus

Hey everyone! Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend. Yesterday, My mom and I went to Catherine’s to see what fab fall items would could find. For some time, I’ve steered clear of Catherine’s because the styles screamed old, matronly, and boring. As a young plus size woman, I’ve found it hard to connect with the church lady- esque looks. My mom likes the store because she, at 58,feels comfortable with the matronly, conservative look. After seeing other bloggers review items from Catherine’s and after receiving end of summer /fall forward catalogs, I decided to give Catherine’s another chance. To my dismay, I found items that complimented my style. 

This is what I wore yesterday. I don’t dress up all of the time. This oversize short from Catos fashions is a blessing! I can rock it so many ways and still be comfortable. My faux leather paneled leggings from Torrid were paired with the top. 

This shirt is everything! I can wear it to work with a black tank and black pants. The shirt is quite sheer so a tank is necessary unless you’re wearing it out at night. 

Panchos and capes are my thing!! I adore this fall/ wonder trend. There were a few different styles of capes that I saw in the store yesterday. The are one size fits all, and extremely spacious which is great for layering! 
While I didn’t take pictures of me in jeans, I liked the options that I saw. There was a two toned medium and white wash pair of jeans that I must have! In regards to the pants, Catherine’s has petite and tall lengths which is awesome. I’m sick of buying average lengths that bunch around my ankles. 
Most of the pieces could be styled for both older and younger women. 
I had two issues with the clothes: the sizes and the prices. 
The sizing of the clothes has its pros and cons. I like to compliment the good things before I mention the bad. Women who are larger than a 26 can find clothes that fit them at Catherine’s. Yet, the sizing is off. My normal size is a 3x- 22-24. Sometimes I can wear a 2x-18-20 depending on the material and cut. I needed to size down to try on the clothing in this store which initially threw me off. 
I’m a young adult. While I’m appreciative of my job, I don’t make enough to afford this store. You must be semi- affluent to afford the items at Catherine’s. Catherine’s isn’t bargain friendly. Expect to spend nearly $60 on one item. Honestly, I’m not here for this type of spending yet.  
In all, if I get a second or third job, I can afford to purchase from this store. If you have the cash, definitely give Catherine’s a chance. 
Don’t be afraid to say no to spending outside of your budget. By January, I hope to be in my own apartment. By march of next year, I hope to have a new car. I kept my goals in mind before I pulled out my wallet. 
Until next time, 
-Nora 

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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