Jenny Allen – A Little Blog Told Me
Jenny Allen is size 16 and lives in the USA. During the day she works as a Plus Size Model and Voice Over Artist. She runs a cute site called …a little blog told me.
What is your greatest concern about online shopping? My biggest concern with online shopping is always fit. If a site lists simple sizes rather than measurements, I won’t even think about ordering. The thing is, ALL bodies vary; and plus size fit considerations offer additional challenges ~ particularly in the bust, hips and torso. Measurements are a must!
Quality assurance (I am a big reader of customer reviews) and return policy (always check before purchasing) are also important.
What is your greatest concern about shopping locally? I enjoy shopping locally and supporting my hometown economy. But I do wish the shops nearby had more choices for plus women and tall women. I am 6′ tall and all legs. I can always find a cute top; but I own exactly ZERO pairs of pants.
What is your favorite store to shop locally? I really enjoy shopping the TJX Company stores–TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Homegoods. I find trendy designer bags and accessories on the cheap, and can usually find nice basics for my wardrobe. Shoes are a little harder, as my feet “go to 11”.
What are your top three online stores to shop? I enjoy looking online more than shopping online. I will often research an item, then hit the stores to find it, touch it and try it. But I DO make occasional online purchases.
Zappos is a favorite source for footwear. They have a terrific selection of larger sized shoes and a liberal return policy. With their shipping policy, you can literally try them on in the comfort of your own home ~ for free.
JC Penny‘s is another go-to shop for me. Oftentimes, items I see in the physical store are only offered in plus sizes online (occasionally in “tall,” too). Penney’s also has a comprehensive fit chart. And, on the off chance that something doesn’t work, I have the option of making returns via mail or in-store. Pretty convenient.
eBay is probably where I spend the most time shopping online. For everything. It takes a special kind of patience; but results can be very satisfying. ~ You’ll need to allow a little extra time for reading the fine print. But, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a great seller who provides all the detail you need to make a smart purchase. And, if you’re really lucky, you’ll steal the deal!
Fave color: Red.
Fave trend: Statement Necklaces.
What are three things your blog readers might not know about you?
- I illustrated a children’s book.
- I am fluent in American Sign Language.
- I love to jitterbug.
Please fly by a little blog told me and say “hello!”