Liesl Binx — Fat Girl In Fashion School
When you are a size 18 becoming a Fashion Designer is not an easy task but Liesl Binx persevered and is now a U.S. based Fashion Designer with her first line being featured at Madison Plus Select. For the last few years she has been documenting her journey on her blog Fat Girl In Fashion School.
What is your greatest concern about online shopping? I’m always worried about fit! You just never know how certain items will look on you & how they will fit. It’s a risk but more often than not I am happy with my purchases.
What is your greatest concern about shopping locally? It can be hard to find fashion forward options in my size, although places like Forever 21+ have really stepped up their game.
What is your favorite store to shop locally? My favorite store to shop locally is JC Penny. Sometimes you have to do some digging but I always find great fitting pants! Unfortunately their tops in plus sizes are rather drab but I can fit their straight size tops which usually go up to 16/18. I also really enjoy thrifting locally.
What are your top three online stores to shop?
ASOS — Fashion forwards pieces, free shipping, and great sales! What else can you ask for?
Forever 21 — Great prices & trendy pieces.
Navabi — I have yet to purchase anything from here yet but I can’t wait, they have some beautiful pieces.
Your shopping weakness? Definitely makeup and skincare items!
Fave color: Orange.
Fave trend: 90’s.
Three things your blog readers might not know about you are:
- I work as a caregiver with seniors to support my small fashion business.
- I absolutely love knitting! I’m currently working on a beanie.
- My boyfriend and I have been together for 8 years we met in high school.