Chastity Garner — Garnerstyle
For six years, Chastity has been giving fashion and style advice through example on her blog Garnerstyle. She is a San Francisco based blogger who is fortunate enough to be able to work full-time writing. This size 20/22 curvy shopper is a fan-favorite.
What is your greatest concern about online shopping? Fit with online brands that I’m not familiar with. I’m not afraid of trial and error, but returns are annoying.
What is your greatest concern about shopping locally? General selection. I rarely shop in stores, but the selections are limited or the clothes aren’t something that I would wear.
What is your favorite store to shop locally? For plus sizes, I would say that Macy’s has the best selection.
What are your top three online stores to shop?
Asos — They’ve got the shipping & returns down pat and there is always something new to buy. I do like that the garments run big. It allows me some leeway with sizing and possibly ordering bigger or smaller.
Demestiks NYC — The prints are just so beautiful and I always know that I am getting a unique piece.
Madison Plus — They stock a lot of the indie designers that I like and they ship most items immediately which takes the wait time out that you would have to deal with when directly ordering from the designer. They also have a great sale section.
Your shopping weakness? Lately it’s been nail polish and lots of it. The CVS Beauty Club and I are great friends.
Fave color: Blush
Fave trend: Black and white stripes. I’ve been going a little overboard with the stripes lately, but it’s always chic and easy to put together.
Three things your blog readers might not know about you are:
- I slept with a Teddy Bear until from the age of 1 to 24. I still have him, but he is quite tattered. Poor Teddy.
- I was very athletic in high school. My two best sports were softball and tennis.
- I am the queen of losing things… car keys, lipstick, keys, earbuds… you name it and I’ll lose it. St. Anthony (the saint of lost things) and I have regular conversations.