I collaborated on this post with Liz Louize. Today, is a great day to be a plus size babe in Michigan. Because today, a new boutique has opened in Royal Oak JUST FOR PLUS SIZE BABES!! Boom. I am going to be sharing a “Liz Louize store tour” on Curls and Contours with you! We will be taking a look inside Liz Louize and I will be featuring some of my favorite pieces from the store!
When I first entered this boutique, my eyes were immediately drawn to the FANTASTIC wallpaper that decorates the back wall of the store. On the wall there was fun art, and uniques cases with shoes and accessories. From there I really started to take a look around, and notice other subtle pieces of the store. Fun music playing in the background, a light sweet scent that wasn’t overpowering but was just “there.” As a plus size woman, I felt good, honestly it was one of those “These are my people” moments, I found myself wandering around the store touching things on each rack and thinking “This is for me, this will fit me.” To me the true test of a boutique is how the customer interprets the store within the first minute of being there. Is she going to walk in and go “Yep, I can see myself finding something here.” Or is she going to walk in, feel intimidated and overwhelmed. The Liz Louize crew set out to make every woman that enters the store feel at home, a very fabulous, pink, girly home. But at home. 🙂
Ok plus size babes, you know how when you go into a regular size boutique and you make a beeline for the accessories because you know that while the stuff is cute it will never fit. As I walked around and put my hands on each piece that the Liz Louize crew had hand picked for their store I was overwhelmed with this sense of freedom. I didn’t have to just look at the accessories, I could try things on and pick stuff out. I could try everything on if I wanted. And then girls, thats exactly what I did. I tried on EVERYTHING. I picked something from each rack, which let me tell you is ALOT! I would love to tell you that this was purely for journalistic purposes but thats NOT true lol. It was pure girly giddy excitement.
The store has so much inventory, there is something for everyone. As most of you know I am a shopper, I like shopping online, in department stores, in boutiques, at the mall, at the outlets. I love to shop. And it always surprises me when I walk into a store that has like 4 items to sell. Where is the variety? Where is the inventory? Especially plus size boutiques, or boutiques that carry both plus and regular sizes. Usually the plus section consists of 3 stretchy wrap dresses in 3 different shades of black. Its clear that the Liz Louize crew set out to defy those “standards.” Because this pretty little boutique had so many different options.
Do you need a dress for an upcoming vacation? What about jeans for fall? Do you need dress pants for work? OR a skirt for an upcoming wedding? Liz Louize has it. THEY HAVE IT. I even tried on a romper.
Ok, I know I am gushing.
Ok lets talk fitting room. It was basically a party. Liz(withwonderandwhimsy.com) and I were visiting the store together, and while we were there. There were other plus size babes shopping too! We all ended up in the fitting room together(not the same room LOL). It was so fun! Here is how it went; put something on, step out into the fitting room sitting area and have a chat about the fit, the color, where you would wear this or that piece. Talk about a confidence booster. Each woman was supportive, the staff was there to assist with size or different color options. It was a clothes party and everyone was a model. 🙂
Liz Louize is owned by the babes that own the plus size bridal boutique Bombshell Bridal, they have the experience and expertise on how to create a fantastic in store experience for each customer. Tucked into the fitting room area of the store, there are shape wear options and nighttime options. Literally NOTHING was left out, when they were stocking the store.
Now you are probably thinking. “Cool Anne, I am so glad you are a psycho about this store, but how can I go?”
I will be sharing Liz Louize updates every month, from sales and special events to my favorite pieces in store! If you follow me on instagram then you KNOW I am a huge believer in shopping local and supporting female entrepreneurs. I can not wait to share more from Liz Louize with all of you!