how I stay positive in the dressing room + hm try on

Hey y’all! I hope everyone is having an amazing Wednesday. We’re so close to the weekend I can almost taste it. Last weekend, I stopped in to H&M, which has become one of my favorite new stores to shop. I’m excited to share my try on session with y’all, but also wanted to share a couple ways I stay positive in the dressing room. I know so many of us avoid shopping in person, but sometimes a little in store try on is good for the soul.

dressing room advice

I have received such good feedback from every try on I share, and it makes me so happy that gals can relate to my size and shape and find pieces that work for them based on what I share. However, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probs seen me share my thoughts after a rough try on session. Everyone has them. You go in with the highest hopes and it’s a total bust. It’s so easy to get down on yourself, I know I usually do. But I decided that

  1. Go up a size// I know this is the total opposite of what you probably want to do in the dressing room. But, if you’re worried about fit or in between sizes, go up a size. I always feel better if what I try on actually fits and I don’t even care about the number on the tag. That brings me to my second point.
  2. Don’t care about the numbers// I know it’s hard. We were all a size 00 at some point, some of us still are, some of us aren’t. At the end of the day, any human in any size looks a million times better with a little confidence. It’s a lot easier said than done, but you have to start somewhere.
  3. Treat yourself// When I had that terrrrrriiibbbllee shopping experience at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago, I refused to leave the dressing room on a bad note. That might be my stubbornness or my shopping addiction, or a combination of both, but don’t give up. Find something that turns around your shopping experience and treat yourself. My silver lining piece was this Free People top that I’m now in love with. I love it even more because it made a negative experience a lot brighter, literally.

So, on that topic, here’s a quick try on from H&M. They don’t have a lot of plus sizes in store, but they have a wider range online. My obsession started when I ordered this dress for my cousin’s wedding in St. Louis. I love their price point, all the prints, and I’m glad I found a couple things that y’all are going to love.

snakeprint romper//

I mean, it speaks for itself. I’m wearing an XL and it fits perfectly. Also, it’s UNDER $20. So many ways to wear it and for the price, you can’t beat it.

palm dress//

Love the print on this dress for summer. It’s also so easy to throw on and go. It speaks for itself and the elastic waistband cinches you in and then flows right out. Perfect for those post dinner food babies (: I’m wearing an XL, so it runs true to size.

floral ruffle dress//

Y’all probably caught on by now, but I just love anything printed and flowy. This floral ruffle dress checks all the boxes and then some. It has a little smock detail in the front and back. For UNDER $15, it doesn’t get much better.

zebra maxi//

Totally know this dress isn’t for everyone. I just had to try it on though. There’s a really cute button detail, that of course my hair is covering. It’s just easy, fun, and flowy. It also comes in a really pretty, yellow, palm print if the zebra isn’t your style.

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