Author: CarrieCraft

Being Honest with Myself – Part of My Weight Loss Journey

Being Honest with Myself – Part of My Weight Loss Journey

My Weight Loss Journey – Being Honest with Myself I love the Self-Help section of the bookstore. There seems to be a “solution” for almost every issue one can imagine!  It’s almost ridiculous, the number of diet books and plans I have collected over the […]

How We Support Each Other – Motivation & Accountability

How We Support Each Other – Motivation & Accountability

Supporting Each Other When it comes to reaching goals and making dreams come true, motivation and accountability are two important ingredients. These two important ingredients are also helpful when it comes to a successful weight-loss journey. I’ve been on the weight-loss struggle bus since I […]

Why I Love Agnes & Dora Styles

Why I Love Agnes & Dora Styles

I love shopping! I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true!

There was a time that I dreaded shopping.  Being a plus-sized woman, attempting to find cute, trendy clothing that actually flatter my body was extremely difficult. Why do stores feel larger women LOVE peg-legged jeans? So, I bought peg-legged jeans, because that was what was offered to me. I have been plus-sized since early marriage. I was a foster parent for about seventeen years. Foster parenting is not for the faint of heart. I quickly learned that I eat my feelings. I ate my feelings to the tune of about seventy pounds. I’m still working on this habit.

Going shopping means getting into a tiny room with an armful of items, hoping they will work for my frame, just to be left frustrated with itchy fabric, ill-fitting designs, and sadness.

I don’t know about you, but I always feel like in some way, it’s my fault that things don’t fit right.  I feel like my body is the problem. If only I wasn’t so fat.  Or, if only I wasn’t shaped like this or that. If only I could change my hips or lower stomach.

Then I found Agnes & Dora

Agnes & Dora offers so many different styles.  It has been easy to find styles that work with and flatter my body shape. I have found styles that conceal or flow over the lower stomach that I am so self-conscientious about, layering pieces like dusters and cardigans, that create long lines to help lengthen my look. The fabric is also amazingly soft. Agnes & Dora strives to keep on trend with current styles, so I always feel stylish. In the past, I was never accused of being stylish, but lately – I am constantly complimented on my style!

Once I found this company – I knew I wanted to be apart of it. My husband and I opened our own A&D boutique. Now I get messages from other women, many who are also plus size, thanking me for helping them feel beautiful.

Extra Motivation

While I feel beautiful, stylish, and comfortable, Agnes & Dora clothing has motivated my weight loss journey. I thought, if I feel beautiful in XXL, I bet I’ll feel beautiful in an XL! So, over the last eighteen months, I have lost about 40 pounds and now wear a L or an XL in A&D, depending on the style.

The quality is on point. The styles are current. The fabric is very soft. The plus-sizes are just as flattering as the smaller sizes.

What’s not to love about Agnes & Dora?