My Torrid Love Affair and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #22

I am having a serious love affair.  It has become quite passionate.  And I have no shame in it.  Seriously, Torrid, where have you been all my life? I know. I know. I just raved about Torrid like two days ago on my Weekend Wish List. But now I want to show how I have styled some of their fabulous denim. I also must warn you, I am probably going to rave about the amazing girls who run Torrid in the Salmon Run Mall…again. Because today I am spreading the kindness. Like I do every Tuesday. And yes, I usually like to focus these posts on small businesses and Torrid is by no means a small business. But…the girls who work in my local Torrid are so completely fabulous that they deserve a post dedicated to them!  So Dawn and Danielle, this one is for you.  Thanks for being extraordinary!

*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

But first, I need to talk about these Star Print Boyfriend Jeans. Oh my love! The star print is freaking adorable. And they are so comfortable. I sized up on these mostly because my size was not available in the store and I needed immediate gratification. Because isn’t that the nature of love affairs? Acting irrationally and seeking immediate gratification? I did try on another pair of boyfriend jeans in the correct size and I didn’t like how snug they were through the thigh area. I am actually really glad I went up a size. I like my boyfriend jeans to look like they would fit my boyfriend!

Outfit Details
Jeans: Torrid Cropped Boyfriend Jeans – Medium Wash with Star Print.
Tee Shirt: Women’s Plus Size Dip-Dye High Low Tunic – Ava & Viv™ from Target.
Jacket: Target (No Longer available, but similar here and here).
Necklace: Walmart.
Boots: Christian Siriano for Payless (No longer available).

And then there are these freaking amazing Jeggings! I just can’t even begin to describe the heaven that is these jeans. I wasn’t even shopping for jeans. I didn’t need jeans. I have about 100 different pairs of jeans.

But I was trying on clothes in Torrid Salmon Run Mall and I wore a dress out shopping that day. So my options were to try on tops wearing just my underwear or grab a pair of pants to wear on the bottom. So that sneaky, fabulous, amazing, brilliant sales associate, Danielle, brought me these jeggings. I was all like, “I’m only trying these on to have bottoms while I try on tops. I don’t need jeans. I’m not buying any jeans today.” I think she was laughing to herself as she handed them to me with a slight, almost unnoticeable, knowing twinkle in her eye. Because as I soon as I put them on, I changed my tune very quickly. They are seriously the softest denim I have ever had on my body. They accentuate every good curve and they suck in the bad curves. (Is there such a thing as bad curves?  Probably not. But you understand what I mean.)  They have lots of stretch and move so easily with no sagging…all day long.

Outfit Details
Jeans: Torrid Jeggings – Medium Wash.
Blouse: Elle for Kohl’s (No longer available).
Jacket: Thrifted (Isaac Mizrahi for Target).
Shoes: Nine West from Burlington Coat Factory.
Necklace: Shelbee’s Shoppe.

Now for my shameless praising of Torrid Salmon Run Mall (because I haven’t quite done enough to do them justice).  For real, if you are local to the Watertown, New York area, and you need some amazing plus size fashions (sizes 10-30), you need to visit store manager, Dawn, at the Salmon Run Mall. She and the rest of the sales associates will make you feel “confidently beautiful”. Like and follow their Facebook page to stay up to date on promotions and new products. And to read more about how fabulous they are and to see my favorite Torrid picks, check out my recent blog post.

So, tell me, what kind of love affairs have you all been engaging in lately? And how have you spread kindness this week?

And now let’s keep spreading the kindness with your favorite posts from last week’s link up.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style shared a funny thrifting experience and a gorgeous new “non-thrifted” dress in her post Is Thrift Shopping Something For You? While she may not have had any thrifting luck, she did choose the perfect new dress which is ever so flattering!

And Nora of Jacket Society shared a beautiful combination of houndstooth and stripes in her post How To Pull Off a Chic Pattern Mix. I love the colors in her blazer and this entire look is so polished.

As always, I am so grateful to all of you who stop by each week and add your links. Your continued support is so appreciated. Have fun linking again and keep spreading the kindness!

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

58 Responses

  1. Isn’t it the best ever when you find a place that caters to you. Whether it’s the customer service or the products—it’s the best feeling ever!!
    And both of these jeans look fab on you Shelbee!! I can see why you’re smitten!

    • Thanks so much, Jodie! It is absolutely refreshing to find great products and great service in one place! All too often these days you only get or the other and sometimes neither!


  2. I am in love with both of this cool looks Shelbee! I have had a ton of clients say how much they love Torrid. That star pair of jeans are awesome. Thanks for the link up!

  3. This is why sometimes I just need to stay out of the mall 😉 Wow. I can see why you came home with the jeggings. They are quite awesome! And love the star jeans. Both outfits looks amazing.

  4. Your star print jeans are awesome! 🙂 I really like that tunic top with them too.

    I’ve got such a love for printed jeans, but I don’t have any star print ones…yet! haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week! I just published my first eBook so the week is starting brilliantly for me! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. It is always great to find a place you love.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful rest of the week.

  6. The star jeans are fabulous!

  7. Hi! My coworker recently told me a Torrid store came to our mall in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I wasn’t that enthusiastic until I saw your post! I’m inspired!

  8. Thank you so much for the feature Shelbee! You look fab in both of those jeans 🙂

  9. Ah! Thank you so much for the feature! What a lovely surprise!
    The jeggings look so very good on you Shelbee! Just fabulous! They make you look taller!

  10. Your jeggins are rocking – they look so good Shelbee keep on wearing them.

  11. love your outfit Shelbee, the jeans are so cute!!!

  12. I love the look! Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love your Outfits and your Boyfriend jeans are so Comfy & Chic. I did not know you had a shop so, I gotta go over to see your stuff. Enjoy your week!

  14. I love both of these looks, but the top one is my absolute fave! Maybe because it looks patriotic with the blue & white and stars! That top is SO cute, I love tie-dyed stuff!


  15. Love the tie dye top! I’m especially loving your look with those skinnies and that blazer!

  16. Rock those jeans girl! Love it! Thanks for sharing and hosting 🙂

  17. This is SUCH an amazing outfit. You rock 🙂 XO Susan

  18. Love it when you find the right place to get jeans! These pairs look fabulous on you!

  19. I love everything about these outfits, Shelbee. They look so good on you. And the necklace on the first one – wow! I just noticed a sign for Torrid in a new mall that is going up near me. I’ll have to check it out!

    • Thanks so much, Cathy! Definitely check them out! They have so many cute things. I know they are opening tons of new stores, too! Which is fabulous for the plus size community.


  20. I can see why you’re in love. These are adorable and they look amazing on you. I love those starred boyfriend jeans!! And may I say, I’ve enjoyed watching your hard work on this blog pay off! You’re rocking more than those jeans! 😉

    • Aw, Chrissy! Thank you so much. That is the sweetest comment ever. I really appreciate it. I definitely work hard at this blogging thing as I know most of us do! But it is always nice to be validated!


  21. Torrid has some great stuff! You look amazing in these outfits. I love the blazer one 🙂


  22. No post to add this week, just stopping by to say hello and say how cute, cute, cute and super flattering both pairs of jeans are on you. There are Torrid stores near me but I’ve never gone in because I thought they only carried plus sizes. Now that I know the sizes start at 10, I’m going to give it a try.


    • Hi Rena! I am glad you did stop by! I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to make my way to other blogs as often as I would like. I hope you are doing well. And yes, definitely check out Torrid. When I was really thin, I was a size 10 and still considered plus size in the world of fashion! That always cracks me up. Fine whatever!


  23. Helena Handbasket

    Omg I love those star pants. I had a pair almost identical to those that I got at the Lee outlet in Reading Pa around 1983 when I was back-to-school shopping with my mom. Nostalgia! How do I find a pair near me?😂

    Oh and I love the jeggings, too!

    • Oh Helena, everything about this comment made me giggle! Thanks so much. Since I know that Torrid sizes are too large for you, here are a few links to some other amazing star print jeans! These Valentino jeans are adorable but quite the investment at $360. These Stella McCartney jeans are super cute but still an investment at $299. These DSquared2 star jeans are really cool but they retail for $775. These EM7395 jeans are probably my favorite of the bunch and a little more reasonable at $218. Although still probably outside of both your and mine price range for jeans! And I simply cannot find any other star print jeans within a reasonable price range! Maybe you can find some vintage ones from the 80’s on Etsy!


  24. Ankita Bardhan

    Those star jeans look amazing on you, I love the attitude of yours for the picture, such a rocking diva 🙂 Torrid sounds like an awesome place, wish we had something like that here.

  25. Wow! You look amazing in these pants. love it.

  26. Cool looks. Thanks for hosting the party and for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  27. It’s such a great feeling to shop in a store that takes care of you! Both of these looks are so chic on you! I love those fun star jeans! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  28. I love both of these outfits Shelbee! The star print is fab and the jeggings fit you so well. When you find really good jeans that feel amazing on you just have to buy them, right? The boho style necklace is stunning!

    Emma xxx

  29. Torrid looks great on you and the perfect opportunity to spread the kindness! Would love to connect at

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