*Fierce Siempre*

"There is no excuse NOT TO be fierce!"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

H & M Bound

Today, I am heading to Raleigh to check out H&M for the first time.   I have heard FANTASTIC reviews from my straight sized readers, and mixed reviews from my plus.  My expectations are that the fash will be a higher grade than forever 21....after that tragedy at the store last week, I am praying that there are no disappointments! lol  Im so excited, and am actually working out the budget and schedule so that I can fit a couple of other stops in as well before I have to head back to the CLT.   OF COURSE i will let you know the skinny on the results.  I plan on leaving in about an hour, cam and daybag in hand (side note**** I learned about the daybag on my first trip to NY when the fellow NY'ers were carrying these duffels and totes and I was toting around my little soho, with nothing in it.  I didnt understand that when you leave out to the city in NY, you are gone ALL DAY.  Hinny- it is a necessity on a day trip).  Ok back to H&M.......

Im looking fo ever-a-thang!!!!!
like this here:
and this here:
and this number here:

On another note, I am so pleased to have crossover readers, and sometimes I am sure I can get confusing when I discuss plus fash.  One reader asked me to explain what I mean by "making it work."  Making it work is a term that the fluffy girls have adapted to in fash to explain how we can take a straight sized dress and turn it into a fashionable tunic, or take a tube top and turn it into a fabulous mini skirt, or how a generally sized dress can be turned into a bodycon.  Its obvious that plus fash is VERY limited, especially for those who are fashion forward and want to stay abreast of the trends.  I refuse to live inside of the lines of Dress Barn, Catherines, etc....no knock...well maybe just a bit....Lets just say I have never bought anything out of either store.  But I try to keep an open mind about all stores- you never know what you will find.  Sooooo back to the topic at hand- we make it work.
Happy Saturday kiddies!  Wish me lucksies!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

1 million to the first person........

I will give 1 million winks to the first person who can locate these shoes for sale.  Me needy!  Do you love?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gargoyle Fashion Employees.....

Now listen....
If you know me, you know that there is a certain threshold that, if crossed, you will regret.  I am so proud of myself for keeping it together and maintaining my composure while in store today at Forever 21 in Carolina Place Mall.  Check it....
***Begin Scene- Ashley Fierce on her way to Forever 21 in CPM with bag in tow, happily prancing about the way.***
Lol.  Let me just give you the highlights. 
I wanted to return a dress that didnt exactly "support" my ladies as I would have liked it to.  I bought the dress from forever21.com (Faith 21- the plus size line).  My goal was to return the dress and gain store credit so that I could continue my love affair with F21.  The manager was not willing to return the dress because it being the Faith 21 line.  I was ok and understanding of that.  If she had stopped there, I would have kindly put the dress back in my sackkie and kept it moving, with a smile I might add....THIS HEFFA SAID "Well you cant wear anything in the store, so it would not make sense for me to give you a store credit for you to use elsewhere."  My heart stopped.  My neck litterally felt like it was turning clockwise and the exorcism was about to begin... But I caught it- the blood of my savior is strong.  (lol)  I politely stated to her, "Im in here buying things every week!  What you you mean?"  She mumbled something, and I had literally HAD IT with her foolishness.  My arm traveled across the counter and I was preparing myself to rearrange the entire store for her, and wipe that counter clean! (in other words, I was getting ready to tear up all of the displays, shelves, racks, you get the picture.) But I caught myself.  I politely asked her name, and I could tell she gave me a phony name but trust, it will be alllll right. 
The problem is not that I couldnt return the dress....its how she addressed the situation.  Who gave you the right, with your severely cracked up lips, braids from 1993, and ruffle vest from 3 years ago that is SO OVERPLAYED, to tell me that you will not allot a store credit because I CANT WEAR ANYTHING IN HERE?  Is that not discrimination toward larger sizes?  We are known to "make it work" and grab a "skinny size dress" and turn it into a fabulous tunic....UUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!   I have never felt so disrespected!  Ever!  That was my favorite Forever 21 store and I have seen her many many times.  I feel betrayed.  Ugh.  Needless to say, I will no longer be shopping there.  What would you do, guys?  sigh.....

Ok guys, I had a huge chat with the DM of that specific store and just as everyone else was, she was horrified, and stated that there was absolutely no excuse for that behavior.  She actually sat all of the employees down and had a meeting with everyone to discuss the matter.  One of the male associates at the wrap that I identified confirmed my story.  To top it off, the DM informed me that I COULD HAVE RETURNED THE DRESS!  Im thinking WTH?  Clearly some hateration in the air.  The DM was so sweet and so nice, and said there was no reason for her to refuse your return, and no excuse for her poor behavior.   In addition, I have a PHYSICAL meeting with a corporate representative next week.  I appreciate the fact that they are not taking this situation lightly.  At first, I was hoping that she would not be fired- this is a very harsh economic climate, and I really didnt want her to lose her job (i dont know what her situation is, and sometimes we really have to have compassion for those who could care less for us) but from what I understand, this isnt her first offense to a customer.  Soooo....whelp there ya go.  

Honestly, I dont want my readers to think of this as a fat vs skinny thing- Its not.  I always shop in the "regular sized stores", prob more than in the plus size stores!  Forever 21 is seriously one of my weekly stops and this situation was outrageous.   I have never ever ever had any problems in any store- maybe just a few in Torrid (for the lack of customer service sometimes ugh!).  Most of the girls in the "straight sized stores" compliment me on my creativity and style! This was completely different- she was simply disrespectful.  Thanks for all of the support and feel free to continue commenting.  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NYCO fash

In case you were under a rock, or just not into NYCO, you missed the 50% off sale this past weekend.  Im usually unimpressed unless I am looking for work attire or semi mute tops.  HOOOOWEVER, I was impressed by the fash and sparkle!  I actually purchased a couple of goodies that I will show in an upcoming post.  Wish I would have been smart and checked out the site- I missed out on these kittens.  Check it.....

Floral tunic dress (2 colors)
Now $39.86


Harem pants (Now $44.80)

Cargo Dress
Now $62.30

Corset dress
(really sexy piping) Now $62.30

Check the site and see what you can find.  I actually like this store because it looks out for the fluffs and the skins and everyone in between. 
Loves ya! smoochies!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Exposed Zippies

Everyone has been asking me my thoughts on exposed zippers.  I was eavesdropping on an older group shopping this past weekend, and they were running down their thoughts on fash.  Their verdict- UGLY.  My verdict- ON THE ONES! I think it is so chic! It does not look unfinished or ugly to me at all....very raging! I just got a dress with an exposed zipper from the top of the dress all the way to the bottom on the backside and I cant wait to wear it.  What are your thoughts on this matter?  Check it......

Oh fash....how I love thee....

Me Lusty

Hi girlies! The warm weather has inspired me to get hunty and shop till I literally drop! I have some upcoming posts with my findings and noodles.....In the meantime, here are some items I have been lusting over.  Check it.....

These are the perfect addition to the little black dress, jeans and white tee or whatever your fancy.  I am really into casual clothes with a fab heel.  Casual Fab.  

Got these muffins in Black- comfy, but SKY HIGH (you know I love it).  I wore this out this past weekend with the ladies, and I was towering over all the ladies, and gents....andiloveit. 

Sexy. Simplistic. Swagg. 

I STILL adore a good "300" shoe....lol.  I am really enjoying the lace-up bootie, heels, and flats for spring and summy.  Loves it.  

Wait for it......

UGH! I DIE!!!!!
I walked into Aldo on Friday, hoping to find some swagg for the upcoming shenanigans that I would partake in later on in the eve....I ran across these and passed out-had to sit down for a sec-and then passed out again when they didnt have my size.  But luckily they were able to order them online.  I am still waiting on my swagg.  They are scheduled to arrive today.  Keep ya posted loves.