Recently, Suggamonkey added her voice to Fat Girl Reviews by creating an account and posting a few reviews, including one of Rainbow Fashion Stores in Houston, TX.
First, I have to say thank goodness for Sugga! From her first reply she’s been excited and willing to work with us on improving our site, tolerating my many questions and continual prodding. We are big fans! And yes, we know we have a lot to work on still, bear with us.
Second, who is this Suggamonkey you ask? Well, besides being an incredibly willing tester for us, she’s one of us and a vocal advocate. In her own words:
“I am a body positive model and blogger out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have been modeling and doing fashion influencing work for the past 3 years and before that started with Poshmark in 2012 and began blogging on fashion options for plus size women. I am always on the lookout for companies who are about the everyday woman and not always just completely focused on the bottom line. This site will give other plus size women the ability to know a business and if they will be comfortable before going to that establishment. My blog site A Liberated Woman.”
See? How could you not be a fan? Alright, alright, so on to her review of Rainbow Fashion Stores in Houston, TX and then some follow-up questions:
“Great selection of plus size options although I suggest looking at what it is made of when ordering online and find a local store and try items on. I have found some items tend to run small and I have to make sure there is plenty of stretch. The aisles area bit crowded but worth the search for that perfect outfit. Rainbow is definitely a store to shop at and browse the ever changing selections. Very affordable pricing.”
FGR: What percent of your closet would you say is from Rainbow?
SM: About 10% of my closet is rainbow as I shop as often as possible when traveling.
FGR: How do you generally find their quality?
SM: I find their overall quality excellent! Because of their variety of suppliers, sometimes the sizing and quality will vary, but overall I am always pleased with my selections!
FGR: Do you think they offer a range of clothes to accommodate various shapes as well as the range of sizes you noted?
SM: They offer a great variety of sizes from children’s sizes up to 3X. Anything beyond that size you may have problems finding anything that fits properly.
FGR: How did you find the fitting rooms?
SM: The fitting rooms are well lit and simple and large enough to comfortably change.
FGR: How has the staff treated you? Have they made you feel welcome and accommodated?
SM: The staff are always helpful if needed and do not bother you unnecessarily.
FGR: And of course, I really want to know…willing to share a picture of your latest favorite outfit from Rainbow?
SM: My favorite find from a recent Rainbow trip is a checkered print floor length duster! I’ll send you the pic on Instagram because it’s on my phone and I am here on the iPad right now! Lol thanks so much for this amazing site and idea! I think it’s just going to grow! (I had to add in her last comment because well, it’s about us!!! Hahaha)
FGR: Oh! One more question I forgot…why Suggamonkey? How’d that come about?
SM: Lol great question!! Well, my nickname used to be Sugga (cause I’m sweet of course) then I had dated a guy whose family name was Monkey Thomas, used when they acted up, stood out, or just a phrase of identity. Now this goes back generations in this family out of Shreveport and Houston, so I had been turned to a Monkey from dealing with all this Monkey business too lol! Aka Suggamonkey was born! It just means I’m sweet, but can act up\act out too! Lol That’s my story of Suggamonkey!
Thank you again Sugga, we look forward to hearing more from you and helping our community grow!
-LanaBare @ Fat Girl Reviews