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Why I Won’t Be Giving Eloquii A Second Chance

Eloquii purchased by walmart

Several years ago I wrote a mini review of my experience with Eloquii here on the blog. It wasn’t a whole post dedicated to Eloquii, but it was part of a post. It was quite a negative review and I had said at the time I doubted I would shop with them again. To this day it remains one of my most well ranked posts on Google and most visited pages here on the blog.

However, I do realize that given time a company can change. People get fired, new people take their place. Corporations make policy changes. So in three years a lot could have changed with Eloquii. And a few of you have taken the time to reach out to me and ask for me to give it a second chance. Some people were wanting the second chance because of how much they already love the brand, and the rest because you wanted to see a detailed review of the fit. And for the last month or so I had been seriously considering giving it another try.

Obviously by the name of this post, you know something happened to change my feelings on the matter. My guess is by the time you are reading this, many of you will already know what happened. But for those of you who haven’t heard I will share the email that was sent out by Eloquii.

 

Announcement 1

Announcement 2

That is right, Eloquii has been bought by Wal-Mart. If you read my post about why I would no longer be shopping at ModCloth, then you already know how I feel about this topic. But for those of you who haven’t read it, or for whatever reason don’t want to go back and read it, I will summarize here.

Essentially I don’t want to give my money to a corporation that consistently pays their employees less than a livable wage. I have no judgment for anyone who does shop there. I certainly have had lots of times in my life where I had no other option. But at this point in my life I do have options. I may not be rich, but I have enough money to get the things I really need and even if I didn’t I live in a city where there are many options at the same price point or less than Wal-Mart for plus size clothing and anything else I need. So I feel it is important to put my money behind what I believe in, and that is more important to me that picking up a few extra pieces of clothing at cheaper price.

I am sure that there are also a few people out there who are huge fans of Eloquii thinking I am not giving them a fair chance since they have said they are still going to be making their own business decisions. But the great thing about there being so many more places to shop for plus sizes these days is that we can all have the luxury of making decisions where we want to shop. And for me, just the fact that Wal-Mart would be getting even a percentage of my money as the corporate owner is enough for me not to want to shop Eloquii.

I believe in practicing what I preach, and I have from day one on this blog said that I believe equality for one is not equality. So even if this acquisition does make fashion more available to the plus size community, I always have to ask myself if it is worth achieving something by stepping on the backs of someone else to get there. Ultimately I feel if Wal-Marts has so much money to constantly invest in other businesses they should have the money to be paying their workers fair and livable wages first.

If you want more information on the business side of what happened, I highly recommend you read the post “Are you Sitting Down? WalMart to Acquire Eloquii” over on The Curvy Fashionista’s blog.

Tell me in comments what you think about this acquisition? Do you shop Eloquii? Will you continue to shop Eloquii?

Because of the nature of this topic, I ask that if you comment on this post you keep your comments polite. Everyone is allowed to have their own opinions here.

 

 

 

 

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Equality For One Is A Step In Equality For All

Equality

Equality

 

I know I have been slacking a bit since the giveaway, but my apologies. I have been overwhelmed with a multitude of things to do on top of being sick for two weeks. But I am back, and hopefully will be able to stay on track. I have several things backed up that I wanted to post about, but I will have to keep them on the back burner as I can’t let this post slip buy.

If you spend any amount of time on the internet, social media especially, that this past Friday June 26 the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal nation wide. Now it just so happened that in the town I live in our Pride Festival was already scheduled for Saturday the 27, and I had already made plans with friends to go in support of so many people I love that are a part of the LGBT community. It definitely made for an even more joyous occasion than usual.

You may be asking yourself what this has to do with fashion or even body positivity. But really at the heart of both of those topics, at least when its concerning plus sizes, is equality. We all just want to be treated equally. We want to be offered the same selection of clothing as misses sizes. We want the same respect shown to us as the so called “regular” sizes. And I personally think that no matter which group makes a stride in equality its a step forward for all of us. We should support and respect one another.

I unfortunately did not snap a picture od my outfit from yesterday, but I did get a selfie of me and my husband that showed off my fun eyeshadow. And I wanted share some of the highlight pictures of the fun outfits other people had on and activities going on at Pride Fest.

At Pride Fest With My Husband

Me & My Husband

 

The Weavers At Pride Fest

My Friends The Weavers

 

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Me & My Friend Libby Weaver Playing With One Of The Many Cutouts To Help Celebrate Marriage Equality

 

Fun Outfit at Pride Fest

One Of The Many Fun Outfits We Saw

 

Line Dancing at Pride Fest

Everyone Dancing The Cupid Shuffle

 

All of the following images are of a local group called March Madness Marching Band

March Madness Marching Band

Dancers with MMMB

 

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People Of All Ages Walks Of Life In MMMB

 

March Madness Marching Band

All Ages And All Body Types Accepted In MMMB

 

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Gender Is Not A Barrier For MMMB

 

March Madness Marching Band

You Never Know What To Expect To See With MMMB

When is Pride Fest where you live? Did you go? I would love to see your outfits.

 

 

 

 

 

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