I'm starting to swap out my polishes for the less toxic brands, which means I can't keep using my go-to base coat (Sally Hansen. Also China glaze is out! So.Sad. Why with the formaldehyde?). I'm looking at: Zoya, which I've never used any of; OPI, I tried a top coat of theirs and wasn't impressed but I like the way the colors wear; or ORLY, love the colors and their top coat is pretty good. Anyone have a hands-down favorite base coat from these brands (specific one please, I know most have a few options)? I'd also consider something like Butter London, but OMG the price tag on that.
I'm moving into a more professional phase of my life and am coming up on that time where I'll be needing a suit, or suit separates, soon. Problem is my size (20) and cost. I love the Calvin Klein suits at Macys, but at $170 that's just not in the budget, and they never go on sale. I find Lane Bryant's options too frumpy/old lady for me, and again, very expensive though they do sometimes have sales. Torrid's prices are high, and frankly their quality is questionable. I have an interview at Maurice's today, so if I get the job there I'll get a 40% discount, but they rarely sell matching pieces, just separates. Are there any other places I'm not thinking of? I seriously went into every store that sells professional women's clothing at the outlet center we were in last weekend and asked if they sold plus sizes and none did.
If you know of a place and I can get picky, I prefer grey or patterned, at least 3 button jacket, with a skirt. Has to be a place with either free return shipping if online, or a real brick and mortar store in the Detroit area because suits are so dependent on fitting perfectly. I can do minor alterations myself, and my neighbor is a tailor, so no worries there.