That time I started an Instagram Store...

I love finding unique accessories and sharing my plus-size fashion pieces, that's why I started @tev_shop on Instagram!

Photo by julief514/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by julief514/iStock / Getty Images

At this point in my life, I probably wouldn't have a decent wardrobe had it not been for my smartphone. I shop on the bus during the morning commute, I scroll through apps while cooking dinner, and click "Checkout" before returning my phone to its charger at the end of the day.  So my curiosity was piqued months ago when I found the Instagram handle @shopvintagebowtique, which is an insta-boutique with the most eclectic and bountiful selection of vintage items in one place.  They have over 18,000 followers, and have the business of selling on the 'gram down to a science.  I love this concept so much that I want to try it for myself!

One of my favorite things to do is hunt for consignment and thrift stores.  When we're together, my mother and I bond over estate sales and consignment boutiques. The thrill of a good find, some unique accessory or embarrassingly under-priced designer item gives me a rush. Over the years, I have given away many pieces, others sit in storage boxes, while others linger in my closet, barely being used.  All of these items need and deserve a new owner with lots of style.  

What I have also noticed is that there is a significant lack of vintage and resell fashions for plus-size women. This is likely due to the lack of options for plus women in the fashion industry.  We are now experiencing a boom in this area, which is great. Nonetheless, I have so many beautiful clothes that have seen little to no action and also deserve a new home.  

For these reasons, I have started the tev Shop. Fabulous, sparkly earrings from days gone by, exotic statement necklaces from far off lands, flirty clutch bags for a night out, and the perfect curve-hugging dress to complete the look - all available on Instagram @tev_Shop (OPEN NOW) and online at JustTev.com/tevshop (Coming Soon).

To purchase any of the items listed online, reply "YES" in the comments, and send your email address in the DM.  A Paypal invoice will be sent, payment is due within 24 hours, and items are shipped as soon as payment is received. Add us to your Instagram notifications, so that you don't miss any of the fantastic pieces that are posted each week! 

Happy Shopping!! Visit @tev_shop today!