Befitted.com review+Fashion link up
I know a lot of you are surprised when you read that in my day job, I am a teacher. I hope it won’t be as much of a shock to learn that I am also a Personal Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant. 😉 I got my training for those specialties about 5 years ago and started this side business after that. I will write more about that chapter in, well, another chapter later! You’ve probably already seen through my super clever segue. And that’s fully understandable. Just by the fact that you’re reading my blog you’ve demonstrated your superior taste and discerning nature. Well done!
Today I am going to talk about a new website I discovered recently that can help you with your personal style. As a fashion blogger, there are some perks. For example we sometimes get access to the newest products and get to try them out. Befitted.com is exactly one of those. It’s a VERY cool website that I’ve just tried and am totally hooked on so far. 😉
OK, so what, when, where, who & why? Just looking at the name Befitted.com, I thought it was maybe some sort of workout website. Great. Sweat, pain, more sweat, soreness, and don’t forget the sweat! But in fact it is a social fashion website with a unique concept; and no yoga pants in sight! I have to confess that I regret about how I thought about Instagram and Facebook years ago. I pretty much ignored the IG and FB “fad” for a long time. I mean how long could this Social Media silliness last? Surely people would get fed up with all that checking in, posting, tagging and following nonsense after a few months. Right? RIGHT?!?!? Huh, I really didn’t see that coming; and now I (and a few million other doubters) wish I was in that first group of people who saw it for what it would be. Social media platforms have become the main communication tools for a lot of people. But, as usual, I am behind the pack and playing catch up. For sympathy you can still follow me now to help me gain a bit of ground on IG and FB. 😉
Well as it turns out I CAN be trained! And as American Pharoah showed us, you don’t want to let the dark horse slip away again. You probably guessed I didn’t see that coming either and did NOT put any money down on him winning the Triple Crown! So anyway, I spent some time to research Befitted.com. There are a lot of fashion sharing websites out there. But Befitted.com has one feature that sets them apart and that I really like. Their search criteria is based on your body type along with your physical measurements to help you find the group of similar size and shape people to watch and follow.
I don’t know about you, but that makes a LOT of sense to me! After I moved to America 8 years ago, I was totally lost with what to wear. I needed to find somebody as my fashion target to learn from. I wanted to fit in with my new country so I didn’t want to dress just like a Chinese woman would completely. After a few years (hey, give me a break, I was new here!) searching, I locked in to Eva Longoria since we are similar age and she is just a little bit taller than me. But she is such a sexy woman, there was a bit of a mismatch. As a teacher, I can’t see myself wearing those deep V cleavage flaunting tops to my classroom! Then I discovered Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Look Book. I loooove her style but there was a problem with her too. Most of the things she is wearing are the top brands. With my teacher’s salary, I can’t afford to keep up with her style.
I really need somebody who is a real person just like me, and with a similar size and measurement, compatible style and age bracket to be my fashion reference. Where, oh where to look? YES! I was waiting for you to ask! Befitted.com is exactly such a resource. This website will help me narrow down the huge confusing cyber world to focus only on those people who are physically similar to me.
Above is the home page, new looks.
Above is the result of my matches.
Here are more Befitted details in their own words:
“Befitted is a new social network dedicated to fit, fashion, and most of all – you! We’re all unique — a spectacular diversity of personalities, styles and body shapes that deserve to be celebrated, and that’s what Befitted is all about!”
“There are nearly two million body shapes in the world, so it should come as no surprise that small, medium, and large sizes don’t fit most of us. When you join Befitted and add your body dimensions, you’ll see other people that are your same shape and size, so you can see exactly how great fashions will fit you!”
“Befitted.com will not only find your similar pals, but also can offer fashion bloggers a platform to earn some money by adding in links where to buy their clothes. One more bonus, every month $150 dollars will be given away in cash prizes to users who get the most “Love” votes on looks they share!”
I am working on my look now and already have that $150 spent! Lol!
Like any new idea or website it still has a way to go. I can’t find a lot of matching members with similar age as mine. But as the idea catches on and word spreads, the database will get bigger and better and much more useful. I hope you’ll all help me as you help you by joining in to create this new fashion community with me. The guys from Befitted, John and Manuel, want to hear from you, so please drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and send them your suggestions. As they like to say, Befitted is your community!
See you at Befitted.com and don’t forget to join my weekly link up below. Have a great day!
| Outfit Details |
Top :: Blaque Label [Same here. ]
Skirt::Lucy & Co. [similar here. ]
Bag :: Deux Lux [Similar here.]
Shoes::Chinese Laundry [similar here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]
Necklace::Nordstrom Rack [similar here. ]
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| Today’s Link up party |
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