Walking In Memphis as a Plus Size Woman

Put on my blue suede shoes and I, boarded a plane. Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues, in the middle of the pouring rain.

If you’ve never heard those iconic Marc Cohn lyrics, this is the song I listened to on repeat while I was Walking in Memphis. I only had about 2 days available to explore so I loaded up Timothy and Clint and hit the road.

Because this was an impromptu trip I had to pack the entire family myself in under 2 hours. Stay tuned for my How to Pack Like a Pro post.

Saturday we got up, had a quick breakfast and went straight to shopping. Saturday was Juneteenth so I decided to only shop at black owned businesses. I was able to find 2 plus size friendly boutiques in Memphis, Major Pieces Boutique and Daystar Gifts & Boutique.

Major Pieces Boutique

Major Pieces Boutique

There was a huge sale going in store celebrating Juneteenth weekend, with several items as low as $20.00. I tried on a few items and fell in love with these Rockstar sunglasses for only $15.00!

Rockstar Sunglasses $15.00
Sole Jealous

Inside Major Pieces Boutique is Sole Jealous. Sole Jealous is a small shoe and bag booth within the Major Pieces Boutique. This wall is also black female owned and operated. I fell in love with these braided flat sandals so they came home with me too!

Woven Vagabond Sandal $34.00

Daystar Boutique

Daystar Boutique

Daystar Boutique is a female black owned boutique specializing in custom tee shirts, apothecary items, home decor and accessories. Just walking through the front door smells like a day at the spa. I got an adorable bracelet with a phrase Timothy and me say everyday. I love you more.

Blouse from Chic Soul

After a fun day of shopping, Timothy and I set out to locate the famous Memphis Sign. Little did we know it would require almost 90 minutes of search time and a 10 mile hike on foot to get to it. After speaking to a few locals they informed me, even they haven’t visited this mural. Oy Vay! Somehow Timothy and I made the trek and now we will look back at the time we almost died in Memphis 🤣.

Day 2 was only a half day for us. We woke up and headed to Beale St. to beat the crowds. We snapped this picture of the sun giving me major glow up in my Eloquii Dress.

We then had Brunch at The Majestic Grille followed by ice cream at Margie’s 901. I was pleasantly surprised they had a delicious sugar free option for me! We then hopped on the Downtown trolly to the worlds largest Bass Pro Shop located in Memphis. It was the perfect place to find Clint’s Father’s Day gift.

The Majestic Grille
The Majestic Grille
Margie’s 901 Ice Cream
Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramids

After that it was about 2:30PM and we knew we had a 9 hour car ride ahead so we packed it in and called it a weekend. Timothy has officially claimed Memphis his favorite place and he now wants to homestead in the Birthplace of the Blues.

Stay tuned for my next post sharing all the goodies I received for the month of June from Chic Soul. I’ll give you a hint. Nautical.

Hugs, Kissed, and All That Jazz,

Eva

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