I basically like to build sets to help me do three things:
1.) visualize wardrobes,
2.) plan future wardrobe purchases, and
3.) plan future jewelry-making projects.
The jewelry items I choose serve as inspiration and reminders for making jewelry.
So Polyvore works as my virtual closet.
Below is a little bit of information on my measurements. I hope this helps if you're shopping online and see something I have that you might like for yourself.
I'm size 16-18. I also mostly use clothes that I actually own to build sets. Every now and then I have to find things that just closely approximate items I own and use.
A note on shoes: I have to buy most ankle boots with 11-13 inch openings, depending on how tall they are. I am about 18 inches at the widest part of my calves. I have to put arch supports in some shoes for them to be as comfortable as possible, but I will wear most of the shoes you see in my sets, either to work or to run errands.