OOTD: Shades of pink and purple

plus size outfit magenta dress and pink floral fascinator

Dress: Avenue via clothing swap, fascinator: Enz’s, necklace and earrings: Forever 21, shoe clips: Head Full of Feathers (which is sadly closing down), wristband: So Good, rings: really old, sandals: Clark’s

plus size outfit magenta dress, rhinestone necklace, and flower fascinator

Clothing swaps are the best. I’ve gotten so many great dresses from them in the past year or so. And this one in particular is so me.  I love that it has a bit of ruching and a slightly tulip-y hem–it’s those little details that make such a difference. Continue reading

Sunday links, 7/27/14

pink siam tulips flowers

Siam tulips in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Fa(t)shion
-A collection of pink plus size items on Etsy.
-5 tips on how to deal with your wardrobe after a weight gain.
-I love this shop that sells plus size European clothes, which I found though In My Joi. I’m especially in love with this kaleidoscope print skater dress, this purple and black geometric tunic (it reminds of something the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas would wear), and this floral dress with an embroidered hem.
-Huzzah! Domino Dollhouse is now carrying Tripp, one of my favorite brands.
-Crown & Glory now has a monthly subscription service, the Glitterati.
-Ashley Nell Tipton has some gorgeous new items, including an amazing iridescent lavender skirt and crop top.
-Geeky plus size clothes? YES.

Fat Acceptance
-A powerful piece about fatness and eating disorders.
-There is going to be a Dances With Fat: The Movie!
-On being fat, brown, femme, ugly, and unloveable.
-My doctor didn’t fat-shame me, and it was a radical life-changing experience.
-Can you do HAES and still want to lose weight?
-Own the streets and the treats!
-Shapely Prose tent revival: please do not literally torture yourself, ever.

Shapely Prose post of the week
-Ask Aunt Fattie: Do I qualify for HAES?

two pink heart-shaped tropical flowers, one dark pink and one light pink

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Sunday links, 7/20/14

ship in boston harbor with skyline in background

Fa(t)shion
-I just found out that there will be a Boston Curvy Fashion Week next year. Huzzah!
-Refinery29 interviews plus size model Felicity Hayward, and all the pictures are amazing.
-Two Etsy shops I recently discovered that have gorgeous jewelry: A Luscious Thing and Lunabarocca.
-Gaelle of The Curvy and Curly Closet has created Bélya X Vanoue, a plus-size collaboration with a Senegalese designer.
-If you have or know kids, check out these 11 cool kids’ clothing companies.

Fat Acceptance
-I’m the whole motherfucking package.
-The schedule for the Fat Activism Conference is up, and it looks awesome!
-My body is not an achievement or a work in progress.
-I am really happy that there exists a plus size bellydancers convention.
-Parenting through obesity panic.
-When they’re concerned about your health.

The conflict in Israel and Palestine
I know I don’t always post about international conflicts–there are so many of them, and researching them all in depth would be a full-time job. By posting these links, I certainly don’t mean to imply that Israel is the only country whose government commits atrocities. But as a Jew who cares about and feels connected to Israel, I feel a responsibility to speak out against its government’s horrific actions.
-Palestinian rockets: the conversation no one is having.
-Dispatches from Gaza: a travel writer’s story of love and occupation, a heart-wrenching description of what it feels like to lose your home, a powerful poem, and a series of tweets that show what life is like under Israeli bombing.
-Collective punishment or human shields? Israel’s military has no “moral superiority,” time for the media to cover Gaza fairly.
-Background on the conflict: a short, animated introduction to Israel/Palestine 101, and 9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask. It’s also important to keep in mind some of the larger historical context.
-How to criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic.
-A letter to my fellow American Jews, and a statement that American Jewish voices are the most critical in the world (to end the idea that Jewish lives matter more).
-How an army of defense became an army of vengeance: “I will never forget the evening my friends and I were sent to kill Palestinian police officers in a revenge attack. We went from soldiers sent to defend our families to murderers of innocent people.”
-9 brands you can boycott to hold Israel accountable for its violation of international law. (For some background on why I think this is the best way to make a difference, see this piece.)
-Despite crackdown, Palestinians organize for long-term peace.
-What “no country in the world” should tolerate.
-The abnormal normality of the occupation and its “escalations.” Continue reading

OOTD: My sort-of fatkini

I’ve been looking for a fatkini for a while, and I haven’t been able to find one–most of the ones I come across are either halters, high-waisted, or just not my style.  But while I was looking, I found this Swimsuits For All* tankini set, which does show a strip of midriff if I adjust it the right way. I’m such a sucker for dark florals, and it also has really cute pink bows on the sides.

I wore it to a lake today, and I am happy to report that it was comfortable and fun to wear. It was the first time this summer I’ve made it out to go swimming, and I’m so glad I did. There’s nothing like being in the water on a hot day. :)

plus size black floral tankini bathing suit outfit at lake

plus size woman wearing two piece black floral swimsuit standing in lake Continue reading