I was going through my closet and realized I hadn’t worn this top in forever, so it was about time to wear it again. The tulle skirt is one of my favorites, although it’s a bit too big–if I’m doing a lot of walking, I have to be careful to keep it from falling down.
And then I thought, why stop with multiple pieces of large mirrored jewelry? Why not add a sparkly star crown and iridescent boots, just for good measure?
Dress: ASOS Curve, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, headband: Crown & Glory (from last month’s Glitterati box), necklace, earrings, and hair bow: I’m Your Present, boots: Dr. Martens, bangles: eBay, beaded bracelet: gift shop at DisneyWorld, rose ring: old, rhinestone ring: So Good Continue reading
I picked this giant bow for my trip to Disney both because I will take any opportunity to wear huge things on my head, and because it was the closest thing to the Disney aesthetic I could think of while staying true to my own style. The dress I picked because it’s comfortable, fun, and perfect for hot weather.
Dress: ASOS Curve, bow: the Velvet Village, necklace: Tarina Tarantino via eBay, earrings: a small shop in Paris, watch: Amazon, sneakers: Brooks via Zappos, purse: LeSportSac via eBay, wristband: the “Magic Band” that got us into our hotel rooms and the theme parks Continue reading
After the beach, Steve and I went to my brother’s housewarming party. I didn’t really feel like getting dressed up but I did anyway, and I’m happy with how my outfit came together.
Dress: Domino Dollhouse, vest: Torrid via the Big Thrifty, belt: ASOS Curve, necklace: eBay, earrings and ring: So Good, studded wristband: PacSun, bangles: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Clarks, fascinator: present from Steve’s mom
The party was great! There was much silliness and some late-night singing along to Once More With Feeling. Continue reading
After my awesome day of merriment on Saturday, the birthday festivities continued with brunch on Sunday. I like having celebrations spread out across an entire weekend so that I get a chance to see as many friends as possible, and it was lovely to see a few friends on Sunday who hadn’t been free the day before.
Of course, I went all out rainbow-pink-colorful, because why not?
Yes, these earrings are made out of plastic bathmats. I love jewelry made out of everyday objects! Continue reading
Dress: ASOS Curve, tank top: Lane Bryant via clothing swap, belt: Re/Dress, shoes: Clarks, bracelet: Macy’s, necklace: clothing swap, bow and earrings: not sure
This dress is probably my favorite ASOS Curve purchase of all time. It’s comfortable, easy to layer, and lends itself to all sorts of fun outfits. Continue reading
Last night, I went to The Cahd-fish Ball: A Mermaid Gala and Undersea Performance Spectacular. Since I only decided to go the day before, I didn’t have much time to put together a mermaid, pirate, or sailor costume, so I just went with what was easiest for me: dressing like some combination of a woodland fairy and a cupcake.
I meant to wear my fairy wings, but I had only an hour to get ready between work and the show, and I couldn’t manage to find them.
Dress: ASOS Curve, fascinator: ASOS, shoes: Clark’s, necklace: Forever 21, earrings: ??, purse: from the Hello Kitty kiosk in the Prudential Mall ages ago, rose bangle: H&M, rose beaded bracelet: homemade, pink rhinestone ball bracelet: from a clothing swap, bangles: Deb, pink rose ring: The Tiny Teapot, silver rose ring: ancient
I am so, so, so in love with this dress. It’s a size smaller than I usually wear, because my regular size (22) was sold out, but luckily it lives up to ASOS’ reputation for running large.
Unlike most lace dresses that I’ve worn, the lace is soft and not at all itchy. Whatever this material is, it should be used to make every dress ever. Continue reading
Sometimes I think, if teenage me could see all the clothing options I have now, she would be so happy. I mean, how much fun is this entire outfit?
Jacket and leggings: Domino Dollhouse (at rock-bottom discount, hells yeah), dress: ASOS Curve, sandals: Clarks, purse: LeSportSac via eBay, necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay, earrings: Claire’s, baby barrettes: probably CVS or Walgreen’s, skull ring: Kelsea Echo, sunglasses: Sweet and Lovely, belt: Re/Dress
I’m not sure how I feel about this dress. I kind of love how it looks, and at the same time, I kind of want to give it away.
It’s higher-maintenance than the clothing I’m used to–it gets wrinkled easily (and I don’t even own an iron), is all static-clingy (and I don’t even own a slip), doesn’t look good with a petticoat, and is too short to wear with any of my shorts. And it’s not a color that I normally wear. But it’s so pretty.
Dress: ASOS Curve via clothing swap, shoes: SAS via…my mom got them for me a long time ago, headpiece: Locopa Designs, bracelets: Deb, necklace: thrifted, earrings: Artifaktori, scarf (shown at end of post): Tea & Absinthe
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
–Letters from a YSI jail.
–Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did.
–MLK Boulevard: a snapshot of King’s dream deferred.
–This piece by Ta Nehisi-Coates isn’t directly about MLK, but it’s relevant and so important.
–An ASOS maternity fit review and a SWAK rant.
-I’m disappointed but not surprised to hear that ASOS has often stolen designs from indie designers.
-More tutu options: this shop, which makes custom tutus in any size for an extra $10, and this plus size tutu.
-Re/Dress will soon be carrying menswear/butchwear!
-Skorch’s Royal Issue is now live.
-The Advanced Style hat party looks like so much fun.
-Ragen writes about fashion-bashing and Gabourey Sidibe; Melissa reminds us that it’s ok to cry, that brash indifference to fat hatred can be great but shouldn’t be the only socially acceptable response.
–San Francisco finds new life for old clothes through a recycling program.
-Evie from Work It, Own It, Use It! is selling some super-cute clothes. I’m especially in love with this floral cardi, but it’s too small for me–one of you should buy it so I can enjoy it vicariously. Same with this Domino Dollhouse bow out skirt, which I love love but wouldn’t wear because I don’t do high waists or zippers.
I love this short documentary about the Sapeurs, a subculture of stylish men in the Congo.
–A world without fat people…
–Chris Christie and pulling the red handle.
–Research, the media, and “obesity”: a case study.
-Melissa debunks yet another myth about fat people, that we want to force everyone to find us attractive.
-Brodie writes about the lack of fat representation in the media beyond characters who are walking jokes.