Merry almost-Christmas to those who celebrate, and happy almost-Movies and Chinese Day to my fellow Jews! 😉
Last weekend, my friends had a benefit party to raise money to help cover the vet bills for their two cats, who had both been sick recently. (Luckily, the kitties are doing better now!)
They suggested that people wear cat ears, so I did…
shirt: TeeTurtle, cardigan: Torrid via eBay, tutu: Target (forever ago), leggings: Wet Seal, cat ears: probably CVS?, necklace: from a clothing swap, wristband: PacSun, bangles: Deb, earrings: gift from a relative, shoes: Naot
The shirt, of course, is a reference to the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s one of a few TeeTurtle shirts I have (you can see my hedgehog one here and here, and I’ll be posting an outfit with a Pikachu one soon), and I love them–they’re super-soft, and they fit me really well, unlike most men’s t-shirts.
If you’re at all into geeky or cute t-shirts, I highly recommend TeeTurtle. They have tons of adorable stuff, pop-culture and internet meme references, and awesome cross-fandom geekery (Harry Potter/Pokemon, Doctor Who/Zelda, and more).
Every time I think they can’t get more awesome, they surprise me again. The latest item I’m completely in love with is their rainbow metallic zippered skirt. All I have to say about it is: !!!
I also love that they have a My Little Pony headband. It makes me want to start gluing all my pony figurines onto headbands…except I have terrible luck with hot glue, and everything I glue falls apart. Boo.
Here’s a collage I put together of the recent items I love at Domino Dollhouse, including the pony headband and the fabulous skirt. Click the picture for item details:
-Ragini rounds up awesome costume-y clothes in both plus and straight sizes.
-A big boo to Forever 21 for demoting all their full-time non-management employees to part-time.
–Outfit ideas: how does a grown girl wear cat ears?
–A history of fast fashion in comic form.
-Bella Styles interviews plus model Tiffany “Tip” Jones.
-I so want to make it to Fat Fancy, a radical fatshion boutique in Portland, someday. Virgie Tovar’s reading there looks like it was so much fun!
-If you read one thing this week, make it this: The HAES files: death threats, anxiety, and dying while fat.
-Lindy West is brilliant. Always.
-Great pictures of fab fatties enjoying NOLOSE.
–“Apology accepted” and other things I’ll never get to say to my former diet counselors.
-This watercolor painting of a fat flapper is the best thing ever.
–I am not a fetish. YES.
Climate and Sustainability
–A piazza on every block: how DIY placemaking is transforming communities.
-Bethany muses on mice, mountains, and risk-taking spirit.
In honor of my birthday, which is coming up tomorrow–can you believe I’m going to be 28?!–I’ve put together a compilation of things I’d love to get if a magical fairy fatmother showed up waving her wand at my front door.
If I actually had a fairy fatmother, the first thing I’d ask for would be a stable, satisfying job with good pay and benefits–but pretty things are much more fun to fantasize about.
You can click each image to go to the Polyvore set, which has the details.
Another thing I would love to have, but that Polyvore wouldn’t let me clip, is a custom illustration by Natalie Perkins. Here are a few of my favorites that she’s drawn so far (via FLI’s Facebook page)–aren’t they gorgeous?