Sunday links, 3/23/14

waffles with blueberries and maple syrup on pink sparkly heart-shaped plate

Even my plates love waffles.

Youtheary Khmer’s spring collection is amazing!
-Danimezza rounds up ten gorgeous plus size dresses.
-Joanna rounds up lots and lots of pretty florals. *swoon* Sadly, many of them are not available in the US.
-San Diego people, check out the rad fatties yard sale and swap!
The Big Fat Flea’s tumblr has some awesome fatshion.

Fat Acceptance
-If you’re in Michigan, check out Amanda Levitt’s talk on fat visibility at Oakland University.
My weight problem isn’t my weight.
-I’ve been frustrated by this too: must every YA action heroine be petite?
-I so wish I could be in Portland for Big Sexy: A Sexy Showcase for the Fat and Fabulous!
Congress on Obesity: ego over accessibility.
-I love all of the pictures that Accidental Disney Princess posts of herself dancing, and these ones are especially beautiful.

Climate and Sustainability
Reclaiming abuelita knowledge as a brown ecofeminista.
-Hells yeah: Massachusetts emerges as the hub of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
-A haunting piece of art about politicians’ inaction on climate change.
No, we’re not just “environmentalists.” It’s much more than that.
-Andy Smith points out how indigenous people are successfully using social media to fight for their rights, costing corporations hundreds of millions of dollars.
-Zadie Smith writes a moving elegy for a country’s seasons.

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OOTD: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not Irish, but I can never resist an excuse to put together a fun outfit. Luckily, I finally have a decent amount of green in my wardrobe. (Next step: acquire yellow. I love bright, sunny yellow, and I want to wear more of it, but for some reason I have a really hard time finding yellow clothes.)

The sweater is from a clothing swap I went to yesterday, which was a lot of fun. There was even an adorable fluffy kitty watching the entire thing! Sadly, I couldn’t take the kitty home, but I did take home lots of pretty clothing.

plus size outfit green st. patrick's day

Sweater: clothing swap, shirt: thrifted, skirt: Deb, teggings: Re/Dress, shoes: Simply Be, fascinator: So Good, earrings: Lithia’s Creations, necklace: I Am Joolienn

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Clothing swaps are the BEST.

Last weekend (no, not this past weekend, but the one before) was full of fat, fabulous clothing swapping.

On Saturday night, I hosted an informal swap at my apartment. I set up signs on the couches and chairs for different sizes ranges (12-16, 18-22, and 24+), and people piled clothing onto the furniture as they arrived.

We had a blast trying on clothing, passing things around, and generally enjoying each other’s company. I picked up some truly awesome stuff, and I was happy to see some of my old clothes go to good homes as well.

Then, on Sunday, I went to a more formally organized event: Sip & Swap: The Curvy Edition, hosted by Ty-Juana of Style Your Curves. It was in a bar downtown, which was nice and quiet in the afternoon, and the event had three signature drinks. And I wore an outfit made up mostly of things from the first swap!

Dress: Lane Bryant via swap, hat: Icing via swap, earrings: either So Good or Claire’s, leggings: Wet Seal Plus, shoes: Naot, pearls: So Good, fat necklace: Fancy Lady Industries

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#FatshionFebruary, Day 1: Black and white and red all over

It’s surprisingly warm today, perfect for taking outfit pictures.

The top and jacket are both from last weekend’s clothing swaps, which were awesome. Seriously, I have so much new clothing to experiment with now–it was perfect timing.

top: New Look Inspire via clothing swap, jacket: Torrid via clothing swap, skirt: Deb, leggings: Wet Seal plus, headband: Crown and Glory, shoes: Naot, socks: Target, necklace, earrings and rhinestone bracelet: So Good, bangles: Deb and Torrid, pearl bracelets: Deb, Lucite ring: H&M, rose ring: Claire’s (a long time ago)

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