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