OOTD: Summoning spring

Lately I’ve been operating under the theory that if I wear a lot of florals, it’ll make spring come. That’s how weather works, right? 😉

I wore this outfit for a short nature walk over the weekend, where there was plenty of snow but also plenty of sun. We also saw a few cute dogs, including a tiny lab/husky mix puppy with one blue eye and one brown eye!

plus size outfit with black top, rhinestone necklace, and giant flower crown

Top: Apostrophe Woman – thrifted, cardigan: Grace Elements Woman – from a mini-swap with a friend, skirt: Target, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, snow sneakers: L.L. Bean, flower crown: Boohoo, earrings and necklace: Forever 21, bracelet: So Good, sunglasses: Sweet and Lovely

plus size outfit purple cardigan, light pink skirt, and flower crown

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OOTD: Summoning spring

If I wear lots of bright colors and florals, then spring will come more quickly, right? I’m pretty sure that’s how weather works…

plus size pink and yellow floral outfit

Cardigan: Eloquii via clothing swap, dress: Yours Clothing, teggings: Re/Dress, coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, shoes: L.L. Bean, socks: not sure, necklace and bracelets: eBay, earrings: So Good (present from Steve), headband: Gardens of Whimsy

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OOTD: Pink, purple, and giant flowers

This is what I wore to go blues dancing last week. I hadn’t been to blues in a while, so it was good to be back.

plus size outfit purple top and pink petticoat with flower crown

Tunic: Re/Dress, petticoat: Domino Dollhouse, floral crown: Boohoo, necklace and earrings: Forever 21, bangles: eBay

Putting together this outfit left behind a pile of rejected pieces. In fact, at one point I was wearing the same top in black, and the same petticoat in hot pink, before I switched them out for eggplant and light pink. Domino Dollhouse’s petticoats are the best for any kind of dancing–they’re so full and twirly.

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Outfit August, day 31: floral extravaganza

Sometimes people wonder why I wear ginormous flowers on my head all the time. The day trip I took to Shelburne Falls yesterday confirmed the two main reasons: it makes me feel more like myself, and it gets positive reactions from people everywhere I go.

plus size outfit black top and pink and purple flower crown

Top and skirt: thrifted, flower crown: Boohoo, necklace: vintage key on a chain, earrings: from a little shop in Shelburne Falls

I figured I’d wear my biggest flower crown to visit the Bridge of Flowers–because when in Rome, dress like the scenery, right? I got so many compliments from strangers, and even had two different people ask if they could take my picture. I love when random people want to photograph me–it makes me feel so famous. 🙂 And in general, I love fa(t)shion as a conversation starter: a way to have small positive interactions with friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike.

me and steve smelling pink hibiscus flowers on the bridge of flowers in shelburne falls

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Outfit August, day 10: Frida-esque

I wasn’t consciously inspired by Frida Kahlo when I put together this outfit, but many of my friends commented that it looks like a tribute to her. I’ll take it!

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Dress: Old Navy via clothing swap, shoes: Clarks, flower crown: Crown & Glory,  fat necklace: Fancy Lady Industries, tattoo choker: eBay, studded wristband: PacSun, earrings and spike wristband: So Good

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Outfit August day 9: floral extravaganza

Thanks to a tip from a friend, I discovered quite possibly the most exciting thing ever: a farm where you can pick your own flowers!

plus size outfit purple and burgundy standing in field of sunflowers

top and necklace: clothing swap, skirt: thrifted, headband: Crown & Glory, earrings: Lithia’s Creations, bracelets: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Brooks

There’s nothing quite so wonderful as being surrounded by flowers with a pair of scissors and free reign to pick as many as you can fit in a jar. It’s cheap, too–only $6.25 for a large jar, which is far less than flowers cost at the supermarket or even the farmer’s market.

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