OOTD: ModCloth fail

I had to return this dress because it didn’t fit, but I took pictures anyway because I loved it so much. It was one of the many dresses I bought online while trying to find something for my cousin’s recent wedding. (I ended up wearing this dress, which I’ll post pictures of soon!)

ModCloth’s sizing is well-known for being inconsistent, so I ordered it in both a 22 and 24, and figured I’d return whichever one didn’t fit. Sadly, even the 24 was too small–and 24 is the biggest size available, which makes me go ARRRGHH. I hate how fancy dresses tend to run small, which means that even though I wear a 20 or 22 in most clothing, I find myself sized out of a lot of fancy dresses that go up to 24. Damnit, all fat people deserve floofy tulle dresses (if they want them–and if not, they deserve awesome non-floofy dresses, kilts, suits, and/or tuxes. I love the woman-in-a-tux look a la Janelle Monae, and I want it to be available to fat women, even though I probably wouldn’t wear it myself for Pants Are Not Comfortable On Me reasons).

plus size woman wearing pale pink tulle dress with gold embroidery

Dress: ModCloth, jewelry: So Good, headband: Crown & Glory

Two more downsides of this dress: it itched like hell, and it didn’t cover my bra. If I had a bra that was the same color as the dress, it would blend in perfectly fine; but unfortunately, I don’t (and got the dress so last-minute that I wouldn’t have had time to look for a new bra bra before the wedding). But I took pictures anyway, with the bra I happened to be wearing, again because this dress was so beautiful it just needed to be documented.

plus size woman in pale pink tulle party dress with gold floral embroidery and gold flower crown

I so need more floaty tulle dresses with gold floral embroidery in my life.

Dear ModCloth, please get your sizing shit together, make all dresses in a much larger range of sizes, add linings so that bras don’t show, and use non-incredibly-itchy materials. Love, Laura

OOTD: Ringing in 2014 with my glamorous friends

Dress: Eloquii via Gwynnie Bee, sandals: Naot, headband: Crown & Glory, bangles: Deb and Torrid, necklace, earrings, and wristband: So Good, clutch: eBay

I had a wonderful New Year’s Eve party, which I described a bit here. It was one of those nights that makes me so grateful for my friends and community.

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OOTD: All that glitters is gold

top and skirt: Pink Clove, teggings: Re/Dress, cardigan: Kohl’s (forever ago), shoes: Naot, tote bag: Target, necklace: eBay, earrings and rhinestone wristband: So Good, bangles: Torrid and Deb, rings: from Claire’s and a toy store back in high school, flower crown: Crown & Glory

I’m so, so in love with this top and skirt, which I bought with holiday money from my grandparents.

The shirt is baggier than I’d like–I’m in between two sizes on Pink Clove’s size chart, so I ordered up, and it’s definitely on the big side. The material is also surprisingly un-soft for velvet. It’s comfortable on the inside, but the outside, which brushes against my arms when I walk, is rough and a bit itchy. That said, I love it anyway, because it’s just so fabulous. And wearing my (also fabulous) sequined cardigan solves the itchy-arm problem.

While taking outfit pictures, I came across one of my feline friends, Vancouver. He’s such a sweet kitty. 🙂

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