Wednesday Fa(t)shion Inspirations, 10/15/14

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OOTD: lace, lilac, and lavender

plus size outfit lavender lace dress and purple argyle cardigan

It’s really and truly fall–and fall in New England is pretty awesome. I’ve already been apple-picking twice, enjoyed lots of apple cider donuts, eaten many pumpkin-flavored things, and enjoyed the foliage everywhere from my own street to the woods. I even hate the rain less than usual, because it makes the leaves look so bright.

And of course, I’ve been having fun with cooler-weather dressing. Sweaters and leggings make it so easy to add color, texture, and pattern to any outfit.

plus size outfit lavender lace dress and argyle sweater

Dress: H&M, sweater: Old Navy via clothing swap, teggings: Re/Dress, shoes: Naot, bracelets: Deb, necklace: So Good, earrings: a small shop in Western Mass. Continue reading

Fa(t)shion Inspirations, Petticoat edition

It’s time for another special edition of Fa(t)shion Inspirations! This time, it’s all about petticoats, in all their sheer chiffon glory. Whether worn under a dress or alone, they give any outfit that extra oomph.

Petticoat buddies! 🙂

I love Luna Del Ray’s Marie Antoinette costume, featuring a Domino Dollhouse petticoat.

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Blargh.

It’s always disappointing to come across a fatshion blogger who seems cool, only to find that they buy into the same fat-hating crap as the rest of society.

Especially when they’re a bit older and have pink hair. I have an automatic affinity for other pinkies, and if they’re older, even better. I hate how our society fetishizes youth, and even though that benefits me right now–as a 27-year old who looks even younger–I know it won’t last. Some day I’m going to be a 40-, 60-, 80-, God willing 100-year old fatshionista, and I’m not going to stop having fun with style just because society thinks I should. So, I really like finding fa(t)shion role models who show that you can have kickass style at any age.

Which makes it all the more disappointing to read a post like this one. Clare posts a lovely picture of herself wearing a lacy dress that she hand-dyed lavender, and says:

When I was a skinny teen I wore short skirts all the time but over the last 15 years my hemlines have become a more sensible length as my body mass has increased. Now I’m a UK size 18-20 I’m really cautious about wearing short skirts for fear of looking like, well….. a fat slag

ARGLEBARGLE FATSHION HULK SMASH. The picture she links to, and the whole concept of a “fat slag,” is a horrid caricature.

What part of  PEOPLE COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, ATTRACTION IS HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE AND NOT A BASIS FOR ANYONE’S WORTH, STEREOTYPING PEOPLE BASED ON SIZE IS MEAN-SPIRITED AND CONTRIBUTES TO A CULTURE OF DISCRIMINATION don’t some people understand?

*retreats to cozy corner of fat-o-sphere*