The best part of my commute is walking past these flowers every day.
I apologize for the lateness of this link roundup–this week was long and tiring, and then yesterday was Yom Kippur, so I haven’t had the chance to put together a post until now. But I’ve lots of good links to make up for it. 🙂
I’m officially bringing back floral-leggings-as-pants.
They were a staple of my wardrobe in fourth through sixth grade. When I rediscovered them, I realized that some things never change. I still love florals and I still love soft, comfortable, stretchy clothing.
Leggings: Deb, top: thrifted, rose bangle: H&M, silver bangles: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Sugar Shoes via eBay (forever ago), earrings and necklace: So Good, fascinator: Which Goose
I was so excited to get my hands on a pair of Domino Dollhouse’s galactic-print leggings. I originally ordered them in a 2x when they first came out, but that turned out to be too big, so I had to exchange them for a 1x–and then wait for them to come back in stock. My pair finally arrived on Christmas Eve, so it felt like a present.
They’re super-comfy, and I love how they look on me, so I’ve already worn them multiple times. Here’s my first outfit–another one will be coming soon!
I usually try not to get into the manufactured-desire cycle of New! Collections! Coming! Out! But I make an exception for Domino Dollhouse, because 1.) their shit is just that awesome, 2.) I feel significantly less bad about unbridled consumerism when it supports small indie designers, and 3.) I don’t have that many other options for truly fabulous clothing. It’s not like I can just walk into a thrift store and pick up a $10 prom dress or any of the other awesome things I’ve seen in straight sizes. I do hope that, ideally, Domino Dollhouse clothing and other fabulous plus size stuff ends up in thrift stores eventually.
With that out of the way, here are the clothes:
It’s just like the mint green skater dress with bones, except red with stars! I’m much more into star print than bones print, and I love the shape of this dress, so…it’s going to be very, very tempting.
A few years ago, my friend Emily (of CoupCoup Designs and Yarn Pornography) introduced me to the idea of wearing colored leggings with black socks as pseudo-tights. It’s perfect for me, because I love how tights look but I hate how they feel, and leggings are much better.
Luckily, I can fit into an XL in American Apparel leggings, which are fairly durable. [Insert obligatory rant about how arbitrary women’s sizing is–how weird it is that I’m wearing a 3X top, an XXL skirt, and XL leggings all in the same outfit.] They’re a little long, so they bunch up around the ankles, but that doesn’t bother me too much.