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 love all of these gold shoes.
-I read in a fat-pos Facebook community that Rachel, the creator of InYo yoga wear, is working on adding plus sizes, and is looking for feedback about what sizes people want to see. If you’re interested, shoot her an email at info at inyowear dot com.
-The fatshion-o-sphere got all excited about Cabiria’s show at Fashion Week–it was the first plus size NYFW show, which is awesome–but the clothing itself is not particularly exciting or groundbreaking. And personally, I’m not a fan of Cabiria due to their owner’s history of exclusion and shitty behavior toward other fat women.
-Through Marianne’s latest fatshion article, I found out the exciting news that the daily deals site Zulily carries plus sizes!
–In praise of leggings as pants. YES.
-I keep finding adorable, fashionable kitties on Tumblr, like these two wearing pink angel wings and this one in a dapper waistcoat.
-Lindy West’s boyfriend is as awesome as she is. He wrote beautifully about the importance of fat activism, and social justice work in general, in response to a guy who just wasn’t getting it.
–When fat bodies just “look wrong.”
-Casey writes about her experience commuting by bike while fat and disabled.
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
Have I mentioned I love my Domino Dollhouse galaxy leggings? I wish I could afford the matching dress, but maybe someday it’ll go on sale. *crosses fingers*
Hoodie: T.J. Maxx (years and years ago), dress: Pop Up Plus, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, belt: ReDress, flower crown: Crown and Glory, shoes: Naot, earrings: present from Steve, short necklace: pendant from Michael’s on a chain, longer necklace: Roxie Sweetheart, studded wristband: PacSun, spike wristband: Hot Topic, rose bangle: H&M
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!
Shirt: Old Navy, jacket: Kohl’s, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, boots: Target, bow: Crown & Glory, necklace: Claire’s, rainbow bangle and earrings: So Good, spike wristband: Hot Topic, black and silver bangles: Deb and Torrid
Cooler weather means I get to break out my short tutus! Ironically enough, I only wear them in the winter with leggings, because they’re too short to cover the athletic shorts I wear in the summer.
Shirt: Marshall’s, vest: Old Navy, skirt: Target, leggings: American Apparel, shoes: Naot, wristband: Macy’s, hair flower: H&M, earrings: Artifaktori
Domino Dollhouse‘s lookbook for next season is out! First, it was in the latest issue of Skorch (which is full of awesome, btw), and now it’s on their Facebook page.
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.
Leopard + spikes + cosmic print? Yes, please.
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.
Top: Deb, tutu: Target, leggings: American Apparel, shoes: Naot via David’s Famous Name Shoes, earrings: not sure, bracelets: Torrid and Deb, necklace: a pendant from Michael’s on a chain I already owned, fascinator: Claire’s (another $1 find!) Continue reading