OOTD: A fairy among mermaids

Last night, I went to The Cahd-fish Ball: A Mermaid Gala and Undersea Performance Spectacular. Since I only decided to go the day before, I didn’t have much time to put together a mermaid, pirate, or sailor costume, so I just went with what was easiest for me: dressing like some combination of a woodland fairy and a cupcake.

I meant to wear my fairy wings, but I had only an hour to get ready between work and the show, and I couldn’t manage to find them.

plus size hot pink lace dress and giant rose fascinator fairy outfit

Dress: ASOS Curve, fascinator: ASOS, shoes: Clark’s, necklace: Forever 21, earrings: ??, purse: from the Hello Kitty kiosk in the Prudential Mall ages ago, rose bangle: H&M, rose beaded bracelet: homemade, pink rhinestone ball bracelet: from a clothing swap, bangles: Deb, pink rose ring: The Tiny Teapot, silver rose ring: ancient

pink plus size outfit with giant light pink rose fascinator hair flower

I am so, so, so in love with this dress. It’s a size smaller than I usually wear, because my regular size (22) was sold out, but luckily it lives up to ASOS’ reputation for running large.

Unlike most lace dresses that I’ve worn, the lace is soft and not at all itchy. Whatever this material is, it should be used to make every dress ever. Continue reading

#FatshionFebruary, day 4: mermaid casual

Some days you just feel like a mermaid, you know?

Top: thrifted, pants and earrings: Target, necklace: present from a friend, hairclip: Crown & Glory

I love how accessories can add a touch of glamour and whimsy to an otherwise plain outfit. It’s something I need to do, to maintain my sense of self and sparkle when I’m dressed for practicality.

It’s so interesting how different people experience getting dressed differently. The other day, I was talking about clothing with a friend, who mentioned that she loves jobs that require uniforms because when she’s wearing one, she knows exactly what role she is supposed to play. For me, it’s the opposite: I just don’t feel comfortable if I’m not expressing my creativity through my clothes or accessories, even in small ways. It brightens my day and makes the world kinder to me.

This top is one of my favorite recent thrifting finds. It’s versatile and pretty and I love how it fits me. I’ll try to get some better pictures of it when I’m not at work!  Continue reading