OOTD: Blushing at the Slutcracker

Last month I went to see The Slutracker, one of Somerville’s most awesome holiday traditions. It’s a burlesque parody of the Nutcracker, using all of the original classical music, and a variety of dancing styles from ballet to hula hooping to flamenco to pole dancing.

plus size outfit light pink tutu and coat in front of slutcracker signs
Of course I had to dress as over-the-top as possible to go see it (although I did remove my giant hair flower before the show started, so as not to block anyone’s view). I’ve been really into blush and black color schemes lately, so I put together as much pale pink as possible with some black sequins for balance.

plus size outfit blush tutu and black sequin cardigan

Coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, tutu: Zelie for She via Re/Dress, top: Re/Dress, cardigan: Kohl’s, shoes: L.L. Bean, necklace and earrings: Betsey Johnson via eBay, butterfly veil and giant flower: ASOS, other jewelry: miscellaneous, tote bag: LeSportSac via eBay Continue reading

OOTD: floral and lace

plus size outfit with pink coat, lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, pink heart-shaped sunglasses

Coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, top: thrifted, blazer: Pink Clove via ASOS, skirt: Chubby Cartwheels via Re/Dress, teggings: Re/Dress, necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay, boots: Doc Martens, flower crown: Crown & Glory, earrings: Forever 21, bracelets: miscellaneous, sunglasses: Sweet & Lovely

plus size outfit with lavender lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, lavender floral crown

Betsey Johnson’s jewelry is the best. If a magic genie ever appeared and granted me unlimited jewelry by one designer, I’d pick her hands down–although Tarina Tarantino would be a close second. Continue reading

OOTD: girly punk with a Parisian twist

Some days I just feel really, really pink.

plus size leopard and hot pink outfit

Dress: Reborn Collection via Zulily, cardigan: SimplyBe, belt: ASOS Curve, necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay, earrings: Forever 21, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: Naot, coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, hat: Brykalski, tote bag: gift from a friend

plus size outfit with skull leggings and light pink modcloth coat

I love, love, love this Paris-themed Betsey Johnson necklace. When I got it, Steve said it looked like a necklace that had eaten a bunch of other necklaces, and it’s so true. I love all the tiny details, from the little Eiffel Tower to the tiny dress form, spool of thread, and shears.

And the hat is from actual Paris! It’s one of the three gorgeous headpieces I got at a tiny hat shop that one of my friends recommended. You can see one here, and I’ll be posting an outfit with the third one soon. (Also, yes, I promise I will post about my trip to Paris and Iceland soon! I’ve got a bunch of posts mostly written, and at this point I just have to deal with picking out and uploading pictures–which is no small feat, since I took nearly 2,000 of them.) I normally like to wear the hat a little further forward, but it had shifted back a bit and unfortunately I didn’t look in a mirror before taking these pictures. Oh well! Continue reading

Craving the darkness

Lately I’ve been drawn to black and gray layers: to the borders between dark mori, lagenlook, and witchy goth. I’ve been drawn to lace, velvet, zippers, asymmetric lines, balloon hems, crinkle fabric, mixed textures. To earth tones, quiet greens and browns. To amethysts and moonstones. To long, flowy skirts and dresses perfect for twirling in forests.

Click each image for details; yes, all the clothes are plus sized. They’re mostly from the expensive European shops that I spend way too much time drooling over, but there’s some ModCloth and Torrid in there too.

'90s purple witch
Green and brown woodland fairy chic

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Huzzah for pink plus size coats!

As someone who’s nearly always worn black coats (with the exception of the awesome faux-leopard coat my mom thrifted for me), I’ve been really excited to see the recent proliferation of pink plus size outerwear. Winter is so much more fun when you can go out in bright colors that stand out against the snow, slush, and darkness.

Here are a few of my favorites–click the image for details:

Pink plus size coats

 

Sunday Links, 10/12/14

carousel in front of tree with orange autumn foliage

Fa(t)shion
-Nicolette Mason’s ModCloth collection is finally here! Check out her and Gabi‘s blogs for some fabulous pictures of a real-life girl gang modeling the clothes, as well as a discount code.
-Bethany reflects on fat femme power.
-Kobi Jae of Horror Kitsch Bitch has started an Alternative Curves Blog Hop. I didn’t have the time/energy to put together a themed outfit this month, but I’m hoping to participate next month!
How Madewell bought and sold my family’s history.
-Tanesha of Girl With Curves has released a full range of clothes for fall.
Eight cute plaid dresses in fat sizes, now with 50% more ’90s references.
-Affatshionista reviews Gwynnie Bee.
Style advice for a 50-something trans woman just beginning her transition.
-I wish I could have been at Re/Dress’ meet and greet event with Tess Munster!
Change your style, change your life.
-Want to see what a Glitterati box looks like? Check out these three posts.
Manish Arora’s new fall/winter collection is amazing–this is exactly the kind of imaginative fashion I want to see in size fat.
-Ugh: one-size-only clothing store is the last thing teen girls need.
Gabi’s trip to London Fashion Week with a group of other fatshion bloggers looks so fun.
Spotted! Blogstar Chastity Garner in Vogue Italia.
Fashion and feminism: a chat with Ana Marcela Villa of AKV.

Fat Acceptance
6 must-read perspectives that destroy the War on Obesity.
-If you’re in Sacramento, San Francisco, or Chicago, check out Virgie Tovar’s upcoming events.
Stop policing my daughter’s appetite.
-I actually like Subway’s sandwiches, so I’m always disappointed to hear about them using fat-phobic advertising.
Women’s value is not based on whether men find us attractive.
“Homeland” dares to show fat sex, and it’s only “weird” or “disturbing” if you’ve always assumed fat women are sexless freaks.

This musical protest, in which demonstrators disrupted the St. Louis symphony to sing a “Requiem for Mike Brown,” gives me chills:
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