OOTD: Comfy and vaguely grown-up (!) goth

My style has been changing so much lately, and I wonder how much of that comes from reading a million fatshion blogs, and how much is just natural style evolution. I don’t think I would have worn something like this even a year or two ago, but lately I’ve been so into low-key gray and black nu-goth-y clothing.

Two and a half years ago, Domino Dollhouse was selling a few Nakimuli items that had a similar aesthetic to DD’s current Science/Visions collection. At the time, I thought they were kind of boring; now I wish like hell that I could get my hands on that drape-y gray dress.

plus size outfit with black dress, gray leggings, gray floral blazer

Dress and leggings: Domino Dollhouse, blazer: Torrid, shoes: L.L. Bean, belt: Re/Dress, jewelry: all old

(Please ignore the weird thing my hair is doing. I didn’t notice it after I’d finished taking the pictures, and I didn’t want to start all over again.)

plus size black and gray goth outfit

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OOTD: Sweet oblivion (and some thoughts on plus size pricing and capitalism)

Normally I wait for Domino Dollhouse items to go on sale before I snap them up, but I fell in love with the Oblivion Dress from their new Science/Visions collection and had to have it–especially since I only wear long sleeves in the winter, and I want to get as much wear out of it as possible before the weather warms up. I sold some clothing to my local Buffalo Exchange to help come up with the money (and was pleasantly surprised that they bought a bunch of my size 3x/22 dresses, since they rarely carry anything over a 14), and, as always, used Tess Munster‘s 10% off discount code. I’m so glad I did–the dress is so comfortable, a perfect winter staple.

plus size outfit pewter gray domino dollhouse dress

Dress: Domino Dollhouse, teggings: Re/Dress, shoes: LL Bean, ring: Torrid, all other jewelry: old or from clothing swaps

The body of the dress is made of a comfortable jersey material, and the sleeves are a super-soft faux suede. I love that it looks edgy and vaguely goth, but feels as comfortable as pajamas. I’m hoping to get it in black someday too, if there’s a really good sale.

plus size gray jersey dress domino dollhouse

The jagged hem is everything. I’ve been obsessed with asymmetrical hems lately, and realized that I own very few items with them, so I was happy to remedy that.

I wore the dress to work on Friday with the accessories pictured here, and then on Saturday with different, punkier ones. (Yes, I was so excited that I wore it two days in a row. And did I mention it’s really comfortable?) I will put up pictures from my Saturday adventures–which included the BUST Craftacular, dinner in Chinatown, and the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree lighting–soon.

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