Pop Up Plus NY in Boston

I hope all my fellow Northeasterners are staying safe from Hurrican Sandy! My office is closed, so I’m hanging out at home (with a good supply of pizza, mint M&M brownies, and coffee).

Yesterday, I went to Pop Up Plus NY’s Boston event, which was a lot of fun. I couldn’t make it on Saturday, when they had a cocktail party, but I still enjoyed playing dress-up and meeting some fabulous fatshionistas.

With Tiana and Camy, who were running the event.

So many sequins!

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OOTD: Pink and gray

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

OOTD: Pink peplum and roses

I love this top from Deb, which I also have in green. Luckily, I fit into a 3x, which is the largest size–but I wish it weren’t that way. I don’t like when I’m at the top of a size range, which means that anyone bigger than me is left out. Everyone should get to wear lacy pink peplum shirts (well, if they like that sort of thing).

Also, I have mixed feelings about the existence of juniors’ plus sizing in general. On one hand, it tends to fit me better than regular plus sizing. But on the other hand, it usually runs smaller, and stops at a smaller size. Which is not ok–teenagers, just like adults, come in all shapes and sizes. They may be a little thinner on average, because aging is correlated with weight gain. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need fabulous clothes in sizes above 3x.*

Pink peplum for everyone! *raises fist*

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