Bostonian fatshionistas, mark your calendars!

Three outfits featuring items I got at last year’s Big Thrifty: purple capris, silver velvet slipdress, black velvet blazer, and pink laser-cut skirt.

The Big Thrifty: A Day of Bargain Shopping for Fatshionistas  is coming up on May 4th.

From the event’s description:

The Big Thrifty is a one-day annual bargain-hunting fat clothing event happening 12pm-5pm Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at Unity Somerville, 6 William St. (edging College Ave.), Davis Square, Somerville, MA, just three blocks from the Red Line T station.

Pay $5 at the door and head toward fat thrifting fun! There will be tables and racks and bins of clothing sizes XL and up sorted by size. Items will be priced cheaply and easily (example: all tops, $3ea.; all items priced $.50-$10.00).

Who will this benefit? Besides all the shoppers reaping the rewards of fashion scores at thrift-tacular prices, we’ll be selecting a charity. After the May 2012 Big Thrifty, we sent $4,000+ to NOLOSE (www.nolose.org).

I went last year, and it was amazing! Not only was there a ton of cheap, awesome clothing sorted by size, but there was such a sense of community. It was wonderful being surrounded by friendly, fabulous fatties.

If you’re in the Boston area, I highly recommend checking it out! Also, I just donated four bags of clothing, so you’ll have a good chance of finding something that used to be mine. 🙂

CT mall adventures part 2: Torrid

After getting way too excited in Deb–and acquiring some great work-appropriate basics, including a super-comfy black blazer–I discovered that the mall also contained a Torrid store!

I’ve been buying clothing online from Torrid for years, but had never made it to a real-life store. And although their clothing is much less exciting than it used to be–less goth/punk/alternative, more expensive, lower quality–they still have some stuff I like. Just walking into any non-Lane Bryant plus size store is a little too exciting.

Hell yeah Hello Kitty!

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