August wishlist: birthday edition

In honor of my birthday, which is coming up tomorrow–can you believe I’m going to be 28?!–I’ve put together a compilation of things I’d love to get if a magical fairy fatmother showed up waving her wand at my front door.

If I actually had a fairy fatmother, the first thing I’d ask for would be a stable, satisfying job with good pay and benefits–but pretty things are much more fun to fantasize about.

You can click each image to go to the Polyvore set, which has the details.

August wishlist 1

 Cats, dogs, roses, rainbows…some things really haven’t changed in the last twenty years.

August wishlist 2

 I SO want these Nirvana and Courtney Love dresses from Vera’s Eye Candy, which I found through Betties N Brimstone–who had a dress custom-made in her size. Nirvana and Hole were a big part of my adolescent years, and I’d love to be able to wear that history on my body.

Vera’s Eye Candy also carries various items in the same fabrics as Domino Dollhouse – for example, this galaxy top and dress, and this rainbow digital print dress.

August wishlist 3

Another thing I would love to have, but that Polyvore wouldn’t let me clip, is a custom illustration by Natalie Perkins. Here are a few of my favorites that she’s drawn so far (via FLI’s Facebook page)–aren’t they gorgeous?

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#FatshionFebruary, day 11

This outfit has all sorts of significance.

I got the dress at Re/Dress NYC (RIP), which was an amazing place.

The leggings are my “gateway leggings”: back during the very cold winter of ’07-’08, I wasn’t into leggings, but I was into not freezing my ass off. I bought two pairs to wear under my pants on particularly frigid days, and the rest is history.

The Hello Kitty watch was a gift from a fellow contra dancer, who found it at a yard sale for 10 cents. I love when people find cute things and think of me.

And hey look, it’s a VBO! I’ve always worn colorful, funky things, but I wouldn’t have worn a stomach-hugging dress like this before I found the fat acceptance movement.

Speaking of which, guess which book matches this outfit perfectly?

It’s true, I’m that strange breed of fatshion nerd who really enjoys matching books and outfits.

If you haven’t read Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere yet, do it now. It’s pretty much the fat acceptance bible.

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A weekend in pictures: NYC

My recent post about visiting Re/Dress NYC brought back great memories of that trip. So I decided to post a few pictures of it, even though they’re from last year.

I hope I can make it back to New York sometime soon!

First meal in the city: pizza and garlic knots

Sailors!

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Ode to Re/Dress NYC

Last summer, I went to New York to visit a friend. One of the places we went was Re/Dress NYC, a plus-size store that carried new, vintage, and resale clothing.

I’m really glad I had the chance to go there before it sadly closed a few months later. I wish it were still open (and I really wish there were something like it in Boston!), but at least I had the opportunity to experience its awesomeness.

It was such an amazing feeling to walk into a store and be able to try on almost anything. To look through all the racks instead of just the one or two labeled “plus size.” To be part of a fun, friendly, fat-positive environment.

The anticipation…

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