If I wear lots of bright colors and florals, then spring will come more quickly, right? I’m pretty sure that’s how weather works…
Cardigan: Eloquii via clothing swap, dress: Yours Clothing, teggings: Re/Dress, coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, shoes: L.L. Bean, socks: not sure, necklace and bracelets: eBay, earrings: So Good (present from Steve), headband: Gardens of Whimsy
I’ve been really into the tunic-and-leggings look lately. Both because I like how it looks, and because it’s extremely comfortable.
Tunic: Reborn Collection via Zulily, leggings and belt: Re/Dress, shoes: L.L. Bean, cardigan: thrifted, jewelry: miscellaneous
I’ve had such mixed experiences with Zulily. I’ve gotten some gorgeous, good-quality pieces cheaply, like the dresses in these three posts. I’ve gotten some pieces that I love, but that are crappy quality, like this tunic. And then I’ve also gotten a bunch of pieces that just don’t fit–and Zulily doesn’t allow returns, so I have to either sell them or give them away. Continue reading
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.
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.
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
I wore this for a fat brunch, which was organized by a new member of the Boston Fatties group who had just moved to the area. A whole bunch of people came, and we had a great time! Of course I had to wear my fat necklace. 🙂
Top: Re/Dress, blazer: Pink Clove via ASOS, leggings and earrings: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: L.L. Bean, fat necklace: Fancy Lady Industries (sadly no longer available), flower crown: Crown & Glory, bracelets: So Good, rose ring: old, Lucite ring: H&M
The quality of this blazer may be terrible, but I’m enjoying it as much as I can before it falls apart. Other outfits featuring it are here and here.
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
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
I was sorting through my closet this weekend, trying to pick which items to bring to a clothing swap I’m holding in a few weeks, and almost threw this dress into the swap pile. I haven’t worn it in forever because the straps don’t quite cover my bra, so it’s not appropriate for fancy occasions.
But then I saw my studded button-down shirt hanging near it, and I had an idea. And I’m really happy with how it turned out! This kind of mix-and-match outfit creation–playing with pattern and texture within a limited color palette, or vice versa–is exactly what I love about fashion.
Dress: Dress Barn via eBay, top: Marshall’s, shrug: SimplyBe, leggings: Re/Dress, snow boots: from my mom, tote bag: ASOS, necklace: a gift shop in France (I’ve also seen it available online at La Marelle, although it is currently sold out), earrings: Faces (which is closing, boo), fascinator: from my aunt, rings: old, wristbands: So Good
I’m so glad I snapped up two pairs of leggings from Domino Dollhouse’s Science/Visions collection during their holiday sale–one in onyx and one in onyx/pewter–because it turns out they’re super-warm. In fact, I’m pretty sure they’re warmer than any actual pants I own.
It’s been below freezing all week here in Boston, and with these leggings, my legs haven’t gotten cold at all on my daily commute and lunchtime walks. Your mileage may vary, as I’m a bit of a polar bear, but they are definitely warmer than your average leggings. They’re made out of a combination of two materials: cotton lycra on top, and faux suede on the bottom. The faux suede is the same material that makes up the sleeves of the Oblivion dress, and it’s so soft that I end up wanting to pet my own legs/arms all day.
Like all Domino Dollhouse leggings, they’re thick and opaque, so they work well as pants. I wear them with dresses to work, but on the weekends I sometimes wear them as pants, as you can see in the middle picture above. I wear them in a 1x, which is my usual size in DD leggings, although I wear a 2x or 3x in their dresses.
If you’re looking for a cheaper way to keep your legs warm, check out the Berkshire Cozy Hose tights, which one of my friends recommends highly. I haven’t tried them myself because I don’t like the feeling of tights, but she says they’re really comfortable. As for sizing, she is about the same size as I am (22-ish, and we always take each other’s old clothes at swaps!), and wears the tights in a 3x-4x.
Re/Dress also has fleece-lined leggings available for preorder, in a bunch of colors including pink (yay!). I haven’t tried these either, but I’ve heard good things about them in the past.
What do you wear to keep warm in the winter?
Is glittergoth a thing? Well, if it wasn’t already, it is now.
Top: Re/Dress, vest: Torrid via the Big Thrifty, tutu: ASOS Curve, sequined cardigan: Kohl’s, necklace and spike bracelet: So Good, earrings: Kerala, studded wristband: PacSun, glitter bow: Crown & Glory, skull ring: Torrid, rose ring: really old
I wore this outfit to celebrate Chinese and Movies Day with my brother and a few friends. I would have gone with Steve to visit his family, but I couldn’t get today off from work, so I stayed in and had a traditional Jewish celebration. 😉
I wore this outfit to meet up with a friend who was visiting from out of town. I felt particularly sophisticated since the necklace is from Iceland and the fascinator is from France. The earrings are from a small shop in Shelburne Falls, which may not be particularly exotic or worldly, but is nonetheless a beautiful place.
Dress: Target (really old), teggings: Re/Dress, cardigan: Kohl’s (also really old), necklace: Leynibudin, fascinator: Brykalski, earrings: a shop whose name I don’t remember in Shelburne Falls, MA, bracelets: Macy’s, So Good, and Torrid, shoes: Naot Continue reading
A tiny, sleepy husky puppy I met while waiting in line for ice cream at my friend’s birthday party. 🙂
Congratulations to my friends Liz and Ian who are getting married today! (Yes, I scheduled this post in advance.)
-Re/Dress interviews Shawna of Chubby Cartwheels, whose designs they are now carrying.
–A new plus size fashion magazine launches in South Korea.
-It’s ModCloth’s one-year anniversary of carrying plus sizes, and they have run a survey of their plus size customers. Marie read the survey results and wondered, Why is trendy plus size fashion so rare, especially when it’s proven extremely effective? In non-fatshion-related but adorable ModCloth news, check out this golden retriever who works in their office. So jealous!
-Australian brand City Chic will be opening a few stores in the US this fall. The initial stores will be in California, but I hope they will expand to other areas soon.
–Georgette, Sandra, and Gaelle post some highlights from New York Full Figured Fashion Week 2014. I would love to go someday!
–How do I dress like a grown-up, androgynously?
–100 most stylish DapperQs of 2014.
–A roundup of queer wedding style, and even more inspiration: the amazing amazing blush pink tulle gown and pink and white suit of this couple. (Also, as a fellow Jew, I love seeing them put their own spin on Jewish wedding traditions, like the breaking of a wineglass–it’s traditionally done by the groom, but here both brides are doing it.)
-Leah rounds up gorgeous retro floral dresses from Lady V London.They come in sizes UK 14-32 (US 10-28), and I kind of want them all.
-These 1920’s style prom outfits made from duct tape are amazing.
-Oaklanders, get ready for the Cupcakes and Muffintops fatshion extravaganza!
-Portlanders, check out Summer Strut: A Fat Fashion Show.
-Sheri rounds up 18 plus size white dresses. I especially like #s 3 and 7.
Ragen’s More Cabaret being awesome:
-Two great posts: Is staying thin easy? It doesn’t matter and Is being thin healthy? It doesn’t matter.
-Charlotte describes her experiences at the Allied Media Conference, and Amanda posts a speech she gave there.
–Scientists say they may have underestimated fat hatred. I say, “yup!”
-Why is there always so much fat-pos awesomeness on the West Coast? If you’re lucky enough to live in Portland, check out the first Chunky Dunk of 2014 and Jelly Roll: a body positive dance party!
-Musings on unruly bodies.
–Because it’s my body.
–21 body positive tattoos + inspiration.
-On fat gay pride.
-Lindy tried to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow for a week, and reflects on how it felt to do that as a fat person.
-It makes me happy that this chocolate Venus of Willendorf exists.
-Ragen takes apart what’s wrong with the saying, “It’s ok to be fat, as long as you’re healthy.”
-Particularly appropriate for this weekend: Why do we care about weddings? I just finished reading Jen Doll’s book, and it’s really good.
-Reflections on the future of coming out.
-”We are organically making the defiant and joyful worlds that cannot be defined and will be sustained.”
–I was a teenage Wolverwine: on superheroes and disability.
–The Jews of Williamsburg: reflections on the smallness of New York, creating your own weird and magical world, and how different worlds overlap.
-I love this art project of toys saying things to other toys.
-This is a great idea: San Francisco Mission District tenants turning Victorian home into a co-op to avoid Ellis Act eviction.
–May we all pursue happiness. #Pride
-Gorgeous images of Iceland in winter.
More awesome fat dancing!