OOTD: Summoning spring

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…

plus size pink and yellow floral outfit

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

plus size outfit light pink coat and yellow leggings

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OOTD: Gray, black, and polka dots

I’ve been really into the tunic-and-leggings look lately. Both because I like how it looks, and because it’s extremely comfortable.

plus size outfit - black and gray tunic, polka dot leggings

Tunic: Reborn Collection via Zulily, leggings and belt: Re/Dress, shoes: L.L. Bean, cardigan: thrifted, jewelry: miscellaneous

plus size outfit black tunic and crystal and pearl necklaces

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

OOTD: Blushing at the Slutcracker

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.

plus size outfit light pink tutu and coat in front of slutcracker signs
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.

plus size outfit blush tutu and black sequin cardigan

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

OOTD: the floral blazer a third way, for fat brunch

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. 🙂

plus size outfit gray leggings, purple top, floral blazer

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.

plus size outfit floral blazer, fat necklace, rose crown

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OOTD: floral and lace

plus size outfit with pink coat, lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, pink heart-shaped sunglasses

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

plus size outfit with lavender lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, lavender floral crown

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

OOTD: black and white pattern-mixing with a holographic pop

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.

plus size outfit black and white mesh dress, black top, polka dot leggings, fuzzy bolero

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

plus size outfit black button down top with black and white dress, black hair bow

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Leggings and tights to keep your legs warm this winter

collage of three outfit pictures, all featuring domino dollhouse black and gray leggings

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?