I didn’t get a full picture of this outfit I wore back in mid-December–I don’t even remember what I was wearing on bottom–but I really liked how this selfie came out. When I posted it on Facebook, one of my friends commented, “You look fantastic, the stars of the Longest Night personified!”
I love when I put together an outfit just because it looks pretty, because I’m drawn to certain pieces, and then my friends come up with interpretations that make so much sense. Maybe I should always crowdsource the meanings behind my outfits. 😉
Top: thrifted, jacket: Kohl’s, necklace: eBay, earrings: Domino Dollhouse, bow: Crown & Glory
Here’s to a sparkly 2015!
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. 😉
Merry almost-Christmas to those who celebrate, and happy almost-Movies and Chinese Day to my fellow Jews! 😉
All of a sudden, it seems like the entire fatshion-o-sphere is wearing this pale pink tutu from H&M (which is currently sold out, but it’s come back in stock a few times, so keep an eye on it). It seems to run large, as it comes in sizes L – 3XL and fits bloggers who usually wear up to a UK 30/32 (US 28/30).
I am excited to see H&M make something that is both affordable and gorgeous in a wide range of plus sizes, and I really hope that they see all these bloggers wearing it–and see how quickly it keeps selling out–and realize that making more awesome plus size clothes would be good for their bottom line. I have not had much faith in H&M for a long time, especially since the plus size section disappeared from my local store, but this is a promising step in the right direction and I really hope they keep it up.
Here are the outfits featuring it that I’ve seen so far, all of which are fabulous:
The beret! The sparkly heels! The combination of girly tulle and a casual sweater! How chic is D’s outfit?!
I also love everything about Leah’s outfit, from the iridescent sequin top to the Crown & Glory glitter bow.
As if we needed another reminder that our country was built by violence against people of color, today is Thanksgiving, which effectively celebrates the genocide of Native Americans. So I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving–because spending quality time with family and friends is important, and because pumpkin pie is delicious–but also a reflective one, one that honors the holiday’s history.
If you were planning to shop at major retailers this weekend, consider supporting black-owned businesses instead, as many black organizations have asked. If you’re looking to donate money instead of, or in addition to, shopping, check out this list of black-led organizations on the ground in Ferguson, and the Ferguson Public Library’s Powell’s wishlist (see this post for the library’s address and purchasing instructions).
Now for the fun part: pretty things you can buy from black-owned businesses, including Boston’s own The Thicky Chicky!
Middle row (all books I’ve read and loved):
–Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, $10.95
–Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, $15.95
–Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, $10.50
–Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, $10.95
–Kiss Me fascinator in rose gold metallic, Hello Sweet Leigh, $55
–Purple mambo skirt, Nakimuli, $130 (use the discount code THANKFUL14 for 20% off)
–Fleur dress, The Thicky Chicky, $30.20
–Triumph sequin dress, $125, and Sparkle skirt, $79, Zelie for She