Tomorrow is my 29th birthday! 😀 I celebrated over the weekend with my traditional combination of beach-going, dinner, and an evening party. I’m putting the pictures a bit out of order (dinner, beach, then party) because this amazing dress needs to be at the beginning of the post.
Dress: Dots via a fatshion blogger who was selling some of her clothes, shoes: Clarks, fascinator: birthday present from Steve’s mom :), necklace, large ring, and rhinestone wristband: So Good, silver glitter bangle: clothing swap, rhinestone bracelet: Deb, small ring: ASOS, earrings: Artifaktori (which has since closed)
It’s time for another special edition of Fa(t)shion Inspirations! This time, it’s all about petticoats, in all their sheer chiffon glory. Whether worn under a dress or alone, they give any outfit that extra oomph.
Petticoat buddies! 🙂
I love Luna Del Ray’s Marie Antoinette costume, featuring a Domino Dollhouse petticoat.
Somehow I’ve become old enough that this skirt I got in middle school now feels “vintage.”
Shirt: Old Navy, vest: Torrid via fatshionxchange, skirt: maybe Marshall’s?, shoes: Sugar Shoes via eBay, necklace: gifted, earrings: Claire’s, hat and purse: not sure, wristband: Pacsun, pink ring: Kelsea Echo, claddagh ring: not sure
I got it in either 7th or 8th grade, along with another one in cream and brown. I didn’t wear the cream one much, though, so I gave it away a few years later.
This one, I’ve always loved. And thanks to the powers of elastic waists, it still fits me (which is why I love elastic-waist skirts so much, and hate the ones with zippers, which become too tight or loose with even minor weight fluctuations).
I used to think it was Victorian/goth-y, but now it just screams ’90s to me.
The other day I got a Roaman’s catalog in the snail mail. Flipping through it, I found that there were actually some cute items mixed in with the sea of blah.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Ruffles + metallic = awesome:
This one could easily go Lolita, fairy kei, or even Victorian.
Even fence-posts need to stay warm when the weather gets chilly.
I’ve got lots and lots of links for you today, to tide you over for the next month. (And I’m freaking out a little…I love writing but I have so much resistance to get past. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to push through it.)
More Sandy-related links (earlier links here)
–Helping victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
–Why Sandy matters to the election.
-First responders = amazing. If you can, go hug one.
-How to donate and volunteer responsibly.
-NASA warned New York about hurricane danger six years ago.
-The hideous inequality exposed by the hurricane. (This sounds familiar…it’s almost like a similar disaster, with similarly worse effects on poor people, happened in another major city seven years ago.)
-From the Onion: Nation suddenly realizes this just going to be a thing that happens from now on.
A Hello Kitty pumpkin!
-Exciting news: Fatshion blogger Jessica Dee is starting a clothing line! And it’s full of shiny things.
–Nicole and Damien’s gothic handfasting Halloween party – the outfits are amazing.
–My top is not out of control.
-Kath of Fat Heffalump gives an example of how not to market to fat customers, and offers to help plus size fashion companies get it right.
–Color crush: galactic silver. Love!
-Incredibly gorgeous floral clothing.
–Suit or Sari? On professionalism and “ethnic” dressing.
I hope all my fellow Northeasterners are staying safe from Hurrican Sandy! My office is closed, so I’m hanging out at home (with a good supply of pizza, mint M&M brownies, and coffee).
Yesterday, I went to Pop Up Plus NY’s Boston event, which was a lot of fun. I couldn’t make it on Saturday, when they had a cocktail party, but I still enjoyed playing dress-up and meeting some fabulous fatshionistas.
With Tiana and Camy, who were running the event.
So many sequins!