Indie designer spotlight: LovelyMsLevecks

collage of three punky clothing items with skulls and plaid

I found LovelyMsLevecks recently and fell in love. As the shop’s site says:

LovelyMsLevecks is a one woman operation specializing in one of a kind plus size clothing. I offer a little something for everyone. Whether you like punk, gothic, rockabilly or boho styles, LovelyMsLevecks has something to help you rock those curves!

The clothes feature so many stylistic elements that appeal to me: skulls, mesh, mixed prints, a girly-tough aesthetic.

collage of three pink and purple punky clothing items

They come in sizes 1x – 4x, and the designer, Aubry, also does custom sizing. She can even take a shirt you already own and alter it, which is a great way to get something new out of an old piece–and is also cheaper than her regular pieces.

The items are pretty cheap for hand-made clothes: $28 – $36 for tops, $24 – $44 for bottoms, and $35 – $66 for dresses. I highly recommend checking them out if you’re looking for something punky and unique!

The items featured in this post are:
1.) 2x cheetah spots and plaid top – $32 – I’ve loved the combination of leopard print and red plaid ever since I saw it in a teen magazine back in the late ’90s, so it always makes me happy to see them together.
2.) 4x skull print bib tee – $34
3.) 4x skull and stud capri leggings – $25
4.) No longer available – from the LovelyMsLevecks Facebook page – I just really love this one! And it’s possible that you could get one like it, since Aubry is willing to re-create sold-out designs as long as she has enough of the fabric.)
5.) 2x galaxy tunic – $34
6.) 3x pink spiders and webs top – $29 – This one reminds me of the ’90s too, in the best way! It would look awesome wih a black tutu, combat boots, and a ball chain necklace.

Halloween OOTD, part 2: the daytime look

What I love about Halloween: it’s the one day of the year when I go to work dressed like this.

plus size goth outfit with skulls and pink devil horns

Dress: Ashley Nell Tipton, cardigan: Torrid via eBay, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: L.L. Bean, devil horns: Crown & Glory, necklace: Tarina Tarantino at Amazon, ring: Torrid, bracelet: eBay, earrings: a shop in Paris

Leave it to Crown & Glory to put hot pink sparkly devil horns in their October Glitterati box! 😀

plus size skull and leather outfit

The picture of my ring came out a bit blurry, but I had to include it because I’m so in love with this ring. My earrings were also skulls, but I didn’t get a good picture of them.

skull ring

OOTD: Easter bunnies

I have a million outfit posts I need to catch up on, so I’m going to start with the most recent one. This is what I wore for Easter egg-hunting and frolicking with my friends in our local park, which was wonderfully silly and fun.

At first, I put together a pastel outfit, but I just wasn’t feeling it, so I changed into yoga pants and my killer bunny shirt. Steve was on the same wavelength, and wore his TARDIS bunnies shirt (which I got for him as a holiday present last year).

outfit with killer bunny t-shirt, tiny hat, and skull cardigan

T-shirt: TeeTurtle, cardigan: Torrid via eBay, necklace: eBay, earrings: clothing swap, tiny hat: Claire’s, yoga pants: Target

couple wearing matching cute bunny t-shirts

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OOTD: the dream of the ’90s is alive in Boston

Sometimes I think, if teenage me could see all the clothing options I have now, she would be so happy. I mean, how much fun is this entire outfit?

plus size 90s outfit with domino dollhouse and asos curve, rainbow digital jacket, pink velvet leggings, star skater dress

Jacket and leggings: Domino Dollhouse (at rock-bottom discount, hells yeah), dress: ASOS Curve, sandals: Clarks, purse: LeSportSac via eBay, necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay, earrings: Claire’s, baby barrettes: probably CVS or Walgreen’s, skull ring: Kelsea Echo, sunglasses: Sweet and Lovely, belt: Re/Dress

plus size 90s outfit with domino dollhouse and asos curve, rainbow digital jacket, pink velvet leggings, star skater dress

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#FatshionFebruary, day 9: Ode to the ’90s

This dress is another one of my recent swap acquisitions–I might as well start calling it Swapped and Thrifted February.

Dress: Merona (Target) via clothing swap, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, cardigan: Torrid via eBay, socks: Target, shoes: Naot, all jewelry: really old

Yes, it has POCKETS. And if I had a regular office job, it would make a great work dress (without all the skull accessories, of course). I like basic dresses that can easily switch from business casual to punk-tastic.

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OOTD: Pastel goth and fat thrifting day!

A month or two ago, I organized a fat thrifting day through the Boston-Area Fatties Meetup Group, and it was a success! We only ended up going to two stores, but we had a ton of fun browsing together, and we all found some great stuff.

One of my favorite finds was this ridiculous (or ridiculously awesome?) pleated purple top:

First I thought it was a skirt, then a poncho, and then I finally realized it had sleeves.

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OOTD: Killer bunnies and cat ears

Last weekend, my friends had a benefit party to raise money to help cover the vet bills for their two cats, who had both been sick recently. (Luckily, the kitties are doing better now!)

They suggested that people wear cat ears, so I did…

shirt: TeeTurtle, cardigan: Torrid via eBay, tutu: Target (forever ago), leggings: Wet Seal, cat ears: probably CVS?, necklace: from a clothing swap, wristband: PacSun, bangles: Deb, earrings: gift from a relative, shoes: Naot

The shirt, of course, is a reference to the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s one of a few TeeTurtle shirts I have (you can see my hedgehog one here and here, and I’ll be posting an outfit with a Pikachu one soon), and I love them–they’re super-soft, and they fit me really well, unlike most men’s t-shirts.

If you’re at all into geeky or cute t-shirts, I highly recommend TeeTurtle. They have tons of adorable stuff, pop-culture and internet meme references, and awesome cross-fandom geekery (Harry Potter/Pokemon, Doctor Who/Zelda, and more).

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#FFFaceoff Inspirations

Through Erin’s latest outfit post–how cute is that ’90s-esque flower dress?–I found out about the Fall Fashion Faceoff that Kelly of Masque Mag has organized. I have a few outfits in mind for the challenge, and I’ll be posting them soon! (Hint: there will be some plaid/leopard mixing, and some good times with multiple black-and-white-florals.)

In the meantime, here are some Polyvore collages I created inspired by the aesthetic(s) of the challenge. You can click the images for more information.

The Dark Side of Floral
Back to (Punk Rock) School