OOTD: Summoning spring

Lately I’ve been operating under the theory that if I wear a lot of florals, it’ll make spring come. That’s how weather works, right? šŸ˜‰

I wore this outfit for a short nature walk over the weekend, where there was plenty of snow but also plenty of sun. We also saw a few cute dogs, including a tiny lab/husky mix puppy with one blue eye and one brown eye!

plus size outfit with black top, rhinestone necklace, and giant flower crown

Top: Apostrophe Woman – thrifted, cardigan: Grace Elements Woman – from a mini-swap with a friend, skirt: Target, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, snow sneakers: L.L. Bean, flower crown: Boohoo, earrings and necklace: Forever 21, bracelet: So Good, sunglasses: Sweet and Lovely

plus size outfit purple cardigan, light pink skirt, and flower crown

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Sunday Links, 2/22/15

laduree macarons and pastel box

Fa(t)shion
The new issue of Skorch isĀ fabulous, as always.
H&M has been hoodwinked by its own sustainability mandate.
-Love it: Rag & Bone NYFW brings us way back to the early ’00s with thisĀ runway trend.
-I’m so excited to hear that JNCO jeans are coming back, but I really wish they’d make plus sizes.
-Margot rounds up a bunch of awesome edgy accessories, including the purple shimmery boots that I have and should wear more often. (They make the bottoms of my feet hurt, but I’m planning to put in new insoles and see if that helps.)
Hard Candy will reissue a bunch of its popular shades from the ’90s.

Fat Acceptance
-This fat liberation manifesto from theĀ ’70s is still completely relevant today.
Failed at dieting? Welcome to the Almost Everyone Club!
-The PDX Fat List is a directory of fat-friendly businesses in the Portland, OR metro area.
-Shannon interviews a group of people about their experiences with HAES and the negative impact of SDH (social determinants of health), and how the HAES community can better address SDH. He also writes a conclusion post about his views on the complicated relationship between HAES and SDH.
Health and the usual disclaimers.
Fining the parents of fat kids is a terrible, terrible idea ARGHHHHH.

Climate and Sustainability
-14-year old activist Xiuhtezcatl MartinezĀ gives 8 reasons to be optimistic about the climate movement in 2015.
“More research” into geoengineering is not such a hot idea.
Understanding Obama’s suckiness on climate.
If you think that California is dry now, wait until the 2050s. I so wish we could send them some of our excessive snow…
Big Oil’s explosive week: two disasters reveal the dangers of America’s energy boom.

pastel laduree candles

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Sunday links, 2/15/15: snowpocalypse edition

porch covered in piles of snow, nearly up to the second floor

It’s getting a little ridiculous.

Fa(t)shion
Rihanna’s pink cupcake dress = love. It reminds me a bit of Kaylee’s shindig dress in Firefly, too.
-Kelsey shows off her visible belly outline.
Moms launch stereotype-bashing clothing line that challenges what it means to be “girly.”
-Advice on how to style a tutu for everyday wear.

Fat Acceptance
-Naomi writes about loving her fat body, learning to enjoy movement, and creating a fitness app as a fat woman.
Things obesity isn’t.
-ARGH: Legislators in Puerto RicoĀ are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don’t lose weight.
-A roundtable of HAES experts talk about social determinants of health and the role of social justice in HAES: part 1 and part 2.
The incredibly bravery of fat-shaming children.
Size and prejudice: on the issues faced by larger fat people.
Medical discrimination against fat people–again.
What if I lose weight doing my Ironman?

Climate and Sustainability
Dispatches from the Seneca Lake uprising–including a delicious-soundingĀ farm-to-table civil disobedience banquet (!).
-May Boeve of 350.org interviews Naomi Klein about low oil prices, the power of fossil fuel divestment, and how build a more kick-ass climate movement.
Women lead the march for climate leadership in California.
Why Harvard students are sitting-in outside Drew Faust’s office.
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Sunday links, 2/8/15

Blog note: I haven’t been doing Fatshion February posts for the past few days because I’ve been sick, booo. I’m hoping to be better, and back to daily outfit pictures, within the next day or two.Ā 

puppy and kitty valentines hanging in store window

Cute Valentines I saw in a store window

Fa(t)shion
-Rachelle is putting together a fatshion zine. Check it out and submit if you’re interested!
16 black fashion bloggers.
-Mary Lambert writes about how she learned to love shopping as a plus size woman, and shares her favorite stores.
-I hope Julianne is right that ginormous pants are coming back in style–I still love them.
Massculine Fatshion is a new site for masculine-of-center fat folks interested in style.
-Chastity shares her favorite plus size budget-friendly online shops.
Plus size wedding dresses for the bride on a budget.
Observe and reserve judgment on other people’s clothing choices.

Fat Acceptance
Missy Elliott taught me that it was ok for a fat woman to feel desire.
-(NSFW) The Adipositivity Project has a gorgeous Valentine Series which features fat people and their lovers.
Football, fat people, and media representation.
-Ali shares her strategies for combating fat-shaming on a day-to-day basis.
-Ragen also shares strategies for fat activism in her Say Something Sunday series of posts.
-The Fat Nutritionist talks about her relationship with food and exercise.

bowl of mac n' cheese with tomatoes and bacon

Mac n’ cheese: the ultimate winter comfort food.

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Fatshion February, day 4: Black, red, and white

Dress + leggings + cardigan/shrug/blazer = pretty much my winter uniform. plus size outfit red and black dress with polka dot leggings Dress: Perceptions via either a clothing swap or the Big Thrifty, leggings: Re/Dress, shoes: L.L. Bean, shrug: SimplyBe, necklace: gift shop at Disney World, earrings: really old I don’t love this dress, but it’s a good basic work dress, so I end up wearing it a lot. It’s comfortable and versatile, just not exciting, and sometimes that’s ok. plus size outfit white fuzzy bolero, polka dot dress and leggings Continue reading

#FatshionFebruary, day 5: Snow Queen for a (snow) day

I may be 28, but the announcement of a snow day still fills me with childlike glee–and it’s a great excuse to play dress-up.

Top and pearl bracelets: Deb, bolero and sweater: clothing swaps, skirt: thrifted, boots: Target, necklace: my great-grandmother’s crystals, wristband: So Good, headband: I Am Joolienn, glitter bow: Crown & Glory, rings: really really old

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