Sunday Links, 5/10/15

pink cherry blossom on tree

Late April/early May is my favorite time of the year: when nature is as pink as I am.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Fa(t)shion
-Fat Girl Posing’s spring pastel shoot is gorgeous.
-My friend Femma’s Etsy shop Femme Fat Sew is live!
-A plus size student was suspended for a supposedly revealing prom dress, while her straight size classmates got away with much skimpier dresses.
TheCURVYCon is coming to New York, and will have Amber Riley as a keynote speaker!
I said yes to the (gay wedding) dress.
Ten body-positive tips for plus size brides.
-This leather corset is gorgeous, comes in sizes XXS – 12XL, and even comes in pink!
Bombsheller has extended their leggings’ size range to include 2XL, and is working their way up to 6XL.
1910, Paris: some of the world’s first street style photography.
At this fashion library, you check out clothes instead of buying them.
Has it occurred to you that fat people have taste?
ModCloth’s men show their support of their body-positive pool party.
Russian artist compares famous designers’ dresses with nature.

Fat Acceptance
That one time I had liposuction and my life still sucked.
DadBod: three things I love/hate.
Fat-shaming vs. fat discrimination.
-A roundup of Bitch Flick’s posts on fatphobia and fat positivity in movies and TV, including two posts about Steven Universe.
Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades. It’s too bad that she recommends trying to stay at the lower end of your weight range rather than just aiming for health and letting your weight fall wherever it falls, but otherwise it’s a good piece.
FDA: trade your double chin for nerve damage!
Today fat yoga, tomorrow fat kayaking? Some thoughts on kayaking while fat, safe spaces, and inclusiveness.
This International No Diet Day photo is awesome, so here are 7 other reasons you should never have to justify eating.
Defending fat-positive space. Continue reading

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? 😉

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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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: Spring pastels for a day of Boston adventures

woman wearing lavender lace dress with pastel accessories in front of pink cherry tree

Boston has a reputation for being unfriendly, but I’ve never found that to be true. Yesterday, while out and about in the Public Garden, I asked a stranger if she could take a picture of me in front of a pink tree–and she was super-helpful, asked if I was a fashion blogger (yay!), and took a bunch of pictures from different distances. We exchanged contact info, and it turns out she sells Stella & Dot jewelry; you can check out her page here.

Thank you, Liz, for these lovely pictures! 🙂

woman in lavender lace dress and peach hair bow in front of pink cherry trees

Dress: H&M, sandals: Clark’s, bracelets: So Good, headband and necklace: Forever 21, earrings: I don’t even remember, pink rose statement ring: The Tiny Teapot, silver rose ring: I’ve had since high school

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Friday links, 4/12/13

A sign of spring 🙂

Fa(t)shion
-The Aussie Curves Sydney meetup sounds like so much fun! I wish we had something like it in Boston.
-Melbournians (Melbournites? Melbournistas?), check out the Hey Fatty & Friends Market.
-I love Shannon’s reflections on clothing and identity.
This thread has some good suggestions for finding plus size steampunk clothing.
-I have no particular interest in horse races, but the hats that women wear to them are fantastic.
-More amazing hats: the Milliner’s Guild at the National Arts Club.
-Pure kawaii eye candy: 6%DOKIDOKI Mook exclusive photo shoot.
The outfits and costumes at the New York Easter parade are amazing! Most of the time I’m glad that I don’t live in NYC, but these pictures make me wish I did.

Fat Acceptance
Girl talk: confessions of a thin-privileged fat activist.
A letter to the doctor who told me I’d be dead right now because of my fat.
-On a sadly similar note: My doctors are killing me.
-It always makes me happy when I see a fat dancer on my Tumblr dashboard.
Fat people deserve to eat. So much yes!

Climate Justice and Sustainability
-Bill McKibben has a new piece in Rolling Stone! It’s about the fossil fuel resistance movement, and like everything else he writes, it’s brilliant.
The Oklahoma grandmother who chained herself to Keystone XL heavy machinery is a total badass.
-I love stories like this: Community thrives along a nearly forgotten slice of an urban river.
Keystone XL pipeline risks harm to Houston community: “This is obviously environmental racism.”
-A really interesting conversation between James Hansen and Bill McKibben.

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OOTD: Spring floral

I’m officially bringing back floral-leggings-as-pants.

They were a staple of my wardrobe in fourth through sixth grade. When I rediscovered them, I realized that some things never change. I still love florals and I still love soft, comfortable, stretchy clothing.

Leggings: Deb, top: thrifted, rose bangle: H&M, silver bangles: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Sugar Shoes via eBay (forever ago), earrings and necklace: So Good, fascinator: Which Goose

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