–Are fashion bloggers the new socialites?
-Check out my friend Maggie’s fatshion blog–she’s been posting some great outfits, and fatshion inspirations as well!
-Candystrike just released a bunch of new items, including an amazing silver and black striped skirt.
–Big & Tall Style for Butches and Others is a new Facebook group for fat people who have a masculine style and don’t identify as cisgender men.
-Speaking of masculine style, my friend Milo is selling handmade bowties at his new Etsy shop, Dappy Dandy Duds.
-I have mixed feelings about Target’s new plus size line, Ava & Viv. On one hand, inclusion by corporate retailers isn’t all that awesome in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, it’s nice to finally see a collection that’s available in-store, since there are so few options for fat women who either can’t or don’t want to shop online. Most of the clothing doesn’t excite me, but there are a few pieces I like, and there’s nothing wrong with good solid basics. The size range (up to 26/4x) could be better, could be worse. Overall, I feel pretty meh, but can understand why other people have strong feelings one way or the other.
–The scientific reasons behind fashion don’ts: “Don’t wear white after Labor Day. White appears in stark contrast to fall foliage, making the wearer a prime target for bear attacks.”
–11 fashion mistakes all women should avoid: “5. Mixing floral prints with lighter fluid and an open flame.”
–Cambodia’s garment workers aren’t backing down.
–Fashion and “normalizing obesity.”
–I stood up to a fat-shaming bully on the train because I’m tired of fighting for the right to exist.
-Chicago’s new plus size burlesque group, the Fat Follies, now has a Kickstarter campaign to help get their group off the ground.
–Capitalism and the weight loss industry.
–There’s a new paper advocating terrible medical guidelines for treating fat people–and surprise, the author is on the advisory boards of multiple companies that make weight loss drugs.
–On the latest in fat eliminationism.
-A letter to doctors: why there’s no point telling me to lose weight.
-“Hang on a minute…shouldn’t all mermaids be fat?”
–Dear white fatties (and other socially visible fat activists).
Some days I don’t feel like putting together a capital-O outfit, or even wearing makeup or jewelry (hair accessories excepted, of course). Today was one of those days.
Dress and yoga pants: Target, bolero: clothing swap, flower crown: Gardens of Whimsy, slippers: Snoozies via some store in Northampton whose name I forgot (they are super-comfy, and I highly recommend them, but they run about a size small)
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).
I’m seriously in love with Target’s Prabal Gurung collection, but…it only goes up to a size 16. (Why am I not surprised?)
Dear Target, I want this in size fat!
So I used their contact form to send them the following letter:
I love all the pieces in the Prabal Gurung clothing line. However, as a plus size fashion blogger who usually wears a size 22, I was disappointed to see that the line’s sizing ends at a 16.
These pieces are gorgeous, and I would absolutely buy them if they came in my size. Please consider expanding the collection’s size range so that plus size fashionistas can wear it as well!
If you also want to see amazing florals in sizes above 16, feel free to drop them a note as well! Target’s a big company, and I doubt they’re going to listen to a few fatshionistas, but it can’t hurt to try.
No, I’m not enough of a masochist to go shopping on Black Friday. I took these pictures a week and a half ago on a routine Target run.