OOTD: Rocking my giant bow at Disney

plus size outfit with black star print dress and hot pink giant bow

I picked this giant bow for my trip to Disney both because I will take any opportunity to wear huge things on my head, and because it was the closest thing to the Disney aesthetic I could think of while staying true to my own style. The dress I picked because it’s comfortable, fun, and perfect for hot weather.

plus size outfit with black star print dress and hot pink giant bow

Dress: ASOS Curve, bow: the Velvet Village, necklace: Tarina Tarantino via eBay, earrings: a small shop in Paris, watch: Amazon, sneakers: Brooks via Zappos, purse: LeSportSac via eBay, wristband: the “Magic Band” that got us into our hotel rooms and the theme parks Continue reading

Outfit August, day 20, part 2: pretty in punk

For the evening of my birthday, I went to a party held by my friend Emily, who was visiting from out of town. I went full-out girly-punk both in celebration of my birthday and because I knew that Emily, as a fellow punk-clothing-lover, would appreciate it.

plus size pink and black punk outfit - star dress and buckle top

Dress: ASOS Curve, top: Tripp via a blogger who was selling clothes on StoreEnvy, socks: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: L.L. Bean, purse: really old–probably from Claire’s, giant bow: the Velvet Village, necklace: Kuma Crafts, earrings: Lithia’s Creations, spike bracelet: So Good, studded bracelet: Macy’s

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OOTD: Letting my inner child out at the Boston Grown-Ups Museum

woman standing in front of fort point channel wearing pink and rainbow colorful outfit

Have I ever mentioned that I love Boston? Seriously, this town is pretty awesome. We have stuff like the Boston Grown-Ups Museum, where the Children’s Museum opens up for an adult-only night. I was so excited when I heard about it–I would finally get the chance to climb the three-story rope structure!

rope climbing structure at the boston children's museum

It turned out that the structure was full of small spaces that I could barely fit through (almost as if it were designed for kids or something). Between that and the large number of people trying to fit through it at once, I started feeling claustrophobic and had to get out pretty quickly–but at least I went in it, which is still pretty awesome. Continue reading

The Thicky Chicky Launch party

Last week, after a year and a half of blogging, I finally attended my first honest-to-goodness glamorous fatshion event: the launch of a new online plus size boutique, The Thicky Chicky.

me wearing leopard coat and hot pink dress

On the way to the launch, and at it!

outfit details: dress: Domino Dollhouse, leggings and heart necklace: Wet Seal, shoes: Naot, sequined cardigan: Kohl’s (a long time ago), tiara: Kmart, giant bow: The Velvet Village, leopard coat: thrifted (for $12, by my mom, who has thrifting superpowers), Hello Kitty bag: present from a friend (I think she got it free with a purchase at Sephora), scarf: made by my mom, gloves: Best Deals U Can Find on Amazon, custom Tutus and Tiny Hats necklace: DiDepux, bangles: Torrid and Deb, bow ring, earrings, and rhinestone bracelet: So Good, flower necklace: eBay

Isabel Lopes, the founder of The Thicky Chicky, emphasized the importance of building women’s confidence in a world that tried to tell us our bodies are wrong. I love that she has such a strong commitment to body positivity, and I love how she illustrated it with the following anecdote about a magazine article she read. It advised women to suck in their stomachs, have good posture, and hold their heads high in order to appear slimmer. She agreed with the advice, but for different reasons: she felt that we should suck in our stomachs in order to support our voices, have good posture to demonstrate confidence, and hold our heads high to show that we bow to no one.

Melissa, me, Isabel, and Jesse

The event included a fashion show of some of TTC’s designs, including this gold sequin dress designed by Izzy herself. It’s in production now and should be available next month:

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Cider-making, giant veggies, and a tiny horse!

Here are a few pictures of the adventures I had while wearing my new giant bow. Steve, my brother, and one of our friends went to a small-town harvest fair, where saw, among other things, a giant zucchini.

I also met an incredibly sweet 12-year old golden retriever therapy dog.

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OOTD: The biggest bow ever

So, I’ve been known to wear giant bows now and again.

But the bow I recently bought myself as a birthday present could eat those other bows for breakfast. It’s the biggest, baddest, shiniest bow there is.

Bow: The Velvet Village, tank top: Lane Bryant, skirt: ASOS Curve, shoes: Clarke’s, earrings: gift from my aunt, necklace: eximious_jewelry168 on eBay, rainbow bangle: So Good, other bangles: Deb and Torrid, rings: ancient

I wore it for a wonderful day of adventures, which I’ll post about separately. It was the perfect early fall New England day, complete with apple cider making and pony-petting.

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