Fatshion February, day 25: satin and tulle

I was going through my closet and realized I hadn’t worn this top in forever, so it was about time to wear it again. The tulle skirt is one of my favorites, although it’s a bit too big–if I’m doing a lot of walking, I have to be careful to keep it from falling down.

plus size outfit red satin top and black tulle skirt

Top: Torrid via fatshionxchange, skirt: ASOS Curve, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: L.L. Bean, jewelry and hair flower: miscellaneous, cardigan: Liz Claiborne – thrifted

plus size outfit red satin top and black hair flower

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OOTD: Comfy and vaguely grown-up (!) goth

My style has been changing so much lately, and I wonder how much of that comes from reading a million fatshion blogs, and how much is just natural style evolution. I don’t think I would have worn something like this even a year or two ago, but lately I’ve been so into low-key gray and black nu-goth-y clothing.

Two and a half years ago, Domino Dollhouse was selling a few Nakimuli items that had a similar aesthetic to DD’s current Science/Visions collection. At the time, I thought they were kind of boring; now I wish like hell that I could get my hands on that drape-y gray dress.

plus size outfit with black dress, gray leggings, gray floral blazer

Dress and leggings: Domino Dollhouse, blazer: Torrid, shoes: L.L. Bean, belt: Re/Dress, jewelry: all old

(Please ignore the weird thing my hair is doing. I didn’t notice it after I’d finished taking the pictures, and I didn’t want to start all over again.)

plus size black and gray goth outfit

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Outfit August, day 23, part 2: plaid, feathers, and rhinestones

After the beach, Steve and I went to my brother’s housewarming party. I didn’t really feel like getting dressed up but I did anyway, and I’m happy with how my outfit came together.

plus size plaid punk outfit

Dress: Domino Dollhouse, vest: Torrid via the Big Thrifty, belt: ASOS Curve, necklace: eBay, earrings and ring: So Good, studded wristband: PacSun, bangles: Torrid and Deb, shoes: Clarks, fascinator: present from Steve’s mom

plus size plaid punk feathers and rhinestones outfit

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OOTD: 100% Big Thrifty goodness

This year’s Big Thrifty was awesome. And I scored some really, really good finds, including all three pieces of this outfit:

plus size pink and black punk outfit

Vest: Torrid, tank top: Cacique, and skirt: Dots, all via the Big Thrifty; shoes: Clarks, headband: Alice & Sara, earrings and necklace: Domino Dollhouse,  studded wristband: PacSun, zipper cuff: a store that was closing on Newbury Street years ago, rings: ancient

The vest was an especially exciting find, both because it’s SO ME and because it was new with tags!

pink and black plus size punk outfit

Zipped up, it could even work on its own as a crop top.

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#FatshionFebruary, day 22: more dark floral

Because there’s no such thing as too much dark floral.

This outfit illustrates the ridiculousness of the weather we’ve been having lately. It was in the 50’s yesterday, warm enough to go out with bare legs and arms–but there were still slushy areas on the sidewalks, hence the snow boots. New England, I’ve lived in you my entire life and sometimes I still don’t understand you.

top: Dots, skirt: SWAK, jacket: Torrid via clothing swap, snow boots: present from my mom, hair bow: Target?, necklace and earrings: Domino Dollhouse, sunglasses: Sweet and Lovely, bracelets: Deb, Torrid, and So Good

I’m so in love with this pleather jacket–it will be one of my spring wardrobe staples, for sure.

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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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August wishlist: birthday edition

In honor of my birthday, which is coming up tomorrow–can you believe I’m going to be 28?!–I’ve put together a compilation of things I’d love to get if a magical fairy fatmother showed up waving her wand at my front door.

If I actually had a fairy fatmother, the first thing I’d ask for would be a stable, satisfying job with good pay and benefits–but pretty things are much more fun to fantasize about.

You can click each image to go to the Polyvore set, which has the details.

August wishlist 1

 Cats, dogs, roses, rainbows…some things really haven’t changed in the last twenty years.

August wishlist 2

 I SO want these Nirvana and Courtney Love dresses from Vera’s Eye Candy, which I found through Betties N Brimstone–who had a dress custom-made in her size. Nirvana and Hole were a big part of my adolescent years, and I’d love to be able to wear that history on my body.

Vera’s Eye Candy also carries various items in the same fabrics as Domino Dollhouse – for example, this galaxy top and dress, and this rainbow digital print dress.

August wishlist 3

Another thing I would love to have, but that Polyvore wouldn’t let me clip, is a custom illustration by Natalie Perkins. Here are a few of my favorites that she’s drawn so far (via FLI’s Facebook page)–aren’t they gorgeous?

Big Thrifty OOTD #6: Red ruffles and cherries

This outfit combines pieces from both this year’s and last year’s Big Thrifty! I got the red ruffle tube top last year (you can also see it here), and the cherry bolero this year. Both are originally from Torrid, as is the skirt.

Skirt, top, and bolero: see above, shoes: Naot, hair flower: Claire’s, spike wristbands: Hot Topic, necklace and earrings: So Good

The whole pin-up/rockabilly look is pretty different from what I usually wear, but I like it! That’s one of the things I love about the Big Thrifty–it’s much easier to experiment with new styles and things you might not normally wear when they’re cheap and you can try them on in person.

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