Alternative Curves: Black (ok, actually dark purple) lipstick

This month’s Alternative Curves theme is black lipstick, which is something I love. But while putting together an outfit, I realized that I couldn’t find my black lipstick, so I decided to go with dark purple instead. I’ve been meaning to get a good-quality black lipstick anyway, so if I find one within the month, I’ll do another post.

plus size outfit crop top, black skirt, and pink hair buns

Crop top: Xhilaration via clothing swap (actually a straight size top that fits me like a crop top), skirt: Elementz – thrifted, jacket: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: Buffalo Exchange, earrings: Sadie Green’s, mood necklace: Claire’s, tattoo choker necklace and bracelet: eBay, spike wristband: Hot Topic, spike and stud wristband: So Good, skull ring: Torrid, lipstick: NYX Wicked Lippie in Betrayal

plus size outfit grayish blue crop top and pink hair buns

I got the skirt on my most recent trip to Savers, which is seriously the best thrift store ever. It’s a bit more expensive than the average thrift store, but they also have the best plus size selection I’ve ever seen. Continue reading

OOTD: Casual goth

While getting ready for brunch over the weekend, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to wear a t-shirt or go full-out goth. So I ended up doing both, and I’m really happy with how the outfit came out.

plus size outfit goth with t-shirt and red velvet skirt

T-shirt: TeeTurtle, cardigan: Kohl’s, skirt: Cloak & Dagger Creations, leggings: Re/Dress, shoes: L.L. Bean, necklace: Domino Dollhouse, flower crown: Crown & Glory, wristbands: So Good, earrings: small shop in Paris

plus size outfit with evil bunny t-shirt, skull necklace, and red black gray flower crown

I see Cloak & Dagger around town at various festivals and conventions, and I really appreciate that they always carry plus size items. There’s nothing like being able to try on fun pieces of clothing in person.

Last year at Arisia, I bought a gorgeous green velvet Renaissance gown from them. I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but I hope I will soon! Continue reading

OOTD: Velvet for the holidays

Note: this dress was given to me by eShakti, but all opinions are my own. I only review items that I like and would have considered buying anyway, so don’t worry, I won’t try to sell you any random ugly things.

I’ve been drooling over so many velvet dresses this season, including this one from eShakti. So when they offered me a dress to review, I couldn’t help but pick it. Unfortunately, it was sold out in my first color choice of burgundy, but I love it in black too.

plus size black velvet puff sleeve dress

Dress: c/o eShakti, necklace and wristband: So Good, earrings: Domino Dollhouse, boots: Target, hair bow: Crown & Glory, rhinestone ring: ASOS Curve, bangles: Torrid, clutch: eBay

puff sleeve black velvet eshakti v-neck dress with buttons

What makes eShakti different from most plus size retailers is that, in addition to carrying sizes 0-36, they offer custom sizing for $7.50 per garment. So if your body is proportioned differently from the standard size chart–and really, most of ours are–you can have something made to fit your own measurements. You can also customize things like skirt length, sleeve length, neckline style, etc. Continue reading