Wednesday Fa(t)shion Inspirations, 4/22/15

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Sunday links, 3/29/15

Saw this great poem on the T on my way to work. It reads: This Is Just To Say, after William Carlos Williams, by Rachel Wiley This is Just to Say/I have eaten/the beauty standards/that were in/the icebox/and which you were probably/clinging to/for profit/Forgive me/They were ridiculous/so binding/and so cold.

Saw this great poem on the T on my way to work. It reads:
This Is Just To Say, after William Carlos Williams, by Rachel Wiley
This is Just to Say/I have eaten/the beauty standards/that were in/the icebox/and which you were probably/clinging to/for profit/Forgive me/They were ridiculous/so binding/and so cold.

Fa(t)shion
Meet the internet’s goth body-positive princess!
Top 10 weirdo-babe plus size shops.
-These 50 Lindy Bop dresses are gorgeous. I especially love #s 1, 5, and 7.
#DropThePlus campaign by Stefania Ferrario and Ajay Rochester ignites social media–but is it invalidating to actual plus size women?
11 Lakme Fashion Week looks that will inspire your spring wardrobe.
6 bloggers wearing gorgeous floral dresses from Igigi.
-My new favorite shop: Asunder, which makes gothy, witchy, Victorian-inspired jewelry.
Which ’90s jewelry trends are primed for a comeback?

Fat Acceptance
How “obesity” became a disease.
The trouble with before-and-after pictures.
Are there fat Asians? Yes, I’m one of them.
-I’m looking forward to Susan Greenhalgh’s upcoming book Fat Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat.
-Marilyn Wann has started Hank’s Gab Café, a “fat-positive place for people of all sizes and descriptions.”
-If you can, help out Rob, a man who is suffering a health crisis because his doctors spend years blaming his symptoms on his size rather than treating them.

Saw this pinkish-purple SUV on my trip to the Cape last week. If I ever get a car, it will be this color.

Saw this pinkish-purple SUV on my trip to the Cape last week. If I ever get a car, it will be this color.

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OOTD: Old world glamour

I got this shirt at the Big Thrifty last year, and it’s become one of my workweek wardrobe staples. I love the bright, colorful poppies. The pants are also a work staple. I don’t love how they look, but finding soft, stretchy, short-length pants that fit me properly is hard enough, so whenever I find a pair, I don’t care much about the aesthetics.

I’ve got my eye on these scuba-jersey flare pants from Eurostyle Plus, but I’m wary of buying pants from sites that don’t have free returns, because the likelihood that they’ll fit me is so low. Most of the time, I don’t mind buying clothing online–but when it comes to pants, I really wish I had lots of options to try on in-store.

plus size outfit red floral top, black pants, leopard cardigan

Top: Lane Bryant via the Big Thrifty, shrug: Re/Dress, pants: Yours Clothing, shoes: L.L. Bean, jewelry: So Good

plus size outfit red poppy floral shirt and black pants

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Outfit August day 7: pink vintage-esque

plus size outfit pink vintage style dress and pearls

Dress: ModCloth, shoes: Clarks, necklace: So Good, fascinator: Enz’s, earrings: Faces

I wish I had gotten more pictures of this outfit–it deserves a photoshoot frolicking in a park or in front of a graffiti wall. But I wore it to work and then to the vigil I wrote about here, and by the time I got home, it was dark outside and I was exhausted. Steve was out, so I took a few perfunctory pictures with my tripod and called it a night.

Someday I’ll wear this outfit again and take the pictures it deserves.

plus size outfit vintage pink dress

This dress has definitely grown on me–when I first got it, I didn’t really like it, and almost returned it. I couldn’t put a finger on why, but I just didn’t love it the way I thought I should love a pastel pink vintage-style dress.

But the more I’ve worn it, the more I’ve come to enjoy it. It doesn’t hurt that I get compliments every time I wear it! And it goes really well with this fascinator, like they’re made for each other.