Chicago folks, I’m looking for LGBTQ-run/owned boutiques and vintage stores - can you tell me who you know? This is for a fashion project I’m working on for The Qu blog :) Also if you’re LGBTQ… and want to model for upcoming shoots, let me know!
I had a reader write in to ask about sports bras for DD+
My top recommendation is the Enell sports bra. This thing will strap you in and keep you there. I can jump up and down without any movement.
I also own a Penache sports bra (goes up to a size H) which I love and recommend
Check out the barenecessities website for a good selection of sports bras in larger sizes (there’s quite a few that go up to an H cup)
I’ve had a lot of questions lately about where to shop for plus size clothes in Chicago. Usually my first recommendation for new clothes (not vintage/thrift - i’ll get to that in another post) is Vive La Femme, the fantastic plus size boutique in the Bucktown neighborhood.
They carry a variety of well-known designer plus size lines, but also carry a lot of independent labels and local designers! There’s really something for everyone. Additionally, their sister store Violette carries shoes up to size 11 in wide widths and wide calf boots - how great is that?
Vive La Femme is currently having a progressive sale, and you really should check it out this month!
It’s January…so it’s time for a MONEY, HONEY! sale at vive la femme and violette!
Progressive markdowns at both stores start at 10% off, then go to 15% off, then to 20% off, all the way to 90% off!
That’s a lot of MONEY, HONEY!
Stock up on dresses, denim, boots, and baubles! ComfyUSA, Zen Knits, Kiyonna, Igigi, NYDJ, are available for adoption at vive la femme. Booties, flats, wedges, jewelry, and scarves are all ready for good homes at violette.
Want more information? Call vive la femme at 773.772.7429 or violette at 773.235.7150. Sale is over when it is, so don’t hesitate to save that MONEY, HONEY!
Vive La Femme
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i love her clothes and stuff and also the tumblr I’m going to repost this from BUT BUT BUT looking at her it’s more inspiring to me to lose weight than all that skinny bitches, because the clothes cover but the rest seems GROSS :s
I want to do a tatto on the same place she has but I was always scared that I had a bit cellulite BUT this is kinda gross :( compared with me. she’s all bumps on her body. I’m being mean? :(
Hey folks, so normally I don’t respond to all the random commentary I get on my site, but I received this comment to one of my recent posts. This sentiment is exactly the sort of fat-phobic crap that I spend my life fighting against. Here’s the deal: If you’re the sort of person who reblogs my photos with this sort of commentary, please do us both a favor and stop following/reblogging my images.
To the commenter - “Skinny bitches” have cellulite too - cellulite has nothing to do with weight. But while we’re on the topic, there’s nothing wrong with cellulite. It doesn’t make anyone less-than, it doesn’t make anyone “gross.”
And yes, you’re being mean, you’re shaming bodies, and you’re being judgey. My blog is about body positivity regardless of size. If you’re going to reblog my photos with such commentary, I suggest you do it in a way that I cannot see it because I will continue to call you out on your shitty body-shaming ways.