It’s too cold for anything other than giant sweaters and big earrings. Here are some selfies in my new office to prove that I still exist :)
We are pleased to announce an event we’ve been working on getting going!Proud Mary Vintage and Lovesick Vintage present: The Swap and Shop.
Here’s the deal:
*Clothing swap for sizes 12 and up. All genders are welcome to donate, participate, and attend. Clothing must be larger than a size 12/Large or equivalent in men’s sizing. Use your best judgement!
*We will not be turning anyone away from attending but please keep in mind this is a body positive event. Hateful/hurtful language or actions will get you kicked out. This is a safe space for people of all sizes. Leave your shitty attitudes at home and come have fun!
*A donation location and time will be announced for the weekend prior. If you would like to drop your swap donation off ahead of that, please email us to set it up! Absolutely NO donations will be accepted at the event. Swap tables will be set up prior to the start of the event.
*Donating swap items will get you a raffle ticket. Keep this raffle ticket! There will be 3-4 raffles throughout the night! Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale at the event. Proceeds go to paying for the entertainment that comes out of our pockets.
*Raffle sponsors include: Virgie Tovar, Redress, Chubby Cartwheels and Early to Bed! They’re all great, check out links below!
*There will be items for sale as well from Lovesick Vintage, Proud Mary Vintage, and Redress (hellooooo teggings!) Any clothing for sale will be limited to sizes 12 and up.
*The event will be held in the venue side of The Burlington. Music and photo booth will be set up for your enjoyment.
*We are working with local fatshion bloggers to attend.
*Burlesque performance at 8pm by the awesome Vanna Tease!
Sponsor links:Facebook event:https://m.facebook.com/events/577181255706498
Hey Chicago/Midwest readers! I cannot wait for this awesome Plus Size clothing swap and sale.
I will be there - more details as they are available!
I’m currently seeking items for an upcoming (March) giveaway on In The Thick Of It.
Items should be accessories, ephemera, plus size clothing (size XL and above) and should fit with the theme “Magic Spring” (gothy/witchy but grown-up and with a hint of spring - so lace and florals are encouraged).
In exchange for items, you will receive a 2-month ad run on thickofit.com, and of course items will be featured in the giveaway post.
Message me privately for details!
Hey folks - just one more post to see if any of my readers run their own biz and want to have their products featured in my March giveaway.
So far I have some great earrings, a gift card for a great plus size vintage shop and a small box of makeup, perfume and other beauty products. And of course one of my new favorites - a St. Stevie Nicks Candle from LastCraft!
I’d love to feature you and will also include a 2-month ad in exchange!
Escape to Los Angeles
readers, this winter in chicago has just been BRUTAL. I haven’t been able to get an outfit post in weeks because it’s just been so cold and so snowy and terrible. Needless to say - I am VERY ready for spring and spring clothes. But I got a sneak peek of spring weather this weekend with a fast trip to Los Angeles to visit my sister.
Before leaving, I dropped into Nordstrom Rack to see if I could find something to wear in the 60-70 degree temps. I found this adorable sheer button-front sundress on sale for $8! Perfect - and perfectly paired with leggings, doc martens and my jean jacket. I wore this on my trip to my favorite perfume shop, lucky scent (scent bar). I had so much fun at the Scent Bar - I tried many different scents and took home quite a few samples. I had to buy a full bottle of Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin - it’s my new go-to.
I just love the fresh food in LA. I enjoyed some amazing oysters at Water Grill in Santa Monica with some dear friends and also got the most flavorful satsumas at the farmers market. DELICIOUS!
Sheer sundress - Mimi Chica size 2X (from Nordstrom Rack)
Jean Jacket - GAP size XL
Leggings - Forever 21+ size 1X
Doc Martens - Nordstrom Rack
Short necklace - gift
Long Necklace - Forever 21
Quill earrings - Etsy
Glasses - SEE eyewear