Posts Tagged "H&M"

Plus Size Moto Jackets for Fall

A reader wrote in to ask if there were good places to buy plus size moto jackets. ABSOLUTELY! There are some great options especially right now - tis the seasons for a beautiful leather or faux leather jacket.  These are some of my favorites and they range from $40-$200 and sizes 18-24.  There are lots of options, but here is a good starting point!

See the full details from the image above and where to buy at my polyvore (or click the jacket image above)

My outfit above includes my favorite waxed denim moto from H&M last year along with a dress from Gwynnie Bee

I promise a full outfit post after the weekend - Hope you enjoy shopping for your fall jackets! Let me know what you’re buying on my facebook page

Gwynnie Bee the “netflix” for plus size clothes

I’ve raved about Gwynnie Bee all over my fb and instagram, but I had to show you what it’s all about!  

I was wary at first - I didn’t think they had a really well-rounded selection and items seemed not really my style.  However, as they’ve grown and expanded, I am happy to report that I just absolutely love them.  

I do the 3-items-at-a-time option which is perfect for my needs.  A lot of my work wear has been gwynniebee and I’ve already purchased two of the items I’ve received (you have the option to buy items for much less than retail and they usually offer additional discounts and sales too!)

This is a Jessica Simpson cap sleeve floral print dress.  It’s super cute and fits so well.  I paired it with some tights and my go-to waxed denim moto jacket from H&M. Perfect for spring! 

If you haven’t already checked out the month-free trial of Gwynnie Bee, I would love to encourage you to try!  Referral link here*.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Floral print dress - Jessica Simpson via Gwynnie Bee, Sz 1XL
Black tights - Target, Sz 1X
Doc Martens - via nordstrom rack, Sz 11
Waxed Moto Jacket - H&M, Sz 16
Sunglasses - SEE Eyewear
Purse - Forever 21
moon earrings - Topshop

#gwynniebee #ilovegwynniebee

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Pushing the boundaries - Being Plus Size in 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

I’m always excited to find out about budget-friendly designer lines.  While these lines are more accessible to the wallet, they’re still not designed for a plus size body.  Straight size XL is the largest size the designer lines for Target go to. Not exactly pushing boundaries. But I don’t mind a challenge - which is to say, I’m not bound by sizes and if something is stretchy, I like to play with the shape on my frame.  It doesn’t always work, but it’s nice to see what comes of fabrics.  I also know this option is super limited - or rather not available to all plus size folks.  But still, a good reminder to not feel completely limited by the number that’s listed on a garment (anyone who thrifts knows this rule!!!)

The new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection is lovely. The materials used included a lot of polyester silky fabrics and non-stretch, which gave me a worry that I wouldn’t be able to find anything to stretch over my curves. When I came across this lovely animal print stretch dress I gasped.  It reminded me of something Peg Bundy or Divine would wear.  Especially when on a plus size body.

I went on a walk with my sweet pups and wore my new dress.  I paired it with sheer black stockings, my stompy vince camuto boots and my new H&M waxed denim moto jacket.  I feel super great in this dress - a great score, right? 

OUTFIT DETAILS
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Animal Print dress - XL
Waxed Denim Moto Jacket from H&M - 18
Sheer black tights - Hanes
Black boots - Vince Camuto
Glasses - SEE Eyewear

90’s Vintage Plus Size Daisy Print Dress

It’s so hard for me to call 90’s clothes “vintage” since that was my teenage era and well, I just can’t admit that I’m vintage.  But I am - I know. And I had a dress exactly like this in 1995 when I was a sophomore in high school.  I loved it and I used to wear it with a flannel and my green suede Dr. Martens. 

That old dress bit the dust many years ago, but I found this great version while shopping at Lovesickvintage.  Owner Britteny has a fantastic collection of VINTAGE PLUS SIZE CLOTHES - I know, the holy grail, right? I highly recommend checking out her etsy site and for those in Chicago, stop by Market Days at Township on Sundays.

I’m going to relive my teenage years in the most adult way - by going to brunch and a few coffee shops. A perfect sunday for this outfit. I snuck in a photo of my sweetheart S - wearing his sunday favorite outfit.

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Daisy print 90s dress - Lovesick Vintage
Flannel - thrifted (Men’s size L)
Denim Jacket - GAP
Dr. Martens - via nordstrom rack
Triangle Necklace - Forever 21
Purse - Forever 21
Crystal bullet necklace - etsy, lovelymusings
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Earrings - etsy 

S is wearing a denim shirt from H&M, Shorts are H&M, Shoes are Dr Martens canvas lace-ups, necklace from Forever 21

5’9” 220# queer fat femme

Shopping and longing for more Plus Size Options

Today I stopped by H&M to check out this Waxed Denim Jacket in their plus section that I really wanted for my upcoming trip.  I was also excited to see if they had anything else that might be worth trying out.  My clothing options for fall travel are feeling very limited after my big purge a few months ago.

I’m happy to report that the jacket is amazing and I got it in a size 18 (I find that with H&M I definitely need to size up on fitted items). I can’t wait to wear it EVERYWHERE this fall.

But I had a lot of feelings while I was shopping. There was so much cute stuff at H&M right now.  They just released the Paris Show 2013 Collection and it’s beautiful - lots of delicate materials with pretty details.  They had an amazing cream lace top shaped sort of like a sweatshirt that I was just lusting after.  Just lots of pretty things that I really would love to wear for fall.

I already know that H&M doesn’t carry my size, but they used to carry up to a size 16 in their straight size line.  Not anymore.  The largest size in any of their clothes is a US 12.  TWELVE. And on top of that, a ton of the clothes I was looking at were only in quantities in sizes 4-8. 

This isn’t news. I shouldn’t get upset over these things, but I can’t help it sometimes - I just start to feel sad and angry that despite everything, trendy plus size fashion is still SO HARD to find.

Perhaps I’m just out of sorts - I know a lot of my fellow plus size bloggers are at #NYFW right now and they all seem to be having an amazing time.  I’m happy for them.  But I also know that for all of us, plus size fashion is still a struggle and we all are fighting to remind people that fat people exist and that we deserve to look adorable.  I mean, how hard is that?