Posts Tagged "H&M"

Stripes on Stripes and Oxfords and Toronto

As you may recall, I visited toronto earlier this spring and had a wonderful time.  I went back earlier this fall for a quick weekend trip for S’s birthday.  This time we spent a lot more time exploring the neighborhoods.  

We ended up finding some great thrifting in the St. Clair West area of town.  At one shop, they were having a 50% off everything sale, and I found these amazing vintage UK leather oxfords.  They needed a little repair, but I brought them home to my cobbler and got them fixed up - total cost with repairs was $25!  Then in the next shop, I stumbled across this amazing striped wool coat for only $15.  I scooped it up and got it cleaned and repaired when I came home.

The highlight of the toronto trip was seeing Molly Nilsson at a tiny little venue on S’s birthday.  Her music is comforting to me - her voice is so deep and pure.  Seeing her there and talking to her before the show was just a dream (that’s her album in the first photo)
Molly Nilsson - Hey Moon
Molly Nilsson - I Hope You Die 

Clothing Details

Black/White Striped Dress - Old Navy - Sz XL (currently available on their site)
Oxblood Sweater Tights - Nordstrom
Oxblood Belt - H&M
Black/White striped coat - thrifted, vintage 
Oxford Shoes - Thrifted
Star cut-out gloves - H&M
Clutch - vintage
Quill earrings - etsy
Necklace - etsy 

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The last days of summer (goth)

It finally cooled down this weekend in Chicago and to celebrate the not-90-degree weather, S and I went for a long walk downtown.  I wanted to wear something that would be comfortable for the miles of walking and shopping.

You’ve seen all these pieces before, but they’re mixed up here.

Black/white striped Dress - Sz XL - H&M
Black/yellow sweater vest - thrifted and chopped
Braided Belt - Sz 1X - Nordstrom 
Earrings - Target
Bracelet - Forever 21
Studded loafers - Zigi Soho (via Nordstrom rack)
Glasses - SEE

S is wearing H&M shorts, an express shirt, socks from Target, and Dr. Martens

Cute right? Right. 

I’m 5’9” approx 220# queer fat femme!

Pride Unicorn - Toronto Outfit

As I mentioned before, I was in Toronto for the start of pride.  I just died when I saw this GAYYYYYY unicorn mural when walking on Queen Street West.  Naturally I had to take a photo because it’s awesome - but I also wanted to show you all this CUTE new dress I got from H&M for only $14.  It’s from their basics line and goes up to size XL, which fit perfectly fine on me (It’s stretchy knit).  I paired it with a vintage mustard shirt and some strappy sandals (sorry you can’t see them!)

Stripe Dress - H&M - Sz XL
Mustard Shirt - Vintage - no size listed
Bag - R&J Couture
Wooden Earrings - gift (via etsy) 
Crystal Bullet necklace - etsy 
Titanium Quartz ring - stone and honey
Black Strappy flat Sandals - Franco Sarto via nordstrom rack

I’m 5’9” approx 225# queer fat femme!

Little black dress - tourist version

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Last weekend, S and I traveled to Toronto for a visit.  It was my first time there (and my first time out of the US!!!) and I just totally fell in love.  What a charming, pretty city!

It was the start of Pride week, which was super great - lots of queer folks like us all over the place.  We spent a lot of time walking around Queen street and downtown and chinatown.  I must recommend  Come As You Are - a lovely co-op sex toy shop that is run by queer folks and is super trans friendly - so great we went twice!!!

Obviously I needed an outfit that was easy to walk around the city in.  As you can see, halfway through the day, I added leggings to the ensemble because I was getting some thigh-rubbing issues.  I think it still looks great with the leggings too.

Black t-shirt Dress - H&M - Sz XL
Braided belt - Nordstrom - Sz 1XL
Leggings - H&M - Sz 12
Studded Black Shoes - Nordstrom rack - Sz 11 
Glasses - SEE
Necklace - TopMan
Bag - R&J Couture 

I’m 5’9” approx 225# queer fat femme!

Dykesicles Promo shoot - tropical queer summer look

Y’all - I’ve been BUSY lately.  I’m prepping for travel to Toronto and helping out with folks in Chicago prepping for our local Pride festivities* 

Some of those bits of prepping involved creating a logo for Dykesicles, my friend’s popsicle bike cart and also being in the promo video!

The video was shot and edited by the lovely Jacqueline Mary.  It features a lovely crew of chicago queers - including myself and my boyfriend S. Obviously my look was VERY summery.  I wanted a lot of color - but aren’t these leggings amazing? I think they might be the only thing in the H&M+ line that I like.

My outfit:
Tropical print Leggings - H&M+ Sz XL
Pink tank - H&M - Sz M 
Shoes - Crown Vintage
Jean Vest - thrifted  - Size 16
Necklace - H&M
Glasses - SEE 

*Chicago folks don’t miss out on:
Dykemarch on 6/23
Dykemarch afterparty on 6/23
"Don’t Act Like a Queer" dance party on 6/24