I managed to sneak off to Houston Texas this weekend and the warm weather allowed me to get a chance to finally wear this great plus size spaghetti strap Asos Curve floral print dress and my new King Onye INVICTUS pearl and bullet bracelet.
The weather was so nice on Saturday in Houston and I spent most of my time outdoors exploring some of the new shops and restaurants, including the new Southside Espresso. Of course I couldn’t help myself from hitting up old favorites like Buffalo Exchange and Vinal Edge
This stretch knit dress from Asos Curve is so comfortable and true to size (with a little stretch). Of course you know by now that I’m addicted to my denim jacket from the Gap - this one is like my second skin. And I’m sure that this new pearl and chain bracelet is going to be my go-to accessory this year. It’s great because it really can be dressed up or down.
Of course it’s not a trip to houston without a visit to get some bubble tea and drive around to scope out the new mural art (like this wiener dog!)
Floral swing dress - ASOS CURVE, Sz 16
Denim Jacket - Gap, Sz XL
Tights - Target, Sz 1X
Necklace - gift
Pearl and Bullet Bracelet - King Onye INVICTUS collection
Glasses and Sunglasses - SEE Eyewear
Fashion in Berlin
I’ve been a little quiet here because I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks in Europe with my partner S. It’s been a wonderful experience overall (with a few hiccups - this is my first time traveling). I’ve been to Berlin, London, Manchester, Paris.
I wanted to share with you some of the outfits I’ve worn in each city. I decided to basically keep all my pieces black/gray/white with some pops of color here and there. Since it was cold in Berlin, you’ll see a lot of my H&M plus size waxed denim jacket - which is a perfect top layer.
A lot of folks in Berlin wear army green parkas as a top layer. They look really laid-back and chic with their boots and skinny pants and parkas. Seriously I love the fashion in this city. Everyone in Berlin has the most amazing boots. It’s like the thing you really throw a lot of money at - good shoes. For examples of gorgeous plus size parkas see asos curve’s options here and here
The Clarks shoes featured in the 4th and 7th photos are ones I picked up while in Berlin. I don’t know if they’re available in the states, but here is a link to the euro shop version: http://www.clarks.eu/p/20356686. They fit like a dream and I wore them all over the city on the first day with no “breaking in” required.
I put outfit details in the image comments. Feel free to contact me for any other details or questions!
Spooky Tree Print Dress and Birthdays
I bet you have lots of friends with birthdays right now. It’s a very popular time of year to be born and everyone right now is a Leo, so on top of it being birthday season, all your leo friends are just wanting to be adored with parties. Leos just can’t help it, right? We need attention. As for me, getting older (I’m turning 34 on tuesday) means that I’ve been making less of a big deal about my birthday - although here I am talking about it to all my readers. But it’s a funny thing - I don’t want the fan-fare or the big parties. I just want a quiet night with my intimate circle - eating food and having some San Pelligrino soda (my favorite drink of the summer!). And it’s odd too - to be 34 and to be queer and have a lifestyle that doesn’t quite fit the “norm” - I don’t have kids, I don’t own a house. But my life is really quite lovely - I do have two sweet dogs and a beautiful apartment with S. And I am pretty settled - I have a job and I like to spend a lot of time at home. It’s a far cry from many of my other lives. So many other lives I’ve lived.
But instead of waxing nostalgic, perhaps I should tell you about this dress - which is a lovely maxi dress I bought on Asos a few weeks ago. It isn’t on the website right now, which makes me think that perhaps it’s sold out, which is the saddest. I hope they restock it. It’s called the “Spooky Tree Print Dress” It made for a perfect dress for walking around the city yesterday - the weather was a little chilly, so i topped it with my favorite faux-leather jacket from forever 21+.
Oh and for those who are regular followers, you may notice that my hair is a bit more violet now - I got it updated yesterday and I LOVE it!!
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Tree Print Dress - ASOS (16)
Faux Leather Jacket - Forever 21+ (1x)
Necklaces - Forever 21, etsy
Earrings - local boutique
Shoes - Franco Sarto (via nordstrom rack)
Love Cats - a plus size polyvore set for autumn inspiration
It’s the hottest days of summer and of course I’m already looking forward to fall and fall fashion. I saw these two sweet prints on eShakti and just had to put some ideas together for them. Nothing like pairing a sweet print with some aggressive accessories. Plus shirt dresses (like the one on the left) are SUPER on-trend for this fall. These looks could easily be worn still this summer with wedge sandals and a tote bag and easy jewelry. I love that they will work perfectly for fall with a leather jacket and big jewelry too.
As always, I’ve styled items keeping my own budget in mind (most items are significantly less than $100) - I hope you enjoy!
PS: That great light pink ASOS Curve jacket is currently on sale - snatch one up today!
$170 - office.co.uk
$74 - topshop.com
$12 - bijou-brigitte.com
$120 - pret-a-beaute.com