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Hi readers! plus size wide-calf BOOTS for sale!

I have these gorgeous WIDE CALF lands end boots that I want to go to a good home.
Size 11B
Calf size 19” (unstretched)

Leather and Suede with zip sides


These boots have been worn and have been repaired - they have new soles and nailed bottoms now. They are really really quality boots and with care will last a long time. They have some wear on the inside, but could have insoles added or replaced.
They don’t make this exact boot anymore, but this is the more recent version of it: http://www.landsend.com/…/id_243099 (and they’re $249 new!)

Asking $45 (includes shipping to US) 

First to reply and paypal me gets them!

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

When Boots are a Steal and Summer is Fall


If you’re a bargain shopper like me, you spend a lot of time hunting for things without it paying off.  I’ve spent hours searching through racks of clothes and rows of shoes without finding anything that really works for me. It can be frustrating if you are shopping for a very specific event, but if you have the time - this sort of hunt can be very rewarding.  And last weekend I had one of those amazing moments…I found a brand new gorgeous pair of black 8-hole Dr. Martens boots at Nordstrom rack for $22.  WHAT!?! Such a score - I know.

I bought my first pair of docs in 1994 - I was 14 and I had saved up a bit of money for a new pair of shoes.  My idols - kurt cobain and courtney love and theo from the lunachicks all had a look I wanted and that look involved combat boots.  So one day while wandering the memorial city mall in Houston TX, I stumbled across a pair of green suede doc martens on sale for $75.  That was a LOT of money for a 14 year old girl like myself, but I used my savings to get that pair of boots.  I wore them all summer.  I remember my heels bleeding the first few weeks - and yet I didn’t even bother to take them off.  I just wanted to live in them. 

I still have those green suede dr. martens in my shoe collection.  I can’t bring myself to get rid of them.  They’re hardly even green anymore and the suede has rubbed down to just super soft leather.  But they remind me of high school and of all the things I did then.  They are a piece of me.

And of course with this new pair, I couldn’t help but want to try to break them in immediately.  Sunday proved to be a perfect day for wearing boots - the weather was almost fall-like (high in the upper 60s). It was chilly enough to need a layer on my legs, but I wanted to show off the boots, so I paired my favorite black cut-offs with some cotton tights. My top is a new one from target that is sleevless, but it’s perfect with a denim jacket.

Outfit Details
Denim Jacket - Gap, Sz XL (thrifted)
Shirt - Target, Sz XXL (available here)
Jean shorts - Style &Co, sz 16 (Macys)
Tights - Nordstrom, sz L
Dr. Marten Boots - Nordstrom Rack
Chain Bracelet - Forever 21

Thanksgiving Day Leather

A thanksgiving dinner with friends and I wanted to wear something easy and cute.  It also happened to be quite warm, so I was able to do some simple light layers. You may recall this dress from the summer, I just paired it with leggings, stompy boots and my favorite leather jacket.

Clothing Details
Patterned Dress - Target Sz XXL
Leggings - Forever 21 Sx XL
Stud Leather Jacket - Forever 21, Sz XL
Black Boots - Vince Camuto
Bag - Dorothy Perkins 

I’m 5’9” and approx 215# 

The Jeffrey Campbell Chain ‘Gene’ Boots

So guys.  I fell in love recently.  With these boots.  I’d been lusting after them for months and when I got an email from solestruck last week that they were available in my size, I dropped everything to purchase them immediately.  I honestly cried when I put them on.  They’re so beautiful.

This outfit is just something quick and nighttime casual…rest assured you’ll be seeing a lot of these boots.

Boots - Jeffrey Campbell ‘Gene’ via solestruck
Black Jeans - Target, size 18
White v-neck - Alfani sz M
Grey hoodie - Target, sz XXL
Jean Jacket - GAP, sz XL
Pins via etsy
Necklace - forever 21
Earrings - Target
Glasses - SEE

 I’m a 5’9” queer fat femme and approx size 18