Nicolette Mason for Modcloth
How adorable is my lovely friend Nicolette Mason’s collection for ModCloth? I mean - cute trend-forward and vintage-inspired pieces in straight and plus sizes - what more could you ask for?
I immediately snatched up the Take Charm Jacket and coordinating Intrepid Attitude Pants. This jacket is such amazing quality - I’ve honestly never been so impressed by an item from ModCloth. The knit material is stretchy but also fully lined. The pants are also amazing - stretchy in all the right places, narrow modern cut legs.
This great suit can be worn to work but also works as a great going out set with some pumps and flashy jewelry. I highly recommend it.
And sorry about my short absence - I just crashed hard after the wedding and I’ve been dealing with some health stuff. Check out my day-to-day goings on at instagram
Take Charm Jacket - Modcloth - Sz 2X
Intrepid Attitude Pants - Modcloth - Sz 2X
Cat shirt - Forever 21 - Sz 2X
Bronze-tip Oxfords - Clarks UK
Quartz Bracelet - Moonshine Divine Company
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Hair by Patrick at Fringe Salon (Chicago)
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
This weekend I decided to scope out the local Target’s plus size “Pure Energy” section (again). My local store in Chicago had a TON of new items and I was impressed with how well organized it was in addition to that. They had at least 10 racks of new pieces, including a lot on clearance. Also I just check out the website items and I’m impressed with their use of ACTUALLY FAT models (as in bigger than a customary plus size model size 14) YAY!
I love relaxed striped shirts and when I saw this one, I got so excited. It’s soft, fitted in the right places - a great easy casual piece. I paired it with some of my skinny-fit jeans and some flats to go to a going away dinner for my best friend.
Dinner was bittersweet. It’s so hard to let go of someone who has been so close. I know they’re moving for good reasons, and I do have great hope that we’ll stay close, but you know how distance can be. I’m thankful at least that she’s in my wedding in a few weeks, so I at least get to see her again very soon.
Speaking of which, things might be a little quiet here as wedding gets closer. I’ll be doing a big master wedding post soon after, but there’s a lot going on until then.
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.
While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them, I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL. So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus.
What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!
I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping. This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day. It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
V-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie Bee
Black Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban Outfitters
Earrings - Thrifted
Necklace - made by a friend
Quartz Ring - Stone And Honey
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
This palm-print Dorothy Perkins dress ticks almost everything I want in a summer dress. It features an adorable but not over-the-top print, wide straps (I can wear a bra!), perfect knee-length (I can wear bike shorts under to prevent chub-rub), breathable fabric. It’s just perfect. The only thing it doesn’t have is pockets, but I’ll let that go because the rest of it is so fantastic.
It’s a great plus size summer dress and I wore it on a hot sunday to run to the farmers market to buy some gorgeous fresh veggies and flowers. The photos are inside because my partner S who usually takes my pics is out of town - I think they still turned out well!
I hope you all had a beautiful weekend (and a long one for my US readers).
Palm-print Dress - Dorothy Perkins - Size 16 Tall, Available here
Shoes - Dansko, Size 42
Necklace - etsy, gift
Pyrite Bracelet - Truss and Ore
Gold stack bracelets - Nordstrom Rack
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Lipstick - Revlon Audacious