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
siouxsie and the banshees sunday
Today I got dressed up for a photoshoot that didn’t happen with a local pal and I figured since I was looking cute, I might as well share it here. This outfit is nothing revolutionary - but it’s how I dress when I’m just feeling ME. These plus size skinny jeans from Old Navy are way too short on me really, but I love pairing them with tall heels to make my legs look a million miles long. It was a windy day, so my hair is wind-blown but I sort of love how it adds to the rocker look. And this siouxsie and the banshees shirt is one I got from an ex a million years ago and I’ve treasured it ever since.
siouxsie and the banshees shirt - gift
Denim Jacket - GAP, XL
Gold Heels - Sam Edelman
Black skinny jeans - Old Navy, Sz 18
porcupine earrings - etsy
Necklace - gift
quartz ring - stone and honey
bracelet - forever 21
I’m at 5’9” 225# fat femme!
My instagram followers already got a little teaser photo of this gorgeous print dress by Postcards I got last week via Gwynnie Bee. I just love the bold print of this dress - but my favorite part is the little asymmetrical ruffle in the front I have deemed the “fupa flap” - hah!
I just love this easy-breezy dress. It’s super lightweight and you can really just throw it on and have an outfit. In the future I’ll add a braided belt and some killer shoes. As it was, I was hanging out in the backyard with my dogs and putting my toes in the grass.