Posts Tagged "inthethickofit"

Plus size swim

A mix of retro and modern is a fun way to enjoy the beach this summer.  

Check out this Wanelo story I created with some adorable Modcloth pieces - this cute plus size cherry-print swimsuit comes in a variety of sizes up to 26.  I’ve paired it with black/white accessories and gold jewelry.  And sometimes you like to put your cherries away, so there’s a great cute plus size black sheer cover-up with cut-outs for a sweet beach look.

Snipping the threads

Now that spring is upon us, lots of trench coats are coming out on the streets which has made me remember that I have wanted to talk about something for a bit…

Folks, the little basting stitch or “stay stitch” on the back of your trench coat vent is intended to be removed. It’s there for shipping purposes and to keep the coat in nice flat condition, but once you get it home snip that little stitch in the back and usually in the pockets too. Otherwise, the coat starts to hang funny and gives you a bit of bubble butt in a not-cute way.

This is what it will look like (though the threads are usually white)


Here are some instructions if you need them.

I loved the Infinity Moon Scarf that Jessika Fancy donated for my giveaway that I bought one for myself.
Buy one for yourself here

I loved the Infinity Moon Scarf that Jessika Fancy donated for my giveaway that I bought one for myself.

Buy one for yourself here

Plus size and Horizontal Stripes 

It doesn’t even need to be said anymore - I think breaking fashion rules is where you can tap into original style.  I love wearing horizontal stripes.  It’s been said that plus size folks shouldn’t wear them, but I don’t care.  Black and white stripes are a favorite of mine.  This shirt happens to be a maternity shirt from top shop which is sometimes a great way to find pieces that fit from straight size sources (I know fat does not equal pregnant, but i don’t really care where my stuff is from in the store as long as it’s cute).

I wore this layered stripey outfit to run some Sunday Funday errands and then to get brunch with S and my pal T.  We had a blast eating donuts at Nightwood in Pilsen and then we stopped to buy some new succulents to plant - aren’t these succulents that look like rocks cool? I just love them.

Stripe Shirt - Topsop Maternity size 10
Jean Jacket - Gap size XL
Wool stripe knit sweater - Banana Republic (mens) Size L
Black Jeans - Style & Co, Size 16
Boots - Vince Camuto ‘Silas’ Size 11
Purse - H&M
Necklace - Forever 21
Bracelet - King Onye
Earrings - Tarnish
Rings - all from etsy (except the tiny triangle rings from stoney and honey)
Glasses - SEE Eyewear

I’m a 5’9” 220# fat femme

Swapdom and plus size clothing swaps

You all know how much I love clothing swaps. Of course there’s nothing worse than going to them only to find there’s no one your size to swap with.  When fat folks finally started doing their own swaps for sizes that I fit, it was life-changing for me.

I was so excited to learn about SWAPDOM which is an online swapping community for all sizes. I selfishly want to invite my readers to join so that we can have a huge section of plus size options on SWAPDOM.  The plus size section is relatively small now but growing very quickly and your involvement will only make it better and better. 

Join here - IT’S FREE!!! let’s trade some cute clothes and accessories! Don’t forget to tag your clothes as PLUS

and check out my items on my profile too