Witchy Spring Giveaway
I am so excited for the spring equinox and I wanted to do a fun little giveaway for my readers.
What’s in it?
- Geode Slices
- Moon Infinity Scarf from JessikaFancy
- Crescent moon necklace from Tarnish
- All-seeing Eye Brooch (color may vary)
- St. Stevie Nicks altar Candle from LastCraft
- Poppy Flowers in a can that you can grow!
- 2 bars of Citrus Soap from LUSH
- Murad blackhead and pore cleaning duo
- 5 small beauty samples - including benefit, urban decay, etc
How to Win
- Click on the Rafflecopter link below for details on entry (all details on entry and restrictions are at the Rafflecopter link)
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- Giveaway runs from Sunday March 9th through Monday March 17th
The Plus Size Bride
Many of you know by now that I am getting hitched this year! It’s a big huge thing that is taking up so much of my time, but it’s also really beautiful to plan an experience that encompasses the union that my partner and I share.
I totally get that marriage is a complicated thing - it’s an event steeped in a lot of traditions that I as a queer person, I don’t connect with. But there are some important things like making a commitment to my partner and the sharing of home and kids (which I know TECHNICALLY you don’t need to be married for) that I am really excited about. Getting married makes a lot of things (legal mostly) easier.
But let’s get to the fun stuff. I’m in a flurry of planning. I’ve already gone through a slew of pinterest boards which I know a few of you follow. With all my research, I started a specific plus size bride (and bridesmaid) board that I felt a lot of you would really love. When I first started searching, I felt like there were just no options, but when I started really digging - I found so many wonderful designs out there up to size 30 (and lots of custom-size gowns too). As always, I kept everything pretty budget-friendly. I’m pretty sure every dress I pinned with 2 exceptions is well under $1000.
I will of course continue to add to to this board and my other wedding boards as I plan. We are having a big backyard wedding with 4 of our bests (all women) standing with us. I’m so excited about it all and can’t wait to share the photos from the big day and the entire experience with all of you.
Above are some dresses I tried at David’s Bridal that I ended up NOT getting, but I wanted to just show some fun try-on shots! It was a great experience to go with a few of my pals and just make an evening of it.
Edited to add, I really fell in love with Alfred Angelo and I’m super impressed that they do not charge ANY extra for plus size gowns up to size 26W. Just a huge awesome shout out to them.
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
Dresses for sale
Cleaning out my closet and you get to reap the benefits!
1) Philip Lim for Target Leopard Print Dress - XL - $37
This stretchy knit dress can be dressed up or down. It’s a show-stopper for sure.
2) Asos Cream Polkadot Knit Peplum Dress - Sz 14 - $22
This adorable knit cream dress with polkadots is super stretchy and perfect for summer. Size 14, but it is very stretchy.
3) eShakti Jersey cut-out Dress - Sz 1X/16W - $22
This dress has been worn once. It’s a great stretch knit dress with a pretty triangle cut-out in the front. Gray and navy stripes.
I ship everywhere - message me if you’re out of the US for shipping prices, everything within the US is included in the price listed.
Message me with your paypal address and I’ll send you the invoice!
Topshop Leopard Muppet Sweater and my day off
When I saw this fuzzy sweater at topshop, I gasped out loud. It reminded me so much of sweaters I loved from my teenage years in the 90s, and it was just so cool and weird. I am always wary about falling in love with clothes at topshop because it is one of those places that doesn’t really carry any traditional plus size lines. But a lot of their clothing is stretchy or “oversized” which makes it worth it to try things on. I have to thank Nicolette Mason for turning me on to even bothering to look at their clothes. So I tried on and fell in love with this fuzzy pink/green/black leopard print sweater.
Today being a day off for me, I decided to wear my new sweater to get my hair cut by the always-amazing Patrick at Fringe Salon (use my name - Amanda Stilwell or blog name as a referral when you book your appointment with Patrick and get us both a discount!). I also popped in my favorite corner diner for my usual order of cheese omelet, hashbrowns and pancakes and a mug of coffee. and since the salon is across the street from Wormhole Coffee, I also popped in for a hot chocolate before my haircut. What a lovely day to myself. And NEW HAIR!!!
The bottom photo is of me and S and a friend of ours (S is wearing a necklace from Tarnish also!). I’m wearing the same outfit and I just love this photo of us.
Leopard Print sweater - Topshop - Sz L
Faux leather skater skirt - Forever 21+ - Sz 14
Fleece-lined Teggings - ReDress - One Size (these are the new reformulated ones that stay up and are SO WARM!)
Black boots - Dr. Martens - Sz 11
Earrings - Tarnish (So excited - we’ll have a Tarnish item in the march giveaway!)
Gold and black wrap Bracelet - Forever 21
Frosty Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Gold studded black Bag - H&M