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Winter Coats for Plus Size Bodies

I’m going to be featuring a few different coats this week that work for plus size bodies.  

This beautiful quilted coat by Firetrap Kingdom is perfect for a chilly day. It comes my way from the UK shop SportsDirect.com that has a lovely selection of jackets up to UK size 22 (US 18/20). 

The detail on this coat is perfect - the gold snaps are a unique shape and the belt at both the collar and waist are not just for show - they actually work and work well.  I love the funnel neck opening and the belt detail at the neck.  It’s a short coat, so probably best for a chilly day and not when it’s negative temps.  Chicago has been so cold this winter, so I was happy when I got to wear this jacket out on a beautiful winter day.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Black Quilted Plus size Firetrap Kingdom Coat - Size UK 20 - available here

Black Shorts - Style & Co Jeans - Size 16
Tights - Merona Target - Size 1X
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell 
Earrings - from a local vendor at Market Daze 

Gingham Apron Dress from Two J’s New York

A perfect sunny day in my new neighborhood and I just wanted something fun and fresh to wear.  I had to test out my new Two J’s New York apron dress.  It was a windy day so I decided to layer it over a vintage black lace crinoline and my Gene boots by Jeffrey Campbell. 

The great thing about Two J’s clothes is that they are super versatile.  Each item can be styled in many different ways.  This dress has the apron style bodice which can be changed with the strap positions, the tie can be worn in front or back, the straps can be worn out or tucked in.  There is lots of material in the skirt portion - it flares perfectly and did I mention yet….DEEP POCKETS! This dress has pockets bigger than a few purses I own :)

This lovely cotton dress is really great for summer and comes in a variety of colors and fabrics.  I really love the khaki/denim combo as well.

I’ll be posting some more Two J’s New York pieces over the coming weeks.  I hope you love their work as much as I do.

Outfit Details:
Chocolate Cherry Apron Dress - Sz L - Two J’s New York
Black Lace Crinoline - Sz unknown - vintage
'Gene' Ankle Boots - Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace - Topman (i think!)
Earrings - local gallery
Moth tattoo - Esther of Butterfat Studio
Glasses - SEE Eyewear

*dress was provided for review by Two J’s New York. This did not influence my review in any way.

Plus Size Festival Wear - Gold Lion

It’s music festival season again and that means it’s time for some summer outfits that won’t weigh you down.  For these looks, I’ve shown how one shirt can be worn two totally different ways.  The look on the left is a little more “tumblr fashion” and the one on the right reads a little more traditional festival look to me.

I think a cross-body bag is a necessary piece to any festival look.  And having a hat or some sort of shade is a nice addition.  These outfits can totally be mixed/matched.  In the evening, I might even add a denim vest to them for an extra layer. 

The most important thing for me at festivals is pacing myself and not wearing too many clothes.  I’m just a little too old to be standing in the hot sun all day.  I am big on constant hydration and finding shady spots to chill in when there aren’t acts I’m crazy about. and don’t forget the SPF!

If you’d like your own styled festival look - it’s only $15 for an outfit idea.  Message me for details or see my style page.

DETAILS

Printed tank top / Black and white striped legging / Hydraulic plus size shorts / Jeffrey Campbell buckle boots / ASOS flat soled shoes / Deena & Ozzy studded handbag / Steven by Steve Madden fringe shoulder bag / Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian / John & Pearl triangle earrings, $44 / Vince Camuto resin necklace / Topshop triangle necklace / Maison Scotch wool hat, $78 / Tech accessory

Hard shoes and lace tops

Oh a lace top…so much to say about something so dainty and yet so tough.  Ahem.

I found this sea-foam green lace sweatshirt at target last week and just knew it would work with some other pieces in my closet.  I love the mix of the pale color with a sweatshirt cut.  My only wish is that it was a true crew-neck so I could wear it with a button-up collar shirt and have it look just the way I want it to.

I’m JUST SURE y’all are sick of these black skinny jeans, but I swear it’s 12 degrees today and I just can’t be bothered with anything else at the moment. So just know that I’m going to show you what I’m really wearing here - not just outfits that are exclusive for the blog.  REALLY REAL here.

This scarf is one I found at dorothy perkins a few months ago and it looked so much like one I was obsessed over at topshop that was 3x the price, so of course I grabbed this one for myself.

Not too bad for a winter weekend look, eh?

Outfit Details
Teal Lace Sweatshirt - Target, XXL
Jacket - vintage
Pink Skull Scarf - Dorothy Perkins
Black Skinny Jeans - Rockstar Old Navy - Sz 16
Chain ‘Gene’ Booties - Jeffrey Campbell
Citrine Bullet Necklace - Lovely Musings (get 15% off using code 15OFF during the month of February)
Triangle Rings - Stone and honey
Earrings - Target
Glasses - SEE

I’m a 5’9” approx 215# femme!

2012 Holiday Wishlist - the frivolous things.

I’ve been really blessed this year in so many ways and for the first time in many years, I don’t NEED anything.  So my wish list for christmas is totally frivolous.  

The reality is that if someone blessed me with lots of cash, I would spend a chunk of it on some travel (I’m over 30 and have never traveled outside of the US and would like that to change this year) and I’d also give a good portion of it to some of my favorite charitable organizations.

What’s on your wishlist this year?

Larger images and links here: http://www.polyvore.com/2012_holiday_wishlist/set?id=65562140