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
September 6, 2014 - My Wedding
It’s been almost a year of planning and the event moved from Chicago to Houston and so many crazy things happened, but we got hitched!
S and i spent a week at my family’s “ranch” in a tiny town outside of Houston prepping in the 90 degree weather for our weekend wedding. It was such hard work - but the results were stunning. My parent’s backyard was transformed into a wonderland.
I originally purchased a dress from Alfred Angelo, but decided it was too much for the backyard affair and I ended up buying this dress which I used for our Queer Femme Wedding photoshoot this spring from ModCloth. I just adore this dress - the subtle tone, the light fabric, the sparkles. It set off nicely against S’s navy windowpane suit from topman.
“Instructions For Life In The New Millennium by the 14th Dalai Lama”
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
And that a loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
Be gentle with the earth, be gentle with one another.
When disagreements come remember always to protect the spirit of your union.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
So love yourselves, love one another, love all that is your life together and all else will follow.
For the afterparty at our favorite goth(ish) club Numbers, I wore another modcloth dress - this one in white with a Zana Bayne harness and a black veil.
It was a perfect day - one I will never forget. And now I’m recuperating back at home - trying to catch up on sleep and just feel rested. We aren’t taking our honeymoon until February, so for now it’s just looking forward to that.
Details of the day
Afterparty dress “Just sway the word” - Sz 1X via ModCloth (I’m selling this one for $70 if you’re interested - message me)
Harness - Zana Bayne Petite Harness in Black (custom size)
Black and Gold Veil - made from vintage scarf purchased from PreSouled
Professional photos above by R.S. Photography in Houston TX (additional photos by friends)
Almost Wedding Photos
Some of y’all may know that I’m getting married in Houston this weekend - omg! I’m really excited to share little bits of that day with everyone, but wanted to show off this cool pre-wedding shoot that we did. S and I wanted stark/graphic outfits to go along with the amazing public art in Houston. I added pops of color like the belt and bracelet. These photos by RS Photography turned out perfectly!
Black/White Dress - Dorothy Perkins - US Size 18 (then tailored to my waist)
Teal Belt - ASOS
Necklace - Vince Camuto via nordstrom rack
Black Shoes - Chromatic Gallerie
Bracelet - unknown brand via nordstrom rack
Glasses - SEE Eyewear (both pair)
My hair by the amazing Patrick at Fringe Salon
S is wearing a shirt from nordstrom rack, tailored suiting shorts, tall socks, creepers and ray ban sunglasses
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.