Winter Coats for Plus Size Bodies
I’m going to be featuring a few different coats this week that work for plus size bodies.
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.
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
INTHETHICKOFIT - My Favorite Outfits of 2013
These were some of the most popular posts on my blog in the past year, and they also happen to be some of my favorite outfits
Thanks everyone for such an amazing year. I can’t wait to share 2014 with all of you. Lots of good things in store for the blog.
CHANCES at the MCA
Queer dance night Chances Dances hosted First Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago this past week. It was a glorious event with amazing performances, drag, all sorts of gender expressions, my favorite people. What a wonderful place for all of us to see each other and hang out - dancing and wandering around beautiful art and a gorgeous building.
I was really excited to see a whole Alexander Calder room. As many of you know, I have a Calder drawing tattooed on my forearm. I adore his work and was really happy to see the beautiful display.
This post isn’t really so much about the outfit as it is about just sharing this amazing evening, but I do think I looked pretty cute regardless. This new Kate Moss Rimmel Matte Lipstick #107 is my favorite new lip. I get so many compliments on it.
Animal print tux jacket - Target - XXL
Sheer White Shirt with gold buttons - Forever 21 - 2XL
Black Skinny Jeans - Style & Co - 16
Black/metallic oxfords - Clarks UK
Bag - Vince Camuto
Glasses - SEE
Necklace - Forever 21
Hoop earrings - Target
Fashion in Berlin
I’ve been a little quiet here because I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks in Europe with my partner S. It’s been a wonderful experience overall (with a few hiccups - this is my first time traveling). I’ve been to Berlin, London, Manchester, Paris.
I wanted to share with you some of the outfits I’ve worn in each city. I decided to basically keep all my pieces black/gray/white with some pops of color here and there. Since it was cold in Berlin, you’ll see a lot of my H&M plus size waxed denim jacket - which is a perfect top layer.
A lot of folks in Berlin wear army green parkas as a top layer. They look really laid-back and chic with their boots and skinny pants and parkas. Seriously I love the fashion in this city. Everyone in Berlin has the most amazing boots. It’s like the thing you really throw a lot of money at - good shoes. For examples of gorgeous plus size parkas see asos curve’s options here and here
The Clarks shoes featured in the 4th and 7th photos are ones I picked up while in Berlin. I don’t know if they’re available in the states, but here is a link to the euro shop version: http://www.clarks.eu/p/20356686. They fit like a dream and I wore them all over the city on the first day with no “breaking in” required.
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Pushing the boundaries - Being Plus Size in 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
I’m always excited to find out about budget-friendly designer lines. While these lines are more accessible to the wallet, they’re still not designed for a plus size body. Straight size XL is the largest size the designer lines for Target go to. Not exactly pushing boundaries. But I don’t mind a challenge - which is to say, I’m not bound by sizes and if something is stretchy, I like to play with the shape on my frame. It doesn’t always work, but it’s nice to see what comes of fabrics. I also know this option is super limited - or rather not available to all plus size folks. But still, a good reminder to not feel completely limited by the number that’s listed on a garment (anyone who thrifts knows this rule!!!)
The new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection is lovely. The materials used included a lot of polyester silky fabrics and non-stretch, which gave me a worry that I wouldn’t be able to find anything to stretch over my curves. When I came across this lovely animal print stretch dress I gasped. It reminded me of something Peg Bundy or Divine would wear. Especially when on a plus size body.
I went on a walk with my sweet pups and wore my new dress. I paired it with sheer black stockings, my stompy vince camuto boots and my new H&M waxed denim moto jacket. I feel super great in this dress - a great score, right?
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Animal Print dress - XL
Waxed Denim Moto Jacket from H&M - 18
Sheer black tights - Hanes
Black boots - Vince Camuto
Glasses - SEE Eyewear