A sprinkle saturday
Can you believe this gorgeous plus size maxi from the pure energy collection at Target? It’s such a great piece for summer. The lining stops at the knee, so the dress feels so breezy floating around your legs as you walk. My two best pals and I went bra shopping in the suburbs of Chicago. We ventured out to amazing bra shop called Tina’s Closet. Tina, the owner fits every single customer. And not only does she do a great job of fitting, she also customizes bras as needed. The stock is overwhelmingly great. She has bras stacked up to the ceiling and she picks everything out. My friend L is in between band sizes, and her bras are all getting taken in - and it’s only a $5 additional charge! She also has a great selection of plus size (and straight size) swimwear. I bought a perfect Wacoal strapless and a demi-cup t-shirt bra by panache. Highly recommend the experience if you’re anywhere in the chicago area.
Before shopping though, I stopped by gaslight coffee and got this absolutely perfect sprinkle donut and a big glass of citron green iced tea. YUM!!!
Print Maxi Dress - Pure Energy from Target - Sz 1X
Rose Quartz Necklace - LovelyMusings
Black wood earrings - local shop
tiny diamond necklace - dana rebecca
Silver sandals - comfortview
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Target Plus Size Relaunch
We’ve all been waiting months for Target to release their new plus size line. My local shop finally had the new pieces this weekend. I was honestly hoping that the rumor of the straight size line being extended to size 3x was going to be true, but what happened is that they only have one brand of plus size items now - Pure Energy.
I took a few photos of the selections, and there are some of the offerings on the Target website.
Overall there are some decent options. They have some nice looking work pants mixed in with trendier items. I loved this deco-style burn-out top with a dip hem. It’s worth a look and I hope that Target will continue increasing plus size options.
Deco top - Target Plus “Pure Energy” Size 1x
Nude Cami - Nordstrom Rack, Size 1x
Black Jeans - Style &Co, Size 16
Waxed Denim Moto - H&M, Sz 16
Gold stud bag - H&M
Pointy shoes - Fleuvog
Necklace - Forever 21
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