Posts Tagged "topshop"

Animal Print and Stripes and Brunch

Sunday brunch in the neighborhood calls for a summer spin on a favorite outfit. These new bermuda shorts from the plus size line at target are just the right length for me to feel comfortable (I don’t care for short shorts or capri styles).

Of course I also had to try out my new animal-print glasses from SelectSpecs.  These adorable frames with lenses were under $20!  What a bargain!!!  I highly recommend them for those of you who wear a lot of glasses and like to have variety. 

Stripe shirt - Topshop maternity, Sz XL
Denim shirt - Forever 21, Sz 1X
Black Bermuda shorts - Target, Sz 16
Shoes - Sam and Libby for Target - Sz 11
Bracelet - Forever 21
Necklace - Forever 21
Onishi Gray Bag - Valhalla Brooklyn
Animal print Glasses - SelectSpecs Savannah

Gwynnie Bee the “netflix” for plus size clothes

I’ve raved about Gwynnie Bee all over my fb and instagram, but I had to show you what it’s all about!  

I was wary at first - I didn’t think they had a really well-rounded selection and items seemed not really my style.  However, as they’ve grown and expanded, I am happy to report that I just absolutely love them.  

I do the 3-items-at-a-time option which is perfect for my needs.  A lot of my work wear has been gwynniebee and I’ve already purchased two of the items I’ve received (you have the option to buy items for much less than retail and they usually offer additional discounts and sales too!)

This is a Jessica Simpson cap sleeve floral print dress.  It’s super cute and fits so well.  I paired it with some tights and my go-to waxed denim moto jacket from H&M. Perfect for spring! 

If you haven’t already checked out the month-free trial of Gwynnie Bee, I would love to encourage you to try!  Referral link here*.

Floral print dress - Jessica Simpson via Gwynnie Bee, Sz 1XL
Black tights - Target, Sz 1X
Doc Martens - via nordstrom rack, Sz 11
Waxed Moto Jacket - H&M, Sz 16
Sunglasses - SEE Eyewear
Purse - Forever 21
moon earrings - Topshop

#gwynniebee #ilovegwynniebee

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Plus size and Horizontal Stripes 

It doesn’t even need to be said anymore - I think breaking fashion rules is where you can tap into original style.  I love wearing horizontal stripes.  It’s been said that plus size folks shouldn’t wear them, but I don’t care.  Black and white stripes are a favorite of mine.  This shirt happens to be a maternity shirt from top shop which is sometimes a great way to find pieces that fit from straight size sources (I know fat does not equal pregnant, but i don’t really care where my stuff is from in the store as long as it’s cute).

I wore this layered stripey outfit to run some Sunday Funday errands and then to get brunch with S and my pal T.  We had a blast eating donuts at Nightwood in Pilsen and then we stopped to buy some new succulents to plant - aren’t these succulents that look like rocks cool? I just love them.

Stripe Shirt - Topsop Maternity size 10
Jean Jacket - Gap size XL
Wool stripe knit sweater - Banana Republic (mens) Size L
Black Jeans - Style & Co, Size 16
Boots - Vince Camuto ‘Silas’ Size 11
Purse - H&M
Necklace - Forever 21
Bracelet - King Onye
Earrings - Tarnish
Rings - all from etsy (except the tiny triangle rings from stoney and honey)
Glasses - SEE Eyewear

I’m a 5’9” 220# fat femme

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

Librarian Witch Looks for a Winter Day

Some days call for a dark wintery look infused with vintage.  I found this great plus size skirt at Knee Deep Vintage when I was in Pilsen a few weeks ago shopping with my friend HL.  Knee Deep has an amazing collection of curated vintage clothing, but I love them so much for carrying lots of plus size pieces. The owner is super friendly and loves helping find the perfect outfit.  I ended up with a great vintage slip and a cute sparkly vintage sweater as well. Absolutely make sure you stop by and check them out - as well as so many other great vintage shops in Pilsen.  I probably need to make a neighborhood guide soon!

Of course a winter look could not be complete without some decent boots and a thick pair of tights - it’s just too cold in Chicago otherwise.

Vintage Wool Coat - Thrifted
Black floral skirt - thrifted from Knee Deep Vintage
Sheer White Shirt - Forever 21+, Sz 2X
Cranberry tights - Merona, Sz 2X
Boots - Topshop
Belt - H&M (men’s section)
Earrings - Tarnish
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Necklace - Forever 21