Transitional dressing always presents a challenge for me. For one, I’m absolutely sick of all my winter clothes. One way I’ve been mixing things up quite literally is to really play a lot with pattern mixing. This adorable tiger-print circle skirt from Gwynnie Bee had the exact color match to my new WhoWhatWear for Target polka dot tee-shirt. I just want to pause for a moment and rave about how great it is that the WhoWhatWear line is for plus and straight sizes and I found my pieces along with the whole collection – not segregated to the plus size sad corner.
Of course I’ve been accessorizing everything lately with TONS of enamel pins. I am allll about the #pingame right now and my waxed denim moto jacket is a perfect place to display them all. All details for the pins are below.
Outfit details: Tiger circle Skirt – Jete via Gwynnie Bee, Sz 1X (this runs very large so size DOWN)
PolkaDot Shirt – WhoWhatWear for Target, Sz 2X
Leggings – Spanx, Sz XL
Ankle Boots – Lucky Brand
Waxed Denim Moto – H&M+, Sz 1X
Rebecca Minkoff Bag
How excited am I to finally find a pair of knee-high boots that REALLY fit my calves? BEYOND THRILLED. These beautiful leather boots are from Ted & Muffy – a UK boot brand that offers CUSTOM calf sizes on their boots. Additionally they offer sizing up to US 12 and wide shoe widths as well. I am so excited to see so many options for folks of all sizes.
It’s been so long since I’ve had a pair of wide calf boots that was big enough to wear OVER a pair of jeans, that I just had to try this Demeter Boot with a pair of skinny jeans. Weekends are made for a casual look of skinny jeans, boots and an oversized top. But this style of boot could be dressed up quite well too – I love the versatility.
OUTFIT DETAILS Dip Hem Black Top – City Chic – L (special sizing) Skinny Jegging Jeans – Torrid – 18 – available here Parka – Old Navy Demeter Boots – Ted & Muffy – available here Black/White Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Glasses – SEE Eyewear
Products provided by Ted & Muffy. All opinions are my own.
I had so much fun chatting with Aja at Autostraddle for this piece on my favorite skincare and beauty tips.
A little sample…
AA: I know our readers are curious about others’ skincare routines. Tell us more about yours!
AS: My regimen is to wash with a no-soap product, Melee Facewash by Brazen Bee, apply a tiny bit of jojoba/almond oil and then apply some sunscreen before my makeup, which I keep really simple during the week (concealer, mascara, lipstick). At night, I remove makeup with the jojoba/almond mix and a warm washcloth.
Happy 2016 friends! I started the year off with a BANG! with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art’s POP ART show. I’m in love with so many of the artists in the exhibit but I especially love the intense graphics all over the exterior of the building advertising the show. Just look at the geometric red bars and the newly redesigned MCA font – perfection!
I felt right at home in my very graphic outfit of this polka-dot Carmakoma sweater dress (they are one of my favorite plus size brands) and black/white Rebecca Minkoff purse. I have been absolutely lusting after this plus size sweater dress for a year and it finally went on sale via Gwynnie Bee so I snatched it up. Other reviewers complained that it was sack-like and see-through but neither of those things seem like downsides to me. I love the tunic shape and bold print and I just paired it with leggings and a cami so it doesn’t matter if it’s sheer.
I’m still trying to grow my hair out as you can see, but it’s getting longer! I’m really looking forward to some fun styling this year once I get some overall length.
My goals this year aren’t quite solidified yet, but I’m getting there. I hope to have up a post once I have some downtime in Los Angeles next week.
OUTFIT DETAILS Carmakoma Polkadot Dress – Sz L (this is special sizing – Sz L = US Size 20) Leggings – Lysse – Sz XL (I’m in LOVE with these wide-waistband leggings) Cami – St Eve – Sz XL Necklace – Forever 21 Booties – Lucky Brand Bag – Rebecca Minkoff
Oh look I got dressed and hung out with my favorite femme and went to an actual party. I haven’t done that in ages. Nothing like gossiping with a small gaggle of femmes in a bar. Seriously.
It’s busy season for me my loves – I’m deep in the weeds of small business holiday shopping for my little shop LastCraft.
I am hoping for lots more outfit posts in early next year and perhaps a few small holiday party posts. There are SO many good plus size holiday party dresses available this year. My favorites so far are from Eloquii (seen above). Any favorites you can share?
This Chicago Postcard mural by @greetingstour I found a few months ago is just PERFECT. I couldn’t wait to show it to you guys with the right outfit. Oh also I have these new orange creamsicle glasses which i just adore and they go so well with this lovely plus size body-con (ish) Anna Scholz dress from Gwynnie Bee and this rad mural.
I’m totally thrilled that it’s fall. This is truly my favorite time of year. I’m also super excited that Gwynnie Bee is coming to Chicago next week – I’ll be share more of that in coming days.
Digital Print Dress – Anna Scholz Sz 18, via Gwynnie Bee Waxed Denim Moto – H&M Plus Necklace – Forever 21 Black White Handbag – Rebecca Minkoff Glasses (sunnies and orange creamsicle specs) – SEE Eyewear Divine Enamel Pin – from the perfect @youwereswell