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?

For those that are interested, I’ll be doing a few upcoming markets in the Chicago area – I’d love to see y’all! We’ve got some amazing new totebags and enamel pins! 
Show of Hands – Nov 20-22 at Architectural Artifacts
Renegade Holiday Show – Dec 5&6 at Bridgeport Art Center

Outfit Details (on me – on right)

Black Body-Con Dress – Dorothy Perkins sz 20
Petite Black Leather Harness – Zana Bayne
Porcupine Earrings – Etsy
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

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

Palm Sunday

This palm-print Dorothy Perkins dress ticks almost everything I want in a summer dress.  It features an adorable but not over-the-top print, wide straps (I can wear a bra!), perfect knee-length (I can wear bike shorts under to prevent chub-rub), breathable fabric.  It’s just perfect.  The only thing it doesn’t have is pockets, but I’ll let that go because the rest of it is so fantastic.

It’s a great plus size summer dress and I wore it on a hot sunday to run to the farmers market to buy some gorgeous fresh veggies and flowers. The photos are inside because my partner S who usually takes my pics is out of town – I think they still turned out well!

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend (and a long one for my US readers).

Palm-print Dress – Dorothy Perkins – Size 16 Tall, Available here
Shoes – Dansko, Size 42
Necklace – etsy, gift
Pyrite Bracelet – Truss and Ore
Gold stack bracelets – Nordstrom Rack
Glasses – SEE Eyewear
Lipstick – Revlon Audacious

When Old Is New

I am sure you all know how difficult it can be to find cute plus size vintage pieces.  A good vintage dress with the right accessories can be a perfect staple in any wardrobe.

I was thrilled to discover Stranger Bird Vintage an etsy shop that features a wonderful selection of plus size vintage pieces. This lovely black lace-sleeve dress jumped out at me specifically and I’m so happy to own it. Since it still isn’t actually warm in Chicago, I’ve paired it with a light scarf and boots.

Stranger Bird Vintage is offering 15% off to my readers with code THICKOFIT15

Lace-sleeve dress – Stranger Bird Vintage – Vintage size 16
Belt – Forever 21, Sz 1XL
Black Boots – Vince Camuto
Scarf – Dorothy Perkins
Glasses – SEE Eyewear
quartz earrings – gift

Hard shoes and lace tops

Oh a lace top…so much to say about something so dainty and yet so tough.  Ahem.

I found this sea-foam green lace sweatshirt at target last week and just knew it would work with some other pieces in my closet.  I love the mix of the pale color with a sweatshirt cut.  My only wish is that it was a true crew-neck so I could wear it with a button-up collar shirt and have it look just the way I want it to.

I’m JUST SURE y’all are sick of these black skinny jeans, but I swear it’s 12 degrees today and I just can’t be bothered with anything else at the moment. So just know that I’m going to show you what I’m really wearing here – not just outfits that are exclusive for the blog.  REALLY REAL here.

This scarf is one I found at dorothy perkins a few months ago and it looked so much like one I was obsessed over at topshop that was 3x the price, so of course I grabbed this one for myself.

Not too bad for a winter weekend look, eh?

Outfit Details
Teal Lace Sweatshirt – Target, XXL
Jacket – vintage
Pink Skull Scarf – Dorothy Perkins
Black Skinny Jeans – Rockstar Old Navy – Sz 16
Chain ‘Gene’ Booties – Jeffrey Campbell
Citrine Bullet Necklace – Lovely Musings (get 15% off using code 15OFF during the month of February)
Triangle Rings – Stone and honey
Earrings – Target
Glasses – SEE

I’m a 5’9” approx 215# femme!

Triangle Wedding at the Rothko Chapel, Houston TX

This weekend S and I attended the wedding of two amazingly beautiful and talented folks.  The bride wore an avant garde gray/pink smoke pattern McQueen, the groom wore a skinny gray suit.  They looked beautiful. And the ceremony was held at the Rothko Chapel – one of the loveliest spaces in Houston.

I knew that I needed to look really chic at this affair.  S and I have been planning our outfits for months.  I searched for months for the perfect necklace to wear – I debated getting a Zana Bayne harness, but after funds not allowing for it (and her being at fashion week the week I was going to order), I decided to look for something else.  I searched on etsy and found this weird and beautiful brass body harness from seller LovMely.  I showed it off on a simple ruched body-con dress from dorothy perkins.  Basically I just wanted the necklace/harness to be the show stopper.  And it was.

S wore a tailored slim-cut suit from H&M, Gucci shoes, patterned socks from Target.  His body chain we found in the clearance bin of H&M, but it looks so weird and boutiquey.  

The Outfit Details
Black Dress: Dorothy Perkins – Sz 14
Stockings: Hanes Sheer – Sz XXL
Shoes: Sam Edelman – Sz 11
Clutch: Vintage
Necklace: Geometric Brass Body Harness from LovMely
Earrings: Porcupine quills via etsy 
Glasses: SEE

I’m 5’9” approx 220# queer fat femme!

Items for sale: Dorothy Perkins Peplum Dress and Forever 21 Dot Dress

Dorothy Perkins Peplum Bow Dress – NEW WITH TAGS
Size UK 18 (US 14/16)
Price: $18 (currently on sale on the website for $29)
This cute pink dress is perfect for this season.  It’s a stretchy material that zips up the back.  Recommended for US size 14 or hips less than 49"

Forever 21 Dot Dress – NEW without tags
Size 2x
Price $10
This is a great dress for any season.  It’s SUPER stretchy and could fit a variety of sizes. Looks cute with tights and heels and a dressy jacket or just on its own for a night out.

You’re seeing both these dresses on me – approx size 16/ 215 lb/ 5’9"

Paypal accepted, please reply to this post or send me an ask with your email contact.

I am just in love with this burgandy dress from Dorothy Perkins – what an easy piece for fall!

Fall Look by delicatetbone featuring stone jewelry

Dorothy Perkins cap sleeve dress
£34 – dorothyperkins.com

ASOS funnel neck coat
$165 – asos.com

Aldo wedge
$110 – nordstrom.com

Dorothy Perkins crossbody handbag
£49 – dorothyperkins.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors pave watch
$250 – nordstrom.com

Vince Camuto stone jewelry
$38 – zappos.com

TopShop cream shawl
$32 – topshop.com

Loving maxi skirts for end of summer….here are a few ways to wear the see-thru and jersey knit ones.

Maxi skirts (plus) 

Dorothy Perkins black poncho
£35 – dorothyperkins.com

Billabong oversized tank
$29 – amazon.com

Rabens Saloner oversized tank
€26 – youheshe.com

Dorothy Perkins ankle length skirt
£28 – dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins chiffon skirt
£20 – dorothyperkins.com

Monsoon flip flop shoes
£35 – monsoon.co.uk

Fergie platform clog
$99 – heels.com

Manumit black tote handbag
£30 – fashion-conscience.com

Kenneth Jay Lane wood bracelet
€28 – pret-a-beaute.com

Kenneth Jay Lane black bracelet
€28 – pret-a-beaute.com

Oasis wood jewelry
£5 – oasis-stores.com

Aldo jewelry
$18 – aldoshoes.com

Forever21 boho necklace
$4.80 – forever21.com

Items I am thinking of for summer.  Lace mixed with florals.  More of the geometric prints I liked this spring.  Dainty cute belts (I was so happy to discover REAL LEATHER belts at nordstrom yesterday).  Crochet/woven bags.  Oversized cropped tops.

This does not address shoes, but that’s a whole other post.
Summertime wants
ASOS spaghetti strap dress
$81 – asos.com

Dorothy Perkins multi colored dress
26 GBP – dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins top
22 GBP – dorothyperkins.com

Forever21 printed top
$16 – forever21.com

Forever21 floral blazer
$28 – forever21.com

Striped bag
$228 – anthropologie.com

$168 – anthropologie.com

Tarnish buckle belt
$22 – nordstrom.com


Blue floral rope belt shorts – View All – New In – Dorothy Perkins
23 GBP – dorothyperkins.com