Blue Lace

 

Weekend wedding and I needed something pretty and chic. I went with this great Vince Camuto blue and black lace dress. Kept things simple with some faux suede peep toe wedges and a vintage coach bag I thrifted in New Orleans last year. My glasses are from See Eyewear my spouse is wearing a bolo tie by minima maxima

Easy Summer Leggings

 

Just a casual summer outfit. I’m obsessed with these legging pants from Torrid. Highly recommend these – they can really be dressed up or down and come in loads of colors and patterns

OUTIFT DETAILS

Black tulip top – old navy, xxl
Black and grey “all nighter” pant – Torrid, 18
Sandals – sorel
Necklace – from local boutique
Bag – Rebecca minkoff
Glasses – See Eyewear

Pattern Mixing

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

PINZZZZZZ
Jelly Shoes with LOL Gravestone – Pretty Nobody Co
LaCroix Pamplemousse – Felt Good Co
Teal Hair Cyclops Girl – LastCraft Designs
Femme Vulcan Hand – Robin Eisenberg
Cherry Heart Lolli – Tuesday Bassen
All Hope Is Not Lost Hand – Frolik Studio

 

Beauty Thief: LastCraft’s Amanda Stilwell Has A Shocking Beauty Sleep Secret | Autostraddle

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.

Beauty Thief: LastCraft’s Amanda Stilwell Has A Shocking Beauty Sleep Secret | Autostraddle

InTheThickofIt – Best Outfits of 2015

These were the most popular posts on InTheThickofIt in 2015. It was a fun year for me that included my first trip to Tulum Mexico and I was in a @proudmaryfashion Fashion show. 

Thanks as always for the love!

Outfit 1 – Greetings from Chicago Anna Scholz Dress

Outfit 2 – Transitional Stripes Eloquii Dress

Outfit 3 – Plus size Beach wear in Tulum by Asos

Outfit 4 – Lace for Spring

Outfit 5 – Proud Mary Fashion Show

Outfit 6 – How I rock a Crop Top

Outfit 7 – Winter Tunic and Leather Jacket