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
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.
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OUTFIT DETAILS 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
Shopping during the holidays can be a little much for me (I get crazy bad anxiety in crowds), but I wanted to support some local shops on Shop Local Saturday. So I ventured out in this warm H&M sweater dress I’ve owned for ages and this lovely TwoJ’s Fencer Jacket and my super comfortable boots. Shopping was a huge success – I got a few locally made letterpress cards, and a few small gifts for my family.
What local/small businesses are you shopping at this year? I recommend the great businesses listed on my Logan Square post. In the next few days, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite etsy and online shops!
Pushing the boundaries – Being Plus Size in 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
I’m always excited to find out about budget-friendly designer lines. While these lines are more accessible to the wallet, they’re still not designed for a plus size body. Straight size XL is the largest size the designer lines for Target go to. Not exactly pushing boundaries. But I don’t mind a challenge – which is to say, I’m not bound by sizes and if something is stretchy, I like to play with the shape on my frame. It doesn’t always work, but it’s nice to see what comes of fabrics. I also know this option is super limited – or rather not available to all plus size folks. But still, a good reminder to not feel completely limited by the number that’s listed on a garment (anyone who thrifts knows this rule!!!)
The new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection is lovely. The materials used included a lot of polyester silky fabrics and non-stretch, which gave me a worry that I wouldn’t be able to find anything to stretch over my curves. When I came across this lovely animal print stretch dress I gasped. It reminded me of something Peg Bundy or Divine would wear. Especially when on a plus size body.
I went on a walk with my sweet pups and wore my new dress. I paired it with sheer black stockings, my stompy vince camuto boots and my new H&M waxed denim moto jacket. I feel super great in this dress – a great score, right?
OUTFIT DETAILS 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Animal Print dress – XL Waxed Denim Moto Jacket from H&M – 18 Sheer black tights – Hanes Black boots – Vince Camuto Glasses – SEE Eyewear