Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Best F-Word

"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."
-Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler

Show off that awesome F-word loud and proud in this sweater from Wicked Clothes! I'd been anxiously waiting for a while for this item to get re-stocked and as soon as it did I made it MINE!
It's definitely way too hot to wear this in summer where I am so I can't wait to head back up north! If you'd like the unisex shirt instead of the sweater, you can find it here!

Not only will you be sporting a prime piece of clothing fabness, you'll also be aiding a cause! $5 from each shirt/sweater purchase will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

The sweater is Gildan heavy blend, 50% cotton, 50% polyester and is on sale for $29.99. Size XL pictured.

Shorts up to there, don't care!: Cut-off Torrid jeans that I wasn't too fond of.

Denim shirt and Pork Pie Hat: Forever 21.

Goofy face: Yeah I don't know what that was about!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Let's Get Graphic!

     Sometimes you want blouses, other times you want dresses, BUT tons of the time you walk by a shirt and go "AW MAN, that's some funny stuff! I want that!" That's pretty much how I felt about every graphic shirt I bought over the weekend. I've got sexy, flirty, cute but I wanted fun! 
       I stepped into the odd goodness that is Hot Topic and picked up some cute graphic tees. The largest size I encountered was XXL. Every top pictured is XL in mens, but my curves fill them just fine. To the left, a shirt that makes me VERY happy but cause people like my roommate painful confusion, is a Taco Cats Space Cat Shirt. Food, cats and galaxy print. Why wouldn't I want it!? This shirt definitely stretches and gets a bit baggy but paired with some shorts and was good to go.

     This tank is part of what I call my "mini Adventure Time haul". I bought a couple of tops, bracelets, magnets….just general awesomeness.
     Here we have the Adventure Time Bro Hug Tank
Another piece of apparel that has me thinking I shouldn't be afraid to show off my arms. For a guys top, the cut is real cute and I don't think I'd mind a bold bra for a pop o' colour behind this bad boy.

    "I've been meaning to ask you…what's with that pocket on your shirt?"

      I saw this and I thought my roommate was going to have to re-start me heart! This is my fave out of the three items because it's really hard to forget Jake tootin' that booty-thang!
ALSO I love cutting my shirts either across the shoulder or v-necking it but this tee is too perfect to possibly mess up. I bought this Jake-in-a-pocket shirt at FYE but you can also find it online at HT HERE

     Again, all three are men's XL and give way to a little stretch! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Blue Lace and Body Positivity

    It's hot, it's sunny, so (IF YOU WANT) it's time to shed the layers and break out some lace! When it's hot I like all kinds of flow so when I saw this cami, all I could think is "SKIN SEASON"
   Unfortunately sold out, this blue lace cami top from Torrid is so sexy but has its pros, cons and mehs.

PROS: Airy, bright blue, lace, lace….lace.
CONS: Snags on jean buttons. WAH
MEHS: If you wear underwear that is high-rise it will peak-a-boo up n' out. You could totally wear something under this top if you prefer coverage, but if not and you dig colour coordination, be aware of sneaky panties.

I love it but on a slightly serious note, it has definitely started a couple of heated conversations.
   I have a decent relationship with my body and as long as a person feels comfortable with what they wear they should shut out all criticism and just rock on. Someone close to me told me that I was brave for showing off my belly and other parts and I was instantly taken aback. Are there parts of me I should be scared of or others find scary?

   My body is not anyone else's concern and if they don't like it, I can't think of anything to tell them short of "You're ignorant, get lost." The only differences between my midsection and that of a bikini model's are that we are unique in our own way and that society prefers one over the other.

   I don't care what anyone finds "flattering" because my body is here for my enjoyment and not theirs. At the same time I'm well within my right to not have a happy relationship with my body ALL THE TIME and have, what I call, "bad days." I am allowed to take my shirt off at a beach and walk around in a bra and be happy with myself.

   I will not let you make me feel like I've brought down all the plagues on humanity just because I'm ok with my fabulous fat.

Get yo' body positivity on!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

OOTD Roaming the GALAXY in CONVERSE! PLUS Song Of The Outfit!

    FINALLY! PLUS SIZE GALAXY LEGGINGS I CAN GET BEHIND ( and in!) While perusing the hosiery section of my much loved mecca Torrid.com, my heart stopped and then fluttered as I came across the word "cosmic". Cosmic turned into space which turned it galaxy which turned into TAKE MY MONEY! Blue Cosmic Printed Leggings (also in black and white) for the win!

    Lovers of the standard Torrid basic leggings be warned, these are not Torrid brand! These 95% Polyester 5% Spandex beauties are made by an LA-based company called See You Monday. Unfortunately their website is a business-to-business deal and only companies can register to check out the latest trends.


    They stop above the ankle and are a little snug around the thigh but still very comfy. I have quite a tummy on me but a size a 2 (the size I get in basic Torrid leggings) fits just fine!

    I've seen some not-so-lovely plus size galaxy prints and a lot of shaming for wearing spandex but I say GET OUTTA HEEERE with that noise! The first thing I noticed was how my thighs jiggled when I walked and guess what I thought? AWESOME.
    Whatever makes you feel lovely, sexy or SHOOOWWWW, wear it and wear it hot.

                                                                                                                                                   The hooded shirt I'm rocking comes from the men's section at Target! It's a Converse One Star Men's Long Sleeve Hooded Henley top in Dark Night Navy! CON is when you first wear it it's super snug. PRO: it stretches out nice n' baggy! (I'm wearing a size large)
     I have yet to decide what shoes I want to wear but BLUE BLUE BLUE is the way to go!
It's that time again! This track has been a fave of mine for a while. It's one of those things-are-tough-but-keep-your-chin-up. It's definitely been one of those weeks but nothing boosts confidence like walking around knowing you are beautiful in every way and no one can take that from you! Here is Little Jackie with "The World Should Revolve Around Me"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Polka Dots for Days! PLUS Song Of the Outfit!

    So if you know me, you know I CAN'T resist polka dots (I get that from my mama) and I may have found my favourite summer dress yet!
     How could I say no to this fun n' flirty strappy number?! Sunny days in Arcata, CA plus this dress equals total babe and a half mode. Do I have a dress slightly similar? Is that slightly similar dress black? YEAH! SO? Polka dots everywhere!

Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress (Target $12)
    This light cotton dress is perfect for a number of occasions and you'll feel absolutely cute and comfortable at each one. It has two pockets (THANK YOU), false buttons on the chest and is cinched under the bust. The straps are attached to the back of the dress with buttons and can be removed, criss-crossed and turned into a halter.

    I paired the dress with a  Forever 21+ navy blue, open knit cardigan. It's thin, breathable and provides coverage for people who may be nervous about their arms (ME) but this dress actually makes me feel hubba hubba enough to get over my fear!
    Any sandals, heels or cute sneaks can complete the outfit so go nuts! I also wore shorts because the dress rides a little high and the slightest bend will show off your panties (unless you go commando then that's a whole different story!)
    Accessory-wise, My silver hoops were a gift and I found my heart-shaped sunnies at a local thrift store, but you can find similar ones at Domino Dollhouse or Top Shop!

ALSO, I completely forgot that I had these two colours. Next time I rock these dots I'm going to do a sassy paint job on my digits. Check out these two Essie polishes any time you've got the blues. Click the pictures for links and details!

Mint Candy Apple 754

Butler Please 772
So I'm starting a new section each post! Song Of The Outfit! It's basically the song I feel most in the mood for when I wear each outfit. The track I've picked for this ensemble is "Shiver Shiver" by Walk The Moon. It's sassy, sexy and you can strut it real nice!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sweet Buys: Let's get SHEERFUL!

OK terrible pun I know! Let's forget it ever happened and check out my pics instead! NO MIRROR PHOTOS! Yep I've entered a whole new world with my handy dandy tripod! Granted I'm not PERFECT at using it but I'll learn!
So onto the clothing! Once again Forever 21+ has managed to sink it's claws into my wallet! Two lovely sheer blouses paired with some fun accessories equals happiness!

Sheer Contrast Shirt
Size Pictured: 3X
Sheer Contrast Shirt
A black sheer top with grey collar/pocket/cuff trim that can be used for business or pleasure. I definitely like the style, however it's not all that sheer but if you're shy I'd recommend a tank top or bandeau! The sleeves are a little long so I prefer them rolled up a little below my elbow. I find that the blouse goes best with black skinny pants. Click the link above for more details!

Gold Chain
Now I found the gold chain in an antique store but Etsy has  thousands of options I promise! Click the title and see!

Bowler Hat
My bowler hat is one of my prized possessions because it's the only head gear to look perfect on me! It's no longer in stock at Domino Dollhouse, but don't worry, Etsy has you covered here too! Link it to check out a selection of sweet hats!

Pyramid Studded Collar Shirt
Size Pictured:3X
Pyramid Studded Collar Shirt
My new favourite item! No questioning its sheerness, this royal blue blouse has gunmetal studs and kicks all kinds of butt! I like outfits that say cute and tough at the same time. The model in the link above has paired the top with some forest green pants and a leather jacket. I love the combo so they might be the next items on my wish list! And as with the first shirt, if you're a little shy, tank tops are your friends! If you're not, more power to you!

The picture below gives you a closer look at the lovely detail AND a little surprise under the collar. The gunmetal spike pendant definitely compliments the studs, and although it's also a Forever 21 find, it is no longer in stock =[
HOWEVER the site still has some sweet spikey accessories

AND you don't have to wear it buttoned to a top. For a more relaxed feel, loosen a couple! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wish List Wednesday: Forever 21 Fever

Oh Forever 21 why do you do this to me!? I just made a silent pact with myself to hold off on the shopping! My poor closet can't take it!
Yes a bunch of new arrivals in the Forever 21+ line have caught my eye and I'm trying to hold off my itchy wallet fingers. Bright colours, rompers, dresses, shorts….I need to catch my breath.
Below are a few of the items I'm thinking about inquiring about at my local F21+:

Colorblock Bias Dress
TREND ALERT! I can already picture it: Me, this lovely knit colorblck dress, and kickback night out with the ladies!
It looks perfect for a summer night out! For more info on this simple yet beautiful dress click here!

Flounced Strapless Watercolour Print Dress
This is a print that I've never seen before! Satin with and elasticized waist and neckline and underbust sash, this dress looks like a head-turner to me. I like the use of the long simple gold chain on the model but I'm not digging the shoes.
You be the judge! Check out the product and think about how YOU would accessorize this dress!

Daisy Cutout Back Dress
I've been a ditz for daisy prints since I was little! The V-neck is dainty, the daisies are fresh, and the cutout in the back is pure fun. You'd have to be careful accessorizing this dress since chunky jewelry would probably create an overpowering effect of busyness! Check out this lovely dress here!

ROMPER TIME! Whether fun abstract prints or solid colours are your style, Forever 21+ seems to be able to satisfy both tastes with what they have to offer. I love both these looks and paired with the right shoes or sun hat, they're sure to be a couple of spotlight items in your closet. Comfy, cute and classy are words to live by, and I think these two items fit the bill. Click on either photo for more info!
Abstract Print Surplice Romper

Collared Woven Romper