Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Moon Child


Hi again! Was that...a hiatus? I guess so! It wasn't on purpose. My terrible computer has been broken, and the repairs, going back and forth with Dell as I did, took almost a month. The result? For the first time in my life, I have a backlog of unpublished outfits!
I wore this lovely dress for my father's birthday. It's junk. I feel like you need to know that. Total junk. I finally broke down and ordered something from one of those suspicious companies on Amazon. You know the type: Really bad photoshopping, inscrutable sizing, based somewhere vaguely "in China." But I loved this print, took a chance, and scored! Like I said: Junk. The fabric is very thin and dangerously close to see-through. I don't even care. I love this dress.
I ordered an XXL out of caution, and it's actually kinda big. See above the way it gapes. Of course, the fabric is so thin, it might really be see-through if it was more of a bodycon fit. Pick your poison, I guess.
It reminds me of that Midwestern favorite: Cast-iron lawn ornaments.
I might be a cool witch. Isn't my High Voltage fav, Wine and Dine, a perfect combination?

Dress: CowCow Clothing via Amazon
Sandals: Clarks via Amazon
Sunnies: ModCloth
Necklace: Thrifted @ Goodwill









Friday, July 24, 2015

With It



After a good two years of hoping I would find a pair of perfectly soft, faded, fitting overalls in a thrift store, I broke. These came from Forever 21--originally more than $30, I bought them on clearance for a lot less than that, though I've already forgotten just how much. I can't say I regret this choice a lot. They're heavenly. They make me feel like I might be a little bit cool, though I know I'm fundamentally dorky. So are overalls. Together, we're so unhip, it's hip!
OK, I know I sorta went to town on pictures. What can I say? I love my overalls!!


Overalls: Forever 21
Top: Boohoo plus
Shoes, purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: Ace Hardware
Plaid shirt: Thrifted @ Savers









Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bad Hair Day

I didn't think snap backs were my style, but I've grown really, really, really tired of neck sunburn. I snagged this cute thing on Amazon and inadvertently discovered the cutest possible way to cover up unwashed hair.
It's obnoxious, like me.
My sister took one look at me and asked why I was dressed like "the Burger King Kid's Club." She gets me.
These are possibly the world's least comfortable loafers, but they were like $4. You give and you take.

Top: Boohoo
Pants: Forever 21
Hat: Amazon
Shoes: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: Ace Hardware!






Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rule Breaker

With this outfit, I'm breaking one of those unspoken plus size rules: Oversize clothes are fashionable and interesting if you're slim, and indeed loose clothing is encouraged and produced in vast quantities for sizes 14+. Yet somehow, I know I'm not supposed to wear a vast denim shirt. On me, it doesn't emphasize an angular body. 
As usual, it's not "flattering." And yet? I dig it.

The shirt is my dad's, and large even on him. As a family of bird keepers, we're apt to have a lot of thick, long-sleeved shirts on hand. Bird feet are sharp!







These sunglasses are literally from ACE HARDWARE. They cost THREE DOLLARS and I'm sorta in love???? What a weird stroke of luck.
And my all-summer shoes, of course!

Crop top: Boohoo+
Denim shirt: My dad’s and probably thrifted?
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunglasses: ACE HARDWARE!
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill

Monday, June 29, 2015

New do!!!


I've been dying to show off my newly cropped locks. It's so short and curly and happy and free! When your hair is only shoulder length, a few inches make a world of difference. Loosing those dead ends and opting for a layered, asymmetrical look feels absolutely amazing.
Oh, I especially love the back! My curls have new definition, bounce, and life--thanks in large part, of course, to dropping sulfates and silicones and conditioning like a madwoman. My hair looks nice in these pictures after squishing in my styling products, but I think I like the result even better when I rake and shake. I call myself a 2C and a 3A, depending on how much spring I wind up with that day. Raking and shaking definitely makes me springier!!
Bonus: Tito!
He was very interested in my camera.

Products I used today:






Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proper Twist

I feel like I've finally perfected a messy low twist in my hair, a hairstyle I've been longing to get right for ages--just in time, as might be expected, for my impending haircut. Oh well. I enjoyed it for today, at least.

Of course, my hair has had this big chunk of mistake in the back since I dyed it, and the subsequent fading has only emphasized that. Yikes. I want to say it's not this obvious in real life, but it probably is. Ah well. Another inch of growth and maybe I can start pretending it was intentional. It still needs some uh, rest, before I bleach it again, so them's the breaks!

Top: Forever 21 (forever and ever ago now)
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Belt: Dorothy Perkins?
Shoes: Clark’s
Sunnies: ModCloth





Sunday, June 7, 2015

I think you move me

Don't buy this swimsuit. I love the way it looks on me, but don't buy it.
Reasons you shouldn't buy this: 1) It runs small. If you're busty you're gonna have a bad time. I don't think I've ever shown this much cleavage in my life. 2) The under wire burst out after A SINGLE USE. I'm so glad I got it on super sale because the quality is just awful.
That said, I'm loving the total cliche that is Chunky Lady in a Cheetah Print Bikini. Here comes summer!
Shout out to my sister for her extreme hand with a crappy cell phone camera.
 And a double shout out for her taking a video of me when I thought she was just continuing her stream of silly pictures. To my discredit, I probably should have guessed when she told me to dance.

At least I don't have to worry about chlorine changing the color of my hair anymore!

Suit is from Wet Seal, but manufactured by someone else. I lost the tag.






Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Moon Child


Hi again! Was that...a hiatus? I guess so! It wasn't on purpose. My terrible computer has been broken, and the repairs, going back and forth with Dell as I did, took almost a month. The result? For the first time in my life, I have a backlog of unpublished outfits!
I wore this lovely dress for my father's birthday. It's junk. I feel like you need to know that. Total junk. I finally broke down and ordered something from one of those suspicious companies on Amazon. You know the type: Really bad photoshopping, inscrutable sizing, based somewhere vaguely "in China." But I loved this print, took a chance, and scored! Like I said: Junk. The fabric is very thin and dangerously close to see-through. I don't even care. I love this dress.
I ordered an XXL out of caution, and it's actually kinda big. See above the way it gapes. Of course, the fabric is so thin, it might really be see-through if it was more of a bodycon fit. Pick your poison, I guess.
It reminds me of that Midwestern favorite: Cast-iron lawn ornaments.
I might be a cool witch. Isn't my High Voltage fav, Wine and Dine, a perfect combination?

Dress: CowCow Clothing via Amazon
Sandals: Clarks via Amazon
Sunnies: ModCloth
Necklace: Thrifted @ Goodwill









Friday, July 24, 2015

With It



After a good two years of hoping I would find a pair of perfectly soft, faded, fitting overalls in a thrift store, I broke. These came from Forever 21--originally more than $30, I bought them on clearance for a lot less than that, though I've already forgotten just how much. I can't say I regret this choice a lot. They're heavenly. They make me feel like I might be a little bit cool, though I know I'm fundamentally dorky. So are overalls. Together, we're so unhip, it's hip!
OK, I know I sorta went to town on pictures. What can I say? I love my overalls!!


Overalls: Forever 21
Top: Boohoo plus
Shoes, purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: Ace Hardware
Plaid shirt: Thrifted @ Savers









Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bad Hair Day

I didn't think snap backs were my style, but I've grown really, really, really tired of neck sunburn. I snagged this cute thing on Amazon and inadvertently discovered the cutest possible way to cover up unwashed hair.
It's obnoxious, like me.
My sister took one look at me and asked why I was dressed like "the Burger King Kid's Club." She gets me.
These are possibly the world's least comfortable loafers, but they were like $4. You give and you take.

Top: Boohoo
Pants: Forever 21
Hat: Amazon
Shoes: Thrifted @ Goodwill
Sunnies: Ace Hardware!






Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rule Breaker

With this outfit, I'm breaking one of those unspoken plus size rules: Oversize clothes are fashionable and interesting if you're slim, and indeed loose clothing is encouraged and produced in vast quantities for sizes 14+. Yet somehow, I know I'm not supposed to wear a vast denim shirt. On me, it doesn't emphasize an angular body. 
As usual, it's not "flattering." And yet? I dig it.

The shirt is my dad's, and large even on him. As a family of bird keepers, we're apt to have a lot of thick, long-sleeved shirts on hand. Bird feet are sharp!







These sunglasses are literally from ACE HARDWARE. They cost THREE DOLLARS and I'm sorta in love???? What a weird stroke of luck.
And my all-summer shoes, of course!

Crop top: Boohoo+
Denim shirt: My dad’s and probably thrifted?
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Clarks
Sunglasses: ACE HARDWARE!
Purse: Thrifted @ Goodwill

Monday, June 29, 2015

New do!!!


I've been dying to show off my newly cropped locks. It's so short and curly and happy and free! When your hair is only shoulder length, a few inches make a world of difference. Loosing those dead ends and opting for a layered, asymmetrical look feels absolutely amazing.
Oh, I especially love the back! My curls have new definition, bounce, and life--thanks in large part, of course, to dropping sulfates and silicones and conditioning like a madwoman. My hair looks nice in these pictures after squishing in my styling products, but I think I like the result even better when I rake and shake. I call myself a 2C and a 3A, depending on how much spring I wind up with that day. Raking and shaking definitely makes me springier!!
Bonus: Tito!
He was very interested in my camera.

Products I used today:






Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proper Twist

I feel like I've finally perfected a messy low twist in my hair, a hairstyle I've been longing to get right for ages--just in time, as might be expected, for my impending haircut. Oh well. I enjoyed it for today, at least.

Of course, my hair has had this big chunk of mistake in the back since I dyed it, and the subsequent fading has only emphasized that. Yikes. I want to say it's not this obvious in real life, but it probably is. Ah well. Another inch of growth and maybe I can start pretending it was intentional. It still needs some uh, rest, before I bleach it again, so them's the breaks!

Top: Forever 21 (forever and ever ago now)
Skirt: Thrifted @ Savers
Belt: Dorothy Perkins?
Shoes: Clark’s
Sunnies: ModCloth





Sunday, June 7, 2015

I think you move me

Don't buy this swimsuit. I love the way it looks on me, but don't buy it.
Reasons you shouldn't buy this: 1) It runs small. If you're busty you're gonna have a bad time. I don't think I've ever shown this much cleavage in my life. 2) The under wire burst out after A SINGLE USE. I'm so glad I got it on super sale because the quality is just awful.
That said, I'm loving the total cliche that is Chunky Lady in a Cheetah Print Bikini. Here comes summer!
Shout out to my sister for her extreme hand with a crappy cell phone camera.
 And a double shout out for her taking a video of me when I thought she was just continuing her stream of silly pictures. To my discredit, I probably should have guessed when she told me to dance.

At least I don't have to worry about chlorine changing the color of my hair anymore!

Suit is from Wet Seal, but manufactured by someone else. I lost the tag.






 
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