Eclectic Cranberry

Eclectic Cranberry

Plus size fashion torridI am so proud of this look because I made this jacket. Did you hear me? I MADE THIS JACKET!! And by made I mean like dip dyed it and sewed  a million and one tiny sparkly butterfly patches to it’s back. So call me the Martha who rocked Stewart’s world. The Joann who upgraded her fabrics. The Hobby that got lobbied into a full force fashion trend. I have never been more proud of myself. I am a craft queen, and this denim jacket is my portable thrown.

plus size outfit ideasAlso the technological whimsy of this room has a most excellent backstory. See we were out hunting for a space to take some snappy snaps, and the lighting options were grim. Everything was look absolutely terrible. So just as we had given up we discovered this hidden, tucked away mystery space in my building. Littered with someones left over lunch, a giant soda, and crumpled baby ruth wrapper, all I could see if that the light was some how perfect. In the words of the almighty Tim Gunn, we were going to use this ragtag space and make it work.

Plus size fashion torridAnd with the internet of the entire building clutched between my freshly styled hands I modeled the hell out of that crawl space. After reviewing the first few photos, we knew the discovery was serendipitous. This outfit was  unusual and the quirky retro vibe of the room suited it. Neither the closet nor the look was your standard fare and they belonged together- like the two big lovely unexpected fantastic weirdos they were.

plus size outfit ideasIt’s funny because I found this look almost the same way I found the place we shot the photos. My original styling hadn’t panned out, and forced with a situation where I just had to made it work. I approached my closet like a 5 year old approaches their dress up box. I  put everything and anything on until I felt beautiful. The moment I donned yellow top and scarf and added the jacket I knew I had stumbled on something special.

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Put Some Bling On it

Put Some Bling On it

Plus Size Fashion Fatkini So recently I invested in a classy bedazzler, because I decided my life needed more sparkle. I imagined myself in a 100% rhinestone encrusted jumpsuit, sparkling like the glitter bomb I am. However, after about 15 minutes with my new favorite heat backed crystal heating gadget, I realized I would have at most 20 stones in me, before I got bored and moved on to something else.
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So I put my mind to use and tried to brainstorm an appropriate 20-30 stone project, that would really add some glint to my glam, with out leaving me on the floor, with burnt fingers and cursing  the world. I should note when it comes to crafting, I usually accidentally light something on fire or end up super gluing my thumb to my forehead. I was made to buy, not construct- for the sake of humanity.

Plus Size Fashion FatkiniHowever, I found this bikini top during a shopping trip to Forever 21 and fireworks went off in my my brain. “I need rhinestones,” It spoke to me. “You have rhinestones. Let together and have beautiful beautiful fashion babies.” And I listened because when clothing speaks to me, I this ears sit down, perk up and take those magical words in.

Plus Size Fashion FatkiniSo the next week during one of those three hour meetings that you want to claw your eyes out, I was smiling. As we discuss return and delivery and [insert whatever business jargon you want] I was giddily rhinestoning my bikini top. And it didn’t look good, it looked freaking incredible.

Plus Size Fashion FatkiniAnd I’m obsessed with it. It’s this amazingly sassy and glamorous suit, that no one else has. BECAUSE I MADE IT. This is especially important because I have a giant bag of craft projects I tried to complete, only to give up, and buy something similar. I just wasn’t built to craft. So actually being able to complete something AND have it look awesome was a rare gift from the style sirens.

Plus Size Fashion FatkiniAnd then it just snowballed from there. I found this amazing tulle skirt from Deb, used my favorite Vera Wang necklace as a belt, and coated my lips in a vicious electric shade of red-pink. I am just feeling myself so hard. Because I crafted, and it was good……and no one died, I didn’t burn my house down, Data still has a tail, and my hands remain unglued. SUCCESS.

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