August 20, 2015

eShakti Dress For Fall

I have been buying from eShakti for years but only recently had enough money to splurge on some serious pieces.  I am going to a wedding in England this fall for my father in law and their wedding is blue and white themed.  I knew I wanted a long skirt for the dress but wasn't sure where to turn.  eShakti was having a 50% off the entire site sale so naturally I went there!  I managed to grab 2 dresses, a pair of black pants and a strop button down top.  I will post about the other pieces later but first the floral embellished poplin maxi!


I really loved the adjustable sleeves.  You can tie them tighter or wear them longer and loose.  It comes with pockets, as all eShakti dresses and I LOVE THAT!  The fabric itself isn't stretchy but the waist band part is sewn with elastic so it stretches for a comfortable and adjustable waistline.
I seriously love this dress and now plan on getting more floor length dress from them now that I know how they fit and hang.  And this dress was originally $98.00 but is now $48.95!  Get it while it's still available!

Outfit Details-  Dress- eShakti / Purse- Target / Glasses- Polette.com






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July 03, 2015

Chubby Cartwheels Summer 2015 Collection

I have a new fun summer collection out!  Pieces that are perfect for that hot summer day pool party or warm evening bbqs!  Lots of prints, color and skin to show.  I also am excited to start carrying bike shorts and the mesh sweatshirt!  A different change of pace from my normal dresses, skirts and bodysuits.  Versatile in style and how they can be worn.

All the new jewelry is hand made from small business on Etsy like Ready To Stare and Goth Gurl Shop.  Chunky gold body chains and hand dyed feather earrings! Perfect to pair with SO many summer looks and that can even be transitioned into fall.

Bikini bottoms are a must.  While I am a small shop that can't make bikini tops with underwire or boning for support I can make you some wild and fun bikini bottoms to mix and match with other tops.

It wouldn't be a collection of mine without some fun and totally see-thru dresses!  The Daisy dress has a unique graphic print of daisies on green grass.  If that doesn't scream summer I don't know what does.

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July 02, 2015

Polette.com- Elektra Glasses

I have been sporting a new pair of cateye frames lately if you haven't noticed. And they are AMAZING!  They are called Elektra and I found them on this site call Polette.com.  They actually are advertised on the site as prescription sunglasses (also available in solid black) but I emailed the company and asked if I could swap the dark lenses for clear ones.  I was thrilled when they wrote back and told me that I absolutely could.  I am a fan of customization.  So they said to place the order with my prescription and then email them immediately afterwards with the order number asking for the clear lenses.

Now this company is located in Europe so it took about a month from ordering for them to arrive.  Honestly though that was not a problem considering with shipping I paid less than $35!!  So yeah, this is a fabulous new site I think you need to check out for fashionable prescription or non prescription sunglasses and regular glasses.  Give them a shot.  You won't be disappointed!









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May 22, 2015

Our Dark Queen

New fabrics have arrived with the restocking of the Boleyn Dress!!  And Courtney is of course killing it.  www.chubbycartwheels.com



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May 21, 2015

People Magazine

Just to record this awesome moment in fat fashion and my little career.  Tess Holiday appears on the cover of People Magazine and she is wearing my lace bodystocking!!!  This is rad.  Big thanks to Tess for sporting my digs for this shoot.  <3




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May 15, 2015

My Fabulous Not So Tiny Tutu

I was gifted this fabulous tulle skirt by the lovely Jessica Kane and the shop Cool Gal Blue.  Let me just tell you I have be lusting after a tulle skirt for years now but never did I find one that was in anything above a 3x and one that would be affordable because honestly. a custom piece commissioned on Etsy seemed to start around $150.  This little piece of dream here, not only is in my favorite frigging color, it comes in sizes 1x-6x and is also only $65.00!  I mean seriously. You can't beat that!  The skirt is lined with a smooth matching satin like fabric with different weights of tulle layered on top to create a fun and full look but giving you total coverage.

I have a big wedding I am going to this summer and I will be wearing this little gem to it.  Probably minus my all time favorite F*ck Flattering tee from Gisela Ramirez I bought years back but possibly paired with a lightweight white button down tee and statement necklace.  The possibilities for it are endless really.  Thank you Cool Gal Blue!  I feel like a pastel princess.

Outfit Details- Tutu skirt- Cool Gal Blue / Crop Top- Gisela Ramirez / Tights- OneStopPlus





 

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April 27, 2015

Wide Calf Rain Boots

Being a Northwest girl my whole life, I live in my fair share of rain.  Portland is known for it's year round wet weather and if you don't have a good pair of rain boots you are certain to soak through your shoes constantly.

I was recently approached to review a pair of wide calf rain boots by a small UK company that is now offering their wide calf rain boots through a US website www.jileonrainboots.com!  I have to be honest I was a little hesitant at first because every single time I have looked for ANY kind of boot,  my calves have always been too wide for them.  I really didn't think this would be any different,  even with them telling me they had adjustable straps to accommodate wider calves.   Here are the stock photos from the site that I was looking at.




When the package showed up and I saw this glorious pair of dark purple rain boots I said a prayer to the fashion gods.  They fit!! They actually fit!  I opened up the adjustable straps to the fullest they would go and I even had room to spare!  This has never happened before so I was beyond thrilled.  The site says they go up to 21" but they actually must go beyond that because my calves are 24"-25" where the top of the boot is.

So very excited to share this great new with my fellow fat calf followers I decided to pair them with a fun little spring outfit to show how wide my legs are and how they fit.  I pulled the adjustable straps rather tight but there was much more room available in the leg of the boot.  Also, not only do I have wide calves, I have wide feet too.  These slid on perfectly and were not tight on the foot.  I really can't explain how happy I am with these and how much I would recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a pair of rain boots that are actually wide calf.

*All information posted here is my honest review on the product and I was not paid in way to promote this item beyond being given the boots for my honest opinion.

You can find these boots here at www.jileonrainboots.com




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February 17, 2015

Diet Industry Dropout

So a while back I saw a shirt on a site that said Dropout and  I thought this is really missing something.  Like what are you a dropout of?  Then I asked myself if I was a dropout of anything what would it be?  And it hit me.  I am a Diet Industry Dropout.

The meaning behind this phrase isn't to insult anyone or to sound superior.  But to proclaim that I, as an individual, have decided to not let a multi billion dollar a year industry play with my emotions, self esteem and body image like a puppet.  Growing up I was was fully engulfed in this media machine.  Being gifted all the new fad diet books, having gym memberships bought form me,  actually ordering diet pills,  being forced to join Weight Watchers and crying myself to sleep because none of it worked and clearly everyone one and everything was telling me how I looked was wrong.  And after trying all those supposed solutions  I was still fat.

Thank god for the internet and a thriving community of body and size advocates who can spread the good word of self love and give you real facts that aren't sponsored by diet companies.  I don't even get how that is legal but it is.  The major change from then to now is that I don't let anyone, let alone a corporation dictate how I feel and what I think about myself.  I make sure to surround myself with positive people, who love me how I am, no matter how I am or what I weigh.   I don't want to spend my time and money feeling bad because I can't live up to an impossible expectation of what someone else says is beautiful or acceptable.  I want to live my life how I want and enjoy it.  To not feel bad about it.  So I am here to proudly proclaim that I am a Diet Industry Dropout.




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February 16, 2015

Ouija Babe

For the Pink issue of Skorch Magazine I decided to combine some of my self made pieces with my fave indie shop Domino Dollhouse.  Duh.  I'm sure if you have ever seen any of my other posts this would be obvious.  The Ouija Board deign is super popular right now so when I saw they were carrying a Hell Bunny 4x crop letterman style jacket with the Ouija design on it, I knew I had to have it.
About this jacket.  I have a large chest and a broad back so I had a feeling it would be a bit snug.  It also has a non stretch lining that I promptly cut out.  I would advise this if you try it on and it's a bit snug or restricting.  it makes a world of difference. I still can't button it up in the front but I feel like a jacket of this design works just as well open.

I paired it with a new product I am introducing into my shop, the lace bodystocking.  However for this outfit I used pink stretch mesh for the monthly theme of the magazine,

Toss in the cutout dress I wore to Portland Fashion Week and my chucks.  Those are a given.

OOTD Details- Ouija Jacket- Domino Dollhouse / Bodystocking- Chubby Cartwheels / Dress- DIY / Converse- Converse.com / Necklace - Thrifted / Glasses- Gifted.







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February 01, 2015

Fashion February

It is February 1st and apparently this is the month to document all of your fabulous outfits daily.  Oh so the interwebs has told me.  So I figured why not have a go at it and try to document as much as I can.  Knowing myself I'll manage about 5 looks all month because I work from home so I am usually sporting yoga pants, converse and some graphic tee.  Not going to say some of those piece won't be making it into these posts but I will try hard to experiment more with looks.

My first look has literally nothing from my own shop.  I know.  Shocker.  Torrid recently had their Haute Cash sale and I had to grab a few new pieces.  I feel like I have been good about getting rid of old clothing I never wear anymore or that I just never wore to begin with so splurging a bit would be ok.  I saw this plaid chiffon duster and thought, I never wear anything chiffon, I never wear anything long like this for a top, I should take the fashion risk.  Well it paid off.  While it doesn't fit perfectly in all areas (fabric does not stretch so it literally won't button over my belly) it buttons up in certain places so I wore it open with some black skinny jeans, a tank and some converse.  Perfect for my day out and about with my husband.  I just wish it wasn't raining here today.

Lipstick- Creature from Colour Pop / Diet Industry Dropout Necklace- Coming soon to Chubby Cartwheels









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