December 16, 2014

Falling For Fashion

I feel like in Portland we had a brief moment of fall but have already moved into winter weather which makes me glad I had a chance to wear this outfit while I could. And even though I didn't make everything in this outfit I for sure altered each piece to be molded more for my style.
I'm enjoying my blonde hair with dark rooms at the moment even though I know it won't be sticking around for long. But I feel like this is how I wish I could have dressed when I was in middle school and it was all grunge everyday here in the pacific northwest circa 1994.
Swap my scifi/fantasy themed graphic tee for an old band shirt and it's not far off. I took a black stretch denim jacket from SWAK and added leopard print arms and a hood. It is quite possibly my favorite article of clothing. My shirt is a Coexist shirt but with a twist. Rather than religions it's Star Wars, Doctor Who and X-Files icons or symbols spelling the word out and it's just the best design ever. Pairing the black denim jacket with my black denim short from One Stop Plus that were full length jeans that I just couldn't keep so. They have a high front and back rise making it so I can actually have high waisted shorts! At my size that's an amazing thing.  Under the shorts as my burgundy tights from One Stop Plus as well. I swear by these. They are thick, stretchy and come two to a pack. I love them. Obviously my black studded boots from Torrid were a must and then my Black cat purse from Red N Bold. It's just so perfect! I feel like I could go from running errands to a night out at a karaoke bar with my friends.

Casual, comfortable but also one of a kind. I know I won't see another fat girl wearing this anywhere near me. And I sometimes kind of love that.

OOTD Details- Denim Vest Before Altered- SWAK / Sci-fi Coexist Tee- Neatoshop / Cutoff Shorts- One Stop Plus / Tights- One Stop Plus / Boots-Torrid / Cat Clutch- Red N Bold









November 24, 2014

Domino Dollhouse Science/Vision

I love supporting fellow indie designers, especially when it comes to buying up  amazing pieces from their collections.  Most recently that would be Domino Dollhouse's Science/Visions Collection.  Fantastic pieces all in either a deep lush purple or in black.  It's simple and fucking perfect.  I told myself I would only get one thing but  seriously that plan went out the window once I saw the accessories accompanying the clothes.  The following are what I grabbed at 8 am the day of the collections release.  On.That.Shit.


In this post I am featuring the Halo Dress.  The body of the dress is made from a super soft black jersey and the chest, hood and sleeves are made from a stretchy sweater knit.  Super stylish and beyond comfortable.  I wasn't sure how I was going to feel wearing a shapeless dress.  I say shapeless as in it's not a bodycon and there is no waist which I don't normally do.  I was so happy I took a chance because I think I look pretty amazing.  Just another example of how taking risks with pieces out of the norm and your comfort zone can really pay off. 

I kept the accessories simple in color.  The crystal quartz necklace and double finger quartz ring are designed by Adam Rabbit Accessories both available at ChubbyCartwheels.com.   Also including my trusty black vinyl clutch, cream colored tights from One Stop Plus and shoes I grabbed at a fat clothing swap but are from Lane Bryant.

OOTD Details- Halo Dress- Domino Dollhouse / Quartz Points Necklace- Chubby Cartwheels / Double Finger Quartz Ring- Chubby Cartwheels / Tights- OneStopPlus








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October 08, 2014

Chubby Cartwheels Giveaway!

My shop was closed for a much overdue vacation but it now back and open!  To celebrate I am hosting a fabulous giveaway and partnering up with some amazing indie shops  for a chance to win any 1 item from Chubby Cartwheels, a Legalize Thunder Thighs t-shirt, Fat Babe necklace from Ali Buttons, quartz stud earrings from Adam Rabbit Jewelry and a PudgePDX button.  All of these fabulous businesses will soon be selling items in www.chubbycartwheels.com.  So make sure and enter as often as you can on twitter and like all the page to help your chances of winning this fabulous giveaway package!


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August 07, 2014

Summer Strut 2014

As I have mentioned in several other posts, I was working with 2 amazing friends of mine to produce Portland's first plus size multi designer fashion show!  The name is Summer Strut and it was absolutely insane.   8 designers new and seasoned with plus size fashions to bestow upon Portland and hopefully beyond with the gloriousness of the internet.




We hosted the event at the White Owl Social Club which has a stellar back patio setting where the fashion show took place.  We have fantastic sponsors like Look/See Optical, Flask 2Go, Portland Mercury and my personal favorite, bringing you all the hottest plus size fashion news and trends, SKORCH Magazine!  Our MC was Carla Rossi, DJ Bruce La Bruiser & Beyondadoubt.




Our 8 designers were:










These designers showed us fashion available in a range of sizes from lx-5x and beyond!  And I can't forget all of the amazing models we had for this event.  I'm pretty sure non of them had walked in a fashion show before and you would not have known it.  They were happy, gorgeous and just oozed confidence and many walked down the catwalk in bikinis and skimpy outfits ready for summer.

As you may have noticed I didn't mention my shop up there.  I wanted to five a full preview of all of my pieces from the show.  So here is Chubby Cartwheels Summer Strut 2014 Collection.






   



Plus me and my girls Coco Madrid and Leigh Richards looking amazing as always!





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June 07, 2014

Pink Like Candy

A short while back I was introduced to an online clothing shop based out of Arizona called Candy Strike.  Not only did I love the pieces they had in their shop at the time of introduction, shortly after they released their Teenage Jezebel collection inspired by one of my favorite films since I was in 4th grade,  Hairspray!  And we are talking 1988 version with Ricki Lake and Divine and not John Travolta in a fat suit looking creepy as shit.  But I digress!  This collection is fabulous.  With their Tracy inspired Roach Dress being just pure pink perfection I was hooked.  I ended up getting the pink shirt that quotes Tracy Turnblad "I'm big, blonde and beautiful."  Now I am not blonde but that isn't stopping me from enjoying the shit out of this top.  When the top arrived they had opened up the neckline (which I would have done no matter what so that was great) but I ended up cutting the sleeves off and turning it into a super short crop top.  The first thing I felt I could pair it with is my Chubby Cartwheels Leather Skater Skirt.  Pulling it all together with pastel pink accessories and makeup.  I felt so cute and sexy and these pictures express just that.

Outfit Details-
Big, Blonde & Beautiful Shirt- Candy Strike
Faux Leather Skate Skirt- Chubby Cartwheels
Black Platform Maryjanes- Hot Topic (years old)
Double Cat Emily Strange Purse- Hot Topic (years ago)
Pink & Black Bow Hairclip- Good Stuff Only
Macroon Ring- Divine Sweetness (Etsy)










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May 05, 2014

Like Tears in Rain- Domino Dollhouse Dress

If it hasn't ever been apparent in the past how much I love Domino Dollhouse, let me just say it again.  I love them so very much!  Tracy is so talented and just a blessing to the plus size fashion community.  Each of her collections is unique from the previous but always on trend and making people post memes like this.  I've personally done it several times.


Their newest arrivals over at the Dollhouse is the Pagan Poetry collection.  Part 1 was released in early April and it was all I could do not to just drop an entire paycheck there.  My two biggest must haves were the Like Tears in Rain Dress (which I am wearing in this post) and this amazing blue plaid dress that I can't find the name to curently but it was in the preorder section for part 1 of the collection.  So glad I ordered when I did!



I am waiting for my plaid dress to arrive but it should be here in a couple weeks.  However the cloud dress arrived last week and I KNEW an outfit post had to be done asap.  I kept it all pretty simple because the dress itself draws so much focus from it's gorgeous pattern.  I paired it with some grey converse and my hands down favorite hair accessory,  quartz crystal crown!  Added perk, this dress fits like a dream.   It's comfortable and has a great amount of coverage in the skirt.  The wind blew quite hard when I was taking these photos and not once did I worry about flashing my neighbors.  Hooray for that!

OOTD Details-
Like Tears in Rain Dress- Domino Dollhouse
Shoes- Converse
Quartz Crystal Crown- Fancy Lady Industries




 






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