Friday, March 23, 2012

Let's work together! I'd be honored to help you discover your personal style!

Hello lovelies,

Have you been thinking about revamping your style? Perhaps you'd like help putting together new looks for spring, or you have an upcoming party and you need help finding the perfect cocktail dress?

If you're local to the Seattle area, check out my In-Person Style Services. If you live a bit further afield, no worries, I also have great Virtual Style Services too!

Also, any service includes a free 30 minute consultation.

I've got some space in my schedule to take on new clients, so shoot me an email if you'd like to work together - I'd love to help!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OOTD: buzzcut 2, buzz harder

I went in for a trim of my buzzcut and decided to go a level shorter - this is with a #3 guard. I like it better! It looks more intentional, more even, and less shaggy.

(btdubs, I love my double chins in this picture. Double chins forever!)

Outfit details:
black cowl-neck maxi dress: old navy
lace cardigan: target, 2010
cowboy boots (not pictured): lucchese
scarf: nordstrom clearance

I've been loving the maxi dress as colder-weather-wear lately. It doesn't just have to be for sandals and pina coladas! I put it with cowboy boots and a scarf here, and an (admittedly not warm) lace cardigan. Trufax: I've worn this dress 4 times in the past 5 days. I love it that much. And yes, now I am putting it in the laundry because the pits smell.

Though I love the shorter length, my scalp may not be - is a little bit in revolt and it's breaking out and gettin' flaky with it. Luckily, it's not noticeable, even up close. Nothing some gentler shampoo and better conditioning can't handle I think. I've been lazy and using my husband's 2-in-1. No more of that!

Do any of you wear maxi dresses in the colder temps? I know it is officially spring, but Seattle hasn't gotten the message and it is still highs-in-the-40s right now.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm guest posted over at Eat The Damn Cake!

The wonderful Kate over at Eat The Damn Cake asked me to do a guest post about my buzzcut.

Head on over to check it out, and while you're there, stick around and read some of her fabulous and thoughtful writing.

She's one of my "read immediately whenever she posts something" blogs, and I'm honored that she would let me write a guest post for her!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Real quick: I'm selling some of my clothings

Head on over to the Fatshionxchange if you'd like to own some of my wardrobe.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

OOTD: when life gives you bad pictures

Make with the post-processing effects. Today's blog post is brought to you by the "Lomo-ish" effect in Picnik.

Honestly, all the pics of this outfit came out bad. It was dark, I hate using a flash, so they are all blurry or weird. But still! I will subject you to them. You are WELCOME.

I wanted to try the bib-necklace-over-button-down look. This wonderful lace necklace from Whiteowl is one of my favorites, and the only one I own that is bib-ish.

I paired it with a black shirtdress from Land's end (this one) and over the knee boots from Avenue. It's more black than I typically wear (actually, I almost never wear black), but I liked it.

Fun fact: Land's End let me return the larger size of this dress even though I had worn it, and they sent me the next size down for free. Free shipping, free return shipping, etc. I was actually wearing the dress when I called to return it. So, if you order that dress in a black size 22, you may get my cooties. Just saying.

Another fun fact? The avenue otk boots bleed and make you look like you have unsightly bruises on your knee, if you wear them against bare skin. So I put leggings under them. I don't think I'd recommend the boots, which is why I'm not linking to them. They are comfy but the bleeding thing is really annoying. Does anyone know how to stop fake leather from rubbing off its fake color on you?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Welcome back into my life, tights.

Everyone here knows how much I love wearing dresses. And I love the look of dresses with tights, but I just can't stomach (ha!) wearing tights. They are so uncomfortable. They cut into my soft candy-filled middle. It doesn't matter if I buy them several sizes too large, it's just the way of things. Tights, worn for more than a couple of hours, result in stomachaches for me. And nothing fashion-wise is worth a stomachache, in my opinion!

I've tried thigh-high stockings, but they don't stay up on me (even the ones with the grippy silicone on them). I've tried garter belts, but they don't stay up or have the same digging-in problem as tights.

Well, the other day, I came across these GARTER SHORTS by etsy seller Allihalla. Where have you been all my life?*

I ordered a custom-sized pair (no extra charge for custom!), gave Alli my measurements, and she made them that very day and I had them in my greedy fat hands less than three days later.

And they are fabulous. Comfortable. They stay put and they don't roll or bind.

(I will not show you them, but I will show you this much of them and let you fill in the rest).

I took a pair of my old Avenue microfiber tights and chopped them off at the tops of the legs to make my own stockings. They roll at the edges, which keeps them from unraveling.

(ok, I will show you a little more, but this is still very far down my leg and not as salacious as it looks!)

Outfit details (I'm etsylicious today):
dress: forever 21 plus
cardigan: target, ages ago
bracelet: local designers
garter shorts:
shoes: Dankso Rory pumps in black

I'm so excited to add tights to my fashion repertoire! Do any of you have similar hatred of garments that are too binding? I feel like the older I get, the less able I am to deal with uncomfortable clothing.

*Alli has no idea I'm writing this post, and she didn't give me the shorts or any kind of discount to blog about her. I just think these are that great! Also, she custom made me a pair of high-waisted bike shorts awhile back that are amazing. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Real quick: Waffles hates it when the humidifier comes out

I've had a little bit of a cold for the past week (finally clearing up), so I've been sleeping with my *awesome* frog humidifier.

Thought I think Waffles is even cuter with frog eyes than the humidifier:

She hates it, but like any pup with parents that like to dress her up, she forbears.

This is the look of forbearance.

That is all.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

OOTD: The more daring haircut

So, readers, I got a buzz cut.

And the thing is? I love it.

It felt like such a radical, daring act. I'd been wanting to buzz my hair for months. I think the first daring haircut was just a rest stop on my way to buzzcutville.

It's taken away all of my anxiety about my hair, about it not looking right, the annoyance I felt when I got in my face and eyes.

And it's so easy to deal with! Just wash it and towel dry and it looks the only way it is capable of looking.

Outfit details:
Dress: avenue, clearance, 2011
cardigan: target, 2011
sweater clips: gift from husband's family
boots: payless

So, yeah, daring? Maybe, but I gotta say I kinda love being the fat lady with a buzz cut wearing a super girly outfit. It's... challenging, somehow. I love it!
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