Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh, hi there!

Sorry I have been so absent here, but life has taken over (and here I thought things would be less stressful when school got out!).

We went to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier (two things I would never have done in visits to Chicago avant bebe), ate a lot of great food, and nearly died of exhaustion from all the driving. It was a good time!


Still remixing this skirt a lot, this time there was a cropped, short sleeve red cardigan involved, which unforch did not make the photo, the fabulous ruffle flats from Target, and a couple of tank tops that got all matchy matchy with the skirt.


Nothing terribly fabulous here, but at least you get to see the fabulous Janelle Monae-esque Pour La Victoire bronze oxfords I scored for $38 (-$25 gift certificate= $13!!!). And the pants obviously need a hem, but I love them (Asos Curve skinny jeans). Trench is Ricki's (Canada), army green tunic is from, striped dress is Old Navy.

As soon as I am off the BRAT diet (doctor's orders--cruelly, this seems to mean that I will not be eating any brats over Memorial Day weekend, which just doesn't seem right), I will post my Asos Curve review. I am kind of glad I waited a while, so I could wear stuff a few times and tell you how it holds up over time. I feel like so many product review posts are written in the euphoric moments when the item first arrives, and that tells me very little about a garment.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fatshion Recap, I am in one

Musings of a Fatshionista has her latest Fatshion Recap post, and I am in it! I am at the beginning since it's alphabetical by first name, but be sure to scroll all the way through. It's really in the aggregate that the recap reveals its awesomeness, to get all academicalish on your asses for a minute.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Catch me on the remix


I feel like I am breaking some sort of fashion blogging rule by doing this, but I am posting the same item in two outfits in a row! Maybe no one actually gives a shit, maybe that's just residual misgivings from schooldays about wearing the same clothes two days in a row. I am not ashamed to admit that I wore this top (actually a dress) to sleep last night and went out in public in it today! I wanted to do a little pattern mixing, nothing too wild, and I have been loving the way some of my favorite bloggers are mixing up nautical stripes and other patterns.

ruffled mustard

These shoes are a recent acquisition, but I bought them on a sales post over at the the Fatshionista Livejournal community. The sales posts over there have been a godsend to me for finding unique plus-size clothes, be they unique vintage finds, cheap and trendy pieces, or the rare, high quality wardrobe staple. It's a great place to sell your own stuff that has outstayed its welcome in your closet. Kind of like a Buffalo Exchange for big gals!

The vest is from Addition Elle, a Canadian plus-size chain, which I visited with the uber-stylish Cynara when I was in Winnipeg last summer. I once heard the vest described as the "sexiest fishing vest ever". Har har.

Finally, I wanted to share a photo that demonstrates why I have categorized my blog the way I have. When I first started this blog, someone asked me why moms would need a distinct style blog from any other woman/person. I have to ask: how many of you go to select a pair of shoes for your outfit and come across this:

momma's new shoes
Apparently, my shoes are also really really awesome cars...for Legos. And they like to be decorated with smiley face stickers. Heh.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Slowly goes

Hey there friends and interwebs acquaintances, I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. The hubster was schmoozing potential employers all around Europe and I was stuck momming it up by myself all week. I will try to get back on the horsey ASAP. I still owe ya a gander at my tulle DIY skirt and will definitely be reviewing some stuff I got during a big ol' sale at ASOS. I am particularly excited to try these two slouchy pieces:

Asos Curve

Stay tuned!