Saturday, September 25, 2010

Want: Part 1

I'm not a skilled seamstress by any means, but I do have a sewing machine. I admit to having those moments while watching Project Runway, thinking that I'm going to get up after the show and whip myself up a dress. What could be better for a plus size girl than being able to make my own clothes? Sadly, I can't really sew in a straight line nor do I have an invisible seamer. I have been lusting after this outfit since last spring:

It's from Seth Aaron Henderson's final collection for Project Runway. I love the mix of patterns, the strapless dress over the long sleeve shirt, and most especially, the fierce striped leggings. I wouldn't necessarily wear them all together, but I would love to make the dress in a thick flannel or plaid, so that I have some warm items for Scotland this winter. I'm not saying I'm up to Seth aaron's skills by a long shot, but I could probably make a passable strapless dress, and striped leggings. Now if only it would dip below 100 degrees...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Safari Girl

If you've looked at any of my previous outfits, you'll see that I don't wear a lot of brown. I got a new dress from Ross the other day, and I absolutely love it. It has sleeves, so I don't have to wear a cardigan. It's long enough to wear without leggings, and the neckline is high enough without being slutty but low enough that my girls don't feel trapped.

Paired with a For Love 21 necklace

Pretty in Pink

I had an interview yesterday and decided to wear a bright color for once ( I normally stick to dark colors for interviews). Maybe it will stick more in the interviewers minds. I originally bought this dress for my brother's wedding last month, but switched at the last moment. Rather than let it languish in my closet for months because the satin material and low neckline made it appropriate only for semi-fancy events, I stitched up the neckline to more of a work level. Paired with a slim cut black shirt for a more professional look and my black pumps.

Shirt is Torrid (?) and dress is from Ross.

Working It.

Wore a black dress that I've had for a few months the other day. I bought an identical pink one for a co-workers wedding, and the store had a "buy one, get one for a dollar" deal. Since I didn't like any of the other ones, I got the same in black- and promptly forgot about it in my closet. Since I 'found' an awesome red belt in my sister's closet, it seemed the perfect chance to break out the dress.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stripes 2.0

I literally wore nothing all weekend that could be construed as exciting or fashionable in any sort of way, so I didn't bother to take photos of them. I could retroactively take them, if anyone is interested in seeing workout clothes and the same black yoga pants I wore for 2 days straight, but I sincerely doubt it.

I wore a silver brooch that I created from a broken necklace. Just popped a brooch pin on the back with some glue, and voila! An entire new look. 

Last Thursday outfit:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stripes and Jewels

(Outfit is from Wednesday)

Very few words today- Comfy outfit to wear for a long day at work and schoolwork! Dress is from Ross, vest is Torrid, shoes are Payless and necklace is probably For Love 21.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Earth laughs in Flowers

I really LOVED my outfit from today. One of the purposes of starting this blog was to shake up my wardrobe a bit- to wear things I normally wouldn't, and to actually wear out in public some of the things in my closet. Today was a triumph of that (and on only day 6!). My typical uniform is a dress over leggings with flats and a cardigan. Today though, I not only wore accenting colors that were NOT black (gasp) but also a belt.
You may bow in awe.
On to the photos:
This dress looks sort of vintage 90's, with the flowers, but is in fact from Torrid. This past summer. Paired with a navy cotton shirt from Old Navy (hehe) and a belt from my sister's closet.
Shoes are actually navy, thought they don't look it from the photos. Payless.
Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe bag. I'm not a huge Marilyn fan, but I like pop art and this bag fits my mammoth laptop.