Anon Be Gone

When I first started this blog (all of a couple of months ago…), I wanted to remain anonymous. I guess I figured it would be better for me just in case someone I knew stumbled upon the blog – I wanted my identity to be kept secret. Well, that’s kind of difficult to do. I’m ok with creating code names for my friends/family but I want to post pictures! Not to sound narcissistic but I do like to see my face from time to time. So no more anonymity. I don’t plan on this blog being a fashion one considering I’m low on the totem pole compared to the beautiful fa(t)shionistas out there in the internetz.  I just plan to ramble on about my life, post pictures of OOTD (though they will probably NOT be on the regular), etc etc. It’s just a place for MEEEE.

So today I wore this beautiful purple shirt with my pencil skirt. I don’t really like wearing pencil skirts to work because I feel as though I’m being too “sexy” in the workplace. I have curves and all and I guess I feel as though I need to hide them. However, I’ve seen so many bloggers rock the pencil skirt & some of them seem to wear them at their jobs so I guess it’s alright. As my coworker, Sminty says “You can’t help what you’ve got!”

I wanted to tuck the shirt in for that Mad Men, secretary type look and decided not to at the last minute. I’m very self aware of my stomach and felt it was too big for the outfit to look cute in that style. Funny thing is, when I see other large(r) girls wear the tucked in shirt with the pencil skirt, I think it looks sexy on them! I love bellies, I guess I just don’t like my own. That’s a “resolution” of mine – learn to love myself this year. Soooo we’ll see how that goes. I almost wore something dark this morning considering the weather is so dreary. I stuck with the purple though because I need bright colors in my life. I used to tease my mother about her clothing options. She LOVES bright, loud colors (we once had a yellow couch with multi colored fish on it – I kid you not). When I was in high school I wore either blue or black. I didn’t venture out much farther than that. Somewhere along the way that changed & now I like bright colors. I know they make me stand out yet I think I like them just because they look pretty. It’s the simple things.

These pictures aren’t the best. I had the lovely StarFish take them for me on her camera phone. I know I need to work on the pose; I didn’t know how to stand. I’m awkward with shots straight on; I never know what to do with my hands/arms! I usually put them on  my hip and then I have every picture looking alike because of the hip pose. Ah well.. Oh and I’ll work on showing the shoes better next time. Pretty much – the pictures kinda suck if you compare them to the more seasoned bloggers. I’ll get the hang of it!

 


 


 

 

 

Couple of closeups of the jewelry. Again, excuse the quality…

 


 

Obligatory Details:

Shirt: Lane Bryant (about 3 yrs ago)

Skirt: Marshall’s

Shoes: Torrid

Belt: Faith 21 (er I guess it’s Forever 21+ now?)

Earrings/Necklace: Gifted from my girl for Christmas. I’m surprised she bought me something I like! I’ve not had anyone buy me personal gifts like this before. =)

Pink Ring: Wet Seal (Completely random buy. It was at the register, I couldn’t resist)

Lizard Ring & Bracelet : Jewelry sale @ work; The bracelet has panthers circling it but I couldn’t get a good picture.

 

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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City Chic

There are several plus size stores online I love poking around on. Torrid, ASOS Curve, and Faith 21 are a few of my favorites. I used to live near a Torrid back home and now the nearest one is 3 hours away! I’ve had the chance to visit a Faith 21 in the Sunshine State and I really wish we had one here. There  is one a few hours away in some itty bitty city. I do not understand the reasoning behind that; I just hope they open a store here ASAP. ASOS is UK-based and I was so happy when they opened an US site. I’ve ordered from them once and plan to again when I see something I’ll spend the money for. I’ve become tight with my money because…well…I have bills. 😦 I really miss being a kid and not having to worry about that. Even in college I only had about 2 bills so I had more spending money. I was richer in college than I am now. Isn’t is supposed to be the other way around??? o.O I digress…


Entyways – I’ve not looked at the City Chic site very much because they’re overseas (Australia). City Chic recently launched an US site though and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far! Their sizing is interesting too. It goes from XS to XL. When I first saw that I thought “Isn’t this supposed to be a plus-sized store??!! What is this madness?!” When I clicked on the Size Guide link it made sense. This is their sizing chart.  Their XS corresponds to a 14, S is a 16, M is an 18, and so on, up until a size 28. So I’m an XS – S (on top anyway)! I love it. 🙂 What I also like is the comparison chart. If you know your size at some of the other popular plus-size stores (Torrid, Lane Bryant) then you can see what your size would be at City Chic. It’s really neat and I kind of wish other stores had something similar. However, I do understand clothes are cut differently and sizing isn’t always consistent between the stores. I’ve learned through experience and the various blogs I’ve read that you shouldn’t always pay attention to the size; it’s just a number. The fabric may stretch or the shirt may be roomy. I had a shirt that was supposed to be big on a skinnier girl and it was fitted on me. I didn’t care; it was still cute. 🙂


Some of my favs from City Chic (Click pic to be linked):

Roxanne Dress: I wish I could pull this off. “Sure you can!!” is what my friends would say. I’m sure it would look alright but this girl looks like she has attitude, spunk, confidence! This dress was made for her! Why do I sound like some kind of advertisement? Lol..

Wild Flight Maxi Dress: I LOVE maxi dresses! They’re so feminine and right up my alley. One of the best compliments of my LIFE came from a customer when I worked retail. She said I looked like a goddess in my maxi dress. She may have been exaggerating (I sure didn’t feel like one at the time, lol) but it was really sweet nonetheless.


I really like these two tops, Graffiti and the Turn Head top. The Turn Head one is so cute and I don’t think I would want to wear anything over it. Well, I guess the boyfriend jacket would be cute; I definitely need to add one of those to my wardrobe!


http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/graffiti-top-795.html http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/tops/turn-head-top-670.html

I’ve added this store to my list of stores and will be sure to order sometime in the future, especially once the holidays pass. I can’t wait! >.<





Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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