Certainly, that skateboard made it so much easier to go from place to place since there was no way for him to translade besides the bus or… His own feet. However, sometimes he got a little bit too excited about the speed that thing could reach and forgot there were people walking around. Day and night, for whatever he had to do, he used that damn skateboard. Bad luck day, is it? He suddenly crashed against someone in a very violent and ungraceful way. Shit, it’d be a miracle if he haven’t killed that person. “Damn— Fuck— Shit, are you okay?” Spoke he whilst trying to get up by himself.


Floral shoes and plus size tattoos

Are tattoos still taboo? Pretty much everyone in my circle of friends has at least a few visible tattoos.  I think they’re amazing and beautiful and I love my artist, Esther at Butterfat.  But other than aesthetics, I really never think about mine much. That is until I get hit with a situation in which I am discriminated against because of them or if someone grabs me to look at them.  Those situations happen rarely, so I usually have time to forget about it until it happens again and then I’m there thinking - oh right, some people still live in a world in which tattoos are not “normal” Add on to that being a visibly fat girl with visible tattoos and I guess I’m just going to get comments and freakouts.

I fully believe that my tattoos are beautiful.  And that tattoos can be very fashionable.  There is nothing that says a person who loves fashion cannot have tattoos.  To have tattoos is not a call for attention. To have tattoos does not mean you’re a deviant. And yet, there’s something about women with tattoos that makes people take a step back.  It seems to be less problematic with men - a huge example would be Nick Wooster, fashion icon and fashion buyer. Why must women who want to be seen as fashionable remain uninked? Oh probably just because we live in a society which wants to constantly control how women are seen.  No big deal, right? 

Well right.  So I guess here I am again - a tattooed fat person doing my best to prove to the world (fashion and otherwise) that I belong here.

Enough of my complaining - check out this adorable plus size dress with faux leather details.  I paired it with my favorite shoes of this summer - these gorgeous floral lace-up oxfords.  Perfect for walking around the neighborhood. I wore it shopping at a vintage shop and the new Logan Hardware record store.

Outfit Details
Black cap sleeve Dress with faux leather details - Target (XXL)
Pink Belt - Old Navy
Floral oxford Shoes - Free Press via Nordstrom Rack
Green box purse - vintage
Sea Glass necklace - Lovelymusings etsy
Glasses - SEE eyewear
earrings - local boutique 


90’s Vintage Plus Size Daisy Print Dress

It’s so hard for me to call 90’s clothes “vintage” since that was my teenage era and well, I just can’t admit that I’m vintage.  But I am - I know. And I had a dress exactly like this in 1995 when I was a sophomore in high school.  I loved it and I used to wear it with a flannel and my green suede Dr. Martens. 

That old dress bit the dust many years ago, but I found this great version while shopping at Lovesickvintage.  Owner Britteny has a fantastic collection of VINTAGE PLUS SIZE CLOTHES - I know, the holy grail, right? I highly recommend checking out her etsy site and for those in Chicago, stop by Market Days at Township on Sundays.

I’m going to relive my teenage years in the most adult way - by going to brunch and a few coffee shops. A perfect sunday for this outfit. I snuck in a photo of my sweetheart S - wearing his sunday favorite outfit.

Daisy print 90s dress - Lovesick Vintage
Flannel - thrifted (Men’s size L)
Denim Jacket - GAP
Dr. Martens - via nordstrom rack
Triangle Necklace - Forever 21
Purse - Forever 21
Crystal bullet necklace - etsy, lovelymusings
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Earrings - etsy 

S is wearing a denim shirt from H&M, Shorts are H&M, Shoes are Dr Martens canvas lace-ups, necklace from Forever 21

5’9” 220# queer fat femme


Record Store Day & MYNT 1792 Collaboration

You all know how difficult it can be to find a perfect pair of skinny jeans. How thrilled was I when I was contacted by MYNT 1792 to try their Tribeca Skinny Jeans.  These jeans are premium denim.  They are not overly stretchy, they are not see-through thin - they ARE a perfect weight with a tiny bit of stretch and they simply fit well.  I want to own them in every color. 

I decided to wear the new skinnies while I was out shopping on Record Store Day.  I needed something that would feel comfortable wearing all day long.  Because the weather has still been cold and blustery in Chicago - I needed to pair it with a long sleeve top and then added my go-to jean jacket.  I love this look and you’ll be seeing these jeans in many upcoming looks.

Chicago folks will likely recognize these murals from Logan Square and thanks to Fleur (floral shop) for letting us shoot a few inside (it was SO cold/windy!)

Outfit Details
Blackberry Tribeca Skinny Jeans - Mynt 1792 (sz 14)
Leopard/Gray top - H&M Plus (sz 18)
Rose quartz necklace - lovelymusings etsy
Jean jacket - GAP
Gray wedges - Target (last spring)
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Gray ‘Okinawa’ bag - Vahallah Brooklyn

I’m a 215# queer fat femme

Thanks to MYNT 1792 for the tribeca skinny jeans. My review is not monetarily influenced!