plus size knee socks


Last week was our third anniversary - I can’t believe it’s been three years already! Unlike last year, we were together this time (the pains of long distance relationships across borders!) so I wore something pretty to go out for dinner and drinks with my Moosh. We look some photos in Cubbon Park before the light faded and then strolled over to Social for cocktails and the arguably the best poutine in Bangalore. I felt rather festive in my burgundy velvet skirt and snowflake stockings from Tabbisocks - ‘tis the season after all! The best thing about anniversaries around Christmas is how joyous and festive everything is all around. I might post some photos from our Christmas celebrations later - we managed to dish up a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings but forgot to get any pics of it! In the meantime, I hope y’all are having a joyous, restful and much needed winter break ♥


New Look frill top {Similar}✶ New Look quilted velvet skirt ✶ Tabbisocks Snowflake socks ✶ ASOS suede clogsBoohoo circle bag

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Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress ℅ Joanie Clothing ✶ Tabbisocks Snowflakes Textile Knee Socks ✶ Vintage Velvet Beret via Fabgabs on EtsyBrit Stitch Half Pint Leather Satchel ASOS Suede Clogs

I’d been admiring all the cute and elegant offerings from Joanie Clothing for the past few months, ever since I saw their pieces on Em of Terrible Tumbles but this is the first time I tried on anything by them. I might be a little bit in love! Vintage clothing has forever been my jam, but plus size vintage clothes are hard to get hold of, especially from the pre-80s era. Which is why I always appreciate it when contemporary pieces somehow capture the feel of vintage without going overboard - like this green plaid dress from Joanie Clothing. I mean, look, it has a velvet collar and pockets! 

While plus size fashion is a lot more diverse now in terms of aesthetic than it was even 3 or 4 years ago, I still find that there’s a lack of cute, classic pieces. Stuff that’s simply cut with attention to detail and a general air of vintage. The Clara velvet collar dress ticks all those boxes. I sized upto the 20 as I wanted it to hang a little loosely on me, but it’s not necessary! The dress is quite roomy and the fabric is the stretchy, woolly, flannelly (not a real word) kind. 

I completed the outfit with a vintage velvet beret to offset the velvet collar, my favourite new pair of knee socks from Tabbisocks, low heel leather clogs, and my Brit Stitch satchel to match the red on my ankles. (Sticking quite doggedly to the fifth item rule, apparently!)

All photos by Shutter Diaries, Bangalore.

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I took these photos (with a little help from my colleague Pathika) and then I more or less just jumped into the sea and spent all morning swimming. It was one of the most glorious experiences I’ve ever had. I’m too exhausted and sleepy to go into any detail about it, but I did spend about 10 years dreaming of swimming in the sea, which might explain how I feel about it. I was born to be in water. 

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The coat was gifted me by Choies, and it’s lovely and snuggly and the perfect tartan coat I’ve been wanting for ages. The dress is one of my current favourites and I tend to wear it a lot - it’s still available in a couple of sizes at ASOS. The woolly socks are c/o Tabbisocks and they are quite amazing. They’re big enough to accommodate calves a few sizes larger than mine and they’re not the least bit scratchy and uncomfortable, which is amazing. I love socks like that. And finally, the glasses are the London Retro Nancy frames from AW13 that were gifted me by MyOptique last year, but I’ve only got proper lenses put in them recently because I’m a bad blogger boo hiss


The conversation in my head about this outfit:

- Well, that was unexpected! But cute. Definitely cute.

- You’re dressed like a 5 year old.

- Cute tho.

- You’re 30.

- But I look lovely!

- The last time you wore something like this was 5 years ago?????

- Oh age is just a num-

- This was your aesthetic 5 years ago?????


I’m still putting this up here because I mean, this is cute. I look like I should be in a Ghibli film! I think there’s something about heels with knee socks that takes any outfit right into EGL territory, and it’s been a long while since I’ve done that. These Bait Footwear oxfords from Unique Vintage are hands down the comfiest heels I’ve worn though. Highly recommend, 10/10. And how adorable is that brolly? This was an unexpected way to put together all the elements of this outfit, a lot more costume-y than I go for these days, but then no one ever died of a bit of over the top cuteness so *shrugface*

♥  Primark denim dress { Similar by Alice & You, also similar styles at Forever 21and ASOS } ♥  Unique Vintage umbrella  ♥  Bait Footwear oxfords  ♥   Tabbisocks crochet socks  ♥  Old ASOS velvet bow  ♥ 

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Last summer’s kimono turns out to be the best sort of transitional wear. I think I look like an eccentric art teacher in too short skirts here, and I’m perfectly alright with that. Below you may find a selection of kimono/jackets suitable for iffy weather layering. 


Pussycat London kimono  // Ancient ASOS swing dress  //  Vintage 40’s velvet beret  //  Eclectic Eccentricity wolf pendant  //  Tabbisocks over knee socks  //  Ancient Bass loafers 


Hello everyone, I’m posting from a mac which is very confusing hence the briefness. The place we’re staying at is lovely so we took some photos in the front yard today <3 I hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays, I for one will be quite sad when my little staycation with moosh is over!


ASOS Co ord, similar here in tartan  //  Vintage silk blouse  //  Tabbisocks over knee socks  //  Clarks brogues via the most wonderful Marie <3  //  Old Modcloth satchel 


More frolicking in the sea last weekend, photos which were just sitting untouched on my drive till now because I’ve been so sick! I miss the sea. I’ve decided that when I have my homestead, it’s going to be somewhere on the coast, the sea is too important to not live next to. 


Daisy Street smock dress  //  Tabbisocks Pointelle Diamond Over The Knee Socks  //  ASOS Fairisle hat  //  ASOS plimsolls  //  London Retro Glasses c/o MyOptique


So le fiance (who is called Moosh/u for purposes of clarity) and I are back from our vacation, and I thought I’d share my travel journal for the 4 days that we were there! This is what happened at 

Munnar, Day 1: 

Mooshu got bitten by a leech. A leech! How is it that these antediluvian horrors still live amongst us? Neither of us had seen a leech outside textbooks and Game of Thrones. We spent a long time shaking leeches out of our clothes and recoiling in abject fear. Munnar is beautiful though. Dreamy and misty and rainy as I’d hoped it would be. The hotel is a bit pants and I’m the one playing the precious tourist. Moosh has been a trouper all through this visit, bless him. He was positively delighted when we discovered the bus to Udumalpet had sleeping seats. The Night Bus! We shall travel like kings, he said and promptly passed out. I spent the night trying to get a phone signal and woke up cranky.

 Wildlife glimpsed so far: a solitary wild boar, an abundance of peacocks, and an embarrassment of monkeys. The leeches too, if we’re counting them. Kerala’s forests are as magical as I remember. Driving along the mountain road, the smell of acacia sap overpowering the diesel, valley tumbling down to a stony stream and tufted with woolly heads of trees old and new - it’s not so hard to imagine the hills as they might have been in a time before people. Before the logging and the littering, the mud tracks and roads, the dry beds of once rivers, the dust. Sometimes it’s comforting to know that we’ll be extinct long before we’ve made a desert of this earth. I’m glad these hills live on here and now, in their mulchy undergrowth, trickling streams, beds of moss and trees crowned by the evening mist. We slept in a cloud last night. It rained around us and over us and when we woke, 11 hours later, the sun was out, warming the flowers and our toes.

I wore: Vintage Silk Shirt {similar style at ModclothASOS Denim Skirt {similar style by Alice & You here} ★ Herschel Survey Backpack {Available at Backcountry and Farfetch} ★ Tabbisocks Tyrolean Over Knee Socks {Which I wear as knee socks, generally} ★ Clarks Brogues {similar available at ASOS

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anonymous asked:

what would you like for christmas this year?

-I want my family (parents, siblings, niece and nephew) under one roof, since we all live in different states and my brother is overseas (US Navy). I know that won’t happen, so

Either a good speaker with a good base or headphones with base., OR

Plus size knee high winter socks.

Thanks for asking.

What do you want for Christmas, anon?