Honestly? I love Alex until she opens her mouth. She has a Not Like Other Girls™ complex and it’s exhausting to hear her constantly tear down the other girls when she’s being wayy more catty and hypocritical than most of them for no good reason
super excited to give y'all a sneak peak at target.com’s newest plus size line addition coming september 15, 2015!
vanity room ny is a new york based contemporary clothing company that is expanding it’s line to include plus sizes and will soon be available on target’s website! this perfect-for-fall mustard yellow cold shoulder dress is going to be a staple in my wardrobe this season. it is actually longer than depicted here - i just threw a belt on at my waist and bloused the top!
dress - vanity room ny
boots - urban outfitters
hat - forever21
bag - flea market in spain
Do you have any tips for balancing languages in a day😌
I’m sorry for taking ages to answer this… to be honest, I’ve been struggling with balancing two languages and didn’t really have any advice to give. However, I think I’m kind of starting to work out a system. Hopefully this helps you a bit!
1. Make a schedule
I know this sound so, so basic, but I think this was my biggest mistake. I just kind of did whatever, whenever and ended up favouring one language over the other or getting my languages mixed up (which is always a little awkward). This is what I’m working towards:
Monday: Norwegian & French | Tuesday: Chinese & French | Wednesday: Chinese only (lesson) | Thursday: Norwegian & French | Friday: French only (lesson) | Saturday: Norwegian & Chinese | Sunday: Chinese & French
On two language days, I do one in the morning and one in the afternoon
On days with a lesson, I only study that particular language and take a break from the others
Note: this schedule still heavily favours French, but it’s the language I want to improve the most so I’m okay with that
I’m still having a bit of difficulty integrating Norwegian into the mix, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually.
2. Consistency is King
A 30 minute session every day is always going to be better than a 3 hour session once a week. The consistency will help you retain information and keep languages separate. At least for me it helps. Chinese rules are solidified as Chinese rules… same goes for French and Norwegian. I’m not having to refresh with each session. Rather, I build on what I learned the previous day.
You don’t have to do every language every day. Try picking one or two a day and rotate through them (see part one). However, if you need to take a day off, don’t worry about it! You see that schedule I wrote? That’s something I’m working towards - I certainly haven’t been doing that all the time. But that’s okay. I have a plan and if I stick to it 80% of the time I’m still guaranteed to be progressing in my target languages. Plus, moderation helps prevent burn out, which is never fun.
I hope that helps! If you have any other questions or want clarification feel free to ask :)
I don’t know what it is about being fat that makes retailers assume I desperately want Disney characters all over my clothing, but I really really don’t. I am an adult woman!
It’s one of the most consistent “fun” details on plus sized clothing and I still find it baffling.
Trends come and go. Hemlines rise and fall. Straight size consumers are offered a variety of prints, cuts and silhouettes at reasonable prices. Even plus sizes are seeing some trendy detailing (always fucking late, but fine).
But whether you’re picking through a sale rack at Lane Bryant or breezing through the plus size section at target on your way to the shoes, you WILL pull out the sleeve of a normal looking T-shirt and it WILL have Mickey screen printed on it. I guarantee it!
Tigger lurks among the matronly faux-wrap blouses. Minnie lays claim to otherwise inoffensive cropped sweatshirts. Why? WHY?!
Is Disney waging a secret fat-posi campaign by only licensing their characters to plus sized retailers? Are Plus size stores the only dumbasses willing to pay top dollar for children’s characters (that NOBODY asked for)? It a goddamn irritating mystery.