Sunday, 24 August 2014

Down By The Bay: Fatkini Edition

What I Wore:
Cardi: Suzy Shier
Fatkini Top: Asos Curve
Shorts: Made by me
Fatkini Bottoms: ModCloth
Sunnies: Universal Studios

Last summer, a year into my fat acceptance journey, an amazing thing started to happen on the internet. I began to see all of these fabulous fat babes in fatkinis on blogs and on my dash on tumblr. In my own fat acceptance journey I was still an infant, but I admired these babes for their courage and I thought to myself "next year, next year I hope to be at that stage and able to don a kickass fatkini on the beach." The days passed and in the spring I began to scour the internet for the perfect fatkini to wear when we went up to the cottage. After a few months of hunting I finally found these high waisted bottoms on ModCloth. They were perfect, pretty much the bottom half of the bathing suit I had last summer, but I loved the look and I knew the brand fit well so I decided to go for it. ModlCloth also happened to have a killer sale on so I snatched these babies up and began to hunt for the top half to complete the look. It took me a little bit longer to find the perfect top, but Asos also had a sweet sale and I managed to pick the top up for under $20.00. The colour matched perfectly, and I loved the retro style. The only negative thing I can say is I am not sure who's ribs they measured when making the top but it is a little snug in that area. I intended to give it a bit of ease by adding a panel or something but I didn't have time to before we left. It was still comfortable enough to wear so I put on my new duds and went to the beach.

You might be ale to tell from the pictures but it was a little chilly and windy that day so I was wearing a sweater and shorts for a little while, but gosh darn I was going to wear that bikini at least once while we were away. Once it warmed up enough to take off my sweater I felt really comfortable wearing my fatkini for most of the afternoon. No one stared, no one laughed, no one made rude comments, and I finally felt like I belonged with all the other fat babes on the internet. It gave me so much confidence to be able to wear something like this, I wore it like a badge of honour. This is the first time I have ever worn a bikini in my entire life, and it felt so damn good. There is still some summer left in my corner of the world and I encourage all the fat babes I know and the ones I don't know to slip into your very own fatkini and go to the beach/a water park/ a pool whatever. Trust me it's not so scary, you will feel great, and you will definitely wonder why you never did it before. It's your turn to become part of the body confidence revolution.    

Saturday, 9 August 2014

S.S. Milkyway

What I Wore:
Shirt: ModCloth
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: ModCloth
Socks: Target

At the moment I am trying to work through my backlog of outfit pictures. If you follow me on instagram you might have noticed I cut my hair the other day, but we won't get to the new look for a few more posts. For some reason this shirt make me feel like I am a stewardess on a star cruiser, not sure why that's just how it is. I was eyeing it on ModCloth for ages and when it went on sale I had to snatch it up (with a few, maybe too many, other items). I have also been looking for white shoes for a while and I really liked the heart and star cut outs on these ones. Plus they are rubber, which I find entertaining.

Not much else going on around these parts at the moment. I am really looking forward to going on vacation to my aunt's cottage next week. We go once a summer and it is heavenly. I feel like I have been working non-stop for the last two months so this week off is extremely welcome. Now that I will actually have a few minutes to myself I might be able to catch up on blog posts and what not. I make no promises though because a fair amount of time will definitely be spent lounging on the beach in my new fatkini (I will take pictures of that I promise)! Hope you are all having a great summer so far, any exciting plans for vacations/stycations?

Friday, 1 August 2014

Bird On The Wing


What I Wore:
Dress: ASOS
Belt: Made by me
Shoes: Thrifted
Sunnies: Ardene
Necklace: Pacific Mall

So it's been about 200 hundred years since I have done a blog post. The usual excuses apply on my end, I have been really busy with work and life etc. I feel like things are supposed to be slowing down, but they just keep getting busier and unfortunately certain things have to be put on the back burner. I haven't been completely lax in my absence though, I have taken a few sets of outfit pictures, so hopefully if I have a bit more free time over the next few weeks I will be able to make some more posts.

I have wanted to take pictures at this spot for a long time but I am never home in the daytime to be able to do so. I had a rare day off today so I thought this would be the perfect time to take advantage of daylight hours. I also thought it would be fun to do some obligatory spinning and jumping shots in my new dress. I am actually really happy with how these turned out, I usually have problems with spinning pictures and jumping ones definitely never turn out, I think it was my lucky day! On top of taking these pictures I also cleaned our apartment, paid rent, got passport applications, found some items for our FanExpo cosplay, and I bought a pair of polka dot jeans which I have wanted for a really long time. I would say it has been pretty successful, and I have another day off tomorrow! What have you lovelies been up to in my absence?

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Ravenclaw Perfect Prefect

What I Wore:
Shirt: Target
Necktie: Clothing Swapped
Brooch: Universal Studios
Pants: Joe Fresh
Shoes: Ardene

Sorry for the crappy picture quality. I decided to test out taking pictures in our room again and the lighting in there is just terrible. I really prefer outdoor shoots but it is not always possible. Speaking of which, that is why I have not posted in a while either. My schedule has been insane again and I have had no free time to take outfit pictures or blog. I have barley had time to keep our apartment respectable (it wasn't for at least a week hahaha *embarrassed*) let alone go on the internet. Between working both jobs, making costumes for one, and making a dress for someone else and my Etsy shop there has been little relaxation time. Next month should be a little bit slower and I am taking some time off for our anniversary next week and then again in August to go up to my Aunt's cottage like we do every summer. I am excited for the cottage because I ordered some fatkini bottoms from ModCloth and now I just need to find some time to make the top section so I can wow everyone on the beach. I copied this awesome vintage bra top pattern from a friend and I want to make all the bra tops. All! 

In other news I finally made a Pottermore account and took the house placement test. I was always certain I would either be in Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, and it's official now I am a Ravenclaw. I am pleased by this. The description of the people who get placed in that house on the site made me laugh and was really quite apt. My favourite part was when it talked about how they let people in that house dress however they want and that they are often labelled as eccentrics. Luna Lovegood was always my favourite character in the series too, so I am feeling pleased with myself. In honour of taking the test Ia m posting my Ravenclaw themed outfit. I actually wore this yesterday and took the test today but *shhhh* no one needs to know. I am in love with how this look turned out even if the pictures are crappy. Conclusions: I am a nerd, I love Harry Potter, I still need to wear more lady ties.  

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Say What?!

What I Wore:
Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Made by me (no pattern)
Shoes: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Black Market (Halifax)

So apparently this week was my two year blogoversary? I am not sure how that happened, it kind of snuck up on me, but my lil' ol' blog just turned two! I can't believe that much time has passed. I have been occupying this space on the internet for two whole years. Boy oh boy what a crazy two years it has been. I started off blogging while living in Halifax and doing my internship. Then we moved back in with my parents here in Hamilton. We stayed there for almost a year and then last summer we moved to Colin's dad's house. Then this past winter we moved into our own place again (finally!). Since this blog started I have lost my grandpa, my family's loyal protector Pepper, my baby rabbit Luna, and our kitty Sable. In the last year we have also gained our little rascal Cloud, a place to call our own, and my career is starting to turn in the right direction. The last two years have definitely had their ups and downs, and Ia m really glad that I have had all of you to share it with. I have really enjoyed blogging about my style, sewing projects, body positivity and whatever else floats my boat.

Looking back at older posts I have definitely grown a lot, and in more ways than one. My photography has improved, I have found my own sense of style, I have mostly stopped shopping at chain stores and make or thrift most of my clothes now, thanks to this my sewing skills have improved too. I don't think I have ever regretted starting this blog and for the most part it has been an extremely positive experience. At the beginning I tried to regulate this space too much, but I think I have found a routine that works for me. Blog what I want when I want, lol! And don't worry your pretty little heads, I don't plan on quitting anytime soon and I would sure love it if all of you lovely folks would stick around for the ride. Thanks for all of your support and kind words over the last two years, hears to another 2∞ years!

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Costume Con 32

As I promised I am finally sharing the pictures from Costume Con 32, only a month after it happened. That's not so bad, right? Right? I am warning you this is going to be an image heavy post but it is going to be totally worth it.

Day 1 (Single Pattern Competition)

Day 2 (Sci-Fi and Fantasy Masquerade)

This group "A Clockwork Circus" won best in show for this masquerade

Day 3 (Around the Con and Historical Masquerade)

This was from the sci-fi masquerade but I didn't get good pictures of this group

"Miss Oz Pageant" this group won best in show for the historical masquerade

The figures on her hair piece actually rotated!