Buttoned Up

I seem to have two moods: all black everything and eccentric 80’s princess. I tend to wear a lot of black in the Winter and then throw on a bright lip and fun jewelry. Black is a timeless color for your wardrobe but it’s also fun to focus on the styling. You can keep it understated like I did today, or really play up color in your makeup and accessories.

This vintage shirt dress was such a dream find. There are really lovely details that keep it from being too simple. The collar and buttons are satin. The shoulders have just a touch of volume to make the sleeves pop. It’s also pretty sheer which is great because it’s modestly cut. I wore it with a short slip to make it a little sexier. It’s cut away from the body so it drapes perfectly. It’s so hard to find shirt dresses in my size, especially because I carry a lot of weight in my lower abdomen and hips so they usually never fit me right. To keep it from being boring, I played with textures. The jacket is a mesh moto jacket from asos (found here.) The suede mules are also from asos (similar here) and are pretty easy to walk in since they have a shorter block heel.ย Bless retailers for finally starting to carry fashionable wide width shoes in a variety of styles. I have felt so left out of owning beautiful shoes because they never fit my fat feet! I plan on doing a post with my favorite wide fit options soon.

I love to see plus size women in drapey cuts. We’ve been told for so long to belt everything, that we need to define our waist. But I say no! Wear whatever you want, it doesn’t need to allude to an hourglass shape. Fat girls can have fun with silhouettes too!

I also threw on these vintage mod earrings I just scored. They’re two toned and really subtle but definitely nod to the 60’s. I love a bright lip, especially when the rest of my outfit is understated. This bright pink shade is called Royal Raspberry and it’s less than $15 at Sephora.

It’s less than 2 weeks until we make the big move to LA. I am really anxious about it and know that everything is about to change in a major way.

We are trying to take in our favorite places in Vegas before we go. Today we went to appreciate some of the wall art we love and eat Po’ Boys from Zydeco downtown.

 

Jessica

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Vegas Nights

It’s getting dark so early here this Winter so it isn’t easy to shoot my looks unless I am out of the house early. As someone that tends to be more productive at night, I have been starting my day later.

I quit my day job a week ago and I am still getting in the groove of making myself buckle down and get work done. It’s been such an adjustment but I know once we are in LA full time (less than 3 weeks) I will be able to get so much more work done.

Some of you may be aware of our struggles moving out West, and for those of you not, well that’s a story for another day. However, we are in this weird limbo of feeling relieved, excited and cautiously optimistic about moving. We are definitely ready to move on from Vegas.

Don’t get me wrong, Vegas is a nice place to explore. But our hearts are in California, and I can’t wait to shoot, style, and bring you all fun vintage fashion!

We’re making some big changes, so of course I shed a few inches of hair. Today I wore this great 90’s inspired slip dress from torrid. It’s on sale now and you can find it here.

I paired it with a couple seasons old leather jacket from Asos (similar here) and theseย cute flats from torrid. Bag and Chanel earrings are vintage from my own collection.

Xx
Jessica

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