1. Grecia gown from Victorian Trading Company. Silk chiffon with a hand-beaded belt, available up to a size twenty.

    Grecia gown from Victorian Trading Company. Silk chiffon with a hand-beaded belt, available up to a size twenty.

     
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    Woot, woot! Adele graces the cover of the October Vogue UK! I’ve been listening to her heartbreakingly beautiful music all day, and I’m a little in love. Seen on The Curvy Fashionista.

    Woot, woot! Adele graces the cover of the October Vogue UK! I’ve been listening to her heartbreakingly beautiful music all day, and I’m a little in love. Seen on The Curvy Fashionista.

     
  3. Really, really, reeaaalllly wanting this feather jacket by Anna Scholz for Simply Be. It reminds me of the luxe, louche furs that were featured in Gucci’s fall runway shows. Mmmm, so decadent. Sometimes it’s difficult to find quality, high fashion pieces in plus sizes, and this is definitely going on my fat girl/fashion whore wishlist.

    Really, really, reeaaalllly wanting this feather jacket by Anna Scholz for Simply Be. It reminds me of the luxe, louche furs that were featured in Gucci’s fall runway shows. Mmmm, so decadent. Sometimes it’s difficult to find quality, high fashion pieces in plus sizes, and this is definitely going on my fat girl/fashion whore wishlist.

     
  4. Pre-Fall Wishlist

    With all the new fall pieces coming out this month, I’ve been experiencing a great deal of wardrobe lust. Here are a few of my favorite items.

    J. Crew Evie long dress in navy blue chiffon. This dress makes me think of relaxed, luxurious outdoor dinner parties somewhere on the Mediterranean. Of course, not having any such events to attend, I would wear this to the upcoming preview night of Nikki McClure’s new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, which I get to attend as a special guest because of my internship. Such perks!

    These strangely appealing Ikka booties from Anthroplogie have a vaguely 70’s vibe, and I find myself drawn to the unique, but still minimalist detailing.

    It’s been a while since I had a really great leather jacket, and if this one from the Gap goes on sale anytime soon, I might just splurge. I love the buttery, distressed look of the leather, as well as the slim, modern lines; it can be hard to find a cute leather jacket in a plus size that isn’t cut like some incredibly tacky blazer from the 90’s, and this one is just about perfect in my book.

    I don’t think that my wardrobe could survive without regular infusions of basic black, and this little cutout dress from Damn You Alexis has been on my radar since the brand opened in 2010. If I ever get three hundred dollars to splash out on a party dress, it will probably be this one.

    Also from J. Crew, this blue resin and rhinestone link necklace just screams shameless Old Hollywood affluence. There is an equally cool version in tortoiseshell on the website.

    Finally, I just want these ASOS Curve red skinny jeans for kicks. Because they’re so delightfully in-your-face, but you can totally make them summer-in-Italy cool with a little black boatneck and a pair of espadrilles. Or, do what I would do, and go full out with sky-high chunky leather heels and a slim tunic top. Either way, you’re sure to get attention. What about you? What items are you longing to add to your collection this fall?

     
  5. My Femme Spring Wish List

    As my little corner of Oregon gets gradually warmer, and tiny hints of sun remind me that summer may someday arrive in all its bathing suit and strappy-sandaled glory, I start to make my fantasy wish list of warm weather items that I need/want for the upcoming season. As always, this list seems to revolve around simple, bare, feminine items, such as the examples below:

    Bamboo Willow Knit Wide Leg Pants from Pine Cone Hill, size Large, $55. I have a pair of these in black, and they are the softest, flowiest, most elegant lounge pants I have ever owned. Perfect for a day at home, relaxing with a book in a sunny window. Plus, I love the dusky blue color.

    The Bardot Dress from Talbots, cross dyed linen, size 20, $159. I love the classic, swingy, slightly flirty shape of this dress. Also, the structured bodice and scoop neckline would do nothing but good for my cleavage.

    The Very Volatile Espadrille by Majorca on Piperlime, size 10, $49. I love the mixture of breezy, casual wrapped heel, and sensually ballerina-like ankle tie.

    The Fantasie Puerto Rico Underwired Balcony Bikini Top on Figleaves, size 38G, $42; with the matching Fold Binkini Brief, size XXL, $33.60. I love how bright and perky this set is. Plus, having the top sized like a bra would help me get a good fit for my crazy boobs, and the fold-over waistband would cover the pudgy bits of my tummy that I’m still nervous about showing off.

    Black Cherry Heidi Dress by Pinup Couture, size 2XL, $88. The perfect mixture of naughty and nice, with a swishy skirt, and cherries. It can hardly get any better.

    Custom Matinee Dress by Econica, on Etsy, (48 bust, 38 waist, 52 hips), $129. I love the tailored details, like the inverted pleat in the skirt, the cap sleeves, and the darts on the bust; and the beautiful green color makes me happy.

    Lucia Balconette Bra by Fantasie, on Figleaves, size 38G, $78. Because bare little summer tops deserve a bra with pretty straps to show off.

    Vintage Jean Shorts at the Gap, size 18, $44.99. I like how relaxed and worn in these look, perfect for a canoe trip with the family, maybe paired with a floral top and leather sandals.

    Watercoloured Tiered Maxi Dress by ASOS Curve, size 18, $92.62. This is just so damn pretty.

    Pandora Stretch Lace Chemise by Figleaves, size 22, $67.50, in coral. Because warm summer evenings need fabulous pajama substitutes.

     
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    Cosmo November 2010 swimsuit spread with plus size models. Hot, hot, hot, and I love the tropical, exotic feel of the photos. From the Damn You Alexis Blog.

    Cosmo November 2010 swimsuit spread with plus size models. Hot, hot, hot, and I love the tropical, exotic feel of the photos. From the Damn You Alexis Blog.