OOTD: Sunday Funday
Vest - Thrifted
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Thrifted
Hat - Thrifted
Russian plus size model Katalina Gorskikh
Photoshoot from last weekend with Kevin Wilford :)
Dress from Forever21+
Location: Aruba, One Happy Island (North Coast)
Photocredit: KW Photography
(Unfortunately there was littering)
The Plus Size Bride
Many of you know by now that I am getting hitched this year! It’s a big huge thing that is taking up so much of my time, but it’s also really beautiful to plan an experience that encompasses the union that my partner and I share.
I totally get that marriage is a complicated thing - it’s an event steeped in a lot of traditions that I as a queer person, I don’t connect with. But there are some important things like making a commitment to my partner and the sharing of home and kids (which I know TECHNICALLY you don’t need to be married for) that I am really excited about. Getting married makes a lot of things (legal mostly) easier.
But let’s get to the fun stuff. I’m in a flurry of planning. I’ve already gone through a slew of pinterest boards which I know a few of you follow. With all my research, I started a specific plus size bride (and bridesmaid) board that I felt a lot of you would really love. When I first started searching, I felt like there were just no options, but when I started really digging - I found so many wonderful designs out there up to size 30 (and lots of custom-size gowns too). As always, I kept everything pretty budget-friendly. I’m pretty sure every dress I pinned with 2 exceptions is well under $1000.
I will of course continue to add to to this board and my other wedding boards as I plan. We are having a big backyard wedding with 4 of our bests (all women) standing with us. I’m so excited about it all and can’t wait to share the photos from the big day and the entire experience with all of you.
Above are some dresses I tried at David’s Bridal that I ended up NOT getting, but I wanted to just show some fun try-on shots! It was a great experience to go with a few of my pals and just make an evening of it.
Edited to add, I really fell in love with Alfred Angelo and I’m super impressed that they do not charge ANY extra for plus size gowns up to size 26W. Just a huge awesome shout out to them.
Chun-Li from Street Fighter
I don’t think I got to post the set here, though I want to do more photos of her soon~! Anyway, I was pretty happy with the way Chun-Li turned out, for being TERRIFIED of cosplaying her… I think she looks pretty great. I hope to try and fix her up and wear her again to Fanime.
Amber Riley Out For Dinner At Mr. Chow
First Lady of the church looks.
but I’m here for the blue suit though.
Gabourey Sidibe | 86th Annual Academy Awards (March 2, 2014)
Pose Like Pinkerton.
Dress: eShakti, Coat Dress (worn as coat): Vintage via the White Elephant Sale, Shoes: Thrifted via Knimble. Photos courtesy of Kali.