This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.
Sometimes getting myself dressed for work seems way harder than it ought to be. Every once in a while, I change clothes three times before leaving the house in the morning, all the while shaking my head at myself: Seriously? You haven’t figured this out yet? The outfit that seemed okay in the morning can […]
While I was trying to decide what to write here, I came across the WTF, Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers? blog.
I have been thinking a lot about clothes lately. I had some issues over the summer and, to make a long story short, I lost a lot of weight and none of my pants fit anymore. To my considerable surprise, it is nearly impossible to find a normal pair of jeans in a store right […]
In December 2011, Lauren sMash and I were on the same wavelength. She wrote this awesome piece about wearing crop tops not long before I wrote my own (warning: shameless self-promotion) piece on the word flattering. I love anything that promotes the idea that we should embrace and dress the body we have, no matter […]
My decision to wear crop tops is a big deal. And it’s not just because the ’90s are over a decade behind us.
Sho Sho Esquiro’s clothes are as radiant as she is. A fashion designer, artist, and youth worker, Sho Sho’s work combines her Native American roots with her love of hip hop and intoxicating color. Born and raised in Yukon, Canada, and taking inspiration everywhere from her grandmother to her interest in recycled materials, to call […]
Last night after work, I decided to treat myself to a little shopping excursion. With a Visa gift card from my parents (a birthday present) burning a hole in my pocket, and a definite dearth in weather-appropriate garments in my wardrobe, I was feeling optimistic. And then I arrived at the store.
It is as hot as a pepper in an oven. It is as hot as a tablespoon of straight sriracha. It is as hot as Ryan Gosling winking saucily at Eva Green while standing near a lot of fire. And when it gets this hot, I start thinking about how restrictive these modern clothes are.
Like many people who have passed puberty and are currently twiddling their thumbs waiting for their metabolism to up and die on them, I have not changed size in a significant way for a number of years. If you go through my closest, you’re guaranteed to find clothes that should be right on the cusp […]
Well, it’s springtime, which for many of us means a switch in the wardrobe to correspond with warmer temperatures. The clothes that you’ve relied on all winter, what with their utilitarian warmth, give way to the lighter, cuter attire.
Have you ever woken up and realized everything you thought you knew about something was just flat out wrong? Well, that was me and fashion. I’ve had other revelations, but this is the only relevant one now. Come, let me take you on a journey of self-discovery that starts with ill-fitting jeans and ends with […]
First, as with all advice, you can take it or leave it. My street cred (desk cred?) in this area is that I’ve worked as an administrative assistant in “business casual” offices for the last five years or so. Business casual is a trap. It is neither business nor is it casual, especially if like […]
For some, a personal style isn’t something they’ve had to think about, or take much time or energy to craft. Some people just get it, and they got it at an early age. If you aren’t one of these people, you likely had at least one or two friends who were like this. You know […]
So yes, maybe I’m writing this while wearing pajama pants featuring sock monkeys in Santa hats and an over-sized L Word t-shirt I won at a bar 3 years ago, but sometimes I do like to look cute and presentable and I don’t have a lot of money to do so. Living in New York […]