08 Apr Rich. Rich. Rich.
A post totally fangirling over meeting some BADASS indie plus size designers, store owners and general HBICs has been long overdue. It has been weeks since my 12-hour trip to Vegas just to visit a pop-up shop at The Velveteen Rabbit to meet Clair of Copper Union, Jen of The Plus Bus, Alysse of Ready to Stare, Rachel of Re/Dress and Jessica of Proud Mary. SO WORTH IT. It was truly inspiring to meet women who get to make body positivity such an integral part of their calling. And wouldn’t you know, I came back with some major loot.
This cage bra from Re/Dress had actually been on my Amazon wishlist for months and I regret not getting it sooner. Now I can finally channel my inner Ilana Glazer any time I want.
Those shades, which EVERYONE (bros and femmes alike) compliment me on, are from Copper Union. If I had more in my budget, I would have cleaned Claire out. The wind is still crying “gold shrug” in my mind. I also would have snatched up a white mesh jacket from Proud Mary that still makes me misty eyed every time I think of leaving it behind in Vegas. I know someday, it’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky. But why, why, whyyyy can’t it be, can’t it be mine?
*lighter in the air*
And the pièce de résistance would be this thug life money skirt from Ready to Stare. This is also the first time I have purchased from Alysse, even though I’ve been following her for months. Her styles are fun, edgy, and NEEDED in the plus size community.
How ready for Coachella am I right now? And yeah, that’s yellow lipstick. Vegan yellow lipstick. And my gold boots? Amazon. $16! My boss bought a pair for Burning Man, then I had to buy a pair, then Nicole from Lipstick and Brunch had to buy a pair when she saw them. They are like a fabulous virus. And this look is like a perfect storm of yass.
And let’s just end this with a GIF, shall we?