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If you follow my personal Facebook page, you got an eye- and ear-full of the spastic joy I experienced getting these goddamn shoes in the mail. First, I know I am late but I had no idea alllllll the sick Vans were on Opening Ceremony. Like I’m a little upset no one told me and that I just assumed the best Vans were on Vans.com LIKE AN IDIOT.
Opening Ceremony blue glitter Vans

You also caught a glimpse into my thought process around constructing outfits. Indeed, there is a method to the madness. And my madness screamed EXTRAPOLATE ON THE GLITTER BETCH. So I went with this silver glitter dress that I cut into a crop. Then my madness screamed USE LEOPARD AS A NEUTRAL BETCH. She is rude but she’s not wrong.

Forever 21 Plus cheetah stripe pencil skirt

I already knew I was going to go with a bold blue lip to tie in the shoes but then, oh that madness and her banshee voice—YOU HAVE A MATCHING NECKLACE BETCH OMG. I actually totes forgot. It’s been quite a while since I have featured it.

Blue glitter necklace

Finally, she was silenced. By sparkle.

Opening Ceremony blue glitter Vans

An amazing friend I met at last year’s We All Glow summit was in town to play a show with San Cha (who is liiiiiife). I was already in this outfit but thennnnnn…ok so I’m diving deep into suspenders. Mostly because I’m Single White (or Married Brown?) Female-ing Virgie Tovar. These babies came in the mail just before I was heading to the show.

Tape measure suspenders

That’s right I’M TAKING BACK MEASURING TAPE. I will no longer be oppressed by the emotional weight of inches around my waist. I will take that shit as seriously as superfluous clothing. Stay tuned for more outfits with theeeeeeeeese. I love them.

Shopping Linkies:

Blue glitter Vans | SOLD OUT! Find them on Ebay
Eye of the tiger skirt | Forever 21
Liquid Suede Lipstick in Jet Set | NYX
Bucket Boss suspenders | Amazon

I was going to start out with a rant about how being with someone for almost 10 years can make it hard to really wow them but I’m pretty lucky. My husband is insanely easy to please. A nicely cooked egg or some hastily-applied lipstick is usually the effort level it takes to make him to say, “Aww, I get to be with you forever? Awesome.” Nonetheless, making his jaw drop is what I occasionally like to go for and I’ve been meaning to incorporate some butt flashing into my evening wardrobe. Then I found this little number at a thrift store!

Plus size sheer dress

The lace pattern on this sheer dress makes the fact that I am essentially walking around in underwear a little less conspicuous. They also perfectly matched these super sexy thigh bands with one amazing purpose in mind–anti-chafing!

Bandelettes anti-chafing thigh bands

These Bandelettes were comfortable and stayed in place pretty easily. There was some slight roll-down in the back at the very top of the band (because BOOTY), but other than that, they held up amazingly.

Bandelettes anti-chafing thigh bands

This whole look felt like I was wearing lingerie in public and I have to say, I’m about it. That really is the most tragic thing about lingerie when you’re not polyamorous–only one person gets to see it. Boo.

Bandelettes anti-chafing thigh bands

Needless to say, hubs was about it, too. He’s gonna want to skip dessert on Valentine’s Day. Buuuut I’m gonna make him wait for a 20-minute soufflé. Because Feminism.

Boohoo plus size velvet bodysuit

Ughhhhh velvet. I just want to wrap my entire life in it. I made it worse recently by watching The Princess Bride for the first time in like a whole month and even the dudes wear pastel velvet it’s so good *dies*.

Boohoo plus size velvet bodysuit

This sheer skirt was white. I wanted to dye it blush. It came out HOT PINK. I bleached it then dyed two more times only for it to come out the exact same color as this bodysuit. Kinda meant to be. Although I’m still mourning not being able to do a pink and blush combo. Seriously sad about it.

Crystal choker

And what velvet-driven outfit isn’t complete with a crystal necklace for some “good witch” vibes? My big Valentine also loved this look but my lil’ Valentine’s seal of approval was the best part.

And once you invite him in front of a camera, it’s hard to get him focused on anything else.

Damn he looks good in pink. Also, this out-take tickles me:

Shopping Linkies:

Bandelettes in Beige Jasmine | Amazon
Belle Velvet Bodysuit | Boohoo (3.5% Cash Back at Ebates! Join here.)
Canvas Slip-On Lite | Vans (4% Cash Back at Ebates! Join here.)

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Vans Pizza ShoesIt’s been a while since the little bear and I did a shoot together. He is such a good sport AND he was way stoked to rock MATCHING. PIZZA. VANS. with his moms. 🙂

Vans Pizza Shoes

Vans Pizza Shoes

We kept our colors neutral to let the shoes pop, him in his adorable sweater and me in my Rebdolls Man Eater twosie set made all the more vampy with a deep red lip.

Vans Pizza Shoes

Been feeling a tad self-conscious lately. It happens and often unprovoked (or from watching myself bumble around like a fat dork at my first Bolly X class with new yoga pants that kept rolling down to let the muffin top roam free why do they even have fucking mirrors in those classes I do not need to be reminded of how hopelessly uncoordinated I am now I can kiss my dreams of becoming a Bollywood dancer goodbye FUCK). But I am in the business of radical self love and not giving into those insecurities because guess what? Feelings are not facts. Regardless of what is happening with my weight or food, they are separate issues from accepting and loving myself. I have no chance of personal growth, change and recovery if I can’t hold onto that. Insecurities are baggage and with every outfit post, I set those fuckers down. It leaves my hands free to fight another day.