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outfit | Lydia or Carmen?

September 30, 2015

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My original name for this outfit was “where in the world is Carmen Sandiego: the goth edition” but it turned out more Lydia Deetz than Carmen Sandiego, and I”m pretty ok with that! Either way, we got a plus size goth girl up here!

I want to thank everyone once again for helping me celebrate my 2 blogging anniversary so grandly! I truly had a blast and feel so blessed to be able to work with such awesome, authentic brands. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to think somehow I have done something that has facilitated this all to happen. Of course I have not done it on my own, but taking that very scary step out there has proved to be more than worth it!

Sharing plus size style, especially left of center plus size style has been such a highlight of my life. I’m so happy there are eyes out there wanting to see it and I hope we’re all changing some minds as to what plus size girls can wear!

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jacket { sold out, loosely similar here, here & here }, wide brim fedora – forever 21 | shimmer disco pants – ASOS curve | booties – urbanog

Today I bring you the last of the photos I shot with local photographer, Jesse Smith. Jesse and I decided to head down the the wreck yard one day to snap 4 outfits. It also happened to be the last true day of summer. I remember us boiling in the heat, waiting for the sun to reach the right point for the “golden hour” light to rock this photo shoot.

It’s kind of cool to have such a strong memory of when the seasons changed, usually it’s gradual or completely passes us by until weeks later we realise the next season is already trudging along. The day after this shoot, it rained for the first time in months and it continued to rain for days. We needed it so badly, as we were in a stage 4 drought. But once the rain subsided and the sun came back, there was a chill to the air and the evenings no longer held on to the days warmth.

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Did I feel fierce in this? HELLS YES! Even when security guards came out to watch the show, I didn’t shrink away. Once true sign that a lot of my self doubt has melted away.

This sheer chiffon trench was featured on a plus size shopping guide I did up a while ago. I mulled over purchasing it, but it wasn’t a necessity. I didn’t need it, but my gawds, did I ever want it! So I threw caution to the wind and made it mine.

It’s not entirely practical, but it serves perfectly for evenings you’re going out and you never seem to have the correct jacket to throw over your outfit. Or sunny autumn afternoons where you feel like you should layer up but don’t want a heavy jacket to weigh you down.

There, I just justified it! 


Would you rock a sheer trench? Do you think I’m looking more Carmen or Lydia?

photos by Jesse Smith {check out her flickr!}

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  • Reply
    Aishling O'Neill
    October 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This outfit!!!! UGH you kill me!!! 😀
    Soooo amazing!

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