Last Friday night was beyond wonderful. I got to spend some much needed gurl-time with two of my favorite ladies in the universe, Jeanette and Nicole! It was more of a gurl’s night in, but we had a total blast! One goal was to style some of Jeanette’s separates into outfits and accessorize. Nicole has such a great and creative eye for these things, but after two cocktails, well, I wasn’t exactly quiet about my thoughts and opinions. Ha-ha!
Since I knew we’d be dressing up Jeanette and taking pictures most likely, I wanted to show up looking cute so as not to feel left out of the fatshion-ness and fun! I wore my latest Eshakti buy and what I call my Zooey Deschanel dress, but they call it the Take a Bow Dress:
I have to say, I feel so girly and cute and fun in this dress…and it has friggin’ pockets! I couldn’t decide how best to tie the ties, so I let ’em hang. I’m also wearing black teggings, Avenue shoes and a Torrid necklace from ages ago. Next to my feet are my recent Avenue slipper socks purchase. So snuggly! I wore those the rest of the night, I won’t lie to ya.
It was so much fun to go though another fatty’s closet. And Jeanette’s was so damned organized and colorful and lovely and damn, some envy was happenin’ y’all! But she works hard and occasionally plays hard, so I am glad she has a bad ass closet for her bad ass self! I can’t wait to see her wearing some of the stuff Nicole put together for her. Too cute!
All of the fatshion talk got the better of me. I had forgotten how much I used to love clothes and style and all of it! I mean, my first real job was at Contempo Casuals, I was obsessed and applied ON my 16th b-day! I loved it there, but somehow lost my love of fashion after I gained much weight in my late teens. Being around Nicole and seeing her style always inspires me, so yesterday I did the previously unthinkable: I wore a skirt! Nicole would be proud! And she should be since half the outfit came from her anyway, ha-ha!
The skirt and belt came from Nicole, the top is a new Avenue Henley with crystal buttons. Black teggings again! Same shoes, too…No necklace and just some 3 buck earrings I got at a craft fair last year. I was comfy and cozy and feeling mighty flirty. We had our BFFs over for dinner, drinks and a movie. We watched “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and witnessed my husband get truly sloppy drunk for maybe the first time.
So, Teggings! Thicker than tights, thinner than leggings. I gave my husband a bit of a rant yesterday about my love of teggings. I explained to him that they have given me a freedom to wear pretty dresses again! That teggings make me impervious to the elements, embarassment and even the dreaded “chub rub!” Teggings have given me the courage to wear a skirt again! And I love that you can’t see my unshaven legs under them at all! Because it is fucking cold and I will be damned if I am going to even attempt to shave my legs right now. But that’s a rant for another time. Teggings! Oh my lovely and glorious teggings! I just ordered 2 more in black because I wear them so much, but I have almost all of the other colors now, too. They have swapped out some colors I’ve noticed, like the green ones are gone, but I have a pair. Haven’t figured out what to wear ’em with yet, but that’s hardly a terrible thing!
I am enjoying this new found love of dresses and teggings. And it seems people are noticing. That’s not such a bad thing. I like looking nice with little fuss and dresses are for exactly that! I can feel casual while looking more dressy than usual without worrying about this that and the other thing. Eshakti has also given me the chance to stand out from the crowd in a positive way. Their custom sizing option is like the best taste of fatshion freedom I’ve ever had! To order something online and not have to worry about if it will fit? Magic! To know that there is a slim chance someone else will have your exact same dress is nice, too. I have one more dress on it’s way and I can’t wait! I still have one in my closet that I bought in October that I haven’t worn yet. Just have to get out more, I suppose! Ha-ha!