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Fatty Style Inspo And Eshakti


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!

The Duke Of Cute Bids You A Fond Farewell!

10 Comments to

“Fatty Style Inspo And Eshakti”

  1. On December 7th, 2011 at 8:51 am Nicole Says:

    You’re hilarious! You didn’t have to keep quiet and I’m glad you didn’t! I’m just used to picking things up, making outfits, etc. but you’re much better at vocalizing the why’s. Teamwork!

    This dress is awesome and you look adorable. I saw it on the site before, but I didn’t want it until after seeing how amazing it looked on you!

    Sarah in a skirt?! Yes, I am proud! I had that skirt for over 10 years and wore it once. Tried to get beyond my jeans/men’s t-shirt uniform with a Lane Bryant spending spree but it didn’t work that time. Glad that some of the stuff is finally getting some use!

  2. On December 7th, 2011 at 10:50 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Nicole: Thank you! It was just so much fun hanging out with you two in a non-public environment for once. Recognize the belt? I couldn’t work the red pants, but the belt they came with seemed to match this skirt and I figured why not?! Thanks again for giving me all of your clothes forever. Ha-ha!

  3. On December 7th, 2011 at 10:19 am sabrina Says:

    this is the best review of teggings i’ve read, and i’m so happy b/c i’ve been thinking about getting a pair! sounds like maybe i need to buy 9 pair? 🙂 love LOVE your ‘fits! (that’s what my sister and i call outfits)

  4. On December 7th, 2011 at 10:52 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Sabrina: I just received my order for the winter length black teggings…they are a little different than the rest that I have purchased. A little thicker, shinier for sure, and they smell like new shoes when they come out of the package…and a little more snug in the bum. Not sure why. I did discover that they are made in the USA, so that’s pretty cool. But I adore all of them…even the winter length. If you see me in a dress, ask to feel/stretch ’em. That is what made me want them so bad…when Marilyn Wann had her hot pink ones on at Cupcakes and Muffuntops…she just let me stretch away!

  5. On December 7th, 2011 at 11:48 am jeanette Says:

    So much fun and fatshion. I had a great time with the two of you and you looked “sick” in that dress. So fun and flirty!! So I totally love teggings and even though I own 4 pair, I’ve never worn any yet. What am I waiting for??? Also, I totally love what you say about feeling comfortable in dresses but also looking like you’ve made an effort and can fit in with others in what they don’t realize is your most comfy clothes…sometimes dresses are like wearing pajamas if they fit right.

    <3 ya!! And the duke of cute too!!

  6. On December 7th, 2011 at 2:41 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Jeanette: Aw, thanks, babe! You’re the sweetest! And seriously? Get on with the teggings already, lady! Ha-ha! <3

  7. On December 7th, 2011 at 11:49 am jeanette Says:

    PS…love the red skirt. Awesomesauce!

  8. On December 9th, 2011 at 12:44 pm sabrina Says:

    i love it! i promise to ask before i start rubbing your leg the next time i see you 🙂

  9. On December 9th, 2011 at 12:46 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Sabrina: I would ask that anyone do so, but you? Go right ahead! ! !

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