Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quotable Sunday - Mental Illness


Telling someone with mental illness to

"pull themselves together" is just as

 helpful as

  telling someone with AIDS to "just snap

out of it"


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Phillip Lim For Target Items - Return or D.I.Y.?

Okay, remember when I told you I ordered the following items offline from th e3.1 Phillip Lim collection for Target?

Well, I ordered all XL's and 16's. Thinking if they had enough stretch I could get them to fit.

Well, I'll start with the pieces I've received and discuss their fit and fabric on a size 18 top and a size 20 bottom person.

Whose that person I speak of?

No Dad, Really, I'm Not Going "Clubbing"

#Fall Wish List - Asos At It Again - I'm Obsessed

It's late at night, or rather early in the morning and I haven't slept a wink. 

So, I decided to do some window shopping and put some items from Asos on my fall wish list. 

I really am trying to get more into separates as I am kind of getting tired of the convenience and monochrome look of a dress.

Although most items below are separates, there are still some dresses that I couldn't overlook, listed at the bottom.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pow! Zap! Wow! Life With Dogs

Why do my eye ALWAYS look closed??

Just Something Interesting

This piece of art has been stationed outside my therapists office for I don't know how long.

At first it was a bright, shiny metal color, then it became a bit rusted and then for the longest time it became rusted and bronzed.

Eventually, someone decided to paint it white (Which was probably just a base color, but it ended up staying that way for a while) then finally it was painted orange and yellow.

I kind of always wanted to take a picture of it because it is quite interesting. As well, it is the only piece of art for miles around, which is kind of awkward and weird.

Why put it here in this particular office area? Who made it? Did anyone commission it or is it just a donation? What does it mean? Does it have any significance to the types of offices that are located near it?

There are so many questions that go through my mind every time I walk past this structure. I guess I could always ask my therapist if she knows anything about it, but I guess the best part of enjoying art is having the ability to question it....

So I just stare at it occasionally, enjoy it and walk on.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Absolutely Fabulous, If I Do Say So Myself!!!

Vested Blazer - Big Beauty X Jean Marc Philippe  /  Tank Top: Asos /  Leggings; Domino Dollhouse / Jewelry: Various

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Phew!! And It's Still Early

After the excitement and the rush of partaking in LimSanity aka Phillip Lim's collaboration with Target, I knew I wanted to wear something comfy today.

No real plans do anything special except to go grocery shopping. Since the mail doesn't come on Sundays, I have a break from receiving any boxes.

Phillip Lim For Target and Other Stuff I Grabbed On The Way

Sooo, if you haven't heard, Phillip Lim is coming out with a capsule collection for Target. It is, of course (and apparently), a pretty big deal.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Finally, Separates featuring De-mes-tik's New York

This is finally a post about wearing separates. This is the second skirt I bought from Demestiks New York on Etsy.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Comic Sans: Some May Think I'm Too Honest

Wore this today. I know I was supposed to wear separates but I couldn't help myself!!
But separates it will be tomorrow.

This comic print dress and my purse and jewelry gave a lot of little homages to comic book fans.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ix-Nay The Resses-Day

This is the weather report for today says 93 degrees. Basically, Summer ain't over
So since the weather is still hot, I get to keep wearing my summer clothes.

SALE: Domino Dollhouse

Domino Dollhouse

Domino Dollhouse is having an INCREDIBLE sale on their Nuclear Seasons Collection.

50% off the entire Nuclear Seasons collection!! 
No Code Needed!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

SALE: Payless!!

Payless Shoesource

Some people may make fun of Payless shoes, but they've really come a long way since the days of ugly, orthapaedic, granny shoes. They carry really cute durable shoes now at pretty good prices, which is great, especially for someone with a size 12 or size 13 foot.

So Gaudy, It's Good


Rule Breaker - Thick Chicks And Crop Tops

So as you may know, it has been going around the blogosphere that many of the archaic rules of plus size fashion are being thrown out the window.

One of these rules is the often dreaded CROP TOP!!!

I'm Much More Than My Wardrobe - About Books

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body      FAT!SO? : Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size     Fat Chicks Rule!: How To Survive in a Thin-Centric World

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wingz Make Falls Transition Even Easier

NOT what I really wanted.
I've been looking for some universal way to transition my Spring and Summer clothes to Fall.  I hated wearing blazers and cardigans all the time, because then you can't see the dress. So as with past seasons, the obvious answer was a bodysuit. I found a well priced bodysuit on Amazon and went ahead and purchased it even though it was not what I really wanted.

Jungle Boogie - First Try Mixing Prints

This is actually the first time I've mixed prints here on the blog. I've tried it at home on several occasions to no avail. I just assumed I wasn't good at it.

But today I decided to try again. This time I stuck to the simpler mix of black and white prints. I think I did pretty good.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Transitioning Summer to Fall: First Try Of The Season

Today it was pretty cool out, starting out in the low 60's and peaking at the mid 70's.

I've been wanting to wear the Eloquii silk dress I'm wearing today all summer, but didn't really have anywhere I felt like wearing it to. Then the hospital came and that made an additional 3 weeks out of my summer unavailable to wear this dress.

Recent Indulgences and Shopping As A Coping Mechanism

I'm not sure why I shop so much. It isn't because of the blog, it isn't because I'm trying to impress people and it isn't because I'm trying to stay trendy. It would actually be a lot easier to blame my shopping on something other than just myself, since that way it seems it would be easier to stop.

Unfortunately, I think I use shopping as a coping mechanism.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

OOTD: Depression Hurts But I Try Not To Look Like It

You can't even imagine how hard it was for me to smile in these pictures. Of the 100+ pictures I took, I smiled in about 25 of them. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Orange Is The New Black

I've personally, never seen the show. But I absolutely love the color orange, so if orange is indeed the new black, I am all for it!

Also, sorry for the shoddy pics, I took these in the evening and forgot to put on the flash.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'm back home!!

I just got out the hospital today.

There are so many things I need to do.

First things are purely self-care oriented. Like shave, redo my nailpolish, get my hair cut and wash my clothes,

I was in the hopsital 3 weeks and 1 day.

I actually didn't mind being there. It was quite a sheltered environment. But it was time for me to come home. I get to cuddle with my dogs and steal kisses from my little boy however much I want to now.

I begin outpatient day treatment, which is basically going to the hospital during the day, but being able to come back home at night. It is a natural progression from being in a fully secured ward and going out into the real world. It should help me adjust as I manage my real world stressors.

Well, just wanted to let you know I am back, and you can expect to see more outfit posts coming soon.


Monday, September 2, 2013

The Inability For People To Accept That I Accept Myself

Yesterday in art therapy ( I'm still in the hospital but get out tomorrow) I designed a bag with the words "Thick Chic" in large letters inside a heart. On the outside of the heart I put "self love" "afro love " and "body love".

Sunday, September 1, 2013

On My Inability To Grow A Real Afro

Ever since I was young, my hair has been very long, straight and curly.
Notice my long curly hair at such a young age. I was about 3 years old.
Growing up in a perdominately white school district, it never occurred to me that my hair was any different from other little black girls... at least until I hit middle school. That is when the taunting started.