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Tunic Hunting


The dirty secret of most fashion bloggers is that when we’re writing this stuff about ways to like how you look, we are in our pajamas, ratty sweats or just plain naked. That’s the beauty of computers. I often roll out of bed over to my computer, uncombed hair and all and begin to type before the coffee even begins its percolation. Fashion may be on my mind – but it’s certainly not on my body.

Two things have happened that change my at-home fashion game: first, I now have interns. (I pay them in food and free parking.)

That means that someone shows up at my house to witness how I look on a daily basis. That means that I actually have to think about how I appear.

The second is Car2Go service has appeared in Minneapolis. So now when friends want coffee I actually can go in the middle of the day… where people can see me, who might call the police if I forget to put my pants on.

A wrinkle to this whole situation is that last December my sweetie and I bought a house. Naturally, this led to me donating a gigantic portion of my wardrobe – we upgraded our overall living area, but it was a closet downgrade from a walk-in to one of those jobs designed by someone who expected hippies with exactly three outfits to live there. (The rest of the house is divine – the closets were its only minus, and my partner sold me by telling me how we could renovate it to my tastes. He failed to mention when.)

This has also left me rather devoid of fall/winter casuals. I realized last week I don’t even have a gigantic sweater to drape over my leggings. I remedied it with this:

Target plus size black and white tunic 2013

Available from Target up to size 4x

Even so, it’s far from ideal – someone bought the 4x right away because the largest size always sells out first (thus why we all know retailers are lying about higher end plus sizes not selling) and the size down, while loose, is not quite as free-form as I’d like for this style.

Since I still have a considerable belly – the rest of me is large but proportional – I prefer sweaters and tunics in winter. It’s how I get around without feeling awkward about myself, and ultimately it’s about how I feel, what I have to wear to avoid arrest and then it’s about how I look.

As you know, I’m super happy with the Faded Glory jeggings I bought at Wal-Mart. I’m surprised – in previous years Old Navy has usually won out in the jeans department, but at this point nobody knows what the hell they’re thinking with their plus sizes over there. So I have a great casual base to work from.

Even so, my trusty Fashion Bug leggings are getting pretty worn and it’s not like Fashion Bug is there to go back to – so I need to shop around for a comfort refresh.

The leggings game, however, has changed. The more complex the legging print the more likely it will cost the same as a pair of pants. In those situations, I cannot use leggings in the casual manner to which I am accustomed.

A quick tour around OneStopPlus has turned up a few possibilities in both the leggings and the tunic department. The good folks there were kind enough to even provide me

Torrid plus size black stud leggings 2013Torrid plus size black and white leggings 2013Torrid plus size black skull print leggings 2013

Also, while I’m not known for my overwhelming love of capris leggings, the tunic on top looks very cool – I definitely want to try it out sometime:

Roamans plus size white black sheer sleeve tunic 2013

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6 Fun Handbags for Fall

There’s always some occasion that comes up in fall and winter that calls for a handbag completely different from what you already own. On the hunt for something flashy, or perhaps just easy on an airplane? Look no further. We’ve found them for you.
You can, of course, also look for handbags and clutches on Fat Chic Clothing Search..

Sequined Clutch

Jessica McClintock black sequin clutch 2013

Cameo Clutch

Amy Butler Linen Cameo Clutch blue yellow floral print cabbage roses 2013

Cross Body Bag

Travelsmith cross body double flap bag 2013

Duffel style

Simply Be green duffle style bag 2013

The Satchel

Simply Be brown floral satchel 2013

Luggage Style satchel

Modcloth yellow luggage style satchel 2013

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The Underoo Review

Long lines are the way of it for lingerie this fall. Although we’re not terribly driven by what’s in – faddishness seems stuck on the Brazilian (gee, thanks Sex and the City) but otherwise leaves us quite free. Since so much of our interest is on Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, it’s unsurprising that the older style of underwear is resurfacing – all long lines and tucks rather than overt attempts to hide that natural jiggle. In the case of Simply Be, I just want abscond with all their lingerie while giggling hysterically.

Got you own ideas about undies? Find your good stuff on Fat Chic Clothing Search..

Long Lines

Simply Be black and white long line body shaper houndstooth undies 2013

available from Simply Be available up to size 28 US (bottom) 42 J Cup top

Long Line Briefs

black longline briefs tummy control onestop plus 2013
available at OneStopPlus in up to size 12x

Long Line Bras

HerRoom plus size longline white bra 2013

available from HerRoom up to size 48DD

Full Body Shapers

Simply Be plus size purple check body shaper 2013

from Simply Be available up to 42J

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8 Fall Plus Size Looks to Try

If you’re just looking for one or two items to add a little heat to your wardrobe, take a look at this list. From basics like trousers to details like metal, there’s a little something here to brighten your usual.

Still hunting? Use Fat Chic Clothing Search. to see what’s new in plus size for fall.

Wide-leg trousers

Ralph Lauren plus size wide leg pants 2013

from Lord and Taylor available up to 22W
Floor length skirts

 

Fashion to Figure plus size pink maxi dress 2013from Fashion to Figure available up to size 3x

Oxford heels

Modcloth brown lace up Oxford heels 2013

 available from Modcloth up to size 37 (may restock)

… or flats

available from ShopRuche up to a size 10

Patterned hose

Casual Plus plus size chevron hose 2013

available from Casual plus in up to size 3x

Tuxedo Jacket

Misook plus size black tuxedo style jacket 2013

available from Misook in up to size 3x

Pleated Skirt

 

eShakti black button front pleated skirt 2013from eShakti available up to size 36W

Pastels

 Casual Plus plus size pink maxi dress 2013Available from Casual Plus in up to size 3xl

Crewneck

Jessica London plus size red belted crewneck sweater 2013Available at OneStopPlus in up to size 30/32 US.

Metallics

Simply Be plus size metallic trim shirt 2013

Available from Simply Be up to size 28 (UK)

 

Fall 2012 Trend: The cropped trouser

Cropped trousers differ from capris in the following ways:

  • they may NOT be made of denim.
  • there is none of this “flare” bullshit. Those are gauchos, culottes, or skorts.
  • most would look better with a narrow belt
  • in most jobs, they can pass for business casual (NOT DENIM.)
  • they tend to be fitted all the way to the calf, but never “tight.”
  • often they appear in plaids, tweeds, and other things that might make you think vaguely of losing a bet on a golf course.
  • you should not, under any circumstance, be able to picture yourself in a Beach Blanket Bingo movie while wearing them.

 

I still haven’t made peace with capris OR cropped trousers. But I know they’re out there…waiting.
One Stop plus belted cropped brown trouser 2012Eileen Fisher plus size black dropped trousers 2012

Talbots plus size dark blue capri trousers 2012Lane Bryant plus size grey cropped trousers 2012

Find your own plus size cropped trousers on Fat Chic Clothing Search..