The New Capsule Wardrobe
birch woods
deralorae
So, I'm happier with this capsule, and feel like I definitely had some growing experiences from the fall one before it.  But, let me know what you all think.  Here's a link to the full blog post - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/12/my-december-2015-mini-capsule-wardrobe.html

And here's a preview of some of the items below:


Thanks for reading, and I'll see you again soon!

Lydia

PS. edited because I can't spell.

Her Universe Sizing
Eve by magnetic-icons
taffimai
Does anyone have any experience with the Her Universe Plus Size Sizing? According to the size chart I should be a 5X, but that seems a bit big since I'm a 16 or 18 in most other plus size brands.

Pre-Post Post? Or something?
birch woods
deralorae
Hi friends,
I'm going to post my next capsule wardrobe in another day or so, but since it's a special mini capsule just for December I wrote a post about why I'm doing a mini wardrobe.  Spoilers...it's because I'm not wearing pants this month.

Ok, ok, I'm just wearing dresses.  And I have a super great reason to be doing it beyond a good challenge too.  So if that sparks your interest come read more on my blog - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/12/reflections-on-november-what-im-looking.html

Additionally this is a less fashion oriented post, but I created a holiday gift guide featuring all handmade work from a variety of great small businesses.  And to make things better there's a giveaway for a necklace made by The Little Smith!  You can find that post here - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/11/handmade-holiday-gift-guide.html

And of course here's an OOTD from day 3 of my Dressember project!



The Sarah maxi cardigan from LuLaRoe (yes it has pockets!), Doctor Who 9th Doctor dress from Her Universe, Fresh Take leggings in Blue Universe from ModCloth, and blue ballet flats by American Eagle for Payless.

Thanks for reading folks!

Lydia

Suits for people with big arms?
Mask
belleweather
Any experience with suits for people with big (either fat or muscular, or hey, both!) upper arms? I don't mind having things tailored, but in most lines it seems like I've got to order so many sizes up so that my suits fit in my arms that I have a hard time having them fit in the shoulders or waist -- so much so that I'm pretty much asking the tailor to take the whole garment apart.

Any ideas of brands/lines that run a bit big in the arms?

Fall Outfits
birch woods
deralorae
Hi everyone,

It's been a while, but I'm back with another outfit post, which you can find at http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/11/cooler-coverings-fall-fashions.html

Also, if anyone is interested I'm co-hosting a LuLaRoe party online until Sunday at Midnight EST at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoebynicolefitts/ They're the makers of this awesome dress below, and they also make leggings (great patterned ones!), tops, and skirts in sizes XXS-3XL.  Just claim me as host, please, if you happen to buy anything.


Dress - LuLaRoe, necklace - Marsha Elliott designs, leggings - Target, boots - Hushpuppies/Trendsetter

And a second outfit just for good measure:

Shirt - Switchfoot, bag - Target, Skirt - Torrid, leggings - Target, boots - Hushpuppies/Trendsetters.

See you all in a couple weeks when I debut a mini capsule wardrobe just for December!

Love,
Lydia

wicked cool curves
mos
rabidgod
hope this is ok to post! my friend andrea has been working on a line of plus size activewear for months, and she's finally unveiled her kickstarter. she's designed her clothes specifically for plus size bodies and has created some beautiful, vibrant prints. here's some info from the kickstarter:

"Fun, colorful clothing made to fit & flatter curvy & plus size bodies. Size inclusive and body positive. Sizes 6-28. Made in the USA."


this is my favorite piece from her collection, but she has a lot more including a really great pair of leggings that sit veeeery high on the waist

here is the link to her kickstarter. please help by pledging!

Workout Gear
maybliss
Hey Fats,

Thought I'd share one of my workout looks with y'all. I workout at home, so nobody really sees me, but I like to think I'd have the confidence to wear this at a crowded gym. Given my fatkini-in-public training, I think I could! I don't know about you, but having a cute outfit helps me get motivated to work out, and showing my stomach feels empowering. My blog is maybliss.ca if you want to see more :)

Here are the outfit dets: Sports bra - Victoria's Secret; Pants - Nola via Addition Elle; Shoes - Under Armour via Champs

Blogging
birch woods
deralorae
Hi folks,

I've been blogging again and shared a couple outfits and a Julep subscription box review.  http://lydiadickson.blogspot.com/2015/10/october-outfits-julep-unboxing.html

Preview outfit below:

Dress - LuLaRoe (just discovered them and they're pretty great!), Necklace - Marsha Elliott Designs, Leggings - Target, Boots - Trendsetter/Hushpuppies

Thanks for reading!
Lydia

Linen Tops and separates?
msredkitty
I'm looking for some decent linen and natural fabric tops and separates. I basically lived in a few linen dresses over the summer and was so pleased I'd like to grab se a few tops as we veer into the cooler months. Are there any suggestions for online retailers that carry natural fabric clothing? I have a hell of a time finding flax clothing online, but do you have any suggestions for similar retailers to Bryn Walker, Flax, etc? I'm about a 20/22 in most things, probably a 24 in tops without stretch...

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