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21 Reasons Every Plus Size Girl Should Try A Forever21 Fatkini

Originally posted on rhapsoDani:
Ok, so we all know that I am a thrift store whore, but certain things I don’t believe in thrifting and swimsuits is on that list.…

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spring Fatshion: The Denim Shirtdress

My favorite trend for Spring is the denim shirtdress. Dress it up or down. Wear it with boots, sneakers, flats, and sandals. It looks great with scarves, jackets, and cardigans when it … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rompers, Judgment, and Hypocrisy: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want

I used to be very judgmental of women for what they wore: You’re dressing too young. You aren’t a little girl. You don’t look professional. No one will take you … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

3 Reasons it’s Hard to be a Fatty on the Move

Contrary to popular belief, many fat people are physically active, and enjoy sports, dance, yoga, Pilates, and other forms of exercise. I like canoeing, and ballet, and walking around the … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Swimsuit Followup and Poll

My two new suits from Forever21 came in the mail yesterday. I was dubious because I’ve not had great experience with that store in terms of quality and sizing. They notoriously … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Fat Word’s 2014 Swimsuit Roundup

Here in Seattle, the sun is shining, and it’s hitting 60 degrees. That means it’s time for us to emerge from our wintertime flood bunkers, squinty-eyed, clad in skirts and … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Help dress me!

Every year I attend a charity auction to raise money for the scholarship fund at my school. I have done the LBD in all of its infinite variations and want … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

5 Things Shiloh Doesn’t Hate: March Edition

Believe it or not, dear readers, but I don’t hate everything. There are certain things I am quite fond of, and I want to share some of them with you … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why I Haven’t Written My First Fat Blog

I’m too busy. It’s conference week. I’m working through some family stuff. The truth is, I don’t like the word fat. When I saw the web site up, IT, FAT, … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fat, Foxy Style — A Pinterest Roundup

Adorable animal clothing need not be relegated solely to the closets of cute, thin hipsters. Fat hipsters must also have access to such adorableness. We need not shy away from … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

JC Penney and the Fat Lady Unicorn

Because the 86th Academy Awards were somewhat lackluster this year, I ended up paying more attention to the advertisements. One advertisement in particular caught my attention, encouraging women to shop … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chromatophobia Exposure Therapy: Fat Girls Wearing Cobalt Blue

Spring is upon us, and we will soon run out of excuses to wear our black-on-grey-on-black outfits. A lot of bigger gals shy away from bright colors for two reasons: … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Strange Economy of the Fatshion Industrial Complex

I was talking to my good friend Danica the other night about the seemingly unfair cost structure for plus-sized clothing. It’s fairly common knowledge that an item of plus size … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

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