Monday, February 1, 2010

Solid Gold

Sorry for the lack of posting, it's been a rough past week. To make it up to you I'm back with a completely and utterly ridiculous outfit that I hope gives you as much joy as it did me.

On Saturday night I attended a Solid Gold party and I was out to win for best outfit. Last year these same friends threw a Black and White party and I was totally going to win until my friend Ateqah showed up and completely bested my outfit. It took me a long time to get over that loss and I was determined to win this year, coming up with an outfit that would guarantee victory and let me tell you, victory was mine.

Here I am with the male winner of the evening in our matching 1970's victory necklaces. In case you were wondering, it was never about the prize, merely the bragging rights.

Back to the outfit. The top has a bit of a back story to it. I got via a plus-size vintage reseller called Cupcake and Cuddlebunny who has an etsy shop and who also sells on Fatshionista. She has really beautiful pieces, however I've ordered from her about 4 times off of Fatshionista and twice there was something wrong with my article of clothing. The shirt I'm wearing arrived with a hole in the front of it. The owner was very accommodating about it and allowed me to return the items and I did with one of them, but return shipping and waiting on line at the post office just makes it not worth my while.

The shorts are Size Queen via Re/Dress and the wig is courtesy of Target and I bought it cause 2 years ago I dressed up as Miss. Piggy for Halloween. Tights are Target, bag is vintage and my wedges are from Topshop. I must say Saturday reminded me just how much I love the way I look in heels and wedges. I really wish I had more tolerance for them, but I just don't. After about an hour of dancing they were sitting under the couch.

I got a lot of male attention on Saturday, many wondering 1) what my hair looked like under the wig and 2) if my outfit was made up of things I already had in my closet. The answer to the latter question was a resounding yes which amused people all night long. To my surprise folks were more shocked that I had a blond wig in my repertoire than sequined hot pants. Really?

It leads me to wonder if blonds have more fun or girls in hotpants have more fun. What do you think?


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Hey, it's Rachel from C+C. Maybe I'm wrong- but I'm pretty sure I recall offering to fix that top for you, and you never sent it to me. I'm still happy to do it, and would, indeed, pay for your shipping. Feel free to send me an email if you'd like to set it up.

    I also have pretty excellent feedback on Etsy- in fact, I have current feedback stating I do returns very professionally. I gave you a full refund for the first item you returned to me- I still have the receipts.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk- you're entitled to your opinion, but I obviously would like to a.) rectify your issue, and b.) defend myself. I'm sorry you've had a bad experience buying from me, but hope you'll give me the opportunity to fix it.

  3. Hi Rachel. You're right, you did offer to rectify things in both situations so I altered the post to reflect that. Hope you're a bit happier.

  4. You look adorable! I would really like to find some hot pants now too! And I really love your wedges! :)

  5. Jen I don't know what size you are but American Apparel makes hot pants and their stuff can be surprisingly fat friendly. And of course there's Size Queen which is a small, queer, fat, woman (wow that's a lot of descriptives) business that I wholeheartedly recommend.