Friday, 11 April 2014

Indian Summer

Summer has not yet arrived in many parts of the world, but my goodness it is hot here! The shorts are out, the sweats and jackets have been shoved way back in the dark corners of the closet. And I found some shirts (and a very short dress) that will look super cool in this summery heat. In India, we have skipped spring it seems and have directly gone onto heat that puts blisters on the skin.

Indian Summer

I have been lusting for that hollow winged tee for a while now. But I am not so sure how I can wear it without the right inner. And I love the elephant print dress so much! The ScarJo and Monroe tees are the right amount of fun and funky. And they are all on a sale right now.
Which one would you go for?
Get them here - ScarJo print tee, Elephant print short dress, Hollow wings tee, Monroe bubblegum print tee

FlySongbird


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Black Velvet - If You Please

There is something about velvet. The very texture reminds me of my 90s childhood. My mother got me a burgundy velvet dress that I still have, not that I can wear it any longer, but some things have memories sewn in their every thread. I remember digging out cardigans, jackets, ponchos and myriad other things from old cranky cupboards, things that belonged to my mother, her sisters and some belonged to my grandparents. I loved the vintage musty smell they had. Even though my things are nowhere near as beautiful as those, I would love it if future generations dig something out that belonged to me and have the same feeling I did. Clothes are not merely superficial things used for our vanity, to look good. They all have stories, the older they are the better it is.
I got this very 90s black velvet dress, and my very first corset(clap for me) from Sensation of Night. The parcel arrived this Friday, well within 30 days of placing the order. Sensation of Night is a professional online retailer offering over 10,000 styles of sexy lingerie, costumes, swimwear, dresses and corsets, of course. They have free shipping worldwide and provide a secure shopping experience. And they have some kind of exciting offer going on for the customers all the time.

black velvet sweetheart dress

black velvet sweetheart dress

black velvet sweetheart dress

black velvet sweetheart dress

Now about the products - the corset was easy enough to put on and I didn't suffocate. So, ye(!!) for that. And it is the right fit. The dress is a tight fit. I will not be very comfortable wearing it without sufficient layering (would a leather jacket look insane with this?). But, when I wore them together it gave me photoshop worthy curves. And this is almost too sexy for my style. I will need to tone it down a bit I guess. But, the quality of both products is pretty good. The corset took off 2 inches off my waist smoothly and no suffocation at all! I am amazed, and frankly amused that this is not the torture device I always imagined it would be.

black corset

Black Velvet Dress, Black Corset (both available right now at $17.99 each)- c/o Sensation of Night
Shoes - B.K. Market


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Winter Roses Jersey Dress

I have been meaning to get more maxi dresses and skirts in my wardrobe for over a couple of years. I have not been too successful because I don't like sleeveless (no, not because I have any issues with my thick arms, I am perfectly ok with every scar and bulge. If anyone has a problem looking at it they can go kill themselves. I just don't want to shave every day, sorry), cap sleeves will do too, but even that's asking for too much it seems. All the things I like are sleeveless or too expensive for daily wear. I got this one from 20Dresses thinking it would be ideal for college. But, I think I am keeping this for casual hangouts with my friends. So my hunt for cheap daily wear continues.

Jersey Dress - 20Dresses 
Wedge Boots - B.K. Market
Studded Bracelet - Romwe
Sunglasses - c/o Firmoo








Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Polka Dotted Pants

I generally do not order bottoms online. I am very skeptical about sizing. But, what is funny is that a couple of weeks ago I realised I have been wearing the wrong pant size for over a year. I had convinced myself that I was 2 sizes larger, and when the pants started feeling roomier soon enough I thought it was because I had lost weight (by doing nothing just so you know). I took a leap of faith and ordered these pants from Romwe, I love the polka dotted pattern and can't wait till it arrives. Keeping my fingers crossed about size. Here's a little mood board I chalked up on polyvore.

Romwe Polka Dotted Pants


Get it here. It goes upto a size XXL from XS.

FlySongbird

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Sheinside - Genius!

Sheinside sent me this fun sweatshirt. Donald Duck with nerd glasses on, and the ironic "Genius" written on it just makes it more quirky. It is pretty thick and definitely not for the summer. But, the moment the temperature drops I can see myself wearing this repeatedly. I got the product within 18 days of ordering, thoroughly impressed by that. When I like something/someone, I fall hard, and I don't mind being a repeat offender. The longer things last the better, I was never into cheap thrills and flaky friends anyway.

Donald Duck Sweatshirt - c/o Sheinside (get it here, not an affiliate link)
Round Sunglasses - c/o Firmoo
Shoes - B.K. Market
Jeggings - Pantaloons(years ago)

Sheinside - Genius sweatshirt

Sheinside - Genius sweatshirt

Sheinside - Genius sweatshirt




Some times I feel stupid taking my own photos. It feels even more odd editing the photos. The urge to Photoshop a bulge here and there remains strong, but I fight it because this blog is for people to see how a non-thin body looks like. The oddity of your own body and the imperfections often stand out more when you stare at it longer. I sometimes wonder if I really look that way in real life, when I move around and breathe and talk and laugh or if it is all a trick of the light in a particular photo.When I look at other not so thin (plus-sized or not) bloggers, I identify with the bulges and not the smooth perfections. Seeing anybody wear clothes and wear it well is an inspiration in itself, but when the whole world is obsessed with becoming thinner or in having a thin waist and the "right" curves, you need to see these other bodies that exist all around. I follow a lot of body positive sites and all those women dress beautifully. There is nothing wrong with feeling and looking like a slob on some days, but, the fact that you can look good and be admired despite being bigger is a good feeling. It reminds you people are not all brainwashed, that the future may not be so bleak that people won't be able to look beyond the outer shell of a person. You don't need to dress up or put make-up on, but you totally should if you think it's fun without making excuses for it. If you are a guy and like wearing nice clothes and carrying jazzy accessories/gadgets don't bother about those who think you are odd, slap anyone who thinks it's a girly thing to do. Teach them to open their minds. There are too many people telling girls to cover up their bulges and scars, there are too many girls self-harming, trying to resemble the girl on the magazine cover or on the runway without realising the model also looks like a human being in person. That is why it is essential that there are also these other people who exist with all their glorious flaws out in the open.