This might sound strange, but I've started laying out my outfits (including accessories) the night before (per UFYH's un-f your morning posts), and I totally feel like I own twice as many clothes now. Taking time to pick out outfits at night when I'm not in a rush means I try new combinations and rotate in more clothes rather than grabbing the same two things in a mad rush out the door.
As a plus size woman, THE best place to buy plus size clothing has been eShakti. EVERYTHING comes in up to a size...I think it's 36 now? (They recently expanded their sizes pretty significantly). And the customization is so great if it's hard to fit in straight sizes. And unlike ASOS -- NO POLYESTER. Also it is so weird that H&M has a plus line in Europe, but not North America.
Ahhh that makes me so mad! And I think you are dead-on, Logan. Also, I mostly like the article and I'm all for body acceptance and awesome fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. But I feel like it is kind of wrong about media acceptance for "plus size" women: "It has been noted that plus-size women are having a moment in the spotlight... Stars a few dress sizes shy of plus-size, like Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling, have become known for their proudly curvy physiques, and Lady Gaga has unapologetically put on a few pounds." But... Dunham, Kaling, and Gaga aren't actually plus size? So they don't make a ton of sense as examples. I don't think they even prove that medium-sized women are having a moment, since everyone talks about their weight all the time, which doesn't seem like a sign of broad acceptance, but rather a way of (unintentionally) reaffirming the status quo ("Look at these women who are exceptions to the rule! So brave, to be a size 8!"). Same for plus size actresses like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy. There are few articles about them that don't mention their weight at least in passing, and most coverage tends to focus on their bodies. Whereas what makes the bloggers in the article so awesome is that they're focusing on what makes them feel beautiful and stylish, rather than constantly comparing themselves to women who wear smaller sizes--which seems like a much more proactive way to go about actually changing beauty standards.
Borrow someone's ironic gas station attendant shirt (or bowling shirt, you know someone has one.) Wear it with jeans and sturdy shoes/boots. Strap down your boobs if necessary. Slick down your hair with a butt-load of hair gel. Use eyeliner to draw on a moustache & side burns. Go as that creepy dude who sucks his teeth at all women. I LOVE this costume because it is super creepy even for dudes, and I sexually harass men ALL NIGHT LONG. It is nice to turn the tables on them.
By mishaps on On Leaving Too Much
Wow, we may have invented thrift-trolling.
@Mike Dang Of course you did Mike Dang. That is why everybody who reads this site wants to marry you :)
By karrrren on On Leaving Too Much
one thing i don't think has been mentioned here is that waiters & waitresses don't just have to use tips to make up for a tiny hourly wage. they also often have to share those tips with other people (hosts, bussers, etc.). and those of us who eat out usually see them during a lunch rush or a busy dinnertime, not during the slow hours in between. those tips have to go a really long way. it may seem like a lot sometimes (it can to me), but there's a whole system there that has to run on your two bucks along with everybody else's. i've never worked in food service, but for me that's all the more reason to tip decently. i would be a terrible waitress, or at least a very spotty one. if this person is halfway-pleasantly doing a task i wouldn't take on myself, and if the cultural contract dictates that i decide how much to give them, then that's a responsibility. i'm not going to give everybody huge tips because i can't really afford to, but when i think about it i chip in an extra dollar. there are things you economize on and things you don't. learning the difference--picking battles--is tricky but very necessary.
The "little secret between you and your waiter" will be your waiter rolling his eyes about what a tightwad you are.
fyi - Bolt Bus is owned by Greyhound
@Lauren Okay I did my 1 thing and it was traumatic and now I'm crying at work. Yikes.