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We rule the world, all eyes on us, get it girls, calling all Goddesses!! ~ Adore Delano
This month's Ahead of the Curve theme is "Summer is Coming." A few years ago, summer would have meant madly scrambling in search of a dozen black shrugs so I could cover my fat arms all summer long. Boy how times have changed! A few summers ago I broke free from the shrugs, embraced my fat arms, and never looked back. Last summer I leveled up yet again when I embraced my first crop top. The first time I put a crop top on it was totally terrifying, but I said "screw it, I'm going to give this a try!" To my surprise, I actually looked really killer in a crop, and wearing it was super comfy and cool. When I started to brainstorm what I would wear for the "Summer is Coming" theme I was drawn back to my crop tops. They are totally going to be a staple for me this summer. In fact, I am going to chop up some of my favorite tees and have them hemmed by a tailor so I can wear them as crop tops as well. When I put a crop top on I feel like I'm breaking free, like I could rule the world, like I'm a goddess.
The perfect attire for a fearless, fat goddess can totally be found at Domino Dollhouse. A few months ago they released a fall/winter collection called Science/Visions and it is full of pieces fit for a goddess. Don't let the fall/winter part fool you, there are definitely pieces in this collection that can be worn thoughout the spring and summer as well. The pieces I was drawn to the most were the Alchemy Crop Top and the Alchemy Maxi Skirt. Both items are made from 100% jersey material and feature a large geometric graphic down the front. The graphic is added with a screen-printing style called discharge printing. This is a really wicked technique because once the item has been washed the graphic is still soft and lush and won't get hard and crackly like some of the graphics I've seen printed on jersey material before. There is nothing more annoying then a cracked applique after one wash.
I picked up both of these pieces in a size 3X. I found the sizing on both of the items to be very generous. I like my crop tops to be loose, and a bit baggy, but I could have easily sized down to a 2X and had this shirt still work for my personal tastes. The maxi skirt will also work for someone with measurements a bit larger than the size chart. The max hip measurement on a 3X was 62 inches but my hips are 64 inches and I have a couple of inches to spare in the skirt still. Let's talk about the length of the maxi, this skirt is meant to be worn high-waisted. At 5'6" it really fits me like a dream and hits just at the top of my feet. If you are shorter than I am you will probably have to have the bottom hemmed, but that would totally be an easy alteration. I love that both of these pieces will work on different body shapes and heights and still be flattering. If you want a good quality, easy to wash and wear, but make a bit of a statement outfit, I think this is a the perfect choice. I know I'm going to get tons of use out of these pieces this summer.
The glasses linked are similar but not 100% the same. I bought mine last summer and they no longer have them in stock.
Size 10 (Run 1/2 a size large)
The sandals I am wearing sold out very fast during the last Haute Cash sale. I have linked a similar pair that Torrid currently has in stock. Keep checking back though because I know Torrid often re-stocks popular items.
Size 7 1/2
100% Real Leather
My headband is make from bendable silver necklaces. My Mother-in-Law got me a couple of them for my birthday one year. They are really neat because you can bend them into
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