My week started off in the most interesting way I could ever imagine. What was meant to be the outdoor photoshoots for the pre-fashion show was promptly canceled, while I was already on location. Why? Gophers. Up until this point I had never seen a real one. Now I was seeing a whole pack of them. For those that don’t know, gophers are a big issue as they can cause structural issues with the ground itself. So setting up all the equipment and posing on the ground was risky as it could collapse at any time. And apparently, they are riddled with pests. Getting rid of gophers is actually quite an interesting experience, but I won’t go on about it right now. You can read more about it here instead. We need to get into fashion. So cut to a week later at the start of the fashion week!
Today I had two shows this morning which was Norma Kamali and and menswear line Rochambeau. I decided to wear a pleated open sleeve dress from H&M. This weekend I tweeted that I had a good find day at H&M. Everything I tried on looked great. However, out of all the pieces I picked up I was quite intrigued by this pleated midi dress. It really isn’t my style. I like my dresses to hit at or above the knee, but for some reason I was attracted to this dress. I love the blush pink color and how it flatters my skin tone. I also love how the open sleeves drape over my arms.
I’ve said on this blog numerous times that just because a store doesn’t carry a full plus line doesn’t mean you can’t fit it. This dress is a size 14 and let me tell you, I haven’t been a size 14 in about 3 years. I am about a size 18 now and this dress fits me better than some of my pieces from actual plus size stores. So, remember that it’s very important to try things on you never know.
To complete my look I went for vintage style accessories. I chose over sized shoulder skimming earrings from Aldo’s, a tassel necklace from Loft, a vintage bracelet from my mom, a satchel tote from H&M, and my fuchsia BCBG peeptoes. I received many stares as I road the D train to Lincoln center and once I hit the steps of Lincoln center I received compliments from my fellow fashion lovers.