Thursday, August 23, 2012

OOTD (the other day at least).

The author wearing a black 3/4 sleeve hooded shirt with white drawstring & buttons, with a purple flowy skirt that covers her knees.  Black running shoes.  Holding on to the wall for balance
Yes, I'm grabbing the wall...
In a moment of vanity, I decided to take a couple self-photos because of my decision to wean myself off pants.  I'm only wearing the pants that fit me well, and I have a bin of pants that need to go to the local consignment store (or find a fat fashion clothing swap).  I've also figured out that 1) I have to wear pants working out because running skirts don't work well on my body, and 2) workout pants need to have a drawstring so they stay where I want them to stay without pinching or binding.

So the first picture is a jersey high-low hem skirt from Target and a 3/4 sleeve jersey top from Old Navy (lightweight so I don't roast in the North Carolina heat but not sheer so my tattoos are still covered).  The shirt is probably a size too big, but the sizing at Old Navy is pretty hit or miss, so I opted for baggy.  I'm wearing running shoes as my plan was to go to the gym right after work (plus no one gives me hell at work for my comfy/unprofessional footwear...gimp privilege!).  Since my cane hand has the camera, I'm holding on to the bathroom wall for balance.  Even holding on, this picture is a little blurry.

Author with hair pulled back in ponytail with navy headband, blue fitted tshirt, with navy blue trackpants with white stripes on the side
Pre-workout gear!
The second picture is from later that day after I changed to go to the gym.  I don't like bringing a lot of things into the locker room, so I usually opt to change clothes at work and just leave my work clothes in my car.  I'm wearing a plain tshirt from Old Navy (I prefer to work out in tech fabrics that wick sweat away & retain less heat, but I have several tshirts that I've stained and are now official workout-or-pajama shirts).  The pants are a pair of off-brand workout pants that I picked up at a thrift store a while back that have a drawstring and pockets.  You can't see it in the picture, but I also have a headband plus a ponytail to keep my hair out of my face (I let my stylist convince me to have long bangs...I like them, but they frustrate me in the gym).  I usually wear one of these wide headbands from Cover Your Hair, but I'm thinking about trying the headbands that Leslie from xoJane mentions in her article FATshion: Work That Fat Ass Out Edition (it's the HALO headband).

This fashion chatter was brought to you by me while taking a break from schoolwork :-)


  1. Hi, found your blog through a comment you made on another post in the fatosphere.
    I like your OOTDs and I'd also like it if you'd also take photos in your chair for them.
    It's so hard to find clothes that look right seated and standing. Back when I could push myself I felt like I needed two different wardrobes. I can't push myself anymore so my chair isn't getting used at the moment but I can't be the only other fat person with these concerns.

    1. I'm going to hunt down mirrors that I can access with my chair on campus so I can do some seated OOTDs :-)

      You totally aren't alone...I have skirts that don't work with my wheels at all because of the fullness, I have tops that don't sit well when I'm pushing, and I have a few pairs of shoes that I'll wear wheeling but not walking. I'm still trying to figure out what works best for wheeling clothes, and it's complicated by my waist/hip ratio (I hate it when my shirts ride up and my pants ride down when I'm using my chair!).

      Glad you found my blog! I'm surfing through yours right now!