Feminist Halloween Costumes Pt. 1: Fictional Characters

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Morticia Addams

 


Morticia was an incredible mother, devoted wife, and unabashedly in touch with her sexuality. She teaches Wednesday (another great costume idea) that she can be whatever she wants to be, and she does it all while looking absolutely fabulous.

Costumes can be found here and here.

Leslie Knope

 


You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is as passionate about what they do as Leslie Knope. Even when people mock her for caring so much, she still does. And she does it with a smile on her face.  She’s human and flawed, but she loves with her whole heart, and waffles are her favorite. And mine.

Costumes here and here.

Hermione Granger

 


“It’s levi-OH-sa, not levio-SAH!” Oh Hermione. She gets made fun of for being a know-it-all, but if I got accepted to Hogwarts, I’d be just as excited to learn. Hermione is the brains behind every hair-brained scheme Harry and Ron come up with, and she keeps them from getting killed in the meantime. She’s not perfect and let’s herself get carried away with her ideas (S.P.E.W. anyone?) but her heart is good and she’s a badass.

Costumes here and here.

Minerva McGonagall

 


If you haven’t read her Wikia page (here) or the section about her on Pottermore, you should. Professor McGonagall was a quidditch player and talented academically, and when it came to choosing between settling down and giving up magic for the muggle man she loved or the career wit the Ministry of Magic, she chose the latter. She fought in both Wizarding World Wars and even became *spoilers* headmistress of Hogwarts once Dumbledore died and the second war was over.

Costumes can be found here, and here.

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Outfit Roundup: Pinterest Inspired

I honestly don’t know that I’ve ever done an outfit post on this blog, which doesn’t really surprise me considering I’ve worn uniforms to work for the past five years up until about three months ago.

If you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I’ve been trying to document my outfits on my Stories everyday (sometimes twice a day if I forgot the day before), but I don’t every share where the outfits came from.

This past week, I thought it would be fun to spend a whole week dressed up in outfits that were inspired by outfit pictures I saw (and Pinned) on Pinterest. Continue reading “Outfit Roundup: Pinterest Inspired”

Dear Past Angel…

This year, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of the year I graduated high school. In fact, I just got a message on Facebook asking that I RSVP by August 1st so they can start finalizing venue options.

This is important information, because the personal evolution that has taken place in the last 10 years is incredible, both in size and the ways in which I have grown as a person.

**Just a warning, this is a pretty lengthy post. Read at your own risk.**

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Plus Size Activewear for Summer

Hi friends!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m back (for now) and I thought it was a good time to do a post about activewear for summer. It’s not officially summer yet, but it’s getting there.

Even if you exercise indoors, it still sucks to be going to the gym in a big shirt and long leggings. One of my favorite parts about working out during the fall and winter (and spring usually too) is the nice blast of cool air when you walk outside. Unfortunately, working out in summer is just going from hot to hotter.

I have feelings about summer. You all should know this by now.

Anyway, I’ve compiled a pretty good collection of summer activewear ideas to help keep you going even when you sweat more just walking inside before your workout even begins. Continue reading “Plus Size Activewear for Summer”

A Lazy Girl’s Meal Prepping Tips

I love the feeling of having meals prepped for the week. It feels like I finally have my shit together. But what I don’t love is the effort it takes to actually do the prepping. It’s not hard, per se, but I have a hard time convincing myself to do both the weekly shopping and the cooking on the same day.

It’s pure laziness. 😉
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