Carrie takes on the fashion world – someone call the fashion police!

I have no sense of style. I admit it free and clear. Others have informed me, sometimes gently, sometimes not, that I’m clueless when it comes to the latest fashions.

It’s all true.

At work I generally wear jeans, tennies and a t-shirt. At home, a variety of gawd-awful sweatpants and sweatshirts, most generally in non-coordinating colors.

But that doesn’t mean I can DREAM of being a fashion plate. I’d always thought if I’d had the money, if I’d had the slim, long legs, I too, would look like Cindy Crawford.


Instead, I’m a little apple dumpling of a person. Short legs, big boobs. =) I know there’s lots of jokes to be made there, but trust me, I’ve heard them all. To such an extent I’ve become accustomed to a baggy t-shirt worn over jeans. It’s become my uniform, my size somewhat hidden. Or so I always like to think.

Believe it or not, however, I have become somewhat of a fashionista in the plus size world – at least according to Pinterest and Polyvore. At Polyvore, you can take snippets of fashion and put them together. A shirt from Penney’s, pants from Christian Dior, shoes from Zappo’s and make an entire outfit. Something you might even wear! I admit to having an absolute blast putting together outfits, and was entirely shocked when someone followed my board.

On Polyvore, I have 53 followers and over 5K views. I’m generally in the top ten views of the two groups I’m in. On Pinterest, my Plus Size board has 192 followers.

Yup, you read it right. Plus Size. Every outfit I design is made for a plus sized woman, including wide width shoes and wide calf boots. No size XS shirts are seen here. No size 2 jeans. If you’re a skinny minny, you might find the styles are awesome, but chances are – just like us plus size women have discovered in virtually every store we go into – you can’t find your size here.

Someday, when I overcome my fear of looking ridiculous, over-dressed or just plain chubby in something other than a man’s XL t-shirt and jeans, I might actually buy myself one of these outfits. I’ll get the credit card warmed up. =)

Burgundy, Brown and Gold - Plus Size

Pink and Black Fun - Plus Size

Pink Sparklies - Plus Size

Pink and White Comfy Outfit - Plus Size

Neutrals Plus Size

Plus Size Summer Dress with Peridot and Blue Accents

Plus Size Leopard Cowgirl

Cinderella at the Ball - Plus Size in Gold!


In the meantime, take a look at this AWESOME video by Wendy (who has more fashion sense in her little finger than I do in my entire apple-dumpling body) from on 25 ways to wear a scarf. Trust me, it’s not your average boring how to tie a scarf blah blah blah. It’s fun, fashionable and educational. =) You’ll love it.


What about you? Are you a fashion failure or a clothes horse??

13 Responses to “Carrie takes on the fashion world – someone call the fashion police!”

  • I think you should get that plastic heated up right now. You’re a wonderful fashion guru. Do they really have that gold evening gown in plus sizes? Wow!

  • I’ve always wondered how to wear a scarf like I see all the cute girls wearing them! Thanks so much for that video.

    Dear Sweet Carrie! You really should try some of those cute clothes. It makes a huge difference not just in how you look, but how you feel about yourself. I used to hide my body under super baggy clothes then I realized it just made me look like a rumpled box. I quit fighting my body and learned to love it, curves and all.

    I gotta go check out your boards ~ and get my plastic ready. I feel a shopping spree coming on!

    • I’ve struggled with the scarf too Tameri….but managed an infinity one just like the video! I know I need to dress better – someday I’ll get over it!

  • Did you do all those cute outfits on polyvore?? They are so cute. Love the brown one. I’m slightly addicted to polyvore, I’ve made outfits for the girl in the book I”m working on!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfits. OMG incredible and I’d wear them all. You have incredible fashion taste and I am with the others, you need to go out there and put some of these on. Clothes that make you feel good and beautiful (no matter the freaking size) ROCK!!! Girl…you got taste and ideas that I’m soooooo jealous of. A total pro stylist!!!
    LOVE the scarf video – had no idea! Squeeee

  • I looked into Polyvore a few weeks ago but haven’t had a chance to do anything there just yet. I will though. Soon 🙂

    Carrie, try the cute outfits. You will feel empowered wearing something as adorable as the outfits you created! These are darling. Add some sexy lingerie and you will forget about feeling “ridiculous, overdressed or plain chubby” 🙂

  • You have a fantastic sense of style! It’s amazing how hard we are on ourselves. Next time you feel less than gorgeous remind yourself that most of us see ourselves with uglifying glasses. Then smile and shake your stuff! (Okay, that last bit is optional. LOL) Great post, Carrie!

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