Category Archives: plus-size jewelry

Spring 2013 is nuclear at Domino Dollhouse

Domino Dollhouse’s spring 2013 collection, Nuclear Seasons, is for sale right now! Like all their clothing, Nuclear Seasons is super bright and fun and runs up to a 4X (70-inch hips).

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Hot pink velvet? Yes please!

DD’s clothing tends to be a bit loud for me personally, but I love love love that they’re making trendy and edgy clothing in large sizes!

Here are my fave pieces from this collection. I’d list the pink velvet dress, but it looks like it’s already sold out!

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1. Slip Dress in Blue Roses

2. Maxi Skirt in Blue Roses

3. Octavia Dress

And here are my favorite accessories:

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1. Basic Leggings in Rainbow Digital

2. Jelly Spiked Bag in Blue

3. Rainbow Crystal Bracelet

What do you think?



The winner of the First Blossom Necklace giveaway is…

To pick the winner of the First Blossom Necklace, I numbered the members of Lindley’s Closet and used to choose one of those numbers. (I’m the first member, so the number choices start at 2!) random

And the winner is… Heather B.! Heather, please email me with your mailing address.

She’ll receive her necklace in a couple of weeks. If we’re lucky, she’ll share a photo!

Not a winner this time? You can get your own First Blossom Necklace right here.



Inside the Spring/Summer 2012 Plus-Size Photo Shoot

Join me and plus-size model Cris Caruso inside a photo shoot in historic Savage Mill, MD! These are the spring/summer 2012 collections, Secret Garden and Midsummer Night, for sale now at

Also, don’t forget to enter the First Blossom Necklace giveaway! The drawing is tomorrow!



How to Accessorize (in 8 Easy Steps)

Today, we’re going to put the finishing touches on your outfit: accessories. Take a look at the list below for eight smart accessorizing strategies, plus one tip just for plus-size fashionistas.

Looking down at a black skirt with white dots and red shoes


Use the same principles to choose accessories that you use to choose clothing:

  • Do I love this?
  • Does this make me happy when I wear it?

In general, the larger your body, the larger your accessories should be, so that they’re visible and proportional on you.

The rules of fashion also apply here, so we’re going to use a few guidelines from this wikiHow article on accessorizing.

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From Lindley, with Love 2012 Spring/Summer Lines and Giveaway

The jewelry is finished, the models have posed, the photos are taken, and the From Lindley, with Love Spring/Summer 2012 lines are ready to go! Both collections are for sale as of right now, so here’s a preview (and more info on the giveaway, of course)!

First, here are Cris and I in the studio during the shoot, plus the cutest dog ever!


And now the giveaway:

Spring/Summer 2012 Jewelry Giveaway


To celebrate the two new collections, I’m giving away a First Blossom Necklace. Isn’t it lovely? The necklace is listed at $50 and is a circlet of cream glass pearls with a soft pink accent flower and loop closure. You can wear the flower at the side, as shown on model Cris, or in back for a classic pearl necklace. The winner can choose from a 20- or 22-inch necklace.

The rules for the giveaway are a little different than last time. Here’s how to enter:

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Plus-Size Fashion Shoot: Determination Edition

The From Lindley, with Love spring/summer photo shoot went off without a hitch. Well, there were a LOT of hitches beforehand, but it did finally happen.

I’m working on the shoot video now (here’s last year’s video) and will get it up soon. For now, here are some photos from the shoot!


I’d planned to have this shoot at a park, but the pouring rain forecast for the day of the shoot made that a little impractical. I emailed Shelby, our fantastic photographer, a few days beforehand in a panic, and she totally saved the day by finding a studio for us to rent. We didn’t get all the details settled until the morning of the shoot — and we’d already had to postpone it once — so I was a stressed little fat girl for a while there.

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You win some, you lose some


My spring jewelry photo shoot was supposed to be on Sunday, but the makeup artist emailed me in a panic about 1 am this morning. She’d been in North Carolina covering a wedding and was going to drive back Saturday evening, but her car broke down. She’d spent all evening frantically calling possible substitutes, but no one was available on such short notice. Poor girl! I couldn’t possibly be annoyed, she did everything she could.

I’ve spent weeks prepping for the shoot and at first was really reluctant to try to reschedule, especially since the photographer’s next free spot was sometime in May. I’m behind on getting out a spring line as it is! I let my other model, Cris, know there was a crisis, then sat there and thought about whether we should do our own hair and makeup and roll with it, or reschedule, or what.

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From Lindley, with Love Spring/Summer 2012 Sneak Peek

The photo shoot for my spring/summer 2012 lines is this weekend!! The models this time will be the lovely Cris, who modeled for me last fall, and…me. That’s right, I’m modeling my own pieces this time! This is a pretty big step for someone who, a year ago, wouldn’t even put her own photo up on her blog.

I wrapped up the design work and prototypes for both new lines last night, so I thought I’d share some pics of the work in progress.


Earrings waiting for their hooks. These earrings are based on brass filigree, but since brass is so bad for your earring piercings, I sourced brown niobium earring hooks, which are a bit more expensive, but super hypoallergenic.

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Don’t forget to use your $10 off coupon!

You can use your VDAY coupon code to take $10 off your next From Lindley, with Love order from now through February 14. To get your order by Valentine’s Day, you’ll need to place the order by February 5, so don’t leave it too late!



16 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Plus-Size Sweetie

Red Crochet Heart - Gift Idea or Wedding Favour

(Red Crochet Heart, $4.50, AllSoCute on Etsy)

Let’s face it: Buying someone a present is hard. Especially someone you’re dating and don’t know well, but want to impress. It’s even more challenging when that significant someone doesn’t fit the standard size range at the local lingerie store.

Here are 16 great gift ideas for your plus-size sweetheart.



Sexy Red hand knit scarf. Multicolor, hand knit, womens scarf. Personalized Design. Neckwarmer, scarflette...

Silk Hairbow, Deep Fuchsia and Black Floral Hair Clip in Gothic Romance

ScreenClip Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Certified Diamond Custom Vine Work Bezel Set in WhiteGold

Daffodil Dress in Bamboo - Made To Measure

OPI 2011 Miss Universe collection 4pc set Full size




1. Modern Cameo: Anatomical Heart, $34, From Lindley with Love. 2. Tignanello Soft Cinch Tote, $108, eBags. 3. Jessica Burlesque Corset, made to measure, $82, Loki’s Romance on Etsy. 4. Handknit mesh scarf, $31, WomanStyleStore on Etsy. 5. Silk kanzashi hairclip, $31, PetalMix on Etsy. 6. Double row faux garnet necklace, $30, Lane Bryant. 7. Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance*, $12, Amazon. 8. Custom diamond vine ring, $1,870, WroughtGold on Etsy. 9. Enchanted Necklace, $74, From Lindley with Love. 10. Etienne Aigner Ashleigh Satchel, $72, eBags. 11. Gift certificates for made-to-measure apparel, $75-200, Ureshii on Etsy. 12. OPI 2011 Miss Universe collection, $24, Amazon. 13. Patent croc tab belt, $27, Lane Bryant. 14. Full Moon Earrings, $31, From Lindley with Love. 15. Bisadora Runway Baby Belle Handbag, $24, eBags. 16. Online gift card, $25-500, Igigi.

Happy shopping!





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