Gosh, all this jetsetting makes a girl thirsty…for indie plus size fashion! (Eh? Eh?) As many of you already know (because let’s be real, there are like 4 strangers who read this thing), I just came back from Portland! When I was deciding where to go for vaca, one of the big draws to Portland originally was their […]Read more "The Ample Goes West… Size Queen!"
So, here’s what’s going down: Season 4 Project Runway winner Christian Siriano released a very highly anticipated plus size collection in collaboration with Lane Bryant last week. Let’s flashback to approximately 10 years ago when he was a contestant on Project Runway. Brilliant, brilliant Siriano churned out piece after piece of what Tim Gunn ambitiously labelled […]Read more "Christian Siriano does Lane Bryant"
So, I’m about to start a big conversation. I don’t even know if I’m ready for it. Also, I will preface this by saying that I know this issue is a tender one, and I am absolutely ready for this to blossom into a larger conversation. You may disagree with what I say, and that’s […]Read more "“Plus Size”, “Fat,” and The Imagined Future"
This morning, when I was choosing my clothes for the day, I chose black stockings, a black dress made out of leather, and black pointed-toe lace-up boots. When I was doing my makeup, I made sure my skin looked perfect; I primed it, I applied concealer and foundation with my eyes squinted, searching. I drew […]Read more "On Being a Mean Femme: Armor and Fat"
Or, TheAmple Tries on Bras for the Internet Turn back now, ye minors and those of tender constitution. Because we’re about to get a bid rowdy all up in this blog today. Readers, I have every intention of making this a very pulpy post where you’ll get to ogle a bunch of my bra choices, and […]Read more "A Father’s Worst Nightmare"
Hello, graduates of Indie Plus Sizes 101. Congratulations, you’ve made it to round 2. But the work DOES NOT STOP, so sit back, open your notebook, put on your tartan skirt, and let’s all listen to some ~~*Pink Floyd*~~ together as I give you some education. So, these posts were born out of my own […]Read more "Indie Plus Sizes 201"
An awesome femme commented last week that I should do a post on all those ~*elusive*~ indie plus brands that I was saying we should all buy from. Readers, TheAmple does not take that lightly. TheAmple gives her readers what they want. The people have spoken, and TheAmple listens. In this first installment, I’ll give you […]Read more "Indie Plus Sizes 101"
I don’t know if you all have noticed, but I have a very narrow aesthetic for myself. I wear lots of black, lots of bodycon, lots of pattern, and lots of drape. I find comfort in looking severe. I have a very specific idea of what I think looks good on me, and in order […]Read more "I Wouldn’t Wear That Myself…"
Sooo. Dare I say that last week’s review of the Melissa McCartney Collection was a HIT? It inspired me to do another one this week (hey, on a similar note, ALWAYS looking for ideas for posts…so…if you have something you want my subversive and honest opinion on, let me know in the comments). We have a commitment […]Read more "REVIEW: Rebdolls Garner Style Collection"
So, in order to make light of a mild shopping addiction (haha, jk jk….no really, it’s fine, I’m fine, I’M DOING OKAY) my content-rich post this week is an unboxing! Boy oh boy. Now you too have the chance to live vicariously through someone who spends too much money on clothes! My obsession lately has been interesting […]Read more "Unboxing: ASOS haul under $100"