OotDs and a shoptranslated.com review

Couple weeks ago I got caught in the snowpocalypse in NYC- my flights were cancelled twice and finally I took a Greyhound to Philadelphia to be closer to the US Airways hub and increase my chances of actually getting a flight back to LA. I was so toast..
ANYWAY.. This is what I wore for the last legs of that trip:

This dress actually comes to a pretty scandalous V neck in the front, so I wore it front side out to a Valentines in Hell party, and then backwards like this when it came time to head through the full-body scanner.

dress: re/dress 
red tights: LB
sweater & grey tights: F21 -ripped to shreds because they are not for fats, but LB has (sold out of) something similar
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/accessories/hosiery/floral-embellished-fishnet-tights/4018c4041c342p60271/index.pro
vest: torrid
scarf: jerusalem street vendor
boots: thrifted
big black coat: Macy’s – with buttons replaced.

Then my Ines order from shoptranslated.com came through.. I know a lot of people have been getting mixed service from them.. I’m not sure what’s going on with that- they actually sent me this stuff to review, so while it did take me a while to get my order- I didn’t pay for it, so I don’t feel I have any room to complain in that arena.

Anyway, I got 2 tops and a dress and after a little surgery on one of them, I am way way way into them.
First I got the Bird Calling Top 

I really wish I was smiling in this pic. I was kind of confused when I first put this on, there were some random ties hanging off the front, but once I’d gone back to the site to look at the product photo and figured that they were supposed to be tied in front, I toootally dug it.  I really really like all the detailing- ruched sleeves, elasticized empire waist, the button front and even that bow. I think all the fussiness is really fun and can’t wait to wear this on a date.

then I got the Puff Sleeve Dress in Green and Navy

Opening the package, I thought the print was a little bizarre.. kinda early 90’s scarfy weirdness, but I LOVED the fit of this dress and after wearing it for 2 days, I’m kind of crazy about it. The fabric is a really lightweight poly with a teeny triangle pattern textured throughout. I love the length and I really like how the hem has a wider fusing that makes the bottom hem a little heavier and gives a nice drape. I think this dress is intended to be worn off the shoulder, and it looks fine like that, but I like it even better up on the shoulder in that peasanty silhouette that I am berserk for.

And finally I got the Wrap Top in Cherry Sky. 


I love this print (as you can see)  and the top fit beautifully, but the sleeves were a little long for me.. I rolled them up for the picture, but then I just chopped off about 3.5" and hemmed them there. Hopefully one of these days I’ll post an After picture.

All in all, I was really pleased with my order- in my experience, Ines always has really comfortable, good quality stuff.

5’8", 245, 49-42-51, 18/20   
x-posted here and there.

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12 Responses to “OotDs and a shoptranslated.com review”


  1. 1 mylipstickonhercollar February 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    OMG loving those boots and the puff sleeve dress! Everything looks lovely on you!

  2. 2 Jennifer March 2, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I love your outfit posts! We are almost exactly the same size (height and weight at least) and I have absolutely no fashion sense. I love getting ideas from you!

  3. 3 Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels March 9, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I LOVE the print and colors on the bird calling top!!

  4. 4 Patty March 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love the red patterned tights and the Bird Calling top look fantastic on you!

  5. 5 Suki March 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I found your blog through another blog and had to send you a comment to say YOU ARE FUCKING GORGEOUS. That is all. 🙂

    -Suki

  6. 6 AmyKate May 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with an actual person at shoptranslated.com? I placed an order and chose 2 day shipping after reading their shipping policy (order by noon) then never got anything, or any response when I contacted them via the only available email on their site (info@shoptranslated.com) since their contact us link is broken. The event I ordered the dresses for is past and I really would rather not support a business that is so shady. I love the clothes on you, Joy. I just wish they were easier to actually buy.

  7. 7 Sandra May 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Those outfits are gorgeous! I’m sorry to hear about your flights 😉 We all know how that can be!

  8. 8 Lisa Plus Size June 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Awesome! You have great taste in fashion. I love how the clothing fits on you. I especially love the fabric and print of the Wrap Top. (And you’re right the sleeves were too long for you.) I hope you keeping posting more fashions so I know how to buy and dress myself. You are like a Virtual Personal Fashion Consultant!!!

  9. 9 kitthappens June 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Dear Joy …

    I’m campaigning to have you brought to Australia to appear on a daily TV show called The Circle. The format is similar to the US “The View” but much more relaxed. Please have a passport ready – based on your work and videos thus far, you are sure to impress the producers and the panel, let alone the millions of men and women watching every day.

    We were asked recently, who was our favourite Superhero? I nominated you but was surprised no one had heard of you. Well, thats about to change I hope!

    Regards from wintry Melbourne, Katarin (Kitt) Bobko

  10. 11 kitthappens June 10, 2010 at 7:04 am

    You spoke! Your blog seemed a bit quiet lately. I went into The Circle TV show as an audience member today. John Edward, the ghost whisperer was a guest. He did a brief reading with the audience and said someone with a “J” name was coming through. I almost laughed thinking “Its Joy!”. Coincidence? I think not :p

    Ultimately its up to the producers to give the nod but I’ll do my bit to keep up the requests to have you appear on the show. Australia has just taken over the USA as the fattest nation in the world, per capita. This has brought out the worst of the fat bashers on net forums and just about any social setting. I can’t stand seeing fat women continually disempowered and I can’t help feeling that Australia is going to absolutely love you.

    Stay well!

    P.S. Do I get a commission for every good looking guy you score? 🙂

  11. 12 Plus Size Twin June 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    L=love your choices
    O=outrageous fabrics
    V=very fashionista
    E=exceptional taste

    We two love you in USA (Michigan).


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