Honesty.

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(Warning: discussion of disordered eating in this post.) It’s said by many professionals that eating disorders thrive on secrecy. So, it’s in my best interest to be honest. I’m a binge eater.

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No resolutions!

So it’s a new year.  And, as always, everyone is all over the place posting their resolutions and plans and goals for 2017. The thing is, I’m really hesitant to call what I want to do this year “resolutions”. I’ll be 100% honest – my willpower is poo. (I would not make a good Green Lantern.) I’m resolved as long as they’re not inconvenient. As soon as those plans start messing with my time or money, I drop them like a hot potato. I really think I’d do better with setting short-term goals for myself. Instead of “I’m gonna do ALL THIS STUFF by the end of 2017!”, let’s try, “I want to do this one thing today.” Like today, I told myself I was going to drink at least 2 full glasses of water while I was at work, and I did. Woo hoo! Good job, me! Haha. Tomorrow: […]

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La-la-la-Lyra!

To be sung to the tune of the Chia Pet song. If you don’t know what that is, then get your young lil’ rear over here and watch this. It’s goofy as hell, but that stupid song got stuck in your head like whoa. Hello there, fashun friends! Today, we’re going to talk about pajama dresses. No, pajama dresses are not like those weird “pajama jeans” things. (No lie, I’ve considered buying a pair just to wear around the house. Whatever, only God can judge me.) These are the dresses that are so comfy, they feel like pajamas…but you look really cute and pulled-together in them. My two “Lyra” dresses from Lady Vintage are my pajama dresses. Outfit details: Left: Navy floral Lyra dress (no longer available), Lady Vintage Burgundy NikiBiki cropped cami, Bra Genie (purchased in-store) Right: Hummingbird print Lyra Dress, Lady Vintage Beige NikiBiki cami, Bra Genie (purchased […]

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Back to fashion!

Since getting really hardcore into vintage-inspired fashion over the past couple of years, I’ve tossed around the idea of blogging about fashion again. I’ve been really hesitant, though. I got so burned out the last time I tried to be a full-on fashion and beauty blog that I’m a little nervous to dip my toes in those waters again. However, my love for reading fashion blogs and such did not wane – in fact, it’s stronger than ever considering I’ve finally accepted who I am and what styles I prefer. So I’m saying “to hell with my fears” and heading back into the fray! One of the major reasons that I’m getting back into this is because I want to see more women like myself. I look through Instagram every night before I go to bed to get some ideas on how to put outfits together, to see what’s new […]

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I’m so disappointed in you, Tim.

Give this article a looksee: Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace. Here’s a few quotes that stood out to me: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions. The textile changes, every seam changes. YAS LAWD.  Go Tim Gunn!  I love the fact that someone that is so ingrained in the general public’s mind as a fashion icon speaks so candidly about how fashion designers are ignoring plus-sized women such as myself.  We want to be fashionable.  We want to wear clothing that makes us feel awesome. However, Tim, you disappoint me when the […]

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(Warning: body talk.) I’ve been really struggling with my body over the past week. Haha, go figure considering I just posted about a positive body image, right?  Oh, the yo-yos of my self-esteem. I’ve gained a few pounds and I can totally tell – my dresses don’t fit quite right and I just feel “blah”. Part of it is because I’ve been stressed so I’ve been eating a lot more than I should, part of that is because I am so tired when I get home that I don’t want to get on the recumbent bike. Add those together and you have a recipe for “blah”. I got a dress in today. It fits – with shapewear – but the thing that bugs me is that the lovely banded waist doesn’t sit nice and flat on me. Because of my high round belly, it scrunches up under my boobs and […]

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Thanks, Trashy Diva.

There are very few pictures of me that other people take that I like. When other people take a picture of me, I pick the entire image apart, focusing on what I don’t like about myself. My double chin is too noticeable. My arms are lumpy and too big. My stomach sticks out. My eyes are so squinty. My hair is too frizzy. My face looks shiny. My legs are really lumpy. …and on, and on, and on. Over and over, all of the body positivity that I’ve worked toward is knocked down, bit by bit, until I end up hating myself. I’ve even had some wedding photos that I disliked, although there are a few cosplay photos that I was okay with. However, this mindset has gone through a major change in the past few months, and it’s mostly due to Trashy Diva. Trashy Diva is one of my absolute favorite clothing brands.  What […]

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