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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ME WANTIES.

My fave clothing store, Trashy Diva, just released a new print today called “Hourglass“. I am DYING to get my hands on the Hopscotch dress. The awesome thing is, I just sold one of my old dresses that I didn’t wear very often!  So I have some extra funds! Now to just figure out when I can get down to New Orleans to go buy it.  Probably this Sunday afternoon?  I’m crossing my fingers that they’re open…  

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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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Photography: CoastCon 39.

Earlier this month, I spent the weekend working at CoastCon 39, a convention in Biloxi, Mississippi. I’ve been doing social media for this convention for the past two years, as well as being an elected Member-At-Large for CoastCon, Inc.’s corporate committee for the past two years as well. I love getting pictures at conventions in general, since there’s usually some really cool things to see and look at. Not only that, the people-watching is really fun. So I figured it was a good time to try my hand at portrait photography and depth-of-field shots. I think as I go to conventions this year I’m going to work on my DOF and portrait pictures more. I really enjoyed taking these.

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Today’s thought – positivity vs. hope.

“We all get so tired of wearing that same tired mask of Positivity-with-a-Capital-P, putting on that cracked porcelain facade every day just so we don’t have to hear “cheer up” or anything along those lines. When I was deep in depression a few months ago, acquaintances giving me those platitudes wasn’t what kept me from curling up in my bed and disappearing in on myself, it was the HOPE that one day the light would shine again.” I posted this as part of a comment on Felicia’s meaningful The Bullshit “Be Positive” vs. the Realistic “Be Hopeful” Narrative post today. It’s something to think about – we see these feel-good, made-for-Pinterest phrases about “staying positive” and “looking on the bright side” and “being cheerful” all the time. We’re told as people that we need to smile and be chirpy and peppy constantly. But what if you can’t be? What if […]

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