On this blog, I’ve talked pretty candidly about the journey of accepting my body. I’ve talked fashion, I’ve talked health and exercise, I’ve even talked about my personal struggle with disordered eating. It’s been a long road in learning to accept my body – chunky arms, big thighs, round belly, and all. But one of the hardest things I struggle with is bathing suits. I know I’m not alone – buying bras is one thing, but swimwear is a totally different situation. I’ve seen women much smaller than me pick themselves apart when they try on a two-piece suit, so it’s definitely something that all bodies experience, but I feel like it’s an entirely different beast for fat people like myself.
I think I need to take a break from social media, or filter out what I’m seeing for a while. I don’t know how long. All I know is that checking things and being in a constant state of “knowing” is leaving me drained and miserable. For some reason, today feels worse than most.
(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.
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]