I wish I could say that my content moves souls to change their lives or reach for the stars, or I am the most fashionable in the game, but that’s just not real.
The truth is that I struggle every day to be accepted and find clothes that fit to put on my back. These curves are larger than they may appear.
I am big and tall; an awkward combination for a girl who feels so dainty on the inside. And, most bloggers opt for full midi skirts and extravagant, timeless looks. Don’t get me wrong, I go for those looks too, as expensive as they are. And, my closet is full of $200 dresses (even if I got them on sale). Sometimes, though, I just want to put on a cropped top and shorts and seize my day.
I want to dress my uncontrollable cleavage and long legs without being fat or slut shamed.
When I started this blog, I didn’t know what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect strangers, and people from my church (of all places), to publicly ridiculed me. I just wanted to connect the many women who always ask me what I’m wearing to the brands I love.
I get a lot of compliments when I’m out, even on this outfit that you see here in this post. But what people don’t know is how hard I have to look to find clothes that fit my body. Thankfully, there are a lot of brands that cater to extended plus sizes these days (please drop your faves in the comment section).
But with such high markups and Limited availability, the struggle remains very real.
And, I could just squeeze my body into anything – and sometimes I do – but I can’t live my life like that every day.
To be accepted in society as human beings, we have to wear clothing!
So yes, fashion blogging is a big deal, and it’s here to stay. We need people to show us where and how we could find the clothes to express ourselves.
And, I’m not here to be the next big blogger. I’m here to show women that look like me, and even women that don’t, that they can feel and dress how they want. And, that it doesn’t have to be determined by trends, fat rolls, stretch marks, or cellulite. There is a fashion cure for every situation, even if it means going topless or being naked with just heels and lipstick on (coming soon – jk).