Can I just get something of my chest?
I am SO FREAKING sick of reading ‘fashion’ blogs where they say something like… “oh, I sized up to a Small for an oversized look” or “I’m FAR from a size two” when they are maybe a size 6. At most.
I love checking out fashion and style bloggers on their blogs and instagram for styling ideas… but OH MY GOD why can’t I find anyone MY size?!
It seems like everyone out there writing about fashion and style is an extra small-sized person. They look darn adorable when they throw together the most ridiculous of outfits. However, if I put those same clothes on my body I’d look like I just escaped Crazy Town. Or, you can go in the other direction and find a bunch of super stylish plus-sized lady bloggers. Once again, stylish as hell… but something that looks fabulous on a plus-sized lady isn’t necessarily going to fit me the same way.
I have enough issues with my body size and body image without getting bombarded with the idea that my size is not fashionable.
So let’s just get this out there, because honestly putting this information on the internet makes me want to vomit.
I am 5 foot, 7 inches tall.
Depending on the brand, I wear either a 10 or a 12.
Usually a 12.
Even at my most fit, I’m still typically a size 8 to 10. I think the last time I was below that I was 15 years old. Would I like to be smaller? Sure. I’d love to be super fit with a flat tummy and thin, muscular arms. But I’m not. And I’m mostly okay with that.
My point is, I’m guessing my readers look a lot more like me than a size 0 fashion blogger. And that is why I like to post outfit pictures. Because, there should be someone my size out there talking about what works and what doesn’t for this ‘in-between’ body type.
I love style and fashion. I love sifting through Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack to find that diamond in the rough that I’m going to fall in love with and wear over and over again. I love sharing my Stitch Fix posts with you, so you can see what the clothes look like on someone with boobs and hips. And a bit of a belly.
I don’t like telling people my size. I’ve been a bit coy in the past saying things like “oh, I typically wear a size large” but frankly I’m sick of it. Even though my weight has fluctuated by about 15 pounds or so in the last 5 years, I’ve been the same exact size. So, I guess I’d better own it.
Now that I’ve vented, do you have any frustrations you’d like to get off your chest?