Hello Blogland! I hope everyone is having a marvelous weekend!! We had some horrific storms here Friday Nite! A Derecho Storm–which is also known as a “land hurricane”. The wind was BRUTAL. We didn’t lose power but our internet connection has been a bit wonky!
Being a gal of a “certain size”….ok let’s get real–you’ve seen my picture—what is known as a “fat girl”, I’ve internalized some rules along the way. I’m finding, as I’m getting older (I’m getting near the “Bite Me” age) and gaining more confidence thru blogging, that those “rules” are a bunch of crap.
There isn’t any fashion police out there that’s gonna arrest me for crimes against style. If there were–they would be plenty BUSY in Walmart. If you’ve never checked out peopleofwalmart.com, do so and you’ll see what I mean!
“Like don’t wear white after labor day.” Why not?? White cashmere sweaters, winter white wool, heck SNOW is white. It’s not the white color–it’s the fabric/style. White eyelet summer dresses look kind of dumb in 20 degree weather.
“Fat girls should wear black took slim.” Um, guess what. You just look BIG and black. Wear colors that make you happy and look good on you. I’d rather look happy and radiant and BIG in orange than dull and BIG in black. Remember my motto–if ya can’t hide it-decorate it!! I have learned to embrace color and pattern. If I feel happy and confident in it–then I will carry myself in a different way.
“Fat girls can’t wear pixie haircuts because it makes their heads look too small in proportion to their body” I’ve always heard that if your big you need big hair to balance your body. I’d need an afro hairdo the circumference of a small planet to accomplish that. There ain’t enough hairspray to tease out my hair to make it big enough. I’ve tried letting my hair grow out–only to look like I skinned some road kill and am wearing the pelt on my head. I got disgusted and had it chopped off in a pixie (how I adore Jamie Lee Curtis and Judi Densch).
The amazing thing is the world get revolving and my head didn’t get enveloped in the blubber. This style has been lauded almost universally by everyone I know as the best style they’ve ever seen me in. another “rule” broken!
I believe a fat girl can wear anything she wants too. It’s all in proportions and hydraulics. There’s nothing wrong with a big girl wearing a halter or strapless top. We just need the appropriate hydraulics to keep the nipples from pointing at the floor. There are size 6 gals who need to wear a bra under their strapless/halters. It’s not the “size” of the blouse, it’s the boobage.
Like shorts or short skirts. It’s all about the legs. Too tight riding up your butt crack camel-toe shorts look disgusting on a size 2 just as much as a size 22. It’s all in the fit and proportions. For modesty purposes and not to blind anyone with the bright whiteness of my legs–I stick to stuff below the knee. But check out Tavia at Nine to Fly to see how a “deluxe” model gal rocks the shorts!! She looks amazing!!!
I won’t even get started on how we ladies of a “certain age” are supposed to dress. Threw those rules out the window , too. I’m going to wear what I like when I like!!!
Hopping off of my soapbox-I stopped at the Goodwill on the way home from church today and snagged a couple of goodies. Some you’ll see later this week. I have been looking for some key items for fall/winter to fill in some spots.
A dark teal buttondown blouse was on my “want” list. This color is supposed to be, according to Pantone, one of the hot colors this fall/winter. It’s also one of my favorite colors so SCORE!!! I just need to hem the bottom a tad.
I didn’t NEED another jacket but this was too stunning to leave for $3 and a perfect fit. The embroidery is stunning in teal and plum colors.
Again–another maxi!!! How I am loving them this summer!!!