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January 27, 2016

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    Waddabout us?

    Lately I’ve had so many thoughts running around my head. About me, about my body, about fashion, about what suits me and particularly what doesn’t and there is something I need to get off my chest.. Its one of the reasons I found fashion blogging (back in 2007) difficult and its kinda sad that 9 years later, nothing really has changed.

    I don’t know about you, but I feel that according to both the fashion world and the blogging world there is only two types of acceptable body types. Skinny or curvy. I mean yes(!),finally curvy girls are embraced as a body type. Don’t get me wrong, that is fucking awesome, but what about the women that fall in between…like realistically most women do. There is probably millions of fashion and lifestyle bloggers out there, but somehow the only ones I ever seem to come across either fall into the category skinny or curvy. How are these women supposed to portray a realistic view and fashion inspiration to women who don’t fit either of those categories? I mean, what about the women that don’t have bouncy boobs and an ass you can lean a Maritini glass on? Neither do they have a flat stomach, skinny arms or a thigh gap! Remember the dad body? Welcome the mom body, just without the baby. What happened to embracing the female and male body for what it is, and not how its shaped? Just because curvy is an acceptable term now doesn’t mean we should stop campaigning for an all around healthier body image in media. I know so many women who spend hours at the gym, eat healthy but dont necessarily have a size 8 body and you know what? That’s totally ok, because you can still be healthy and have a winter duvet around you all year long. Even if they are a size 8 they still have body parts that jiggle when they walk down the street and its not a curve to put it that way!

    I posted my first outfit post this week, and you know what I found really difficult about it? Finding inspiration. Not on what to wear, but how to wear it. Which is probably why I have been struggling to post anything since. I mean, do I really wanna be ‘that’ blogger? Everywhere on Pinterest, Lookbook and Bloglovin all I could find was either slim girls or curvy girls. The irony of it all is that when I used to fall more into the curvy girl category that wasn’t really a thing. It wasn’t until I stopped blogging that ‘Curvy’ as a body size became widely acceptable. Lets face it people, any woman who is stuck in the in between knows that neither slim nor curvy will work. Tucking your t-shirt into your jeans? Out of the question. BodyCon dress without some serious hold-in underneath? Out of the question. Don’t even get me started on high waist jeans!! It’s exhausting dressing a body that isn’t one or the other. Like realistically, Khloe Kardashian was NOT fat. She wasn’t super curvy either. She had an in between body. Amy Schumer? NOT fat. She is also an in between body. I find this situation so frustrating. I just want to be able to log on to Pinterest and find fashion inspiration that I can actually use. Not something I have to starve myself for to get anything remotely close too achieving. I’m over it, and I’m here to do something about it… watch this space!2016-01-24 16.55.48x2

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