Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Plus Size Fashion Blogs

If you’ve never read the A Beautiful Mess blog, stop and go there.
It’s the cutest thing ever.

The blogger in charge is Elsie, a super cute twenty-something Zooey Deschanel-lookalike. Her goal is “to promote an inspired lifestyle through fashion, handmade and pretty things”.
But my favorite part of her blog is her outfits section.
I can’t take my eyes off the beautiful, colorful vintage clothes that sit delicately on her small frame.

Out of all the fashion blogs I’ve seen, nobody looks like me. 
Nobody has the same hip to waist ratio as me--the same figure. 
It gets frustrating.
I don’t know how to wear things correctly for my body shape. I mean, they have my size in the store, but just because it’s “my size” doesn’t mean that it looks great on my body, or that I even should be wearing it.

Even if you see “plus size models” online or on flyers, they’re still pretty thin looking to me. 
I think they’re probably something like a size 9/10.

Sometimes I find myself thinking that I won’t be able to “dress cute” until I’ve lost 50 pounds.
But this past weekend, fueled by being in a lonely house out in the countryside by myself I decided that I won’t let the skinny girls have all the cute clothes.

So I googled plus size fashion blogs.

What I found was AMAZING!
Absolutely gorgeous plus size (real) women (not models) rocking cute and trendy clothes—clothes, that if accessorized correctly, are essentially in my closet.

Now, I want to create an awesome outfit and upload it to one of the tumblrs.

I feel like seeing beautiful plus size real women kinda takes the pressure off…
Off what?
Off being a woman living in North America in the 21st century. 

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