Well here I am - January 2012 and beginning a Plus Size Fashion Blog.
This is totally new territory for me.
I'm 43 and have never EVER believed I could do something like this.
I am doing this totally for fun and for my own self-esteem.
I am totally inspired by Jessica Kane of http://www.fatshionchic.blogspot.com/ , by Tina of http://www.tminus-tplus.com/ , by so Marie Denee of http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com/ and so so many more.
These ladies and their blogs have reached into my heard and pulled me from a place of feeling terrible about myself, unhappy with my weight, with what I wear, how I look, feeling old and frumpy and like I don't have many choices for myself .... AND THEN I found these blogs and they showed me that I have CHOICES. I have choices for fabulous shoes, clothes and accessories - that there are great stores out there for me to buy lovely quality clothing that will look good on me NOW.
I don't have to live my life WAITING until I lose weight to look good.
I don't have to live my life in that "I'll buy that scarf when I lose 5 pounds" or "I'll buy those shoes when I lose 10 pounds" mentality. I deserve to feel good now.
SURE I am taking care of myself. I am slowly learning to eat better, exercise, become more fit and hopefully lose weight and grow healthier but I am going to love WHAT IS. Love me NOW and that includes dressing for the body I live in RIGHT NOW.
I am so much happier than I've been in ages, since I've started doing this. I cannot believe how much I already have in my closet that I have to wear, with just a little tweak here and there with one fabulous accessory. A great pair of shoes, a boot, a scarf, a tank or bracelet.
Fashion isn't complicated, it just takes a tiny bit of effort. It just takes you looking in the mirror in the morning and saying I AM WORTH IT. And you know what. No matter what size you are girlfriend. You are.