Tuesday, February 5, 2013

To Fat to be Photographed??

So You're Feeling too Fat to be Photographed??

I know I talk a lot on this blog about learning to love fashion at the size I am in the skin I'm in.  However you may notice an extreme absence of photographs of me.  Why? Because I HATE pictures of myself.  Even if my outfit is AWESOME I still can't seem to get over the flaws I can't stop staring at in the pictures.

However the article above really made me stop and think.  Life is happening. Right now.  Memories.  And I'm missing making note of them by avoiding taking photographs with my family.  Any excuse to not have my picture taken is use.  I've had a few recently for the sake of posterity but I still hate them.  And yet now I'm realizing that I need to begin to rethink the way I move forward with this blog.

I'm not a good photographer, neither is my husband.  We don't have good photo equipment and never will.  This blog is a little hobby for me not something I'm looking to make a living at.  Still, if I'm going to be real.  If I'm going to be genuine, there has to be times when I post pictures of myself in my fabulous fashion that I like to talk about so much.

Because it IS possible to look good as a plus-size woman in fashion.  IT IS.  I may find fault with myself in those pictures but I'm not going to find fault with the fashion. And perhaps by doing this once in a while, posting an outfit of the day photo that turned out quite nicely, maybe I'll learn to truly embrace myself just a little bit more lovingly.

With all that being said, here is what I wore on Saturday night.  Our family went to go see Beauty and the Beast at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore.  Click on the photo to view the larger version.

Faux fur stole - Forever21/Jacket - Jessica London/ Top - Eloquii/Skirt - Kiyonna/ Boots - DSW/Bag - Kohl's/Gloves - Isotoner.

So the message of this post is you can look fabulous in fashion even as a plus-size gal, you can love it, you can enjoy it and you can even be brave enough to photograph yourself in it.  


  1. I happen to know your husband (very well) and he is a fantastic photographer and an all around awesome guy. :)

    1. Of course you are dear. Love you. ;)

  2. You look wonderful Hope .I wish I was as slim as you :)