You may have noticed from my recent fashion style posts, that when it comes to my newly started fashion blogging, I would be considered a plus size blogger.
Despite spending quite a bit of time trying to hide the fact my BMI is through the roof, I have finally come to terms with who I am and what I look like right now. It’s actually a great feeling.
I have mentioned before that I am not particularly healthy at the moment and my weight is quite damaging to some of my existing conditions, especially with my knees and ankles. I have also spoke recently about how I am making changes to start being healthier in my diet - but that doesn’t mean I can’t start accepting what I look like right now AND liking it, right?
Embracing being a Plus Size Blogger
Yes, like most people, I would like to fit into a much smaller clothes size. I’m certainly not going to deny that and I am not going to claim that I am body positive as some days I really do hate how I look. I haven’t always been the size I am now and I miss how much easier things were when I was 8 stone lighter, even simple things like walking up the stairs can be a challenge! You should have seen how long it took me to get up the Arc de Triomphe last month…
Since I have started these healthier changes one thing I have noticed is that embracing being plus size has made much more of a difference to my overall mindset.
For example, I used to refuse to buy things from a plus or curve range because I was convinced I can squeeze into size 20’s at Primark - but even as a size comfortable 18-20, this was quite a challenge as Primark’s sizing is way off at the best of times.
Now, I LOVE buying from the curve and plus ranges where things are designed to fit plus size people comfortably.
Exploring plus size ranges has given the change to find out what suits me and I am starting to see what I feel comfortable wearing. I’ve realised that dresses are my best friend (especially if they’re patterned), things that synch in at the waist make me feel sexy and I love a good pair of high-waisted jeans.
From now on I am going to vow to spend less time squeezing into the clothes I want to wear and instead embrace my curves. The odd Primark thing may fall into my basket occasionally, but only if it actually fits 😉
What I’m Wearing
Speaking of things that come in at the waist, this cute little shirt dress was from the Boohoo Plus range. I bought it specifically for afternoon tea with my Mum and Sister I am now in love. I have a really long body and short legs so I feel like its the perfect length for me, coming down to just over my knees.
It went really well with my new I-can’t-walk-in-these boots from Primark (see, I can’t help myself?) and a pair of leggings.
I know I’ve only just started ‘fashion-blogging’ but I am pretty sure by now people will have realised I love loud prints and this one is so stunning, don’t you think?
I think the moral here is I need to start spending more per item and making sure it’s something I know I’ll feel confident and comfortable in.