All sizes are beautiful! Don't be ashamed of your number or keep it from living your life and doing what you love. There is no perfect or wrong size. It doesn't determine our worth and nobody has the right to judge someone's health by their size. So let's show the world that every size can be happy and that we are not ashamed!
How to participate:I would love to see all different sizes represented in this link up. Whether you are a 0 or 32, participate! This is a weekly feature so each link up will be open for one week. You can add your link anytime during the week. All genders, sexes and non-genders are welcome to join in. Use whatever sizing you are most familiar with. You can link up with me every week with a new post or join in every once in a while! The rules are simple. Post a photo of yourself on your blog, being stylish that week. Post a full body shot, so head to toe! State your size in your blog post or with a graphic on your photo. No diet talk, weight loss talk, negativity or any type of body shaming allowed. This is about being happy with your size and shape, not because it is socially acceptable, healthy or better than others. Then come back here and add your link using the link tool at the end of this post.
If you talked to me 5 years ago, I would be shocked at the number of choices I have when it comes to clothing these days. I used to spend hours in the bedroom. And not doing anything fun or cheeky! I was digging through piles of clothes that didn't fit and struggling to find an appropriate outfit. I hated all my clothes. I felt like Elaine in Seinfeld: "You know I really hate my clothes. I open up my closet, there's just nothing. Nothing. I hate everything I have, I really hate it. It's getting to be a terrible problem for me." I missed out on stuff and the mister became increasingly impatient with me. I had no sense of direction or vision of what I wanted to wear. I didn't know how to find clothing that fit me. It was ruining my life! As trivial as clothes appear to be, the right ones can make a huge difference.
Now, I have more dresses than I can wear in a month that I combine with a number of sweaters and scarves. I have shorts, leggings, skirts, jeans and a range of tops. I can mix in things that are on-trend or go for a retro look. Obviously, I went with retro on this outfit. It is amazing to have these options! And I didn't spend a fortune! I know for sure that I would not be where I am now, if I didn't start loving my body and size. I wouldn't take the time to hunt through clothes at the thrift store. Because why would you take care of something that you hate? So by not being ashamed of my size and shape, I have improved all facets of my life. I know the mister appreciates that we can leave the house without an emotional breakdown over nothing to war.
dress : torrid
cardigan : thrifted
vintage scarf : thrifted
shoes : thrifted
vintage brooch : antique store
glasses : coastal
Are you frustrated like Elaine or have you overcame the clothing crisis?