I have recently discovered ASOS Curve, thanks to all the lovely ladies with fatshion blogs all over Tumblr and the rest of the inkernet! Talk about great stuff! So beautiful, so fashionable and so well priced too! It was instant love. I found something - ok, I found lots of things but until I strike it rich I have to practice moderation - and placed my first order this morning. I can’t wait! Photos will follow upon receipt!
Note to self: NO MORE INTERNET SHOPPING FOR A WHILE (after the PUG order, of course!). It is just too easy. Sigh.
I was very excited this morning to find out that http://curvynerds.tumblr.com had reblogged one of my photos! And my boobs weren’t even showing! hee hee
But thanks, it’s super flattering - I’ve always wanted to be a curvy nerd! Wait, I’ve actually always BEEN a curvy nerd, now I’m just getting recognized!
But why? Why are we so afraid of our size? Why are we afraid to shake our plus sized asses in a shiny skirt? Why are we afraid to wear the red dress because someone once said that it should be a federal crime if girls over size 6 wear red? I know personally I see fat girls strutting down the street in gorgeous bright colors and prints and think “fuck, why can’t I be that girl?”
I think that maybe it’s just that some fat girls have better bodies than me. More proportionally fat. Their fat is in a better place. It’s got to be something like that. Because they look great in things I would never dare to wear.
But then I realized, I was focusing on the wrong thing. I was focusing on what they were wearing instead of how they were wearing it. What I need is confidence. It sounds silly. It sounds impossible. It sounds just utterly cliché. How am I supposed to reconcile my body shame with the idea that I don’t need to be ashamed of my body when I can only think of one mainstream store that sells clothing in my size?
The truth of the matter is that it’s been a long hard battle for me to get to a place of some confidence. I don’t feel like those other hot fat girls who can swing their hips with pride yet, but I’m working on it. I’m working on ending negative self talk and on not feeling ashamed when I actually feel good about myself and my body. I’m working on being okay with saying “I feel hot today” and not having to justify it with “for a fat girl” or “even though I’ll never look like [hot actress x]” or “even though I don’t have a significant other,” etc. I don’t yet feel like those other girls, but I know I will, someday soon.” —“On Shopping Whilst Fat” from Label Angst (via fuckyeahfatpositive)
I missed out on her collection last time, so I really want to get a few items from the line this time. In particular, the black and red dress (not yet available) and the flowered dress with pockets. Too cute. However, I have never ordered from Evans before and am waiting back on some sizing advice from customer service before I take the plunge.
What do you think of the collection?