Fashion Posts For All: Blogging + Bodies.
I never thought in my life that I would be adventuring to various locations to snap photos of myself in ultra-cute outfits for my blog. But lo and behold, I’ve done it twice. I was pretty nervous doing it the first time. I’m 4’11” and I fluctuate between a size 6 and 8. What were people going to say? I knew that I just needed to stop worrying and go for it. I’m glad that I did. I got compliments from various bloggers, which really boosted my confidence. My hair, which usually drives me crazy, was the envy of others. The shoes that I sometimes get weird looks for when I wear in public? Those were complemented as well. Not only did I feel a bit more comfortable about my style, I felt more comfortable in my own body. By the time I decided to do my third photo shoot (the second one will be on Sometimes Sweet this fall, so keep an eye out), I was super comfortable, and basically took over my local library. With permission and the utmost respect, of course!
In a society where “thin is in,” and where Photoshop is used in nearly every publication (unless they are trying to make the celebrity look horrible, then they don’t retouch it), no wonder why so many people have grown to be self-conscious. The blogging world is basically giving Hollyweird the middle finger, and showing readers that you don’t need to starve yourself and squeeze into a size zero to be a babe. In fact, I rarely buy fashion magazines anymore. I turn to fellow bloggers and peruse their styles. I see how clothes look on normal bodies, and get ideas how to style particular outfits. Plus, I can just ask if I need styling tips, and I get a kind response. If I asked someone in the fashion industry, they might just scoff at me and write me off, because my measurements don’t match.