Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Why I Started Blogging; Got My Peplum & Skinnies On

I feel retrospective today. 
Let's talk blogging. I thought about starting a fashion/style blog for a few years. It took me some time to decide to actually do it because I tend to procrastinate...I also rationalized: There are already a number of EXCELLENT curvy fashion bloggers (who I consistently follow), how will my blog be any different? Finally though, with much encouragement from my husband and close friends, I decided to take the plunge. Why?
In my opinion, there aren't nearly enough images/resources of/for real sized, real life women flooding social media. If the average woman is considered to be plus size, why don't at least 50% of the images of women on social media and the net reflect that? 
I love to find inspiration in the styles of other women, but I noticed that when surfing Pinterest, FB, IG, and fashion blogs- most women, although stylish, did not look like me, which led me to feel uninspired. 
It is my hope that one day, when I look for images of style inspiration, the majority of images found, will be real sized, real life women. Being curvy is nothing to be ashamed of. Let's show the world, the media, and our peers: WE ARE HERE TO STAY!

What I wore:
Sunnies: Vintage, thrifted
Earrings: L/A Fashion District
Peplum Top: F21
Skinny Jeans: Not Your Daughter's Jeans
Shoes: Bandolino
Handbag: Coach (classic throwback, 90's)


  1. LOVE! Is this the 'Romantic Floral Peplum' top on F21's site? Just wondered because the color on yours is way better! Also wondered what you thought about the material/fit...?

    1. Thanks Jen! I'm afraid this is not the same print as the one you mentioned; I nabbed this one for $5.00 at a F21 Outlet Store ;) The fit is really nice, I love how cinched it is at the waist. It has a zip-up back, which makes it fir a big snug in the chest area. All in all for the value, I'm satisfied!

  2. Great look on you and the colors are great for any season.

    1. Thanks so much Neti! We experienced fall temps for a hot second, now we head back to 95+ this weekend o_O
      I guess my summer items get another go round...