I realized that I left my fashion posts lapse. As in, I think I only did one or two before I became too self-conscious to carry on. I think I couldn’t figure out what to write about beyond HERE ARE CLOTHES ON MY BODY, Y’ALL. I have some other things to say about clothes and how they fit and make me feel, so I’m attempting fashion posts once again.
This all started last June when I decided to quit waiting to have a “perfect” body. I’m still trying to balance losing weight for mental health reasons, embracing my own fat body, and balancing what feels like conflicting goals and emotions (can I be a body positive fat feminist while losing weight? While trying to lose weight?). Y’all these things keep me up at night.
Anyhoo, I ditched clothing that didn’t fit or that I didn’t like. I made a color palette to help guide my purchasing, set a budget, and started buying clothes that make me feel great. I wrote my first fashion post, and then I didn’t really blog much about clothes.
I thought I’d update everyone on what I’ve learned about myself and fashion.
- I’ve learned what I like and what works. Cardigans, dresses, tunics, leggings, and skinny pants, flats, boots, necklaces.
- Skirts are weird. I have several skirts and I like how they look in theory. BUT, I have “junk in the trunk.” What happens is my skirt is shorter in the back than the front when I sit it at my natural waist. When I do the trendy hike the skirt and belt it sort of under my boobs it feels weird when I get up from my desk. I end up adjusting my skirts all day. I’m wearing the skirts I have, but I probably won’t buy any more for a bit.
- I’m pretty good with working a budget: I set aside a bit of money two or three times a year for clothes, make a list of what I need and what I’m looking for, and then shop sales. I’m still in love with ModCloth due to the quality, quickness, and cuteness of the clothes.
I have a backlog of outfit photos, so for a few weeks I’ll be working through those.
This outfit is from January 27th. Yeah, I told you I have a back log!
Dress: Lighthearted Lecture dress in Leaves from ModCloth. Originally $84.99 and I bought it on final sale for $25.99 (70% off!). It doesn’t show well in this picture, but the red and blue leaves in this dress really pop. This is a wrap dress, but I don’t have to pin it shut to keep from throwing my boobs out of the dress. I’m also wearing black leggings from ModCloth.
Cardigan: Lane Bryant. I really like their cardigans and I don’t like much at Lane Bryant. Next time I order a cardigan I’m going to go down a size. I have this cardigan in blue as well.
This outfit is comfortable, warm, and I felt really put together. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a turquoise cardigan the right shade to bring out the blues in the leaves.
There we go. An outfit post. AT LAST!