What am I even doing?! Why am I taking photos of a totally boring outfit while standing around in my kitchen?! I'm wearing flip flops, my shirt cost $5, why am I showing you guys this?!
So I'll tell you a secret - I actually just wanted an excuse to post this video:
While on the subject of Size Acceptance etc I recently read this post from the amazing Leah over at thefullnilson.com where she talks about “Contextual Fatness”. This really struck a chord with me because I am also at a size where I am not limited to only shopping at plus-sized stores. I own/wear/fit into clothes ranging between a large size 12 and a small size 20, I often can go into a straight sized store and buy clothing from a much wider selection and I realise that this is a privilege that a lot of larger women don't have. I know I am not the fattest girl in the world. But, like Leah says, in the social circles I am in, at school, at jobs, I have generally been the fattest woman in the room and it is definitely something I notice, especially in social situations, and it is definitely an "othering" experience every time I notice it. Expressions like "in-betweenie" just feel patronising to me because it makes me feel like my experiences as a fat woman are somehow less important than those of women who are bigger than me. I wish that there wasn't so much talking about "how fat is fat" and how Crystal Renn is a traitor for losing weight etc etc. For something that is supposed to be a really positive thing it seems to breed a lot of negativity and that really sucks.
On a less serious note - remember my beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Leopard Platforms? These ones:
Well after wearing them twice and getting blisters on the balls of my feet from them moving around too much, I've had to admit that size 8 is too big for me and so I am selling them here! I know a lot of you guys liked them so here's your chance to have them. I'm only doing shipping within Australia because I can't be bothered with international shipping (unless somebody wants to make me a ridiculous offer I can't refuse) so Aussies, go bid!