|shorts ~ H&M|
tuxedo blazer ~ Dorothy Perkins
pumps - Nine West
clutch ~ thrifted
watch ~ Michael Kors
cross earrings ~ Fashionology
An associate of mine mentioned that a growing number of "plus size" bloggers are putting disclaimers on their blogs about not being a supporter of being overweight or "fat," and promoting a healthy lifestyle. In her opinion, this is due to the backlash and harsh criticism that is directed towards the plus size community at times. The purpose of my disclaimer in my last post was to ensure that people understand my point of view on the "fat revolution." I don't feel like I have to explain my weight or fashion choices to anybody, but I want to have a relationship with my readers and be open and honest about my feelings. This blog is about fashion, and not health, but I like to discuss all types of issues that affect my fashion choices. Today's post will complete the "wear short shorts" portion of the Big Fat Summer Challenge. The point of me sharing my insecurities with you is not to receive approval, but to show you that confidence is key in having a sense of personal style. Everybody says that they accept themselves unconditionally, but many people have not scratched the surface to truly understand what that means. Now on to the outfit deeds:-)
If you have an overall classic style like myself, I would recommend wearing a "flowy" style of shorts. I have bumps and lumps, also known as cellulite, so I wanted to make sure that I do not wear tight shorts, which only draws unnecessary attention to my problem areas. Just because you don't have smooth legs, it dosen't mean that you don't want to have the option of wearing a shorter length. That is your prerogative, but pick the right style of shorts for you. This is the shortest I would wear, due to my style and taste, but some woman truly have amazing legs and can pull off shorts effortlessly. I finished the look off with a basic pair of open-toe pumps and my favorite tuxedo blazer, that I do not get to wear much. Thanks to all of those positive fashionistas that support my blog and youtube channel. Keep up with me on Instagram (NaturallyFashionable) because I spend a lot of my time there. You leave lovely and encouraging comments that empower woman to be fashionable and love themselves unconditionally. Kudos to you!