I'm going to be honest. Honest with myself and anyone who skims across this page. Fashion may be flimsy and fun and exciting and all of that stuff that gives you a rush when it just works but this week for me.. well it just isn't.
I think my prac uniform is the obvious culprit (see previous posts) but I don't think I can place the blame squarely on its shoulders. And without trying to be miss negativity I think the problem might be me.
I have many lovely clothes & accessories & shoes and so on but I feel like I'm stuck permanently on a bad fashion day. The sort where what looked fashion forward and great in front of the mirror ends making you feel like some overdressed fool all day because you really don't have Sienna Millers life.
But it gets worse... (cue jaws theme) my big problem really is: nothing fits. And realistically, not only do I not have Sienna Millers life but I most definately do not have her figure.
This blog is supposed to be about my embracing of my shape and proving that you don't have to be a waif or even what 'normal' constitutes to dress fashionably and appropriately which places me in a conundrum: how does one preach about not looking like snow white when secretly that is what I long to do.
So I'm seeking brutal honesty and constructive critiscism on the issue. Surely I am not the only one who finds the whole size/shape/fit thing difficult. Getting it out in the open though can only be beneficial. Already I feel better having thought/typed it through.
Where do you think about vanity sizing? Should shape dictate how short a skirt can be? How many clothes are in your closet that stay in your closet because they don't 'fit' right? Do you have days where you're positive everyone is looking at your outfit and not in a good way? Do Susannah & Trinny really have all the answers?
I think as girls growing up in the new millenium we owe it to ourselves to stop feeling dysmorphic as a gender and to start embracing shapes and to start placing pressure on the fashion industry to be realistic about bodies.