I don’t know if there is a real difference between fashion and fatshion. I think by calling ourselves “fatshionistas” or “fatshion” bloggers, that we are limiting ourselves due to our size…and as we all know, fashion is limitless and knows no size. It’s awesome as a reader to know that “fatshion” blogs exist simply because they want to know how and where to go to shop for the latest finds that will fit their curvy body.
I don’t really have a philosophy. I always encourage my friends and readers to first be comfortable in the skin that they are in. Confidence is the key to great fashion. If you can wear a paper bag and make every one think it’s the latest greatest trend because you believe it is, then more power to you! I say wear what makes you comfortable and what YOU think you look good in.
I’m really random when it comes to my own personal style. For years, I was an Old Navy poster child. Preppy chic is what I like to call it. Even now, I still like to wear a polo with the collar flipped up and a pair of khaki’s. I am totally a femininista (sp?). I love dresses, the more girlie the better paired with a classic pump. Since I was a lil’ girl, I’ve always loved high waisted dresses with full skirts, mostly cause I loved to twirl in them. Now, I like them because they look great on me. Hmm, and another one of my favorite looks, I suppose would be my laid back “nerdy” chic. Nerd mostly because I LOVE GLASSES! Glasses are my favorite accessory to change the look of an outfit…example, a graphic tee and jeans are just too simple, so to make it my own, I add a pair of funky glasses and maybe a hipster type hat and I’m good to go.
It’s weird, I feel a sense of closeness with the people I interact with through because of blogging. I love the girls I have met and talk to on a daily basis. Blogging has affected the way I view other women and their fashion choices. It gives me more of an, “ahh I get what she’s going for” type of moment instead of “what was she thinking?” I have learned so much about the personal style of others and in return, I have found that I appreciate those differences in others more. They inspire me to step out of my style box, you know, think outside the bun. hehe
Thanks so much Nicole!