Rebellious Summer 5: Rocking White

Fat girls wear black. It’s slimming. Also, it helps us blend into the shadows. The better to hide from you, my dears. Well, today I wore white. This gorgeous dress is from Maurice’s (my all time favorite clothing store) and has a very fun high-low play to it. Although it’s ankle length, it’s sheer to… Continue reading Rebellious Summer 5: Rocking White

Rebellious Summer 4: VBO

For those of you who don’t know, VBO stands for visible belly outline, and it’s a huge no-no for a fat girl. We religiously wear shirts that completely cover our bellies just avoid that scandal of the world realizing our bellies exist and are, in fact, quite rounded. The funny thing is that I felt… Continue reading Rebellious Summer 4: VBO

Rebellious Summer 2: Arms Out, Legs Out

I eased into the rebellious summer last week with boldly printed pants. That was easy. That was safe. So this week I challenged myself. Pairing a tank with an above-the-knee length skirt was, quite frankly, petrifying. My arms have long been a source of embarrassment for me. I’ve had bingo wings since I was young… Continue reading Rebellious Summer 2: Arms Out, Legs Out

Fat Girl, Dress Pretty

I first heard about Pinterest 4 or 5 years ago. A tutoring client of mine was a crafter and she was hooked. She showed me the site, raving, one day after a tutoring session. Shoot, I’m crafy, I thought. So I gave it a try and started an account. After thirty minutes or so of… Continue reading Fat Girl, Dress Pretty

Forget Flattering this Summer

I’m lovin’ summer this year. Now that I’m out of the desert, summer time is a welcome change. Hello sunshine, blue skies, a reduced work load (I’m a teacher), and adventures! O the glories of summer. But there is one little facet of summer that I’ve never enjoyed… As the temperatures rise, it gets less… Continue reading Forget Flattering this Summer