Hey guys! I’m going through my closet and clearing out stuff I’m never going to wear. These are all nice things that just either don’t fit quite right on me or for whatever reason just end up kicking in the back of my closet for months on end.
I’ll have more stuff in a few days/weeks, but this is the first round for now.
My impeccably well dressed friend is selling some of her stuff, go check out all the things!
l/xl US 12-16
I think that if you believe that “glorifying obesity” is a thing - you aren’t actually body positive. Essentially, you’re making the snap judgement that another human being is undeserving of presenting themselves in a way that makes them feel more comfortable or desirable.
Fat people are forced to walk a very thin line - on the one hand we’re apparently not allowed to be too fashionable or too beautiful , lest we give other fatties the wrong idea that ???? I don’t even know. On the other hand, GOD FORBID someone sees us in public in sweats or without hair or makeup done. We aren’t taken seriously that way and everyone thinks we’re one of those “bad fatties” and we’ve given up on life. What would you have us do? Make an effort in our appearances - but not too much of an effort. Try our hardest to feel beautiful - but don’t take photos of ourselves when we believe it. There is no winning.
The fact that you think it’s ok to decide for someone else when they can take a fucking photo of themselves is SO INSULTING. Do you know why we do it? Because no one else does. Because we don’t get to see our bodies anywhere. We have to create our own representation just to feel like HUMANS. And you call that glorifying obesity. Shame on you.
“I wish so much there had been a Rae when I was growing up. It would have made my life so much easier to have had someone real on TV that I could have looked at and gone: ‘I kind of look like her. I don’t look perfect, but she’s got friends. People love her so maybe people will like me for being me. I don’t have to change. I can just be myself…’ How can kids and teenagers feel comfortable when they can’t see anyone who looks like them anywhere?” - Sharon Rooney
I love how fluttery this dress is from the bird print to the cut of the chiffon! I also love that it gives me legs for dayss <3
Dress: Macy’s, Belt: Torrid, Wedges: Payless
okay okay, last one from her for today, I promise. But that dress! I LOOOOOVE IIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!
OOTD: Good Enough to Eat
Now that Florida is done with its two weeks of winter, it’s back to being rainy and humid. Yesterday I got my dream dress in the mail from Modcloth and holy cow it’s awesome. I had to immediately wear it!
Bolero: SimplyBe, Dress: Modcloth, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Forever21
OOTD: A pop of color for Thanksgiving
I am so thankful for all of my awesome followers and every single like, reblog, and comment you guys give me! <3 Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate, if not, just know you are appreciated!
Bow dress and shrug: Forever21+, Belts: Torrid, Shoes: Target ($3!), Necklace: Thrifted, Headband: Forever21
New favorite fat fashion babe? Hell yes!
I’m hosting a body posi beach day in Los Angeles next weekend! If you wanna come out and hang with us in your swimmiest of swimsuits, join the fb group to see all the details.
I’ll be hosting tons of other ones, so if you’d like to go to another in the future please join so you can see all the discussions and details of possible meetups!
I’ll be down in Las Vegas in a couple weeks… like, permanently. So I’ll be able to attend weekend fat babe meetups in LA real soon! So excited!!!
I do not have the words in my vocabulary to describe how much I love the Coach Tour dresses on ModCloth. They’re just so lightweight and flattering and easy to wear and professional looking and they have pockets.
AND wonder of wonders, the plus size ones (1X to 4X) run slightly large, which means even more of my sweet babes can wear this awesome dress!
Confession: I’ve been lusting after the houndstooth one for years.
How many of you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family? That used to be the norm. For three decades after World War II, we created the largest middle class the world had ever seen. During those years the wages of the typical American worker doubled, just as the size of the American economy doubled. More than a third of all workers belonged to a trade union — giving average workers the bargaining power necessary to get a large and growing share of the large and growing economic pie (now, fewer than 7 percent of private-sector workers are unionized). CEO pay then averaged about 40 times the pay of the typical worker (now it’s over 300 times).
In those years the richest 1 percent took home 9 to 10 percent of total income (today the top 1 percent gets more than 20 percent). The tax rate on highest-income Americans never fell below 70 percent; under Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican, it was 91 percent (today the top tax rate is 39.6 percent). Some of this money was used to build the largest infrastructure project in our history, the Interstate Highway system; some to build the world’s largest and best system of free public education, and dramatically expand public higher education. We enacted the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act to extend prosperity and participation to African-Americans; Medicare and Medicaid to reduce poverty among America’s seniors; and the Environmental Protection Act to help save our planet. And we made sure banking was boring.
Then came the great U-turn, and for the last thirty years we’ve been heading in the opposite direction. The collective erasure of the memory of that prior system of broad-based prosperity is the greatest propaganda victory conservatives and the privileged have ever achieved. But the fact we did it then means we can do so again — not exactly the same way, of course, but in a new way fit for the twenty-first century and future generations of Americans. It is worth the fight.
Robert Reich (via darkarfs)
It’s not fashion related, ask me if I care. The fact that this only has 20 notes is a fucking tragedy.
It’s my tumblrversary! Thank you for a year of putting these red chucks on dashes everywhere!
Happy Tumblrversary to one of my favorite fat blogger babes! You are amazing, your kindness is amazing, and your outfits are AH-MAZE-ING!!!!
Hey guys, for those of you that are new, you may not know that I also run a pretty successful sex advice blog with my dearest friend Dani. It’s called Real Talk Sex Advice and we’ve been running it for the better part of 2 years. We’re super proud of it, and we want to see it continue to grow.
The problem, is that we are both woefully uneducated when it comes to the HOW of networking. we want to do things like guest blogging, magazine guest articles, advice columns, etc, but we don’t have a clue where to begin.
How does one network? I know you can do so at conventions but that seems impractical. If you have any advice, I’m reaching out to you (yes, YOU) for help. Tell me your secrets. Teach me your ways, oh networking guru.
If I see one more paid advertisement for Olay beauty products on my tumblr I’m gonna throw my laptop into the ocean while screaming “rrrreeeeeaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!” like a viking.
That’s how done I am with these ads.