It’s quite possibly one of my favorite times of the year, Fatshion February!
Many Americans, myself included, are feeling incredibly overwhelmed due to our current administration. When things are so bleak it’s really important to remember the things that bring you joy and for me one of those things is fashion.
Admittedly, when I feel overwhelmed, as I have these past few weeks, it can be hard to do something as seemingly frivolous as getting dressed up. I always end up thinking, “There is SO much more to worry about than what I’m wearing…” and I end up looking like a bedraggled swamp monster. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with looking like a bedraggled swamp monster, in fact, I often enjoy nothing more than a full-fledged swamp monster weekend, but when I’m in that mode simply because I feel like I’m drowning I hate it. I think this is why I’m incredibly pumped for Fatshion February this year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always fun to participate in FF (save for the inevitable trolls but eh fuck ’em) but this year I feel like I need the push, the inspiration, the reason, to get me to do this important bit of my self-care routine.
Anyhoo, to the fun fatshion part!
You’re going to hear this a lot throughout this month and throughout the life of this blog I’m sure: I LOVE RUE21! Their plus size selection is fun, cheap, and comfortable and for me, that’s what I need in my life. I snagged this killer little (and by little I def mean short, I’m 5’5″ and a gentle breeze threatens to give folks a show) swing dress from them recently for like $12 online and I would live in it if I could. First off HOLY SOFTNESS BATMAN! It feels like the softest most amazing thing you’ve ever worn and then some but it’s not too heavy, which considering I live in Texas is great. This is also one of those personal victory pieces for me. Being incredibly pear-shaped I’ve always struggled feeling comfortable in something that doesn’t have a defined waist so YAY to telling traditional rules for what’s flattering to jump off a cliff.
I also have to give Sock Dreams a shoutout, these socks are technically thigh highs but they come up to my knee and with my fat legs, that’s a feat. I have had them for a while so I honestly don’t remember what kind they are but Sock Dreams is worth checking out if you haven’t already.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s looks this month and beyond!