fat girl fashion

Back in my fat pants again!

Sorry guys, I have been out of the writing mode lately.  The holidays have offiically taken over my life.  From baking cookies every weekend to deciding that I wanted to make Christmas gifts for my tri girls (what was I thinking?)  My life has been consumed.  Oh, let’s not forget the evenings of TV.  So, these aforementioned activities have lead to nothing less than, my fat pants.  Yes folks, I am here to say that sitting on your butt, eating cookies not working out, does get you into the big girl pants.  So, another day tomorrow, another cookie perhaps as well, but I hope to at least add a short jog or swim to those events. 

Here is to a happy holiday to all of you.  May you feel good about who you are, where you are no matter what size pants you’r wearin!

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Plus Size Halloween Costume Fiasco

I was so excited to open the box for the plus size Jedi costume.  The ads online indicated it would pretty much fit any size.  I wasn’t even concerned it would fit me because it had my size written on the package.  I pulled the pants out of the package and optimistically started to try them on.  The struggle was with the faux boot like things that wouldn’t pull up over my large calfs.  So, imagine my husband trying to pull the pants up from the waist while the outfit just keeps getitng tighter and tighter around the legs.  It was quite a site to see really. 

So, we decide to switch costumes, cause his fits me.  Only he looks like a girlie jedi in the plus size womens outfit.  So, I ended up exchanging the order.  I was a little discouraged by the lack of sizes and the fact that even when plus size clothes seem to come in my size…..they sometimes don’t fit.

Fat girls can’t wear pumps.

Have you ever played the game Apples to Apples?  Well, around the family game table at Christmas our family was playing.  The premise is this, you get a “hand” of 6 or so cards with something written on it.  It can be noun or verb.  I don’t think adjectives or adverbs…..anyway.  From the six you have to choose the best card–the one card that the person who is “it” would like.  

While I don’t remember the actual cards that were on the table that night, they were something like this:

 barf bag,  high heel shoes, pantyhose, and Hummers

I put the cards into the following order starting with the things I like: 

high heel shoes

pantyhose

barf bag

hummers

So my sister starts challenging the order of the cards, she is thinking I misunderstood or made a mistake.  Like, I should love barf bags more than high heels, or hummers for goodness sake.  My other sister starts defending my love of a little height in the shoe.  She knows I enjoy some lift on occasion.  I was curious about my one sister’s reaction.   At first, I thought it wasn’t okay for anyone to wear pumps, like she is a pump racist or something.  But as the conversation continued, I realized that she feels  “normal size” people can wear them, but it isn’t okay for any fat girl to wear pumps. 

It reminds me of what the goddesses of fat fashion say about dress buying.  (click there cause her talk of hiding the fatty bits here and there will make you laugh.)

I am so confused about this philosophy of “you are too big to wear ______”.  Okay, so I choose not to wear a mini skirt and bikini top to work.  But a pair of shoes?  How are shoes too flashy for the fat girl?  I have nice biker girl legs, I feel taller in them which gives me very good posture (of course I often fear walking on any newly polished surface, but that is another issue)  Frankly, I can’t wear Birkenstocks and Keens every day to work.  I try to be a professional some of the time and come on, slacks and Keens aren’t business attire.

I thought I would put it out there as a topic for discussion, and even let the sister know I have this blog so she can speak for herself.   Comments welcome  wanted.