So, this is a new blog. I start a lot of blogs, but this one will be a good one I think.
Intros? Okay. Intros. You can get some basic information from the About Me tab up there ^ but for a start- I’m 22, a Taurus, and a post-graduate student of Medieval Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. I tend to edge towards ‘goth’ in my style choices, I’m currently rocking turquoise hair and I wear far too much black eye liner. To earn money, I teach music and do a part-time office admin job for my parents’ church. As for this blog- I’m planning to use it to document my looks/outfits, make up experimentations, fashion buys and opinions on collections from the major fashion houses, as well as the offerings of a selection of High Street shops. The difference here will be that as a woman who struggles with her weight, my view point will be that of someone who needs a larger size. On that note, I will also be lamenting the trials and tribulations of someone attempting to lose weight and slim down in this day and age. It’s not an easy task, and God knows there are distractions everywhere.
I’m not going to lie. A big part of why I’m losing weight is so I can look better in clothes and have a wider choice of places to buy from. Currently, whilst I’m not so large that I can’t shop in any mainstream store, I’m a little limited as to where I can buy clothes. Obviously, I have the option of plus-size specific shops, like Evans or Yours, and I have the plus-size ranges of other places, like New Look’s Inspire range. But in all honesty- I tend to hate ‘plus size’ clothes. They almost always look awful and are cut like potato sacks. Why do brands feel the need to impose the idea that a larger woman needs to cover herself up in swathes of fabric and pieces with a baggy fit? Often, a too-baggy fit can make a woman look larger than she actually is. Plus, there are so many rules as to what a larger woman can and cannot wear. When I feel comfortable enough, I bend the ‘rules’ I’m meant to stick to- I’m a great lover of wearing a pair of leggings in the place of trousers with a slightly longer top or a long-line cardigan to cover up my derrière. So generally, I find myself buying the biggest size of the regular ranges and hoping against hope that it fits without making it look like I’m bursting at the seams.
I think this is enough for an intro post. I’m going to do another post with details of my latest haul, plus my first ‘Daily Outfit’.
(items pictured- small skull necklace, Claire’s Accesories; black jumper, label unknown)