Are you guys sick of seeing this skirt and these shoes yet? This is basically my staple outfit for this weird not-quite-summer weather we’re having here lately. I wore this outfit to go and meet up with some friends for dumplings and I got there early so I decided to do the really typical Melbourne thing and take some photos in an alley. Tom says these look like pretentious band photos which is totally true and makes me laugh. The other day somebody asked me how I would describe my style and the best I could come up with was ‘grown up punk rock’.
What am I even doing?! Why am I taking photos of a totally boring outfit while standing around in my kitchen?! I’m wearing flip flops, my shirt cost $5, why am I showing you guys this?!
So I’ll tell you a secret – I actually just wanted an excuse to post this video:
While on the subject of Size Acceptance etc I recently read this post from the amazing Leah over at thefullnilson.com where she talks about “Contextual Fatness”. This really struck a chord with me because I am also at a size where I am not limited to only shopping at plus-sized stores. I own/wear/fit into clothes ranging between a large size 12 and a small size 20, I often can go into a straight sized store and buy clothing from a much wider selection and I realise that this is a privilege that a lot of larger women don’t have. I know I am not the fattest girl in the world. But, like Leah says, in the social circles I am in, at school, at jobs, I have generally been the fattest woman in the room and it is definitely something I notice, especially in social situations, and it is definitely an “othering” experience every time I notice it. Expressions like “in-betweenie” just feel patronising to me because it makes me feel like my experiences as a fat woman are somehow less important than those of women who are bigger than me. I wish that there wasn’t so much talking about “how fat is fat” and how Crystal Renn is a traitor for losing weight etc etc. For something that is supposed to be a really positive thing it seems to breed a lot of negativity and that really sucks.
On a less serious note – remember my beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Leopard Platforms? These ones:
Well after wearing them twice and getting blisters on the balls of my feet from them moving around too much, I’ve had to admit that size 8 is too big for me and so I am selling them here! I know a lot of you guys liked them so here’s your chance to have them. I’m only doing shipping within Australia because I can’t be bothered with international shipping (unless somebody wants to make me a ridiculous offer I can’t refuse) so Aussies, go bid!
Last night I had Tom’s (rather small because most people were at Meredith) birthday party at my apartment.
I made this cake via the Womens’ Weekly Childrens Birthday Cake book (yep, that one your mum had in the 80s. I managed to download it on Friday night, how good is the internet?!). It didn’t really work out too well, it was supposed to be a swimming pool.
Everything in this post is from either Target or K-Mart and the entire outfit cost less than $50. Most the time when I go out I wear dresses and cute shoes and then I’ll see some girl wearing jeans and sneakers and I’ll feel a bit over-dressed. Then when I go out in jeans and sneakers I’ll see a bunch of girls looking babely in dresses and I’ll feel like I’m under-dressed. I felt a bit like that last night when I wore this to go see Girls play at The Corner, but I was super comfy all night even if I did look like a 15 yr old boy.