Last night was the MTV Movie Awards 2015, which really means it was an opportunity to gawk at Hollywood stars and check out their latest style ensembles.
I recently identified a theme to my personal taste. I LOVE women in comedy. That’s who I admire most in Hollywood. I don’t typically follow anyone in particular for looks or style (other than Lauren Conrad… duh), but nothing makes me happier than tuning into these women, these REAL women.
I love them for making me laugh and reminding me that you can be someone when you are actually talented. To be witty, you need to be smart and posses the intellectual capacity to find humour in the most dull places. You need to be quick on your toes too! I am sort of a goofball myself and addicted to puns, scenarial humour and making up my own spoof movies.
For this reason, I chose to show you my 2 favourite BEST DRESSED ladies of the MTV Movie Awards 2015!
Not surprising, one of my most popular posts on this blog is Models in the Media. Yes, “fat and pretty” women exist, and get paid to flaunt their curves. Again, I wonder if people genuinely are interested and looking for inspiration, or are they gawking to poke fun. I guess we will never know. These are true thoughts of a plus size women, always questioning ourselves if people are being honest. That’s what I believe anyway, maybe I am jaded.
Today’s latest news in the Plus-size world is the #IAmNoAngel Campaign, which is a rebuttal to the Victoria Secret Angels Campaign that only features thin women. This cleaver hashtag by Lane Bryant nicely encapsulates that plus size women know we don’t belong, and we chose not to belong. It’s like big sister who is a rebel, confident in her own ways and a trend setter for the rest of the women who need the encouragement.
So let me be your big sister! I’ll be using this hashtag on my instagram in the next coming days, please join me sistas!
This is a picture of my favourite belt, sadly it’s also my “fat belt”. It’s a men’s XL from Danier. When I say fat belt, it’s not to insult myself, it’s just an unfortunate term that perfectly describes my story. The good news is, I need to make new holes or get a new belt all together!
Wearing a belt with pants is the best way to keep yourself in check if you are watching your waistline. It’s actually a method that professionals use for obese patients to control their eating. I intuitively started doing it, and it’s helped me immensely.
There used to be a time where tights and flowy tops dominated the fashion scene. Not much motivation to keep our weight in check. Now, we’re seeing crop tops and cutoff shorts making their way into our repertoire and encouraging us to look (and feel) our best. What a great time to play with new clothes!
The style and size of your clothes mark a moment in your past.
What does this mean? Well, whether you need to tighten or loosen a notch on your belt, you are marking this moment in your fashion history. If you are getting rid of tight clothes, you are accepting your new larger weight.
Often times we hear people say “how did I let this happen to me? It was such a slow progression, I never saw it coming”. Really it wasn’t. Changing your clothes and moving your belt are concrete actions that can lead you to more trouble in the weight department. So, if you’re seeing a trend in your habits, take note and start making changes to steer you in the right direction.
As for my belt story, well it tells my story in more ways than one. I’ve seen myself tighten my belt over the last few months and I see the notches to prove it! I’ve also rediscovered some old clothes that fit me better now than ever! Remembering a time when I had to ditch the small clothes makes me want to preserve my smaller size even more now.