CURVES FOR DAYS
It’s no secret that I have curves and that I like to eat Dominos pizza. I’m always tweeting about Dominos, and I just love food. Obviously, I still try to be healthy and exercise from time to time but between blogging and a dance degree, I don’t really have the time to fit in a full-on gym session or always cook a proper meal. Sometimes it’s just cooking whatever’s in the freezer. While I’d love to have a body that is strong and muscular, I don’t mind having bits that jiggle, and there are times when I suffer from extremely low self-confidence and just wish I was slightly taller and a lot slimmer. When I really think about it, would I actually be happier that way? I was thin and tall growing up and it made me no happier, in fact to used to shy away from being in photos or hide behind people. Now I’ve embraced the way my body looks, and I’ve learned to dress for it.
I think the biggest mistake I made fashion wise (that’s photographically documented) was my prom dress, yes it was stunning and I felt like a princess in it but it probably wasn’t the most flattering for my body type. If you’re shopping for your prom dress then look at what people with similar body types to you wear, but obviously, while it’s good to wear clothes that flatter. The most important thing is that you feel confident in them and that you like them!
One of the first posts I ever made on my blog was titled You Can’t Wear That and it was all about how I’d become body confident and I was loving my curves. Since writing that post I have gained weight (even if people don’t notice it) so I’ve basically had to re-learn to love my body…all while still smiling and posing for outfit photos. While I’m super critical of my photographs, I also like to point out things I like about my body in a particular photo…otherwise I’d probably have completely destroyed my confidence completely by now.
CONFIDENCE IS KEY
Rather than feeling shy or embarrassed about your body, love it. Even if you have to pretend and force it to start with eventually it will turn into real love. Just a few weeks about I was on quite a strict diet but it was making me sad, and I was cancelling social plans just so that I wouldn’t be tempted to eat something high in calories or something that seems healthy but was actually terrible for you. Instead, I began to embrace my body again, and instead of aiming to lose weight or tone up or anything superficial, I’ve begun eating a lot healthy and cooking proper meals again…or at least one proper meal a day. While the number on the scales hasn’t changed a lot, I’m holding my head higher and feeling a lot better about myself.
GENETICS PLAY A PART
Thanks for the big boobs and bum, mum. It’s true that genetics do play a part in how your body looks and where you hold your weight. For me, a lot of my weight is in my boobs, hips and bum…just like all the women in my family. While it may have taken a few years for them to all to come into play now I’ve turned 21 I’m hoping that my body has settled down and my silhouette is the way it shall stay, and yes I’m lucky to have an hourglass figure but trust me big boobs are no fun and games. Although at least I can finally buy cute bralettes for them…thanks, ASOS. I have been lucky that my figure hasn’t changed, it’s just got plumper (although I’m still a healthy weight) as the years have gone on. If chubby cats are cute then why can I be cute as well?
TRENDS COME AND GO, STYLE STAYS
Sure it’s nice to wear all the latest trends and feel super fashionable and swanky, but have your own style is important. The trends will change with every season and while they’ll loop back round in 15+ years, your personal style will continue to grow and develop. If you know what your personal style is then you can simply incorporate trends into it, rather than having to buy a whole new wardrobe every season (although who doesn’t love a massive shopping spree). Nobody tells you what your style is, it’s something you must find yourself through experimenting
we all had goth, emo and scene kid phases in our teens and turned out fine. I recently wrong a post on Finding My Personal Style and maybe you can take some tips from it to find yours.
What’s one thing you love about your body?
Lot you lots like jelly tots x
All photos within this post were taken by my myself on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 in natural lighting. They were then edited on Photoshop CC 2015.