top: forever 21 // pants: old navy // shoes: asos // photos by cameron davis
i’ve always fancied myself a bit of an introvert. one of my ideal weekend nights is a really strong cup of tea and a really great read. i’m a big, big nerd; museums are my jam. i’ve always been more than happy to have my close circle, love them a little bit too hard for our own good, and enjoy everyone else as an acquaintance.
So it’s funny to me sometimes that i have a blog. a lot of times i ask myself what in the world gives me the ego to think that i have something special to add to the world of plus size fashion blogs, although i hate that since i’m not a size four i feel the need to label my space “plus size” – but that’s an entirely different can of worms for an entirely different post. anyway, when i really think about it i am nothing special, just a simple college girl from central florida trying to navigate my way through a history degree so that i can have a career in fashion… have a go to figure that one out. I’m probably a little too romantic to think that i can make that combo of my two loves work in my favor, but we’ll just have to see where it lands. for that reason, i am my mother’s worst nightmare.
so i find myself constantly asking the question: why do i even do this?
the answer came in a very unassuming email. this is a fairly new blog, and one that i’m terrible at keeping up with so it’s always the most exciting thing when i get mail pertaining to it. a sweet, sweet reader emailed me a while ago and gave me the greatest purpose for this blog that i could have never thought of. she said that she was a very normal plus size college girl who loved to read blogs, but she could never find *her* blog. no blog she found, whether plus size or not, reflected her way of dressing or her style. she said that in life after coffee, she had found her blog. so naturally, i lost it. tears pouring down my pathetic face on a monday afternoon because i realized that she was the very reason i began this blog, whether i knew it in december of last year or not. i began this blog because yes, i needed motivation. yes, i wanted to keep a portfolio for future projects. but also because i was that girl who couldn’t find her blog. the straight sized blogs i read everyday were unattainable for me, and the plus sized blogs wore clothes that were much too unrealistic for my lifestyle as a college student. stilettos and vintage midi skirts, however precious, are not something i wear onto campus everyday. i created this blog so that i could have *my* blog, the one my style and my personality was in sync with.
so thank you to those who have been reading (especially to those who made it to the end of this looong post). your views and your words are so encouraging that even though i began this blog to write for an audience of one, the possibility that i am helping someone else find their blog to identify their style with is the greatest motivator. i hope you all can feel the love i am sending through these computer screens, because it is coming in droves. happy friday, loves.