When I see photos other people take of me,
I can’t help but feel like I am looking at myself
from above. I can’t help but think, “That is not
my body.” Those are not my overflowing thighs.
Those are not my knees, as wide as a colorless horizon.
That is certainly not my stomach, unraveling over
the waistline of a pair of shorts.
So here I am. I know I had disappeared for a long while and the reason is quiet complicated but I will try to explain it since I want to address the elephant in the room – pun intended.
I woke up one day and I hated how I looked then I realized that I was still living with my problems of self-image and weight. Don’t get me wrong, I did not gain weight or lack the motivation to accept who I am. However, all of sudden, I had begun reverting to my old mindset and the issue just crept up on me. I always blog about how all women are beautiful no matter their shape or size; that we have to be confident and be ourselves, that we should never put ourselves down or feel inadequate because we are curvy and plus-sized. Sadly, I sometimes don’t think that about myself and the last few months have been agonizing.
One of the trends for spring is a play on patterns! Think bright colors, graphic prints, painterly techniques, bold brushstrokes, abstract elements, and individual prints! Then take those patterns and prints and infuse them onto dresses, coats and tops! Quite expressively, you will become the canvas, rocking out in bold pieces of work. Continue reading →