6 October 2013

Forever 21+ Lace Skater dress - Lumps, bumps & all.

I've noticed a topic of conversation coming up more frequently when talking to friends these days. I wonder if it is to do with my age, my life choices moving so far away from home or perhaps plain old life experience that brings it to the forefront, but more often than not my girlfriends and I are discussing body confidence, self belief and acceptance.
We are all different. We are different shapes and sizes, have different routines and different experiences and neuroses that shape us but we are all in agreement, our bodies will no longer define our happiness.
I have come to understand that my body is not a physical representation of my value or worth. It has taken some time, rather shockingly, for me to expect to be treated with equal respect to everyone else and to not dismiss myself as "the fat friend" but I can say the journey has been well worth it.

Since moving to Canada my weight has fluctuated and I was worried that with each pound my confidence would slowly be diminished. With your support I can say I'm happier than ever. You may notice over coming months a larger fitness focus from me, especially on my social media channels. Please know that we all know when we feel our healthiest and sometimes need to redress the balance, but no matter how many pounds up or down my value and self worth remains the same.

I love this Forever 21+ lace sleeve skater dress, lumps, bumps and all.

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Lace Sleeve Skater Dress - Forever 21+ (Similar here) / Spiked Moto Jacket - Forever 21+
/Black Platform Ankle Boots - Material Girl (Similar here) / Insect Belt - New Look (Old)

6 comments:

  1. This is something I always struggle with. I may be dressing myself better and I may be learning to accept myself for being plus-size, but sometimes I still feel like the fat friend. I gained 40 pounds over a few years and my activity level and diet have changed, and I think sometimes my friends think this is a phase and I will suddenly get control of myself and go back to being fit. It's hard knowing that they want to love me just the way I am, but that they aren't quite sure how to yet. For better or worse, this is me, plus-size or not, and I deserve to be loved and respected just as I am.

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    1. You said it :) It sounds like your friends love you for who you are but perhaps its you that needs to adjust to loving yourself? Either way I wish you luck and lots of happiness! Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Aimee x

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  2. I'm currently gaining it's sort of pissing me off. It took me awhile to be happy and love me at a 16 because i was comfortable. Heading to a 18 is making me feel crappy all over again. I need to focus a little more on my fitness as well but it's so hard for me! I love your dress! I love the entire outfit and I love the pink background!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. We all have our ups and downs but I think its the not hating yourself and freeing yourself of the self imposed pressure that's most important. Wishing you health and happiness :)

      Aimee x

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