There are a lot of supposed "rules" for over sized girls. All designed to somehow "flatter" us. Wear lots of black is one of them. And another is "never wear stripes"
Well we women at Aussie Curves are here to disprove the theories. So this week's theme is "stripes".
I love stripes. Have quite a few pieces in the wardrobe. The most recent is this lovely Jacket from City Chic.
It's called Jailbird and it's made of ponte which is a nicely weighted knit material. Very comfortable to wear and great for adding that extra layer to give something a bit of class. I love that I can wear it to work or with jeans.
On a side note. It is a big challenge for me to post these photos. The person I see in the mirror is not the person I see in the pics. The person in the mirror is much slimmer. It is like the reverse of the eating disorder when a skinny girl sees a fat one in the mirror. But the photos show the real me so posting them is a step towards accepting myself. This is who I am. Only I have the power to change it. If I choose. But the first step is to accept myself right now and work towards the person I want to be inside and out. Big changes have happened in my life in the last 2 years. Some initially looked to be very disappointing but they have led to a lot of personal growth and a huge amount of self acceptance. The inside of me is much happier. Just have to reconcile the outside. Thanks to all in Aussie Curves for the accepting community you are. It makes a difference.