For a long time I have been considering blogging about being plus-sized. There is no reason why your size should stop you being fashionably fabulous.
For Christmas a couple of years ago my mom gave me a gift voucher to a fashion store. Now, it is not polite to ask someone how much the voucher is worth. When I was in the shopping mall I popped into the store and asked the assistant if she could let me know how much I could spend.
The assistant looked at me, and didn’t even take the voucher. She simply said “I don’t think we have anything to fit you here.”
I was speechless! Walking away from the store I felt less than fabulous and frankly upset and shocked.
Once I started to think about it I got mad. This shop stocks fashion, shoes, handbags, fabulous accessories and lingerie. They are also known for having a plus size department. It was made apparent that this particular branch didn’t stock the plus size range, but that was no excuse for the rude and frankly hurtful manner in which I was addressed.
I could easily have chosen to spend my voucher money on earrings, and a gorgeous necklace or scarf. The last time I checked my ears and neck were not plus sized. A standard handbag also seems to fit me – in fact I like small bags. I don’t want to sound bitchy, but really!!!
I did complain, and I did receive an apology. It did get me thinking though of plus-size fashion, and especially the role accessories play in giving an outfit that fabulous touch. It was instances such as this that helped me to make the decision to introduce fashion and style into my blog.
Ireland’s got Curves and so do I
I am delighted to say that I will be attending Ireland’s got Curves a fabulous event which being launched by Miss Curves Ireland, SharonD. For many of us who struggle with our weight we are made to feel less than fabulous by mainstream shops.
Many of my photographs (by the lovely Natalie Greer) show my head and shoulders (my best bits), but this photo shows almost all of me. I am not going to shy away from showing my wobbly bits, after all they are part of me.
It is for this reason and my own experience that I have decided that I will embrace fashion blogging, as a plus-sized and over 50 fabulous woman.
Please come and visit my blog again and also follow me on Instagram – DynamicKerry – where I will be showing off my style!
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