30/05/2015

Outfit: Little Blue Dress (& Self-Awareness Talk)

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There are quite a few things which I would love to say about this outfit. Like how I found the dress at Monoprix, or how I think these sandals go so well with it, or how this background looks like on a Mediterranean island even though it's in my boyfriend's hometown. However today I feel like I have a more important matter that needs to be approached.

Doesn't it seem to you that all the successful fashion bloggers are either super skinny or plus size models? Nothing bad about that and it's great that fashion gets more and more plus size friendly, but what about the "average" girls? Those who have cellulite without being fat, those who have breasts and a butt, those who don't always fit in a certain brand's jeans, those who have their "problematic areas" but also body parts they love about themselves. What about the girl next door? Isn't she the one everybody thinks of when talking about the blogger they love to follow?
See I never considered myself as a plus size blogger because I don't wear plus size, but I also know that I'm far from being one of the skinny bloggers. I consider myself as perfectly average but lately I've had the feeling that there is no room for that in the blogosphere.
Therefor I was over the moon when I discovered the blog of a girl who in my eyes has the perfect body, even though she isn't perfectly skinny. She is just super beautiful and has a great sense of style and still she apparently has followers that leave nasty comments on her pictures. Luckily enough she doesn't take these comments to heart and recently she also published a video in which she admits that she loves carbs and doesn't do sports and still feels good in her body. And believe it or not but this video was like a revelation to me! Because I am exactly the same! I love food and I hate most sports and I've learned to live with my body. And still I've been thinking about whether I can wear this dress without tights and post the pictures on the blog or not. And I don't even know why because I have the kindest followers I could imagine and I never even got a single nasty comment over here. I think the reason is that the blogosphere is lacking of those "average girls". Nowadays everybody does some kind of sports, just because it's a hype and nobody dares to post their McDonald's meal anymore, even though they can't live without it from time to time.
So what the heck is my point? I guess it is that if you feel good in your body, you should show it, even on the internet! And if you don't like sports and are totally addicted to sweets then you shouldn't feel obligated to act like you belong to the so called #fitfam. I can say of myself that I live a healthy lifestyle even though I'm not skinny and even though I crave chocolate like other people crave cigarettes. I don't smoke, I hardly drink alcohol, I try to walk 10.000 steps a day, I eat my 5 portions of veggies and fruit, and I also do sports regularly (even if for me regularly doesn't mean 4 times a week). 
Whatever you do and like, it's your life and you can do with it whatever you want to. Yes you can wear these shorts, yes you can eat this strawberry tartlet and no you don't need to feel bad about it!

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

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lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

lbd trench coat sophisticated summer evening outfit

trench coat - MANGO, dress - MONOPRIX, strap sandals - ASOS, fringe clutch - MINNETONKA, sunglasses - RALPH LAUREN, necklace - ISABEL MARANT pour H&M


8 comments:

  1. Great post! Have to agree with you in terms of being 'average sized' instead of very slim or plus-sized. Looking at most of the famous fashion bloggers, they are usually one of those things. On one hand, I respect them and their dedication to a healthy (hopefully) lifestyle, but on the other hand, it also makes me feel self-conscious sometimes. I know that I am definitely not big by any means, but being small and a (ex-)swimmer has provided me with broader than average shoulders/torso that makes me look "large" and top heavy (in my opinion). Sometimes it bothers me, but I most of the time, I do not think about it.
    As for sports and healthy living, I think everyone should do as they want. I personally love doing sports like cycling and running with my boyfriend and climbing and horseback riding with friends. However, I do not think that I have it in me to follow a rigorous sports & dietary regimen that is not fun at the same time only to look good. In the end, I like some healthy foods and regular physical activities outdoors, but I would never say no to a bar of chocolate or a whole bag of crisps! Balance is everything in my opinion.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I don't think you look "large" or "heavy" at all and it's what Carmen said back on my Facebook account: We're more critical about ourselves than other people are.
      I also think your attitude towards sports and food is great, you enjoy sports as fun friend activities and it's still nice to go out with you as I know I won't be the only one to get some churros at the Christmas market :D
      xx

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  2. Lovely outfit and beautiful words. I totally agree with your opinion :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm really glad you do :)
      xx

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  3. Love your thoughts! You're beautiful and I love your style :)

    xx Shirley
    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com

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  4. First of all, you look so beautiful and shining in these photos! And I am glad you didn't hide your legs under the tights, because you really look great without them!
    Secondly, I am also happy to see more of the plus size bloggers, models, just because it is too much of skinniness happening in a fashion world, and it's very easy to start to desire the skinny legs, arms and so on, and it can lead to serious problems. Even me, I find myself slim, but there was a moment when I got caught up with those skinny blogger who have long legs, and I was so pissed off that I don't have these legs and that everything what they wore just didn't look the same on me, until I realised: I am slim, but I don't have long skinny legs, and even if I don't eat, or do plenty of sports, I won't have them, because my body structure is different, and I learned to accept my own body and embrace it. I am happy you brought this subject and shared your thoughts!!!!
    And again, you seriously look so well in this outfit!!! :))

    SIMPLY MAGNIFIQUE

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    1. Monika if there is somebody out there who really has the perfect body then it's definitely you so if society even makes girls like you doubt their body then something is definitely going wrong. So I'm super glad you learnt to love your body :) Thanks for your kind words!
      xx

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