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