I’ve been stuck in a blogging rut lately. Lots of things have been going on but I haven’t been motivated to write much. I see the same posts in the Blogosphere all the time and as a result over the last couple of weeks I’ve been having a blog roll cull and a venture into new blogs. I’ve particularly been looking at fashion blogs. I find that most of these are aimed at the skinner & richer than me market but I’ve found some true gems that I am loving reading right now. My current two favourite are What Laura Loves and The Ramblings of Mrs Bebe. Both of these are written by gorgeous women who love fashion, buy the kind of clothes I like and are at the plus size end of the spectrum. They’ve shown me that being bigger doesn’t mean you have to wear crap clothes.
Until a couple of years ago I only really wore jeans/trousers and tops. Not very exciting. I got a revelation when my lovely friend Emma (who always looks fabulous) told me she didn’t wear jeans as they didn’t suit her. Now Emma is much slimmer than me but I realised that it doesn’t matter what size we are, we have to find clothes to suit our bodies. I know, I know, it’s nothing new but honestly it changed the way I thought. I looked at my body with it’s large hips and thighs, small (ish) waist and medium sized boobs and realised that maybe, just maybe, jeans and trousers weren’t that great for me either.
I bought some dresses (ok, a lot of dresses), a few pair of leggings, some nice boots and felt 100% better about myself. These new fashion bloggers have taken that basis and made me look at other clothes too. I now have tunics and skinny jeans in my repertoire. I’m not quite confident for some of the more glam outfits (I really am not sure about me in skirts) but I’m learning from their confidence in their bodies and using it myself.
My blog doesn’t have to be all about Sam. In the evolving world of the Blogosphere we aren’t pigeon holed into one category, I don’t have to be a mummy blogger. I am just a blogger who will be writing not just about Sam, or my weight, or my ongoing saga of getting pregnant but about fashion (I really hate the term fatshion – why can’t fat people be fashionable, why do they have to label it fatshionable like it’s something different?), beauty (I am a make up compulsive after all but it isn’t really something I blog about) and my current favourite, nail varnish. Check out this picture from the other night. I found more nail varnishes hiding around the house after this was taken!
I have rediscovered my passion for blogging again, for now – I am very aware I work in fits and spurts! Expect some different posts coming up over the next few weeks.