Big Girl in the Skinny World) and lots and lots of people-watching here in Chicago. Rather than budget constraints, my biggest fashion challenge is finding ways to translate fashions into something that looks good on my somewhat plus-size frame. I'm attempting to lose it, but that's slow-going the older I get, and I've realized that I need to really embrace the way I look and dress how I want now, rather than totally giving up until I get to be my ideal size. I know a lot of women in my position tend to cover up and even think they can't be fashionable unless they drop like 20 pounds, but we can. I think this is a lot of why I started really getting into clothes and shopping. I mean sure, style is a way to express myself, but, if done right, it's also a way to camouflage the things I don't like about my body while accentuating the things that I do like.
I've been wanting to post for a little while now, but it feels silly to draw attention to what I'm wearing, much less dissect and discuss it, so I'm getting used to that idea. Also, I only work in my office a few days a week, so the rest of the time I'm in sweats or pajamas. My office has a pretty lax dress code - it's "casual," so most people wear jeans all the time. Personally, I still like to dress up for work. I've got a work wardrobe down, but I'm not so good with casual stuff. So maybe this is a good opportunity for me to figure that out.
Clothes aside, I love accessories! I guess because they always fit, but they're also just so much fun! :)