Month: December 2013
Month: December 2013
You are beautiful and funny and smart &
taking photos of yourself isn’t lame.
It’s celebrating your body, Caitlin.
So love that face and eyes and freckles and rock that hair of yours, girl.
In a few years time you’ll be doing it daily.
Never loose sight of yourself.
In a few years you will fall madly in love.
You will loved for YOU and nothing else.
He will sweep you off your feet and make your life worth ever so much.
You will never be alone. You will always be loved.
You will get engaged.
And that dream wedding that you have NEVER told anymore (because you’re an emo/tom boy)?
It will happen and you will look like a princess.
You will have babies and make people cry with your wedding dress.
Some days are harder than others. Some people are not as nice as you.
Don’t let them get you down because in a few years time they will see you in Cleo magazine.
You will become a teacher. You will finish university.
You will go further than you ever thought your education will take you.
You will graduate.
You will wear whatever your dreams allow you.
Your shoe collection will be EPIC.
You will wear red almost EVERY day.
You will get healthy and loose weight but even then it doesn’t matter.
Because you will be the happiest you can be because you are happy within yourself.
Yesterday, as I was riding my bicycle home after heading to the store a man yelled at me from his silver ute.
Words of insult about my body. That I was too fat for the bike. That I was nothing more than a set of derogatory words that stung at my very heart.
I hadn’t felt that way for some time. Being publically shamed in peak hour traffic, while I crossed the road on a main highway. Body shaming me for the body I have been working hard at, for all of this year. A body I am proud to now show, to love and to call my own.
Remember you should never be ashamed of your body. It is yours and yours to love.
If someone tells you otherwise, don’t you listen to them.
You are the owner and lover of your body. You rock the hell out of it, whatever size you are and whatever journey you are on right now.
I am a big fan of shopping local. I love supporting my community but even more than that, supporting Australian brands! Wy would you always shop online and overseas when some of our Aussie plus size labels are bringing the good this summer!!?
I think it’s important to remember that while the prices may be high, sometimes it is certainly nicer to try pieces in the comfort of your home after only having to wait 2 days for them to arrive from an Australian brand! I am aiming to spend my money in Australia rather than overseas where I can because small business and lots of brands do it tough…let’s help them out this Christmas!
I am sure there are many more brands out there that I haven’t shown here, and if I have missed yours or a friends brand, small business or even a big retailer you think has some nice dresses, send me an email and I will add some more!
Please note: All of the brands I have shown allow you to purchase on their website or somewhere on the internet.
I haven’t shown anything you cannot buy, somehow, on the big wide internet! For this reason I cannot show Best & Less and other retailers who do not allow for you to shop online. I apologize if this is an issue for anyone!
–Edgar Allan Poe
This is quick and short post about an outfit I wore a few weeks ago. I haven’t stopped thinking about this look since then, and so I wanted to share it with you all. Sorry about the poor quality image, these were taken late at night and I look a bit exhausted, but it was