Thank you Tumblr for helping me be more body-positive.
I went shopping for new work clothes yesterday, because I’ll get to dress a bit nicer at my new upcoming job and I don’t have very many good business-casual pieces. While digging through the clearance racks at Kohl’s, I happened to find this cute pair of black pleather pants in my size for $10. At first I was like, “oooh, score!”
Then the doubt started creeping in… I can’t wear pleather pants at my size, I don’t want people staring at me and laughing, these will make me look even fatter.
But then I thought of all the gorgeous plus-size ladies I’ve seen on Tumblr rocking all sorts of fashion looks, from stylish leggings to crop tops to beautiful lolita outfits. And I thought, “why not me too?”
Look! I just bought pleather pants! ;-) I never owned a pair, and these looked like Indiana Jones’ jacket, but pants! AND they were $10, so $10 for a fun mistake is never a bad idea, right?
OH, and the shirt? That was $0.50. YEP!!! Fifty cents for a ridiculous fuzzy purple shirt. I bought it to wear to work as a joke, since someone in production wore a fuzzy long-sleeved leopard print shirt the other week. I wanted to top it. :-) BUT, fuzzy over pleather was just too good to pass up for my photo op.