Blog Every Day in June – Day Two – What’s In a Name?

Day two of our #BlogEveryDayInJune Challenge – a lot of bloggers started with this one yesterday – how very unlike me to be out of step. *FACE*

My blog name was actually a line from my profile on a dating site. It pretty much sums me up, I think – well, the me of recent years anyway.

Certainly in my youth, as a “fat” teenager I dressed terribly. There were no plus size stores locally – there was a market stall that did some big sizes, but I think my elderly grandmother would have found their offerings out-dated and old-fashioned.

Looking back, I was only a size 16/18 at most but I still struggled to find anything to fit me in the stores where my friends all shopped – I guess the late 70s/early 80s were not a good time for fatties!

Most of my wardrobe then consisted of my mother’s cast offs – she was smaller than me, but when I was 15, she proceeded to give birth to five babies in 5 years, so there were plenty of maternity clothes flying around – loose kaftan style dresses and billowing smock-tops. I guess I wore them, thinking they would hide me and I would blend into the background.

It wasn’t until several years later that I realised that as well as making me look DREADFUL, they were hiding NOTHING. You can drape a sofa in a massive throw, but it’s still a sofa, sat there in the corner, trying to blend in with the dining room chairs and the odd piano stool. (It’s okay, I have no idea what I’m talking about, either, before my friends start texting asking “WAS I THE PIANO STOOL?!”)

Clearly, I was born to stand out – the size and shape I am means people are going to look at me anyway, so you know what? I’m going to give them something to look at!

Also #SorryNotSorry I will not be apologising any time soon, (or in fact, ever) for my weight, my shape, the fact that I almost always have my fat arms out and my fat thighs on display. I have as much right to exist and dress the way I choose as everyone else, whether they are size 6, size 16 or size 36 – we all do!

And that’s it in a nutshell really – life is waaaaaay to short for smocks and apologies.

One life – let’s live it.

Please do click through and check out day two of #BlogEveryDayInJune with these lovelies – why not leave them a message saying hello, we all love to get comments – nice to know who’s out there!

Kathyrn – Murder of Goths
Charley – Big Girl About Town
Sarah – Plus Size & Proud
Tukru – Kissakerho
Lauren – Cupcake Thighs
Kelly – Adventures of a Riot Grrrl
Nikki – Natty Nikki

Lisa – My Big Fat Blog

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3 Comments

  1. micgingell
    2nd June 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Love this. I’ve been big all my life and even in the 90’s couldnt dress well. I made myself things and customised stuff to try be as creative as I could. Sorry not sorry 😉 xxx

    • 2nd June 2015 / 12:29 pm

      I don’t have a creative bone in my body, sadly – but making my own clothes and customizing things has long been an ambition – maybe 2015 will be the year I get my tailoring head on.

  2. 2nd June 2015 / 4:14 pm

    I love the way you write 🙂 And I’m glad you realised that you didn’t need to hide your gorgeous figure xx

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