This weeks Aussie Curves theme was ‘DARK’. Now that’s something I could do. As a teen, I was constantly called ‘goth’, I dyed my hair black, liked spikes and cuffs, wore my Dr Marten boots with my school uniform, so yeah, I guess you could have called me goth. I wore a lot of black because that was avilable to me, as a plus size teen I didn’t have many options. I think that is one of the reasons why I love fashion so much these days.
It’s funny how we grow and evolve. This obviously isn’t something I’d wear everyday. Yes, I’d wear elements of this outfit, but as a whole look, no, not unless is was a fancy dress party. Flash back 8 – 10 years ago and I would be in heaven, I would have never ever took this outfit off. So no, I didn’t wear this outfit all day, or even out of the house.
I think I look a bit like a futuristic goth hooker. I actually asked my brother to take these photos for me and his reaction to my outfit was rather amusing. So, thanks Daniel for being an awesome big bro! Oh and of course Frodo decided to get in on the action.
Bodysuit – Gisela Ramirez | Skirt – New Look | Jacket – Damn you alexis
Belt – Gift from Sarah | Headband – Gift from Too Many Sequins (it’s from ASOS)
Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell Litas
My favourite brand of lipstick by far is Lime Crime, I actually own 7 of their lipsticks. Centrifuchsia is usually my ‘go to’ lipstick, but I picked up Poisonberry the other week and i’ve been constantly wearing it. I love it!
This is a bit of a crazy outfit, what can I say, sometimes I just embrace my eclectic side. Getting dressed that morning I decided to wear to pink, and seeing as I was staying home, I decided I could break the ‘leggings as pants’ rule. I mean, it would only be my parents seeing me, oh and of course everyone who reads my blog! 😛
I was having a day where I just wasn’t feeling ‘myself’. A bit down in the dumps and unsure of everything. Moving, men, and menstrual cramps are to blame. So, I decided to put on some make up. Don’t ask what’s up with my hair, I don’t know.
You may have noticed I don’t wear white, well, not very often. When I stumbled across this top at Big W, I couldn’t resist. A cute dog in pink glasses, for $12! YES! I only wish my matching pink Jono Hennessy glasses weren’t at the new place!
Do you wear leggings as pants at home?
Okay, so I’m a little late to this, but better late then never aye? Over at We Heart Life, the ladies posted a call out –
Take a photograph of you this week sometime. Take it so you feel sexy/pretty/cute/hot/gorgeous/beautiful. Post it on your blog sometime this week before Saturday. Spread the word to your blogging community about loving their bodies. Share your own story about your body image issues. But then tell me one or more things that you love about your body! and why! Then come back on Saturday the 29th of October and link it up! Be sure to come back on Saturday and support everyone who is linking up to heart their bodies!
Then I did a little uhming and ahing. Should I do this? Should I post of picture? How much do I show? What will my parents think? What if the picture ends up on some humour fatty site? In the end though, I thought, fuck it. I love my body.
It’s been a long and crazy road for my body acceptance. I was teased all through my school years for being fat, and it wasn’t until a few years back that I embraced who I am. To me, it’s not my body who makes me, it’s who I am inside. If people are going to judge me on my appearacne, let them. If they don’t want to talk to me or be my friend because i’m obese, that is their problem, not mine. I don’t want to be friends with them anyway.
Sure, I have bad days, when I look in the mirror and I don’t like what I see. When I fall in love with a dress, but would be lucky if one of my thighs would fit into it. But everyone has those days. Heck, I bet even Beyonce feels like that some days and that girl is GORGEOUS! The fact is, we are all human and we all have things we like and dislike about ourself. Me? I hate my tuck shop lady arms and 2836 chins. I like my eyes & I don’t think my legs are too bad.
These photo’s were taken just past midnight on August 30th 2011, in my parents lounge room. No make up, my hair is still a little damn from a shower earlier. They are in no way photoshopped, only to re-size. Top is without flash, bottom is with flash. The awesome shirt is by Gisela Ramirez. My name is Natalie, I’m 25, last time I checked I was 104kg and I love my body.