Updated on Dec 16, 2011
beige Ebay blouse - beige cotton on boots - turquoise blue Chanel purse
24 votes
2 favorites
SarahJaneR 's Thoughts:

Why are women so self conscious of their bodies?
No one is perfect, so why kill ourselves trying to be it?
I am one of those women who felt that her body was such a sad case.
But sometimes, it takes a bold move to make you see your own true beauty.

I never intended to be a plus size fashion blogger.
Yes, I am plus size and I do love fashion.
And I’m pretty stylish, But I was always afraid to be considered plus size.
When I first heard the term, it had such a negative stigma.

And yes, that is my fat that you can see in the picture.
But I’ve come to love my shape. I am working out still though.
Would I love to have a flat stomach? Hell yea!
But am I going to base my life around trying to fit into someone else’s ideal of beauty? Hell no!

I have a stomach, stretch marks, cellulite, back fat, curvy thighs, and fat cheeks.
I wear a size 12-14, XL-1X shirt, 42 DD bra, and size 10 shoes.
I’m also 5’7", so when I wear 5 inch heels, I’m about 6’2".
But am I going to let it dictate my style? Hell no!

It took a lot of soul searching to come to this point.
I prayed, cried, cursed, shouted, screamed, and damn near killed myself.
All trying to be the “perfect” shape and be skinny.
Forget that! I just want to be the woman God made me to be. If it was skinny, I’d be that by now.

I’ve heard people tell me how much prettier I am since I’ve lost 30 pounds.
I’ve been told by men that losing weight wouldn’t hurt me.
I have been told by my father that I need to watch my weight.
But all of those people, they don’t live my life, so why are they even trying to tell me how to live it?

I am finally happy being me.
I eat healthier than I used to.
I am more active than I used to be.
But at the end of the day, I love my body for what it is, fat and all.

Bold by Sarah Jane R. Copyright 2011

About the outfit: It’s pretty self-explanatory. I wanted to push the boundaries of my confidence and style rules. Yes, I have back fat and a stomach and still wore a sheer shirt. If you don’t like it, I don’t really care. I felt so sexy and confident. I didn’t care about if someone saw my fat. I felt beautiful. I love my neon skirt. I usually don’t pair so many light colors together, but I needed a spiritual lift. The sheer blouse and bra are new purchases from Ebay. Actually the skirt was on a deal at Forever 21 Plus. I love my bright Chanel purse paired with the neon green skirt. All in all, I wanted to play dress up and push my boundaries. Where exactly would I wear this? Probably to a party or just to walk around my city.

Have a great Friday! T.G.I.F.! I’m off to work!

Peace, Love, and Happiness!

Sarah Jane R.

Comments (19)

TladyEdoo1653 on March 10
wow, you looking good, the boots are cute
SarahJaneR on March 10
Thanks Tlady!
ailashai on December 30
i love the sheer blouse. thats very daring, i love it <3 and the poem.. whewww ! very inspiring :) i am now following. plus i voted.
SarahJaneR on March 10
Thanks ailashai!
annabel_lee on December 23
luv it, beautiful tiny purse, great colors! really stylish and refined, dear!:)
SarahJaneR on December 23
Thanks annabel_lee!
ChloroformPerfume on December 22
Wow the clash of turquoise and yellow looks amazing in this outfit! Love how you dressed down the loud colours with the nude tones! Fab look, so chic!
SarahJaneR on December 23
Thanks ChloroformPerfume!
districtofchic on December 20
Oh I love the bright colors in this look! Sweet bag, too!
SarahJaneR on December 20
Thanks districtofchic!
IslandChic77 on December 19
ps ure so inspiring with ure words....writer much?? lol
SarahJaneR on December 20
I'm so glad you like my spoken word :) I really wanted to reach people, een if it's only a couple people.
IslandChic77 on December 19
i dieeeeeeeeeeeeeee for ure skirt wowwwwwwwww
SarahJaneR on December 20
Thanks K!
modgeisha on December 19
Wow love the colors of your skirt! Cute purse!
SarahJaneR on December 19
Thanks modgeisha!
ZaneZanite on December 19
love the sheer blouse and bright skirt, cute necklace as well
SarahJaneR on December 19
Thanks ZaneZanite!
say_this_one on December 19
Hell yeah! hahah! We don't need to please anyone.. I so love your skirt and blouse! So lovely! hmmmmmmmmmmm!
SarahJaneR on December 19
Thanks sto!
EsotericChic90 on December 17
this look is WONDERFUL!! Dont change a thing! +1 & faved.
SarahJaneR on December 19
Thanks esotericchic90!
FairyColors on December 16
woaa, this whole ensemble is gorgeous put together, dear!! l love how you balanced the eye catching skirt with those pastel blouse and nude boots! lovely purse also!!!<3 +1xx
SarahJaneR on December 17
Thanks s3r3nity!
roxx_lady on December 16
Love your blouse! It's super cute :) love your boots , super cute purse, the color is super cute!! Love your boots :)
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks roxx_lady!
Vinstonova on December 16
love the colors
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks vinstonova!
bkgurl33 on December 16
beautiful top and cute skirt
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks vickilou12!
JAELA on December 16
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks jaela!
SweetPandora on December 16
I felt so identified with what you wrote... We spend our lives trying to fit into an ideal and we don't realize we just gotta embrace what are our best features. I think u are right when u talk about live a healthier life, not because of the weight losing but because it is good for u. Love your outfit, by the way. I would be scared of wearing neon, but u worked it perfectly! xoxo~
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks sweetpandora! You should never be afraid to try things. Even if you throw on a neon colored headband, just try it. I'm glad you liked my written form of spoken word :)
relish on December 16
pretty colors!
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks relish!
jehanprouvaire on December 16
amazing chic blouse and boots!! love the pops of color!!
SarahJaneR on December 16
Thanks stellapnp!
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