February 17, 2015

Diet Industry Dropout

So a while back I saw a shirt on a site that said Dropout and  I thought this is really missing something.  Like what are you a dropout of?  Then I asked myself if I was a dropout of anything what would it be?  And it hit me.  I am a Diet Industry Dropout.

The meaning behind this phrase isn't to insult anyone or to sound superior.  But to proclaim that I, as an individual, have decided to not let a multi billion dollar a year industry play with my emotions, self esteem and body image like a puppet.  Growing up I was was fully engulfed in this media machine.  Being gifted all the new fad diet books, having gym memberships bought form me,  actually ordering diet pills,  being forced to join Weight Watchers and crying myself to sleep because none of it worked and clearly everyone one and everything was telling me how I looked was wrong.  And after trying all those supposed solutions  I was still fat.

Thank god for the internet and a thriving community of body and size advocates who can spread the good word of self love and give you real facts that aren't sponsored by diet companies.  I don't even get how that is legal but it is.  The major change from then to now is that I don't let anyone, let alone a corporation dictate how I feel and what I think about myself.  I make sure to surround myself with positive people, who love me how I am, no matter how I am or what I weigh.   I don't want to spend my time and money feeling bad because I can't live up to an impossible expectation of what someone else says is beautiful or acceptable.  I want to live my life how I want and enjoy it.  To not feel bad about it.  So I am here to proudly proclaim that I am a Diet Industry Dropout.

These shirts will be available in my shop www.chubbycartwheels.com in unisex sizes 1x-5x.

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February 16, 2015

Ouija Babe

For the Pink issue of Skorch Magazine I decided to combine some of my self made pieces with my fave indie shop Domino Dollhouse.  Duh.  I'm sure if you have ever seen any of my other posts this would be obvious.  The Ouija Board deign is super popular right now so when I saw they were carrying a Hell Bunny 4x crop letterman style jacket with the Ouija design on it, I knew I had to have it.
About this jacket.  I have a large chest and a broad back so I had a feeling it would be a bit snug.  It also has a non stretch lining that I promptly cut out.  I would advise this if you try it on and it's a bit snug or restricting.  it makes a world of difference. I still can't button it up in the front but I feel like a jacket of this design works just as well open.

I paired it with a new product I am introducing into my shop, the lace bodystocking.  However for this outfit I used pink stretch mesh for the monthly theme of the magazine,

Toss in the cutout dress I wore to Portland Fashion Week and my chucks.  Those are a given.

OOTD Details- Ouija Jacket- Domino Dollhouse / Bodystocking- Chubby Cartwheels / Dress- DIY / Converse- Converse.com / Necklace - Thrifted / Glasses- Gifted.

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February 01, 2015

Fashion February

It is February 1st and apparently this is the month to document all of your fabulous outfits daily.  Oh so the interwebs has told me.  So I figured why not have a go at it and try to document as much as I can.  Knowing myself I'll manage about 5 looks all month because I work from home so I am usually sporting yoga pants, converse and some graphic tee.  Not going to say some of those piece won't be making it into these posts but I will try hard to experiment more with looks.

My first look has literally nothing from my own shop.  I know.  Shocker.  Torrid recently had their Haute Cash sale and I had to grab a few new pieces.  I feel like I have been good about getting rid of old clothing I never wear anymore or that I just never wore to begin with so splurging a bit would be ok.  I saw this plaid chiffon duster and thought, I never wear anything chiffon, I never wear anything long like this for a top, I should take the fashion risk.  Well it paid off.  While it doesn't fit perfectly in all areas (fabric does not stretch so it literally won't button over my belly) it buttons up in certain places so I wore it open with some black skinny jeans, a tank and some converse.  Perfect for my day out and about with my husband.  I just wish it wasn't raining here today.

Lipstick- Creature from Colour Pop / Diet Industry Dropout Necklace- Coming soon to Chubby Cartwheels

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