First off, I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas, and was able to spend precious time with friends and family. Who's excited for sparkly NYE outfits?? Me! I am digging pretty deep today, but this is my story. Growing up l was never the skinniest, nor the prettiest. Everyday I felt insecure, turning to food to cope with my lack of confidence. I ate, and ate, and ate, which was my own fault, and I can't blame anyone but myself. I can vividly remember countless people calling me fat. When I reached middle school things got worse as I only 5 ft 7 and on the doorsteps of 200 pounds. This world is hard enough on a young girl. Unrealistic body images, and women with perfect skin being added to every billboard, magazine and television show dulls a girls confidence. No one will ever be able to achieve these so-called 'perfect body' types. It's the little imperfections that people can relate to. Society has taught young girls that being 5 ft 10 and 115 pounds is the definition beautiful. From experience, flipping through a magazine and seeing only beautiful women with no imperfections can make you feel insecure. When I was in the 7th grade I decided I needed to change my ways. The summer going into 8th grade I lost 20 pounds, and over the past 3 years, I've grown 3 and 1/2 inches. I, now, see myself as being at a healthy weight, but in the modeling world, I would be classified as being a plus sized model. People hear the words 'plus sized' and immediately put a negative connotation on it. I know I am not the skinniest, and this year, I want to push myself to get fit and toned. A man or woman's size shouldn't matter in the fashion industry. Girls are being pushed to be unrealistically skinny. Fashion should be fashion no matter the size. The fashion world should teach young adults to be confident in their own skin, whether that's in a size 2 or 20.
Get the look:
(I am pretty sure just about everything I'm wearing is on sale right now, so if you want it, buy it fast!!)
<Dress: Madewell> <Tights: J Crew Factory> <Shoes: Zara> <Necklace: Tiffany and Co.> <Glasses: Madewell> <Hat: Called To Surf>
My name is Emma Engilman. The goal of my blog is to encourage self confidence and stray away from societies definition of "beauty." I refuse to retouch my appearance in Photoshop, so enjoy my flaws because they make me-- me!