Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, it’s what happens when your laptop gives out on you, work piles on, and you make spontaneous travel plans! I’ll be in Goa next week but I’ve loads of outfit photos in my little camera so won’t miss me too much. Make sure you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (weeshasworld) to see how well (or not) my trip goes
I have mixed feelings for the year ahead, but they’re mostly optimistic. The past two (or more) years have been rough but I’ve also been very lucky. It’s been a struggle, and it’s not something I’ve ever been public about or plan to but something in my gut tells me 2016 is going to be a good one.
It has nothing to do with my horoscope which said that the past two years have been difficult for me but that’s all going to change in 2016, I’m going to do better financially and be involved in some kind of real estate deal (my dad and I are building our family home in Goa in 2016). It was weirdly accurate until that point but then my horoscope continued to say that I will get pregnant in August 2016 so NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. They almost had me.
Anyway, my beautiful gown was gifted to me by Scarlett & Jo. I absolutely love the rich colour and even though a mermaid gown is not something I would have ever picked on my own, I feel pretty good in it. I only wish it was longer on me and the neckline would fit better.
I wish I had more close ups of my glorious clutch, I only wear it on special occasions because it’s my favourite accessory, ever! Yes, yes, it’s a box of chocolate only it makes me happy like chocolate does but without the calories. I could write an essay about my love for this clutch!
Here’s to 2016 being good to all of us. I wish you confidence and the ability to look in the mirror and smile at what you see, free from all the negativity bombarded at us on a daily basis. I wish you strength to let go of and overcome all the sources of that negativity, whether it’s your own mind, your family, a toxic relationship of some kind, you can do it. I hope your 2016 will be filled with happy moments, the kind that make you smile when you think of them years later, the kind that make you feel grateful to be alive, and humble and lucky at the same time.
Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this year, it means so much to me.
I know I don’t talk a lot about body positivity and loving yourself on my blog anymore, it’s something I used to do a lot but for the past year or so, I have preferred to do rather than talk. I stopped talking about it so much because a) I’ve pretty much made peace with my body, b) I’m the most confident and happiest I have ever been in my life.
I know I am really fat, I know I am a big girl, and I think I’m beautiful. I don’t know when this confidence dawned on me, I’m sure blogging and being a part of such an awesome community played a major role in it, and maybe growing older helps too.
It’s not like I don’t get insecure anymore. In the real world, all my friends are skinny or thinner, and I get stared at a lot. I was so anxious about having to wear a bathing suit in Phuket, I even considered not going ( so silly!) but I worked myself up for it because such trivial things shouldn’t stop anyone from living their life. I did get stared at and heard a few comments by the way, but that’s those people’s issues, not mine.
Anyway, getting back to the point of all of this- this photoshoot is a little different from my usual OOTDs, it was a spontaneous idea and I’m super happy with the photos because even though I haven’t been talking about confidence at every size, I hope the photos on my blog and social media show you confidence at every size. I hope pretty pictures, although glamorised versions of myself, undo all the crap you have been told your entire life. Fat girls can be beautiful, stylish, happy, goth, sporty, loved and anything else they want to be.
In my opinion, my body type doesn’t get a lot of representation in the media, and if it does, it’s not as editorial or stylish as I wish it could be. If plus size fashion does get some coverage, it’s usually with plus size models who have flat stomachs and long legs, which is so ridiculous considering how diverse plus size bodies are. So, that’s what I’m trying to do with my blog to the best of my capabilities, it’s just the man and I with a camera, no studio or lighting, etc.
I know there are lots of girls who need to learn about this message and there are heaps of resources now but showing you that I am living my life happily is how I choose to convey that message right now.
I hope you enjoy the photos and I hope they brainwash you into thinking you’re a beautiful bad-ass b*tch haha!
By the way, my necklace from Happiness Boutique is even more beautiful in person. The quality is fantastic and a little more high end but their prices are affordable. And they ship to the UAE, I got my order within a month. Check them out here, their website is statement necklace heaven!
I knew I had this to have this t-shirt as soon as I saw it on the Asos website! I know I’m not the only one who feels like on some days (or months) this t-shirt is embarrassingly true. T-shirt- Asos Curve / Shirt- Missguided (old, similar here) / Skirt- New Look (old, similar here) / Shoes- Converse / Bag- Rebecca Minkoff