Blog Love is a new category of posts where I highlight one of my favorite blogs for fashion, beauty, food or finance. I hope you enjoy this new post series- comment below if you have a favorite blog you’d like to see featured!
I have been struggling with some confusing health issues in the past couple of years that have resulted in a 20lb weight gain.While I am still struggling to find out what the issue actually is (Low thyroid? Insulin resistance? Adrenal fatigue…?) I am also trying to find fashion inspiration for girls with ‘real’ bodies like mine. The authors and subject models for a lot of fashion blogs are rail thin- no wonder everything looks good on them! I think true fashion genius is taking a
plus-sized average-sized woman’s body and finding outfits that are stylish and flattering. Like Off Off Broadway -this is Off Off The Runway. Real fashion, real style…for real bodies.
In my search for this ‘real’ inspiration, I stumbled upon the loveliest blog run by the loveliest girl- blogger Allison Teng and the Curvy Girl Chic blog. Allison founded CG about six years ago (I am quoting the actual site here) “as a creative outlet, hoping to connect with other plus size and curvy girls with a love for fashion and shopping. It has since grown into a destination for fashion lovers around the world looking for style inspiration, trends, and shopping spotlights, and the latest news on plus size fashion.”
Here are a few of Allison’s latest outfit posts. I’ll let you be the judge on whether she has knocked the style ball out of the fashion park, but if you don’t think so after viewing these outfits, you
are a fashion moron need a little help in the taste department. Or we can just agree to disagree (weirdo).
I mean, how freaking cute is she? I love her knack for layering pieces without looking bulky, as well as her ability to pair the unexpected, like a leather jacket and a ladylike dress, and end up with a flawlessly executed “I just threw this on and still managed to look completely put together” look that is so hard to achieve.
Stop by her site and browse through her outfit posts. Trust me, you WILL end up finding some amazing outfit inspiration, even if you are a size zero!