Hi my name is Cassie and I'm too tall to be a Disney princess.
I have had issues with my body my entire life. I have never been short. I have never been stick thin. I like to eat and my father was born in Cuba, making for more than your typically celebrated body type. Despite all of that within the past year I have grown to accept and even love myself.
I was recently on the phone with one of my best friends when she told me how happy she is for me to be posting on my blog. She also mentioned the importance of my posts considering that I do not look like the average fashion blogger. This comment really hit home for me.
Every time I watch a lookbook video or scroll through my Instagram feed of fashion bloggers all I think to myself is, why are her thighs so straight? How in the world does she not have a visible tummy? So frequently those questions are followed up by the thought that I’ll post more on my blog when I lose weight. That is so wrong in so many ways.
Newsflash I actually have hips and thighs and that’s pretty all right. And what’s even more all right is the fact that I’m not the only person who doesn’t relate to the 5′ 10″ 120 lb fashion blogger who disappears when she turns to the side.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have gotten to the point where I love myself inside and out and as intimidating as it may be I don’t see anything wrong with sharing that knowledge. A year ago I would have never worn these overalls because they expose my stomach and my hips. Now I wear them because I love myself and I don’t care if anyone sees that I’m not a stick because I’m not a stick, I’m me.
- Disingenuously Dressed
Thank you for the photos this week Keldon!