Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stylish Sundays: Body Image or Another Outfit From H&M

As you know I wear a lot of clothing from H&M. The prices are great and I love the clothing in there, but now I have one more reason to love H&M. Their recent swimsuit campaign with plus sized model Jennie Runk was a bit revolutionary to say the least. It shouldn't have been, but thanks to today's standards it was. When you consider the average women is a size 12 to 14, then that's who companies should be marketing to. Then their CEO admitted that they haven't always made the best choices when it comes to models and that from now on they're only going to be using healthy models. In the same interview he commented on how safe their factories are as well. You can read that interview here

I can't say I'm going to be exclusively shopping at H&M, because I do love Topshop, Asos,The Limited, Kate Spade and many other companies like that, but I can say that I will always try to find what I need at H&M first.  That said here's an outfit that features 3 of the above mentioned companies.

 This peach collared dress that I hauled from H&M a while ago is one of my favorite dresses. It reminds me of something Emma Stone would have worn as Ms. Skeeter in The Help.
 Which probably has a lot to do with why I curled my hair. Especially since I almost never use heat on my hair. If you want to know how I did this, I actually filmed how to ages ago when I was making YouTube videos. It's my Emma Watson Say You Don't Want It Hair Tutorial. My makeup is my bog standard, Chanel Foundation/Mascara, Nars Blush, Makeup Forever Setting Powder, and Julep Lipgloss.
 Accessories were my Kate Spade Bow Belt, and then a Rose Gold H&M barrette that I used as a bracelet by putting a black Emi-Jay Hair Tie through the clip. On my nails is Illamasqua's Mottle.
 My shoes were my new Asos Chelsea Boots. I think they went really well with this outfit.

I bet you're wondering where the body image bit comes into this outfit. Well like I mentioned above H&M recently used a plus sized model in their swimwear campaign and that was amazing and it made me a 1000% more likely to shop there. If you're wondering why it's because I'm a size 12. I know it's hard to judge someones size by images you see, so I'm telling you flat out what my size is. No speculation here. I'm happy, I'm healthy and that's really all that matters.

It's important to dress for your size, even if you're working to loose weight. A while ago I did a huge closet clear out and essentially had a break down that left me depressed for a few days. I wasn't upset about the actual clothing that I got rid of, I was heart broken about how few things I had left. It was at that moment I decided to stop yoyo dieting and to focus on being healthy.

So here I am today, with 90% of my clothing being from H&M and the most adorable puppy ever, and I'm doing just fine.