Cerulean (+ my weight, my size, and my two cents)

This post was inspired by a reader email (I just threw in the pictures for fun. Lol!).  Lynn writes –

I absolutely love reading your blog, and you have a great style!!  I have stolen several of your looks!  I have a question, and I’m not sure if you will answer, but I was wondering what size do you wear?   Not many bloggers out there are my size, so that’s why I wanted to know your weight and height , I think you look great and I’m so glad to see someone that’s not skin and bones looking very fashionable!  Oh and by the way, I’m your neighbor I’m on the border of Al and Ga !  

Thanks for the great fashion,  

Lynn

GREAT question, Lynn!  I have to admit that I sometimes find myself feeling a bit insecure when I see one size 2 blogger after another rocking those super cute leather hot pants that my well-acquainted thighs just can’t pull off at 30 (yes, my thighs do rub together when I walk…don’t argue with me on this, or I’ll have to prove it, and that won’t be pretty! Lol!).  I actually wrote an entire post about my body image and my insecurities.  But, like I said before, at the end of the day I am very happy with my body.  It’s not perfect, but it’s the only one I’ve got.  That being said, I am more than happy to share my weight with you guys.  So, this was my reply to Lynn…

 

Hi Lynn!

Thank you sooo much. You are too kind! I am 5’4″ and I am about 145 – 150 lbs depending on the day!  Usually, I wear a size 6/M.  In some brands that have very “modest’ sizing, I wear a size 4, but that is soooooo rare. And in the junior brands and euro brands (Zara, H&M, ASOS, etc), I wear anywhere from an 8/9 (M) to a 10/11 (L).  I actually bought a dress at Zara in a size large, and I couldn’t even zip it past my waist. I said to myself, what size large person can fit this dress! *sigh* It just depends on the cut with those brands. Sometimes they are just cut small, if you know what I mean. hehe!

Hugs,

Eboni

p.s. You guys know those super cute printed denim leggings at Target this season?? Yeah, I went all the way up to a 13 and the damn things just don’t fit my waist. It beez that way sometimes! Actually, I have this problem with a lot of pants because I have narrow hips and a not-so-small waist.  I’m kind of straight up and down.  Slim fitting pants are very flattering for my legs, but I often go up a size to ensure the waist fits comfortably…and that my friends, is why a good tailor is imperative. This may sound a little backwards, but I have definitely had to get the hips (instead of the waist) taken in on pants. It’s very sad. Lol!

p.p.s. So, while we are on the topic of weight, and legs, and size (and I’m wearing this cute mini skirt), I thought I’d also point out that my favorite feature on my own body is my legs. When I wrote my Insecurities post, several of you suggested that I do follow up post highlighting what I love about my body. So, there you have it – I love my legs! I take EVERY opportunity to show them off (in case you haven’t noticed). I have very muscular legs, and as my weight has fluctuated over the years, they have basically remained the same. Now, if only my waist would get on that same program, we’d be in business.

Disclaimer: I read a TON of blogs out there written by women of ALL sizes, and I LOVE them all just the same. I feel like sometimes our model-esque blogger buddies find themselves being judged, and that’s not fair.  Just as there is nothing wrong with being a size 16, there is nothing wrong with being a size 0.  Just because someone is thin doesn’t mean they’re starving themselves to be that way.  There are people that struggle just as hard to gain weight as others do to lose it.  At the end of the day weight and size aren’t as important as health…and honestly, you can’t always make assumptions about health based on size.  Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox now.  Just didn’t want my slim girls to think I was judging them…though I am jealous that your thighs don’t touch. Lol! :)

Old Navy Sweater (last fall, similar) | Zara Skirt (summer, similar print) | “Abby” Wedges via Sole Society ( similar) | “Magnate” Tote c/o JustFab | Necklace via AmericasMart  | Old H&M Bangle | Guess Earrings via Burlington Coat Factory

Do you guys think I’m crazy for sharing my weight publicly? (FYI, my ideal weight is 135bs!)

Thanks for stopping by!!! xoxo.

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41 Responses to “Cerulean (+ my weight, my size, and my two cents)”

  1. Eva Board via Facebook says:

    You project healthy body and mind ! Great! I am also 5.4 and 135 lbs. cloth fit from 0 to 8 depends on day and maker. Great blog! Keep it going!

  2. Charee Harkless Hall says:

    Love this!!! Girl I absolutely love your weight. I've tried ALL my life to gain weight & to just get a booty! Hahaha. I think you look Fabulous girl and I love this whole outfit!!! That color blue is YOUR color girl!!!!

    • Thanks, Charee! so funny…when I was editing the pictures, I told Fab…I need to wear this color more often. Who knew?

      …and yes! You are one of those naturally tiny folks! I think people always assume that everyone has to work hard to be thin, and that just isn't true…it's good to have a balanced perspective on weight.

  3. Great post and I enjoy your style too. You do things I wouldn't even think of. Now I do believe I can dress but you do more daring things, that I would have to ponder on. Which makes me want to "STEP OUT THERE!" I will do more of that after my bambino arrives! :) Enjoy your day!
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  4. You go healthy! It’s not about being a size 2 or a 12 it’s about being healthy, loving yourself and being authentic, which is why we love your blog!

  5. Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I gained 30 pounds over the past few years and as a result have gradually become a super modest dresser to hide my body (no color, loose tops, no heels…). I'm constantly being told that I'm too young (27) to dress the way I do and to have more fun with my clothing. I subscribe to blogs like yours and a few others (women of all shapes and sizes) so that I can learn to style myself better, become a lot less bland, and learn to accept my body the way it is. I always see your style and think to myself "why can't I dress like that?" or "I can't wear that, but she looks great". Turns out, we're exactly the same size (5'4", 145-150 lbs, size M/L), with the only (slight) difference being that I'm a very busty (34DDD/F). This makes me see myself, my shape, and my body in a totally different way. I truly appreciate your honestly and openness. Thank you!

  6. Rocquelle says:

    I love that you shared your weight on your blog, as I think it’s important to not be ashamed of your weight and body. At 5’9″, 165 lbs, size 10, my thighs rub together too, my hips are way larger than my waist which makes buying bottoms a pain, and I’m an 8 on top, which makes by pencil style dresses a pain because either top fits and the bottom is too tight or vice versa. Nonetheless, I love all of those things about my non-size 0 body, and I love that being a blogger lets me show women that being stylish doesn’t require you to be a 0, and there is certainly nothing wrong with being a size 0.

    Enough of my rambling, lol. I have that same sweater (great minds), I love that you’re showing the legs, and those booties are fabulous! Thanks for being transparent honey!
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  7. Richelle Ford-Watkins via Facebook says:

    You are brave. I recently lost a lot of weight due to weightloss surgery. I am finding depending on how something is made determines the size. I’m in sizes 8 to 12. So my thought is don’t look at the size. If the fit is good, go with it. Thank you for being so open. P.S. Your legs are on point!

  8. Cheechee Abang says:

    Beautiful post.its imperative for women to be truthful about their weight and accept themselves as they are.its d key to a happy life..love u eboni for dis.

  9. Chantelle says:

    You are beautiful :) Inside and out
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  10. Lynn says:

    And this is another reason I love reading your blog. I am 5'7 and weigh 149 pds. All my weight goes tommy tummy!! So I have no waist. Thank you for answering my question and posting it on your blog. I really believe this will help other women to com out of there shell and dress more fashionably. XO. Lynn

  11. Honey Pearl via Facebook says:

    LOVE! ;-)

  12. Awesome post Eb! You may have to prove a few of these statements to me! JK! LOL!
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  13. Teresa Kennedy via Facebook says:

    You do have pretty legs, that’s one of my favorite features of my own as well. I’m rocking my plus-size legs proudly!

  14. Monique Snyder says:

    Love this post. Discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I am hooked Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Lol at that thighs I think it happens to most of us. I’m in the same boat even when I’m close to my ideal weight. You dress great for your size and shape. Love your outfits!

    Alicia
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  16. Tasha says:

    Great post EBONI. I wouldve never guessed you were 5'4 maybe cause every time I see you are in heels. LOL Size really doesnt matter long as you are living a healthy life. I will point out you know how tiny I am. I couldnt fit a Zara large one time and it was like what the hell. These companies sizing are really off. I guess thats why I stick to great brands I know my sizing and trust. I have been sticking to Mango and Nordstrom for clothes. Oh btw I had to get a 10 in a Topshop Dress. I normally wear a 2. Sheesh.

    love you for being a blogger that women can relate to and talk to. Thats what makes your brand super special and your readers feel more like family then just subscribers. have a great day lovely
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  17. GREAT post as usual Inez! I love when bloggers talk about body image issues because it is so important. I think you are a gorgeous girl and very kind as well. I love that style blogs allow you to see styles of all different women of different sizes, races, hair styles, budgets, etc. This is just fantastic and yes, you have AMAZING legs!
    My recent post Share the Covers–Wannabe

  18. <— Some of us think you're tiny :). Great post!

  19. Robin Sykes Orton says:

    Love this post. I have also tried all of my life to gain weight and after 3 kids still no weight. I am glad you posted this as I believe women are beautiful regardless of size. I love this outfit!

  20. Naomi A says:

    You do have such great legs!! It's funny that I have the same height and weight, but such a completely different body proportion!! I kinda hate my legs usually :P

    Keep on rocking, I'll keep on following!!
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  21. maimusings says:

    You are giving so much face in this post. Your eyes are looking gorgeous. I'm 5'3 128 sometimes 130lbs my ideal/max is 135 and my thighs rub. I would have never thought you were 5'4. You look much taller.
    My recent post Fight the Power?

  22. Love this outfit and we are sweater twins although I have it in red.
    Brava for being bold and putting all your business out there, lol. And girl, you are not the only one whose thighs are great friends.
    My recent post Sprinkle On A Little Extra

  23. Yvette says:

    omg, you look so much taller than 5'4". i'm barely pushin your height lOl, nice to know though. great post :)

  24. Von J Davis says:

    Thanx for posting this….I understand the whole weight dilemma we women face on a daily basis. I have been trying hard to lose and maintain a healthy weight…Im 5'5 and right now I'm at 160….and I used to hate being a size 12…I have been trying to get back down to a size 8 to the point I think I was darn near starving myself…but now I'm happy to be where I am, and have come to terms with the fact I may never see a size 8 again….so yes I agree, we might find a happy medium with our selves….as long as we are happy and healthy that should be our focus! thanx Eboni…I absolutely love your blog =-).

  25. Brittany J says:

    I commend you for this post! You look great btw! It’s all about dressing for your size & you do a fab job!

  26. jeimy says:

    that's great that you posted this!!! in my eyes you're beautiful and perfect so you go girl!

  27. workingforshoes says:

    Thank you for being so honest……..I am 5'9" and 145-150 lbs. I'm a bit taller than you, but unlike you, do NOT like my legs at all! I have a tiny waist and a curvy butt and thighs. It has taken me 40+ years to be happy with who I am. I think everyone should fine something about themselves that they love and show it off! I love my tiny waist and wear things belted whenever I can to show it off. Everyone has something they like whether it is their legs, smile, eyes, arms…..whatever! The bottom line is we are all unique and we should embrace each other's differences and see the true beauty in each other. You are gorgeous!!! Keep up the good work!

  28. Great post! Love what you got :)
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  29. WOW I cant believe you just did that! KUDOS to you. the number game can get very tricky. Ultimately its how YOU feel about your body and what feels good to you. Those european stores will def have you questioning your size and weight all the time but if you are confident in the skin you are in you wont mind copping those trendy pants two – sizes larger than your normal size. Ultimately it's about what looks good on you and having the confidence and esteem at any weight.
    P.S 135 is my ideal weight too.

    Kéla
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  30. Reana says:

    I absolutely love this look i need that sweater in my life i like the color…
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  31. Yekatit says:

    Hi eboni, just as many others wrote I am glad you shared, I am also the same height and previuosly the same weight..lol my ideal weight is also 135, but as my best friend says I have to accept my grown woman body now, lol.

  32. Lynn says:

    Hmmm… I didn't write you!!!! J/K… saw the name Lynn and just went with it! At any rate, this is a GREAT POST and NO sharing is not ridiculous but I couldn't even tell you the last time I weighed myself?!!!! Humph! Gurrrl, you looka and yes, you looka GREAT!

  33. Thank you for this post!! As someone who's struggled with my weight, my whole life, I know how you feel. Ugghhh the thigh rub, the big legs, the having to find pants one size larger to accommodate my legs, but when I see ladies like you putting it all out there, I'm like yes, we're all beautiful and yes I don't fit their standard of beauty…but as long as I fit my own, that's all that counts!!!

  34. Kaye Ward Richardson says:

    You look fab! Too many women dress horribly because they aren't a size 2! I say rock the body you you have and look great!

  35. Kaye Ward Richardson says:

    You look fab! Too many women dress horribly because they aren't a size 2! I say rock the body you you have and look great!

  36. Great post! ditto on the “tiny”–and, we’ve never even met in person :)

  37. Cassandra Martinez says:

    omg I actually just emailed you about this same thing :) LOL.. girl I am 5'3 and exactly your shape and weight! crazy! but glad I found your site I <3 the outfit ideas THANK YOU again for making a site for women of shape!

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