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,
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…
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!
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!)