As you know, I’ve been working with Lands’ End this year as the Spokesperson for their relaunched Plus Size line. So far, it’s been a lot of talking, a lot of traveling, and a lot of learning, for both of us.
To date, one of the most amazing aspects of this campaign has been the chance to speak face to face with women like me. Like you. Like us. From fashion to fit to styling things in a way that appeals to demographics that aren’t my grandmother, all this has been on the forefront of my message.
Because bottom line is, regardless of size, we all share the mutual desire to talk about our struggles and share our ideas and this overwhelming sense of, ugh, I just want to feel accepted and valued in my own skin. Which happens to be especially hard when that skin is hard to dress, and nothing fits, you aren’t seen as a customer worth designing for, and OMG with the elastic and neon animal print, already?
So, I’m really excited, ok fine I cried, to show you some of what Lands’ End and I have been working on this year.
If you happen to subscribe to Lands’ End’s Plus catalog, you might just find me inside of it. Specifically on pages 26-27. And if you are like me, you may have also ran to your mailbox, ripped it open, and started squealing and sobbing in the middle of your cul de sac while the old guy next door rides over on his lawn mower assuming you are having some sort of medical emergency, only to find you’re in a lady magazine and and he doesn’t want to start ovulating, so he rides away and leaves you to your celebration, which now includes the weird air punching thing Rocky does when he gets to the top of the steps.
I also made a series of videos last spring, and… well, this is where I’ll just stop writing and let you see for yourself.
So, the thing is, it’s remarkably hard to put into words what a joy this body journey has been, even the lumps. I pinch myself daily, just honored and thankful to have experienced what I have so far, and for all the amazing things to come.
But, most importantly, thank you for giving me, not only the balls to do it, but the ability to be a voice in this movement, just as I am, unchanged and uncensored. Thank you for letting me be myself; flaws, over sharing, frizzy hair, questionable humor and all. Because at the end of the day, I’m not even an actual fashion blogger. I’m just a chubby girl who likes to play dress up, experiment with my shape, and help others do the same. (Did that sound a little Notting Hill-ish? It totally felt like it.)
Ok, enough mushy stuff, lest our cycles all align.
So, thank you and I hope you love the collection as much as I do, and you can also find me and more of my style videos online at LandsEnd.com/Plus. Finally a line of plus size clothes I would like to buy all of. (Sorry, gas bill, it’s 90 degrees out, who even needs heat right now!?)