Friday, August 19, 2011

super size me

Shirt: FCUK, Jeans: Hollister, Flats: Town Shoes, Purse: FCUK
So turns out I'm a size 10. In sample sizes that is.

This week I stopped by the FCUK outlet, and was drawn to the rack labeled 
"Sample Sizes - Everything MUST go"

My heart went pitter-patter, and I quickly started scanning through the clothes. Low and behold I come across this gem of a dress shirt. Gorgeous color? Check.. Four leaf clovers for good luck? Check..

What more could a girl want?

I was already floating to the change room until I noticed the size on the tag.
TEN
I've never been a 10 in my life. I slowly creeped away from the change room and eyed myself in the mirror - half expecting to see myself double in size. I'm 5'2 guys (if that!).

However, after much thought I tried the shirt on & I bought it & I rocked it to date night!

Moral of the story? The modeling world is a cruel one. Imagine - someone like Coco Rocha is a size 4 and people call her fat!
(Have they seen an optometrist lately? Or a shrink perhaps?).
She's absolutely gorgeous, and so yes - she has REAL thighs.

The pressure put on women to be slim (especially in the modeling industry) is ridiculous.
It's like there is a bar set for boni-ness.
And it's pretty darn high.

There is something I'd like to say to the designers of this shirt. I LOVE food, I'm healthy, and even if this is a size 10 in your eyes, I think I look DARN good. So go ahead.

Super Size Me ;)


PS. My early birthday present from the boyfriend arrived today 
(and he had NO time to hide it)

Can you guess what it is?


50 comments:

Katya said...

amazzzinggg outfit! Your bag and shoes are TOO cute =D I want them!

http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

What a beautiful shirt! Women's sizes are so confusing--my clothes range from size 2 to size 8 in my closet.

I'm in the process of growing out my hair, and I am so jealous of your bun! :)

Lc said...

Best post I read this week! Im 5'2 as well and vintage sizing is equally the same.. so cheers to being a 10!

Katya said...

you are beautiful, I never pay any attention to the size on something, just look at it to see if I think if will fit ... the shirt is a great find and I am so very in love with those shoes!!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Katya said...

Cute outfit. Really like your bag and shoes.

Don't worry about the size labels on clothes. Just worry about how the clothes fit you and your body shape. Some of the most beautiful women are over size 12.

Miss Bias
www.missbias.blogspot.com

Katya said...

You do look good. You look lovely. And you're right... so right. You don't need to look boney to look amazing. Ps I love how perfect your bun looks! Is it just pulled together and pinned?

And sizes are ridiculous. I order online from F21 all the time (well, not anymore... but I used to!) and I have a range of sizes from 26-29 just in the waist alone. All that fit. I'm an XS sometimes and a L other times. It's just stupid to get all worked up over a number. Who gives a damn! Your post is gorgeous!

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Katya said...

I'm 5'2 also, and since I'm curvy, my size in clothing can jump around-but it's all about the fit! Loved this post and your hair looks cute!
http://h3artland.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

LOVE this post, and your top! Womens sizes are so silly; you're totally totally not a size 10!

Katya said...

Yup, the way I do my bun is put it up in a pony tail - and then wrap the hair around and pin it (with way too many bobypins!)

& I totally agree about forever 21 - their sizing is wacko!

Thank you for the sweet comment and making me smile this morning.

Katya said...

you are beautiful! love your bun.

Katya said...

first time on your blog!
and you do look darn good! clothes varies a lot, so don't be discouraged!

www.unremittinglykel.blogspot.com

Katya said...

loveee that top!

Katya said...

I seriously love your hair in these pictures!!!! Adorable outfit!!

Thank you so much for your nice comments, you inspire me to keep on blogging!

Samantha
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

Katya said...

Gorgeous outfit. Very casual chic!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

cherry ripe time

Katya said...

your top knot is adorable! love that little cross body bag :)

thestylechildblog.com

Katya said...

haha I understand completely!! I love this shirt and your hair looks SO good like that! Love it! PS - thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment!

-Sarah

Katya said...

Love the outfit. The top is gorgeous! As you said, you look great in it, and I love your message! I mean, I'm a 5'9" teenage girl that can still fit into size two dresses, and I get down on myself sometimes! But anyway, I'm so happy that I found your blog! You have a great fashion sense, and your posts always make me laugh. They really brighten my day! I'm now following via bloglovin'. If you have time, I would love it if you checked out my fashion blog. If you like it and decide to follow back that would be great, but ONLY if you really like it! I'm trying to build a following of people who genuinely care about what I write, not just those who pity me. Anyway, sorry to ramble, and hoping to hear from you soon!

xoxo

DressingDaly.blogspot.com

Katya said...

Your outfit is stunning!! and I love your hair!! :)
Thank you so much for your comments!!

xx

Katya said...

Hai un blog delizioso !!! Baci Marcella

Katya said...

you look beautiful and size shouldn't mean anything. In general a small size vs a bigger size does not indicate that the smaller size is somehow superior, and in specific on one person it doesn't matter what size a garment is, as long as it fits. I usually just grab thing on sight instead of checking the sizing!

Katya said...

Great outfit! The hair looks great and I love those sassy shoes.

xo L.

Katya said...

Agreed! I think that's the lesson I learned - to pick up things and try them on regardless of what size they are... Thanx :)

Katya said...

Had to translate this (though I wish I knew Italian). Thank you for the sweet comment & thank you Google translate.

PS. Actually, the only word I did know was Baci :):) Pretty proud of myself.

Katya said...

You totally made my morning. And afternoon. I'll check out your blog asap! But by the sound of it, I already know I'll love it! :)

Katya said...

I DO?! *blush* gosh..

Katya said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on our blog :)

You look soooo adorable here! I love your gorgeous ballerina bun - it really suits you!!
Hope you have had the chance to check out our Tiffany & Co. necklace giveaway!

Blessings,

Kat
www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

Katya said...

your bun looks great! mine always turn out so sloppy
and those leopard shoes are adorable

http://shayyyyy.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am loving that shirt and the bun! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

I'm in love with your bun, it looks so good on you! Also loving your shoes!

http://www.afoolforfashion.com/

Katya said...

First, you are absolutely STUNNING! I love your shirt and you have such a beautiful smile. :) And although your hair is in a bun, I can tell it is long and full, and therefore amazing. Hehe.

And you are NOT fat at all. I'm struggling with my weight right now. (Long story short: I gained 20 pounds in two years due to a desk job). And a few months ago I had to purchase a bridesmaid dress to be in my bff's wedding. It was a size 10 and I was horrified. But you know what, I think that perhaps the brands (David's Bridal in my case) run small. I just have a very, very hard time imagining, from these photos, that you are a real size 10. It seems pretty much impossible, actually.

Plus, it's hard for us short girls to be a stick! I'm five feet tall and if I eat so much as a pretzel, it goes straight to my hips. LOL!

Katya said...

You're totally NOT fat...don't even sweat it at all! I struggled with body image for years, and I'm tiny. It's so easy to be critical of ourselves, and we forget that others don't even notice things that we hate about ourselves.

I really love your blouse.

Katya said...

Love the photos, the colorization of the pictures are lovely!
The bag and the outfit is so cute.




Xoxo,


http://www.beatricebalaj.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

Looooove this outfit!
Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

Katya said...

4-leaf clovers! To die for!!!! I must keep my eye out for sample sales for sure. And what a lovely hair-do, love the blogger bun :)

-Monica

Katya said...

Haha we are probably the exact same size you and I! I'm also 5'2" and I've had a few scares with sample sizes as well. Nothing to worry about, we're damn hot you and I! ;P Now, to hatch my plan of stealing that shirt from you..

Katya said...

You always have the cutest outfits! I'm not a huge fan of cheetah print...but those flats are adorable with the pink. They definitely work on you :)

Also, I really wanted to thank you for your advice on whether I should stick with cross country or not. Your answer has been stuck in my head all day long. As much as I hate letting go, doing what makes me happy (now) is great advice. Thank you again.

Have a great day! xx

Katya said...

very cute outfit!!!!!

Katya said...

I'm so glad I could help! :):)

Katya said...

Darn right we are ;)

Katya said...

you take amazing pics!!! great blog. so happy I came across you. now following!

Katya said...

You rock!

Katya said...

Adele it is!! Thanks for replying :)

Did I mention last time I commented how much I love what your wrote in this post? It's so inspiring. You're so beautiful.

I love your new header too! So fun!

Courtney

I Can Be Many Things

Katya said...

love the outfit. love the photos.
and AMEN for ''super size me''
well said! today models look like hangers. ugh!

btw. thanks for visiting/following my blog :)

xoxo
-S

Katya said...

beautiful outfit! Loving the shirt and shoes, they are too cool! x

Katya said...

I don't worry about the number, as I'm petite and athletic. I'll never be a 2, or maybe never a 4. I've got hips! The inconsistency in sizing between brands does not help, either. Let your confidence shine!

Katya said...

So cute, Katya. I can't wait to see what's in that box!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together

Katya said...

You always have the cutest outfits! I'm not a huge fan of cheetah print...but those flats are adorable with the pink. They definitely work on you :)

Also, I really wanted to thank you for your advice on whether I should stick with cross country or not. Your answer has been stuck in my head all day long. As much as I hate letting go, doing what makes me happy (now) is great advice. Thank you again.

Have a great day! xx

Katya said...

I'm in love with your bun, it looks so good on you! Also loving your shoes!

http://www.afoolforfashion.com/

Katya said...

LOVE this post, and your top! Womens sizes are so silly; you're totally totally not a size 10!

Katya said...

I am a size 10, and I am totally ok with that. I struggled a lot with weight issues all my life, but now i am finally at a place of realizing that numbers are bogus. Women look good in every size there is, and all that matters is that a person feels good.

http://thismummasstyle.wordpress.com/

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