I love Ronald McDonald's since I was a kid. The thought of that giant yellow M makes me instantly think of yummy large fries! My children when they were little couldn't wait for a day of free (Thank God for me) play at Mickey D's Playplace! Usually everything you encounter there is filled with the 4 F's: Fun, Family, Friendly and Free! However, the other day and I don't mean to offend anyone when I say this but, the Playplace horrified me, terrorized me for the first time ever I was now going to have to add a 5th F!
Normally, I would have closed my eyes and walked away from this weed, inside of a bed of roses however, I was trapped my eye's were confronted with a vision I did not want to see! I was happily sipping on my $1.00 iced tea (another Mickey D's joy) waiting patiently for a large order for the DF dance camp kids. As, I slowly gazed around the restaurant something hanging caught my eye! My peace, my center, my McDonald's joy was abruptly, visually violated, offended, and clearly disoriented my entire purpose for being there. Picture if you will a women, Not Pregnant, who clearly wears a size 22+ top in a size 4 junior white tee. She was pleasantly enjoying a vanilla ice cream cone and my mouth dropped as my eye's were drawn to her gigantic brown belly that was happily laying out below her white t-shirt and on top of her beige striped pants! I do not mean to colorize but, as many of you know I'm visual and that belly sat out like a beakin between all that white and beige! Why?
Now, I know there are so many offensive things I could talk about and won't but, there are just too many women regardless of race or creed walking around with low hip hugging jeans, cut off tee's and exposing us all to their personal private areas. I can deal with it when I'm alone (sort of) but, when I'm in the grocery store with my kids and the crack of a woman's A_ _ is showing, her stomach is bulging on the sides; I have to explain why to my kids! As, they continue to stare at the crack and gasp and laugh, I have to scurry them away to another isle! I have to explain why, especially to my 8 year old daughter, that it's not OK to dress this way. Why do I feel like I'm in a strip club at the grocery store? I just no that at any moment there is going to be a pole on isle 8!
At, McDonald's play place with little kids running around this woman didn't care about her belly! Just as I was thinking man do her friends see her ginormous stomach hanging out? I realized they were all big girls in tiny clothes and everybody had something hanging out and over everywhere! Again Why? Now, being the blogger/photoist (smile) that I am , I wanted so badly to take their picture but, I feared for my life, because if they caught me I noooooo I would have caught a beat down!
Ok, listen, I've had kids, I'm a happy big girl now (sort of) and I know if I wore my stomach out I would offend myself:) So, I try for the most part to buy clothes from stores that make clothes for me, Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, and any department that says Women's not Juniors (well Junior + maybe). I try to purchase clothes that make me feel and look good with the body I'm currently in possession of. Yes, I would love to lose weight and I will but, in the mean time I have to be honest with what I'm working with and it doesn't mean walking around in all black either (I do own a girdle for color clothes:). When the mirror tells me, "Girl don't you by that top in an 8 go on back and get that 16!" I have to listen:) In the spirit of this blog I decided to post beautiful 16+ tops that this big girl would love to wear:) Also, a few size 4's too!
I would love this (photo on left) but, I will wear thisI would love this but, I'm realistic I would wear this (photo on right)
Real quick this is cute and this is cute too!
I no fashionista but, I'm saying there are cute clothes out there for all of us:)
Ok, So, is it just me or are you guys seeing the same things?