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I’ve found my go-to outfit for the fall. I think it may be shockingly close to last year’s go-to look, and I’m ok with that. There’s something about having a little tummy showing in the Fall that does it for me. Like a soft “fuck you” to the idea that my body has to be totally covered at all times.
When I began this blog I had a goal to wear a plus size crop top out in public. I don’t even know when I started doing it, but one day I realized that I had regularly been wearing crop tops with tight jeans. I meet new friends in crop tops, I go to the grocery store in crop tops, I see people stare at my belly in a crop top, I happily exist in crop tops. And it just happened. Nothing monumental or life altering happened to make me ok with wearing the tiny tops. I just decided to do it one day, and then did it a couple more times, and then I realized I was taking outfit photos in crop tops and it wasn’t even a thing.
My body positivity looks like that a lot. It looks slow and steady. It looks like a lot of unlearning, and some times the re-learning isn’t quite as apparent. My values have changed, and my peace with my body has grown, but there’s no next-level plane of existence that I’ve suddenly elevated to. I think this is what loving your body looks like. I think it’s calm and ever changing. I think it opens you up to understanding how people in other bodies experience things. I think it asks you to be aware in your relationships with yourself and how that may also effect others. Most of the time those things aren’t tangible. So here I am, in all my plus size crop top glory, taking a moment to celebrate the outward appearance of all the inner work I’ve done. It feels good.
Check out the full haul of all the items I got from Fashion To Figure below!