Inspired by the spate of first profile pictures and Throwback Thursdays I thought I would share with you a quick peek at me through the years, if it seems a bit narcissistic please feel free to skip. But here we go.
In the first pic I am probably about 12 so it is 1987, I am wearing the stonewash denim blouson style denim jacket so popular of the time with a very white T shirt I obviously hadn't eaten else it would probably be food splattered with some kind of print skirt. Although I look happy I was probably riddled with insecurity and felt very fat. I am sporting my first perm others came they weren't as successful.
In the second picture I am 20 I am obsessed with Drew Barrymore and Pulp and try an look like Drew, although I am a size 16 with a 28 inch waist I always feel fat. However, this is the first time in my life I realise that boys like me and I exploit this as it makes me feel pretty.
This picture is from early 2003 I have just got married, I never wear anything but trousers or jeans and I feel fat most of the time. I have just put on about 2 stone and although fatter squeeze myself into whatever fits in Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams. I am still loving a denim jacket too.
The final picture is my fist profile picture I hated it at the time and thought my face looked huge but I never had pictures taken as I hated them so much so there weren't many to choose from, so this one it was.
The next picture is my first short haircut in 2009 I felt really pretty for the first time in a while and I had just lost about 2 stone that year and it was quite a good period for me in my life.
This is New Year 2011 and that is my first print dress which has become my personal brand really, I am getting more into a retro look.
This is July of 2012 I am again wearing a print dress my Limb fishing girls one, I am a few months away from reading my first plus size blogs but I am getting into my own personal style a bit more and I think it was about this time I decided I would stop dieting. It was a fun night but I know my mind set hadn't changed that much as I remember seeing the pictures and thinking: "oh I look fat."
My final pic is New Year 2014 I am wearing my first and probably favourite print dress again and I feel happy and pretty through blogging I don't hate having my picture taken any more and I am not as preoccupied with if I look fat, cos well I am fat and that is okay.