Baring it all... Well, almost.

I'm part of an amazing group on Facebook. There are 32 girls and we met through an online used clothes sales group. We are spread all throughout Germany and only know each other via Internet. We're all plus size and love fashion. We talk about everything from relationships to clothes or give each other advice on whatever might be going on in our lives at the moment.

The other day one of the girls asked us whether we wear bikinis or only bathing suits and this question somehow turned in to her asking to see our bellies. Now, I would say that this is a problem area for most women anyway. With us being plus sized I'd say that most of us probably try to hide that area of our body the most. I expected most of us to deny her request but all of a sudden I saw belly after belly pop up on my screen. Soon most of us including myself had just bared one of our biggest "problem" areas to a bunch of strangers. I was so amazed how everybody participated without hesitation. However, I also noticed how critical everybody was of their own body, yet when it came to other bodies they were so forgiving and nice. I'm one of the heavier girls in the group, if not the heaviest and not one person had anything negative to say. In fact, one of the girls complimented me for looking so confident in my picture. The comments they made about their own pictures were not so nice. They were unhappy with how wide their hips are or how the top of their bellies stood out too far, yet other girls who had similar bodies seemed beautiful or even sexy to them.

My point with this story is that we should be as kind and forgiving to our own bodies as we are to others at times. Whether we're fat, skinny, short, tall, small boobs, big boobs whatever it might be, we need to learn to get along with our bodies and realize that we can be just as attractive as the other girl who's body we might wish we had. Love the skin and the body you're in.

I want to thank all my girls from the Facebook group for being so awesome and for supporting each other. For being able to talk to each other truthfully, without anybody being offended. For being strong woman who lift each other up rather than tearing each other down or seeing each other as competition. A special thanks to the three girls who let me use their belly shots. Thank you for trusting me and encouraging me to write this.

xoxo Anna


I'm back!

I've been asked by numerous people over the last few weeks, why i don't blog anymore? I didn't really have a good answer, so I decided to give it another try. One of the biggest problems I had previously, is that I was just being to hard on myself, always comparing my blog to others. There will be no more of that. Either people like my blog or they don't! This time around you'll be seeing more than just fashion and I'm sure we'll have tons of fun together!

Also, I've entered a contest to win a photo shoot. It's being put on by Sheego, a plus size retailer here in Germany. So, if you have a minute and would like to vote (which you can do here) for me I'd really appreciate it. As of right now, my picture is on page 4 but that could change at any time.

I actually have an outfit to accompany today's post. I promise the pictures will get better!

Jacket- Macy's Dress- Torrid Leggings- Lidl Shoes- Zara


Ho, ho, ho...

I just wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas! Here in Germany we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. I had my in laws over and my mom. It was a pretty fun night with good food and of course some nice presents. Here are just a couple of pics from last night, including my outfit and our wonderful table decoration which the hubby put together.

Cardi-H&M, Dress-Avenue, Shoes-Humanic



Hello to everybody that still follows my blog. It seem like I haven't posted anything in about 10 years. So here is just a quickie. I celebrated my 26th birthday a few weeks ago and I love themed parties so I decided to have a Halloween theme this year. There was tons of food, everybody had really good costumes and we just had a really good time overall. There was so much going on so I totally forgot to take pictures especially of my costume. Here's one good shot that I managed to steal from my friend.

Costume- Torrid


The Right to Bare Arms...

I know that a lot of big girls have issues with showing their arms. For a long time I did as well, but then I started thinking "my arms are pretty big so a sweat is not really going to hide that". If people don't like them or think it looks gross, oh well though luck because I'm not going to hide them anymore. So either you look away or you can do as I do, accept them. I have a fat body, so of course I"m going to have fat arms, it only makes sense.
Here's an outfit that I wore a few weeks back. It's simple but sometimes simple is good. I was so happy when I found this vest... on sale... at H&M. They've had it at the store for a while but I was never willing to pay 40 euro for it which i think was the original price. So I was super excited when I spotted the vest on the sales rack for 15 euro. Even though it was already pretty warm out and the vest is wool I just had to get it. Paired with this tube top it ended up not being all that hot.
I've scored quite a few bargains these past few weeks. My motto is "never pay full price for anything", even if you have to wait around a little while until it goes on sale. I'll try to do a post on those things soon. Now on to the pictures.

Vest, Tube Top, Earrings & Hairband- H&M, Jeggings- Evans, Shoes- Humanic, Bag- Jessica Simpson, Watch- Guess, Shades- Krass

xoxo Anna



I've had this dress forever and it one of my faves. It's so easy to dress up or down. Whenever I can't come up with anything good to wear, I just throw this dress on put a cardie or bolero over it, add some cute shoes and off I go.
I'm also wearing my all time favorite bolero. This thing goes with everything. I have a lot of maxi dresses that I feel are often too dressy for work. So I throw this bolero over it and it instantly makes it a little bit more casual. The shoes I'm wearing have also become one of my favorite pairs. I go them a while back at H&M. It was like they were waiting for me to come in and buy them. They were the only ones left and happened to be my size, so I couldn't say no to that. For 20 euros they were a bargain too.

Dress and Bolero- Torrid, Shoes- H&M


I'm Alive...

yes, I am still alive. I've just had a lot going on and I also do not have internet right now. We just bought a house so I've been trying to get unpacked. At the moment we don't have internet either but it's supposed be hooked up on friday. This is why I haven't been able to post anything. Hopefully by the end of the month everything will be squared away and I can get back to bloggin normaly.

xoxo Anna