04 May 2008

get on a stretching machine and walk your friggin cat, hoskank

To whom it may concern:

Thank you for bringing it to my attention I am a pitiful 5 ft 3, perhaps 5 ft2 on bad days. I am well aware I am not model height, or size. Yes, I am well aware I am not a twig by any stretch of the imagination. I will be the first to admit I have eaten one tub of ice cream too many since I've stopped swimming for the season.

Still, I think I'm aware of my body and how to dress it. That is why I like to experiment with clothes. I know what would look good on my body, but it doesn't necessarily have to correlate with what I feel like wearing or would feel best in. Okay? If I want to wear a hideous wet look prom dress with hooker heels I damn well will, and with a matching boa and wig to boot. If I want to wear shorts and a shirt I don't need your critique if you're wearing the same thing in a different wash.

Thanks, by the way, for suggesting this gorgeous mumu for the reason it is, apparently, my size. Yes, it is so my size. Because I am so a plus size. Really. HOW DID YOU KNOW.

Great for expectant mothers.

Buy it for a friend, I will gladly ship to your gift recipient

This is precisely why I dislike shopping with other people most of the time. When I show you a group of dresses, or pants, or even a friggin' cake I expect you to point out both the good and bad in the clothes and how they would look on me, not compare me to the mannequin. I have taken into consideration my weight and my measurements when I gather possible purchases and there is no need to worry about those things for me, thanks.

I am well aware of my flaws and you pointing them out consistently just proves there's something switched off in your brain. If I had high self-esteem about my body I'd be rolling my eyes right now and ignoring you, and hell I do most of the time. But you, I expect more from you, you know? If you're close to me then I can tolerate a hell of a lot of shit to put up with but when I want a genuine, honest opinion shooting down everything and not providing actual proper critique isn't going to get me anywhere other than on my way to beat your head in.

So yeah I'm going to buy that dress you say would look like shit on me, the one you said I would need to buy a stretching machine to look like the mannequin in, and I'm going to wear it the day after I get it to meet up with you and smile. Widely.

Thanks, person! :D By the way, you're not getting jack shit from my closet ever. Cheers.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another letter in the series, I love these.

The Clothes Horse said...

Is this another anonymous thing? Why do people have to put others down this way? Don't enough girls have eating disorders in this world that we shouldn't have to push others this way?
You are a delight. Don't change a thing. And you're taller than me!

Amelia said...

Ah man, that sucks. Most of the people in the blogging community are really nice, but there are always a few who are PMS-ing. Ignore those comments and keep experimenting--that's why I love your blog. Go buy that dress!

Amelia said...

Err, the one that supposedly needs the stretching machine, not the plus size one. Although, you could get that one, too, in the spirit of experimentation--and maybe cut it up and make it awesome. Anyhow, just thought I would clarify.

Belle said...

The clothes horse: really? Thanks, that surprises me. Your poses are wicked awesome and tell me otherwise.

Amelia: seriously you're the coolest person I've met blogging! Thanks for the kind words my friend. ;)

Anonymous said...

You go girl!

emily said...

i freaking hate angry trolls who are clearly desperate to make themselves feel better by putting other people down! they suck!


you, on the other hand, do not suck.

love your blog!

x

coco said...

Think Kylie, Sarah Jessica Parker and the Olsen's.
I think they are all more stylish than tall models!

Anonymous said...

Erh..I allways thought you were a normal size, more on the thin side than the fat anyway. Wow, I don't know if you got that comment from a blogger or a real life person or whatever, but that person seriously have some body-issues. You look hot the way you are:)

She's Dressing Up said...

Those who make such stupid and untrue comments are obviously very insecure about themselves. Ignore them, you have many readers here (inc myself) who think you look great!

Belle said...

Thanks so much guys. The comment was actually from someone in real life but it's been resolved now & they've groveled at my feet accordingly.

Seriously though, every one of you is amazing. You have no idea how much each one of you means to me. I'm incredibly grateful. :)

zoeeeee said...

i've heard it too "that's too small on you, can i have it?" FUCK NO

Anonymous said...

That mumu is something I wouldn't be surprised seeing in AE...

Sam said...

you're taller than me too. haha!
whoever said that stuff to you is horrible. you look great and definitely look skinny to me! =]

Belle said...

thanks so much everyone. the person apologized to me so it's all well and good now. :)

lovekylie said...

get it girl.