This photo belongs to Sarah Ray Vargas and the people at Fashion to Figure.
Today I wanted to give a shout out to one vlogger/blogger in specific, Sarah Rae Vargas. She is a Mother of two beautiful kids, who makes a wide variety of YouTube videos on topics like plus size fashion, beauty, lifestyle, self empowerment as well as blogging and much more. She is definitely out spoken and I think she is a great role model and is a big part of the body positivity movement.
As a plus sized woman myself who just like anyone else had an extremely hard time embracing my body and loving myself for who I am, it is great to see so many people stepping up and sending out the message that you are beautiful just the way you are. It wasn't until recent years that I finally started to accept my body type as a chunky girl. While I definitely support a healthy diet and lifestyle I also completely believe that its OK if you are not skinny if you are a 'fat girl' and you should be happy with yourself no matter what.
As a teenager I hid under baggy clothes not only because I was a rebellious little goth girl but also because I simply had the thought in my head that fat girls can't wear form fitting clothes and look good. Even when I started going to college I would often where a hoodie over whatever outfit I had picked even in the summer too insecure with my body to go without it.
It wasn't until I hit my 20s that I finally started to embrace who I was and all my curves. I wouldn't necessarily say I am fashion forward (not even a little bit) or even 100% confident with my body but I have definitely come a long way since high school. As cheesy as it may sound it really does encourage me as I am sure it does many others to go outside of my box and say you know "I look damn good in these jeans that hug my hips and butt I am going to buy them." or actually getting the top that shows off my arms, thanks to all these amazing vloggers/bloggers who are plus sized women and GORGEOUS.
Anyways I could go on but I am sure you get the point.
I just wanted to give Sarah a shout out and share THIS interview she did with Fashion to Figure because I love everything she said and don't think it could have been said better.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far and I will hopefully be back soon to update you guys on giveaway info.