Jes over at Militant Baker is doing an awesome series right now called 25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do where she goes through a ridiculously hateful list that she came across online and crosses off each and every thing one by one. It's actually a really fun list and includes things like "doing cannonballs" and "shimmying." As Jes puts it on her blog: "25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do is an unabashed middle finger to the preposterous idea that any human who weighs more than the status quo does not deserve to live a full and well rounded (ahem) life."
As part of her series, Jes is encouraging other bloggers of any size to link up and join in on her activities. I really wanted to do the first one- a cannonball! But couldn't make it to any body of water. So I was really excited when I realized I already had the second one available in my closet. Number 2 of the 25 is "wear a mu-mu."
I like to refer to my mu-mu as a "tent dress" but I'm pretty sure that falls in the mu-mu catagory or is at least a close cousin. I love my tent dress which I bought from a craft fair and was told was made from a vintage table cloth! The cut and design is so simple (note the adorable bow collar) and while I occasionally belt this dress as shown in the pictures, my preferred way to wear it is in it's full shapeless tent glory. SOOOOOO comfy, especially during a heat wave. A mu-mu knows how to breathe!
I'm also excited to participate in Jes's link up because I've come to realize that every woman that I know (including myself) has some sort of body image issue. That we all see our bodies as imperfect no matter how perfect they may appear in other people's eyes. This fact is mega depressing, and something I've been wanting to write about on my blog, but have never been exactly sure on say on the subject. Except this: believe what people tell you and try to see yourself as others do. Living in New York City, I feel like I see a disproportionate amount of "too skinny" people every single day. It's easy to think that what they have is a good thing. It's not. Lately, I look at these people and feel grateful that I'm not dangerously skinny, that I weigh more than I did in my early twenties and still look healthy and beautiful. Especially in a Mu-mu. Am I right ladies? I encourage you all to join Jes's link up! Let me know if you do in the comments!