I’m still in Hastings with my family at the moment and today, my mum, my sister and I got on a train to Tunbridge Wells for a bit of retail therapy. Here’s when I get on to the ranty bit.
I am not a skinny girl – I generally buy clothes size 14/16 and I’m not ashamed of that but it’s something I’m going to change in 2015. I wouldn’t call myself ‘fat’ either but I’m not as skinny as girls in magazines or on clothes websites.
But this doesn’t mean I don’t deserve pretty clothes. We went into a lot of shops today and the likelihood that those shops had sizes above a 10 were slim (unintentional pun, but relevant I think!). Jack Wills and Topshop were the worst – everything was size 6, 8 or 10 and there was nothing to encourage the larger lady to want the clothes they had on offer. Even then, by ‘larger lady’, I mean someone who isn’t a stick! A size 12 is a perfectly healthy size that I personally would still consider skinny and it’s not fair that ‘bigger’ people are discouraged from buying clothes due to their size.
It’s bad enough that everywhere you look there are articles on getting your ‘Summer Body’ and ‘losing Christmas fat’, no one should have to deal with not being catered for in a clothes shop. It’s not just skinny people that need clothes.
(Just to clarify, that’s UK sizes – I know it’s different in America)
But onto brighter things! I took a few photos in Tunbridge Wells and we went down to the sea in Hastings where I took some beautiful pictures.
Even after the blip with the clothes shopping, I managed to snap photos that I’m pretty proud of.
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