I Wore A Crop Top Today and Guess What Happened…

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Absolutely nothing. Okay so maybe a little more than nothing. A couple of thin chicks requested details on my fit and an aggressive Police Officer slide me his number. When I say nothing I mean all of the things I thought would happen …didn’t.  I’m going to assume you’re confused and explain what I mean in one sentence. No one really cared… but me.

The internet is filled with affirmations, we should go out and wear what we want despite what anyone says. Ironically I’m starting to think we are our biggest critics.  You know that fat girl in the mirror who deters you from doing things that you think are dope. Yeah her. She has the ability to discourage the shit out of a bad ass outfit. If I had a dollar for every time I read “I wish, I had your confidence” I would actually buy a drink from Chipotle and give up the free water cups.

Granted the statement “I wish I had your confidence” sometimes can come off a bit shady. Most of us are familiar with backhanded compliment however I do think they have some sincerity. So many of us are praying for the elimination of self-doubt. I won’t pretend as if fat shaming doesn’t exist because it does. As a visibly fat woman I’ve had my fair share but no one has been rougher on me than I’ve been on myself. It’s hard for others to fat shame you when you aren’t ashamed of your fat. At least that’s how I see it. Long story longer we owe ourselves the confidence we “wish” we had.

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That’s the end of my Brave Space talk let’s get into this look. If you know me, you know I absolutely love Pop Up Plus. I work very closely with the company as their onset stylist. The amount of time and attention they put into their new arrivals is heaven sent. As stated before I’ve sized out of junior plus.  I’m ecstatic Pop Up Plus is offering real women sizes up to a 5X with their Body By Luv Collection. Super trendy, edgy and chic! Exactly what a fat girl like me needs. I REQUESTED my two piece set a little longer because I’m extra lol. Definitely check them out you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for reading.

Purchase this beautiful set here

Bag: NYC Street Vendor

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  1. Char
    May 25, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Yasssss!! You better look fly! Ask the popo if he got a brother too!

    All jokes aside, you look breathtaking and even if the world tried to slam you–YOU ALWAYS GOT YOU!

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Amen to that boo Amen! See you soon.

  2. Jamie
    May 25, 2016 / 10:13 am

    You look beautiful! Loving the message behind this post! I’m so happy you are blogging again.

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Me too!!!! Thanks for encouraging me!

  3. Katherine
    May 25, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Love This!!!!!!! And you look Fabulous, Darling 👏👏👏👏👏

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Thanks boo.

  4. May 25, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I am weak at “I would actually buy a drink at chipotle and give up the free water cups!!!” Glad to know Im not the only one who does this. You look beautiful!

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:09 am

      Thanks boo. I’m just saying they cant make a value meal out of it?

  5. Fatima
    May 25, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I think you looked amazing!!! I love women with confidence and curves….we are underestimated a lot as if we should be ashamed of our size and hide the stylist inside of us!! I salute you and the many other thick ladies that share this confidence with the world, I’m a new follower, thank you for letting me into your world!!!! #youdidthatfit

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me.

  6. Toni Wilson
    May 25, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    FABULOUS babe!!! Keep this awesome articles coming. I’ll read evwry last one. 👏🏽👏🏽

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Thanks for all of your support boo

  7. Lori
    May 25, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Your beautiful and look stunning .Thank you for sharing!

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:03 am

      Thank you Luv!!

  8. Tivona Clark
    May 25, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I love this look! I’m super excited to see what’s next! I’m an addict when it comes to your post lol wether it be snapchat, or Instagram I’m a fan 😊 Get it Shania

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 9:02 am

      Thank you for all of your support luv! I’m so excited to be blogging again

  9. May 26, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Beautiful as always!

    • Ootc
      May 27, 2016 / 8:59 am

      Thank you so much diva1

  10. Elle
    May 30, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Absolutely stunning…that color, that smolder!!! I came upon this purely for the gorgeous girl in the photo, and left actually thinking how right you are, how many times I have had an awesome outfit in mind and changed it 5 times because I didn’t think I could pull it off. How sad!! I promise I will start giving myself a second chance from now on! 🙂

    • Ootc
      June 1, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks for the amazing comment! We have to give ourselves second chances for now on.

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