Posts Tagged: society

Presentation

body positive style

I consider style to be an integral part of presentation of self. We all have private selves that few people get to know or see, and we all have public selves that we must share with strangers and the observing world. Our public selves may speak, walk, emote, and interact differently from our private selves. Those are behavioral choices we make, actions we finesse in order to convey certain aspects of our personalities. How we hold our bodies influences presentation of self, as does how we engage in eye contact, tone and volume of speaking voice, and expressive gestures. Dressing also contributes to the public self that we craft, and the clothing we choose to wear and the ways in which we wear it can broadcast certain beliefs, traits, or preferences that we hold. READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-09-13 06:25:21.

Care About Fashion. But Not Too Much.

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When I was in college, I got scolded by a guy for not caring enough about my clothes. He took it upon himself to tell me that I’d be so much prettier if I’d just put on a dress once in a while. He was an acquaintance, not a friend, and he felt it was important to let me know that my lack of interest in fashion was affecting his perception of me. And potentially the perceptions of others. I did not care enough about fashion.

The receptionist at my old job was an older gal and famously grumpy. She was one of those people whose compliments always felt backhanded and acidic. She made a point of commenting whenever I wore something she perceived to be new – items that, nine times out of ten, I’d had for years but not yet worn to the office. When I told her I was writing a book, she lit up. When I told her what it was about, she pulled a grimace. I cared too much about fashion. READ MORE

Originally posted 2013-09-26 06:04:47.

Blue Haze

My usual online shopping haunts over the past 3 years since starting Curves Become Her have not been as varied as I like them to be but thankfully more stores are getting savvy with providing worldwide shipping and that means more variety for the wardrobe! This outfit of the day look is a neat combination of some of these brands.

This is not a look I typically wear and experimenting is just so much fun! I am still discovering my particular style aesthetic; I suppose you can call it eclectic for now. Which makes so much sense since that is the general consensus with my varied taste in things I love such as books, movies, music. I get such a kick out of the look of surprise from people when they have trouble fitting me into a little pigeonhole. Labels, labels, labels, how utterly boring! READ MORE