Little in the Middle

My intentions are totally not to wait this long between posts, but I must admit, there is a bit of a learning curve when doing anything new. In my case it’s getting the pictures right, learning about lighting, teaching myself simple editing, and even figuring out different poses that work best in my pictures. In my every day life I stick to my signature pose – also my only pose – hand on left hip, slightly turned in at an angle, and only taking pictures from my left side. Plus, how do people take pictures without smiling? Can somebody teach me? Let’s be real, that’s not me, I like smiling. *insert cheeseball smile here* Thus, it’s been some work learning (and getting used to) different angles of myself for pictures.

One thing that I have learned over the years, however, is proportions. What I mean by proportions is that we all tend to carry our weight differently. Most of the time we think of ourselves either in terms of a size, or just weight, but I think learning about how we are proportioned is a better way to get to know our bodies. This gives us a better understanding of how clothing will fit based on our own shape. There are certain styles that work better for people that carry their weight up top, down on the hips, or somewhere in the middle.

The further I go with the blog, the more I’ll discuss different body shapes and what can work for each, but for today I’ll show you what I think works for me. I am definitely bottom-heavy (triangle-shaped, spoon shaped…whatever you want to label yourself). This means that I carry most of my weight on my hips, booty, and thighs. In terms of proportions, my middle is where I carry the least amount of my weight. This doesn’t mean I have a small waist by any means, or even a thin waist, it just means that relative to my bust and hips, it’s the smallest point. Knowing this, I try to direct the focus to my waist.

I love any skirt that lands exactly at my smallest waist point. Another thing I love is a full skirt…and a full skirt to wear in Fairytale Lane? Well, that’s just cake! One plus of making my own custom items for the blog before I place them in my Etsy shop is working out any design details. I realized that the waist does stretch out with wear, so adding an elastic waistband to the final sample will create a better fit for all. I will work out this detail before I post the listing. In the meantime, you can take a look at the pictures of my short day trip to the adorable little town of Solvang from a couple of weeks ago.

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Skirt: in my lozasun Etsy shop soon, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Tote: Rebecca Minkoff (from 3 years ago)