tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post4964167869431147884..comments2013-10-30T08:51:03.783-05:00Comments on Hems for Her Trendy Plus Size Fashion for Women: Curves, Confidence and CriticismKatie Frosthttps://plus.google.com/117840883554726887549noreply@blogger.comBlogger81125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-74286464425224352292012-08-12T20:37:24.393-05:002012-08-12T20:37:24.393-05:00I must say...I LOVE this post. I am new to your bl...I must say...I LOVE this post. I am new to your blog after your guest post on J&#39;s Everyday Fashion and am working my way through your older posts. God bless you and this post! I would like to say that I completely love my body and perhaps in five years when I hit 40, I will but I am starting to appreciate my body and what it can do. Would I like to be thinner (note, I did not say skinny)...sure. But as I see it, I haven&#39;t done much to change that and therefore I should accept what I have to work with. I will say that when I look in the mirror I am happy with my blue eyes, naturally straight hair, semi-full lips, high cheek bones and overall cute, if not pretty, face. I can be happy with my natural D-cup and my cute &quot;chicklet&quot; toes. I too have been guilty of saying &quot;she needs a cheeseburger&quot; but you are right...how would I feel if someone said to me &quot;you don&#39;t need that cheeseburger&quot;?? I would be crushed. If more people had this attitude, the world would be a better place! Thank you again!Qtpie1910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-39338444227596287982012-07-30T12:31:01.957-05:002012-07-30T12:31:01.957-05:00This is my first post of yours that I&#39;ve read ...This is my first post of yours that I&#39;ve read after seeing you guest post on J&#39;s Everyday --- I think youre amazing :) sharing your link with all my girlfriends. <br /><br />Thank you.Keri-Daniellenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-18331537978268886502012-07-23T11:26:41.904-05:002012-07-23T11:26:41.904-05:00great post! Thanks!great post! Thanks!Kathynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-67862662921319006332012-07-22T19:54:40.475-05:002012-07-22T19:54:40.475-05:00Thank you so much for coming over Mary and for the...Thank you so much for coming over Mary and for the super kind words!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-11639390766044876742012-07-22T19:52:18.472-05:002012-07-22T19:52:18.472-05:00I thought about the Lane Bryant ad too when I read...I thought about the Lane Bryant ad too when I read this. And that&#39;s a perfect example. I mean they dedicate an entire show to super skinny &quot;Angels&quot; who admit they don&#39;t eat solids in the days leading up to the show to keep their stomachs flat, but heaven forbid we see some &quot;tig old bitties&quot; on the tv!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-58764479219861392912012-07-22T19:50:35.519-05:002012-07-22T19:50:35.519-05:00YES! What&#39;s so interesting is I&#39;m not sure...YES! What&#39;s so interesting is I&#39;m not sure who&#39;s fueling this &quot;younger is better&quot; crap. I have so much more confidence than I did as a 20-yr old and I think most women would say that. I can honestly say I don&#39;t want to be younger. I have no problem with my age. So you are right- they&#39;ve got to hear from us that we like ourselves as is. That&#39;s the great thing about the blogging medium. We don&#39;t like what they are offering so we create our own!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-65540029704971935272012-07-22T11:48:12.296-05:002012-07-22T11:48:12.296-05:00Katie, you reminded me of something my dad said at...Katie, you reminded me of something my dad said at the dinner table during the first holiday break of my first semester of college. He very casually said to me, &quot;Wow, you&#39;re getting to be a porker.&quot; I had gained more than the Freshman Fifteen, in no small part due to discovering how awesome pizza is for breakfast. He was right, he wasn&#39;t trying to be mean, but it really hurt.<br /><br /><br />It amazes me sometimes how mean some women can be. As a 40+ style blogger, we face the struggle of older women to be seen as stylish, visible and beautiful in a society that embraces youth. But you know what? If enough of us say we like ourselves, just the way we are, then maybe we can overcomes the cruel and unreasonable ideals we see in the media every day.Lynne DeVennyhttp://twitter.com/ExpertParalegalnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-76754672293963967142012-07-21T08:23:35.535-05:002012-07-21T08:23:35.535-05:00LOL-you&#39;re quite welcome! I&#39;m the same w...LOL-you&#39;re quite welcome! <br /><br />I&#39;m the same with tummies, I simply have no waist whatsoever, and at 45 I&#39;m not likely to get one. If I see someone built like me that has something on that makes it look like a waist is there, I am ON it!<br /><br />My first paragraph, last sentence, reads a little harsh-I was really trying to point out that the person making hateful comments about Kate seems to feel her opinion ought to have more, for lack of a better phrase, &quot;weight&quot; than anyone else&#39;s.Colleen P.noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-76182846001239550272012-07-21T05:08:13.003-05:002012-07-21T05:08:13.003-05:00No negativity towards fat, that&#39;s a joke. Kind...No negativity towards fat, that&#39;s a joke. Kinda like some TV stations banning the Lane Bryant lingerie ads, but still featuring Victoria&#39;s secret. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/04/22/abc-wont-air-ads-plus-size-line-lingerie/ Kate moss has been another one that has regularly knocked anything but skinny.cherizangelnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-31183368915671840232012-07-20T20:41:30.268-05:002012-07-20T20:41:30.268-05:00Crying all around! Selah, such a great point about...Crying all around! Selah, such a great point about parenting! That&#39;s something I learn more and more!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-512949287589820842012-07-20T20:40:54.785-05:002012-07-20T20:40:54.785-05:00And now I&#39;m crying. Misty, you were beautiful ...And now I&#39;m crying. Misty, you were beautiful 16 years ago, and you are beautiful now! I was always jealous of how cute you were! It&#39;s tough to stop negative self-talk. I still do and Curtis just looks at me and I totally rephrase it. He&#39;ll say, &quot;Your boobs look awesome&quot; or whatever, and I&#39;ll start to say &quot;Yeah all saggy and .... totally awesome. You are right.&quot; I know it&#39;s tough.<br /><br />And your words are very powerful even when you don&#39;t know you are saying it. Kids are smart and they pick up on it, and I don&#39;t want Sean to be like me either. I am glad you are taking this pledge, and I am goinng to hold it to you!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-25475004113681230422012-07-20T20:36:03.373-05:002012-07-20T20:36:03.373-05:00As an adult I can see that &quot;teasing&quot; can...As an adult I can see that &quot;teasing&quot; can be harmful, but you know how teens are. They just aren&#39;t there mentally. It just goes to show, no girl is immune. That is just chilling about your classmate. So scary.Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-91667328052962065382012-07-20T20:32:21.872-05:002012-07-20T20:32:21.872-05:00It&#39;s amazing the amount of confidence my husba...It&#39;s amazing the amount of confidence my husband has given me over the years. He will not let me speak negatively of my body.<br /><br />Aren&#39;t you up in the Jacksonville area?Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-9903348389473395582012-07-20T20:32:20.302-05:002012-07-20T20:32:20.302-05:00Yeah, it&#39;s scary to see the stats of childhood...Yeah, it&#39;s scary to see the stats of childhood dieting. I never ever thought about that growing up. I can&#39;t imagine how much worse my teenage self-esteem would have been if I had been labeled as overweight. I had enough issues ruining my confidence. Clearly these kids have parents (most likely moms) with body issues and it has trickled down. So sad.Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-55623153017725922412012-07-20T20:27:39.934-05:002012-07-20T20:27:39.934-05:00Lucky boobs! I don&#39;t even like to be in the ho...Lucky boobs! I don&#39;t even like to be in the house without a bra ;)<br /><br />And I swear some of the doctors in this country truly suck ass. So much for bedside manner!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-74568966456540729332012-07-20T20:26:25.966-05:002012-07-20T20:26:25.966-05:00Well, I&#39;m glad you checked me out from your fr...Well, I&#39;m glad you checked me out from your friend&#39;s board, and I am tickled pink she had pinned me.<br /><br />You brought up a point I didn&#39;t get into because, while related clearly, it&#39;s a completely separate issue. The entire beginning of the article used this extended idea that she was a cow, going so far as to show her eating a burger and saying she was a cannibal. It is absolutely disgusting the amount of objectification that goes on in our society. We devalue people and don&#39;t see them are humans, leading to the criticism. <br /><br />I think you will do a great job raising your daughter. And I agree, having a child really opens your eyes!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-6754247302419903512012-07-20T20:20:09.411-05:002012-07-20T20:20:09.411-05:00Thank you for sharing the link, Sarah. I&#39;m goi...Thank you for sharing the link, Sarah. I&#39;m going to check it out right now!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-56398267143666305302012-07-20T20:19:36.256-05:002012-07-20T20:19:36.256-05:00This is another lesson I wish we could teach girls...This is another lesson I wish we could teach girls. That beauty is so much more than a physical thing. Some of the most physically beautiful people I&#39;ve known in my life have had the ugliest insides.Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-92116941969966661442012-07-20T20:18:32.230-05:002012-07-20T20:18:32.230-05:00Yes, both extremes are unhealthy! And sadly we are...Yes, both extremes are unhealthy! And sadly we are not teaching girls how to live healthy- we are teaching them to conform to society. I hope we can change that.Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-78599179946149439302012-07-20T20:17:22.998-05:002012-07-20T20:17:22.998-05:00I wish my lazy looked like Kate Upton, but it does...I wish my lazy looked like Kate Upton, but it doesn&#39;t. And healthy is so important (and comes in every shape and size)!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-59003521067978670782012-07-20T20:15:57.067-05:002012-07-20T20:15:57.067-05:00I agree. We won&#39;t stop hating others until we ...I agree. We won&#39;t stop hating others until we stop hating ourselves. I think it&#39;s important for all of us when we insult another woman to examine ourselves and why we are lashing out. I think it would be very telling. Congrats for joining Weight Watchers. It&#39;s a great program for making life changes :)Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-60084894459081258842012-07-20T20:11:15.398-05:002012-07-20T20:11:15.398-05:00I find your blog very inspiring - your fashion sty...I find your blog very inspiring - your fashion style is awesome! The first thing I noticed its that all your clothes fit you so well. (I found you on Erica B&#39;s blog)Mary in FLnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-28922767094038694672012-07-20T20:11:13.179-05:002012-07-20T20:11:13.179-05:00I agree with you so much! I mean there&#39;s enoug...I agree with you so much! I mean there&#39;s enough hate in the world, don&#39;t add to it!Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katiehttp://hemsforher.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-78717516571322215082012-07-20T19:50:57.922-05:002012-07-20T19:50:57.922-05:00Amen, sister. I hate that women are so awful to o...Amen, sister. I hate that women are so awful to one another - don&#39;t we have enough to worry about without bringing each other down?Mini Me Stylehttp://www.minimestyle.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5346186774251836452.post-34471326616207767882012-07-20T18:56:47.928-05:002012-07-20T18:56:47.928-05:00Such a great post!! I didn&#39;t read the post th...Such a great post!! I didn&#39;t read the post that you are referring too, and apparently I missed the Gabi Fresh post as well, but I get the idea. It&#39;s a shame that woman, on the whole, are so insecure with ourselves that we must lash out at other people. Because each time a woman says a negative comment about/to another woman, it&#39;s not really her saying &quot;you&#39;re too skinny, you need to eat something!&quot; as much as she&#39;s really saying &quot;I&#39;m so uncomfortable with my body and I&#39;m jealous&quot;. Both sides of the conversation are hurtful, but this will likely never get any better until we can all start loving ourselves. <br /><br />And what do I love about my body? I love that I am strong. I love that I can move, and run, and climb, and stretch. Bodies are amazing! I weigh more then I want to, at 210 and 5 foot 6 inches tall, but I&#39;m working on changing that. I joined weight watchers yesterday in a hope that I could loose weight, but more for the chance to do something that will help me to be comfortable with me. <br /><br />Maybe once I&#39;m comfortable with me I&#39;ll be better able to be comfortable with everyone else. =)maggie b.http://www.magslifetoday.blogspot.com/noreply@blogger.com