NotBlueAtAll

I'm just a fat gal with a blog and an opinion. Well, lots of opinions.

Tank Top Tuesday!!!

August14

I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here:notblueatall@notblueatall.com,please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it! And thank you to all who have submitted and continue to do so. These posts make my week! They are so fun and empowering, too! So keep ‘em comin’ and keep baring those arms! <3

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After a few weeks without any TTT submissions I realized that it was high time I get back up on this thing myself. So here I am! That’s me, NotBlueAtAll/Sarah, baring my arms for the world to see…Proudly! I used to flip out about going sleeveless. I would layer and shrug-up and feel weird about my arms constantly. Thanks to the incredible support and love of the fat acceptance/liberation community I can honestly say that these worries and concerns no longer exist for me. Now I focus my energy on helping other rad fatties feel comfortable and confident wearing and doing anything.

It wasn’t an overnight thing. It is a journey after all and a very personal one. Some of us have stop and rest along the way, some of us stumble and fall and have to brush ourselves off and get going all over again. The point is the journey itself though, not the destination. When I bare my arms now it is for me, for my comfort. If I’m not comfortable, I’m not confident and I am not my best self. I don’t mind my jiggly-wibbly bits and I don’t care who does!  My body, my business!

We had some high temperatures over the weekend and there was just no way I was going to cover up anymore than I felt necessary. The first time I went sleeveless in public was tough. The first time I went strapless in public was a revelation! I was free! And now I don’t think twice about buying a top or dress that will show off my arms. My only gripe now is when the armpit holes hang down too far…hate that! Ha-ha!

Our arms belong to us. They are our business and our responsibility to love and care for. You don’t have to exercise your right to bare them, but I hope that you and the rest of the world will respect my right to bare mine. After all, these arms do so many wonderful things! In fact, they learn how to do new awesome things all of the time. This weekend in a Raks Africa Belly Dance class, I learned “snake arms” and while it isn’t an easy move (I swear slower is way harder) I love how they look and feel while doing it! Woo!

The top I’m wearing is a bright Kelly green and is so thin and soft and lovely! It’s from Avenue. It’s online only, but worth it, I think. It’s so comfortable I want to buy 5 more! The necklace is a pendant from Michael’s that I just put on a silk cord, been getting a ton of compliments on it, too. The glasses are only $20 on Zenni Optical. I love the heck out of these thing! Ha-ha! I’m wearing my old trusty Avenue Denim Light jeans (straight leg) and am desperately seeking a substitute and all of my 5 pair are on their last legs, literally! If you have a lead on a similar, thin-stretchy jean, let me know!

My love and fatty hugs to you all. <3

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