Every week, we will feature an outfit from a blogger that we think is worthy of a spotlight. This week, we’d like to introduce you to Cherie Draper of The Fat Girl Blog.
Cherie is a blogger based in Cincinnati, Ohio that we fell in love with at first sight. She represents that everyday woman who is a wife, mother and fashionista. She knows what fits well on her body and loves to dress up in a way that works for her. Her style is effortless, bold and fearless. She is not afraid to wear prints, bare her arms or try new trends.
What we love most about her blog is that she talks to fit and even takes the reader into the dressing room with her. She is very honest in her experiences and writes in a manner, where you will feel like she is that girlfriend you shop with who will be honest with you on how something looks. We also love her current outfit roundups where she shares what she is currently wearing on a budget.
Cherie is someone that many of us can relate to – we all want to be fashionable in a way that works for us in an effortless fashion. Cherie shows that and more on her blog. We couldn’t decide on one outfit to feature since we love them all so we just wanted to spotlight Cherie and her blog this week. Yes, she is THAT fabulous.
Name: Cherie Draper
Blog: The Fat Girl blog
“I’m 5’4″ and currently about a size 20/22, although I was size 28 for a long time so much of my blog is focused on styles and resources for a size 28. I’m in the process of trying to navigate my current size. After being sized out of a lot of plus size lines at a 28, I’m finding the selection a bit overwhelming at times in comparison.”
Cherie’s style is:
“My style is an ongoing evolution. For a long time, I likened my style to that of a hippie goth art teacher but in the last few years I’ve found myself loving retro and vintage inspired clothing. I guess if I had to put a label on my current style, it would be retro with some gypsy days.”
“I’m seen a lot of menswear inspired clothing on the runway this season. I love it but I’ve had a hard time getting it to work on my short, curvy body in the past. I’m hoping designers and manufacturers do a better job cutting them for plus sizes this time around. I’m also seeing a lot of early 1960s inspired, tailored clothing on the runway. I would love to see some of that make its way into the plus size market, pill box hats and all.”
Cherie’s Fashion Tips For Summer and Beyond:
“My biggest tip would be to try new things and have fun with fashion. Don’t let your size or your age restrict or define you. Find a good tailor, they can make all the difference in how a garment looks on you.”