I have been hinting on Instagram and here on the blog that I had a secret I was working on for the past few weeks, and I am excited to say: it’s out!
A long time ago, there was a group called the Delightful Dozen, where a bunch of blog-friends swapped clothing and styled it in their own way. I loved that blog, and read it until they decided to disband. Then, Flock Together took up the reins and started over, and since I adore many of the bloggers that are a part of that, I follow them as well (and I hope they’re around for a long, long time!)
One thing that I thought was always missing from these groups, though, was ladies who were more on the curvy/plus-sized side of style. Not to say you can’t have curves when you’re a slender gal, but where were the women who were shaped… like me? You know, the ones who didn’t have thigh gaps or smaller hips, who rarely (if ever) fit into anything smaller than a size 6, whose jeans ranged in the double instead of the single digits? For years, I wished a group like that would start up so I could feel justified in asking to join them.
But it never happened… until now. After commenting on Hannah’s blog about collaborating, Rebecca gave me the prompt I needed to suggest maybe we start our own swap group, as bloggers who love to show that the numbers on the tags don’t dictate how stylish we can be. Hannah had attempted to start a plus-size swap group a few years ago, but only one blogger responded. Thankfully, right there I knew I had myself and two others who were game, plus Lyndsey, the one blogger who got back to Hannah, plus Skye who is always wishing she could steal my wardrobe due to our same measurements, and then Emily, who immediately responded to my query on Facebook about how many people might join if I started this group.
And that’s how Shaped by Style was born.
It is beyond exciting to see something that was a niggling idea in the back of my head actually come to life! Our first post is very short, just a little “hey, this is what we do!” type thing, and then starting Monday, for the next three or so weeks we’ll be posting our own “about me” introductions, so that we can all say hello and talk a bit about ourselves and our style. And then, the swapping begins!
I cannot express how excited I am about this, and I hope you will all drop by Shaped by Style and give us a follow, a comment, a like, whatever. It’s going to be a fun ride!