As a plus size woman, I have found it awfully difficult to express my sense of style. I'm so grateful for the leaps and bounds the fashion industry has taken in providing plus size women with more options; however, it isn't enough for me. Style has taken a back seat to comfort (AKA yoga pants) and a fear of chafing. I have always loved clothes, putting together outfits I enjoy, but being the size that I am has put a damper on that party-- I feel so limited. Polyvore has allowed me to express this sense of style that I speak so fondly of. Though I am a bit sad I can't don these duds at the moment, it gives me a little bit of motivation and excitement for what's to come. It seems like such a small thing, but it's something I lost when I allowed my weight to spiral out of control. I'm excited to get that back. I'm excited that I don't shy away from this because it sucks that I can't wear the clothes now. I'm excited to one day regain what I feel I've lost in all of this- a big part of myself- my style and my love for expressing it.