|My lipgloss from Rue21 matches my skirt! Yippee!|
I think I have found the evil source of my body image though. No, not Barbie. Nancy Drew!!!! Curse you girl! I read them when I was young and pulled some from my collection to read with my daughter. I quickly realized that there are some nasty stereotypes going on in this book! There is Nancy who is perfect and her cousin "George" who has short hair because she is sporty and then there is poor Bess. Bess is constantly referred to as pudgy. George and Nancy refer to her size CONSTANTLY! There are pages of these two discussing whether Bess should have more than a SALAD!! Then you look at the sketchy pictures in the book. Have you seen the pictures of Bess???? She is not pudgy. She is thin. Oh my gosh, Bess probably developed an eating disorder by her senior year of college which is why we don't hear anything more about these girls. I vowed never to let this happen to my daughter who by the books standard is sporty and pudgy. Jeeez!
My daughter and I are now reading Little Women.
Today I wanted to keep up my trying something new thing. I try to copy some of the current stars *sigh* but I was born in the wrong era because the style icons I truly love are people like Grace Kelly. So with my love for the classics I try to add an new twist.