The Problem With the Pizza Tee

You know the ones I'm talking about right? Pizza is Life, Pizza is Bae, or There's No We In Pizza, put on a trendy top. So cute/funny/amazing right?! Sure, unless you're fat.

All the size 2's parading around proudly singing their junk food obsession are welcomed by society as adorable and funny. Put that same top on someone overweight, and suddenly it's awkward, and they should probably get some help.

Because you see, eating whatever you want is totally on trend, as long as your body doesn't show it.

I see it all the time, especially on social media. Skinny, beautiful people advertising their soda addictions, and passion for everything from burgers, to pizza, to sweets while everyone laughs along and tells them to carry on. Meanwhile, when an overweight person does the exact same thing they get labeled as unhealthy, lazy, and lacking self-control. The SAME behavior!

The truth is eating pizza is just as unhealthy for the skinny person as it is for the fat one. If you are truly, sincerely concerned about health issues only, then slap the pizza out of both their hands. They could both use a veggie in its place. But it isn't really about that, is it?

As long as we keep promoting the fallacy that you can eat whatever you want as long as you stay skinny, the more we push people into eating disorders, food obsession, over-exercising, and self- loathing. We've got to take the focus off skinny, and put it on healthy.

Momiform Must Have

Let's take a little breather from feeling all the feelings and talk about something frivolous how about. I'm no fashion blogger (I bow down to those who are) but I do enjoy styling outfits for my kids and I the best I can. I've got expensive taste and a Wal-Mart budget, but I try to make it work. As much as I love to look at all the high end stuff, my reality is mom life. I need my clothes comfy, and to not cost so much I cry when they get stained. I am a bargain hunter, deal seeker, and clearance rack guru. My style is really basic and simple, because that fits my life.

Recently I splurged on some sneakers. I found them here, and it took weeks to convince myself they were worth the investment (I'm cheap. Like really). Anyways I knew if I was going to take the plunge I needed them to be worth it. They needed to be a staple. It helps me if I can envision the item styled several ways, in different scenarios, so that I really know I will get the use out of them I want. Nothing makes me more crazy than hating something I buy ten minutes after I bring it home and leaving it to die in the back of my closet. SO. I bought the shoes, and they have exceeded all my expectations! I wear them every single day, and my feet are in heaven.

Here you have it, one pair of shoes four different ways. This is a very small sampling of the outfits I have paired them with. They have been my happiest purchase in a long time so why not share? It should also be noted all these pics were taken by my five year old while we went about our normal week's activities. It should also be noted that I definitely feel silly and self-absorbed posing at the park and making my child photograph me. Taking pictures of your mom is the millennial(is that what generation our kids are now?) version of the old, take out the trash chore perhaps?

Well, there's my first shot at fashion blogging ish. I guess the takeaway here is to invest in the pieces that you will get the most wear out of. It is worth a little more money to get something that will last and become a staple. The even bigger takeaway... wear sneakers every day because comfort.