|Alexa Low-High Tank - customized with sleeves: Smart Glamour (Available here)|
I was very excited when Mallorie reached out to me about doing a collaboration with her company. As I've learned more information about Smart Glamour, I find my respect and admiration for everything she is doing continues to increase.
|Skirt: The Limited|
Booties: Target (Available here)
As her company grows, Mallorie plans to first hire NY freelancers to help and then eventually head to production houses to manufacture. She attests that her manufacturing will always be done in USA-based production houses that she can visit personally to ensure that workers are treated fairly.
|Earrings: Torrid (Available here)|
Bracelets: New York & Company
Smart Glamour offers custom sizing and other customizations to ensure a good fit and all the details that will make you feel your best (lower or raise a hemline, add or remove sleeves depending on preference).
Besides ensuring that her clothes fit women of every size at a very reasonable price, Mallorie has started a campaign to encourage women to know their measurements. She emphasizes that our measurements are just numbers and that knowing them puts US in control of our bodies and our clothing purchases. She started a social media campaign for women to share their measurements, using the hashtag, #measuremebeautiful.
|Rings: Torrid, eloquii (Available here, and here)|
I have NEVER had these proportions. At my thinnest...when I was wearing a size 0...when girls' clothing was too big for my waist, my waist was bigger than this, my hips smaller.
This set of measurements is just that - a set of numbers, no more or less beautiful than any other set because they're JUST NUMBERS, after all!
|Necklace: Ixora Boutique|
In addition to promoting body confidence, Mallorie also works to reduce conflict and negativity between women that so often comes with the competition over appearance (and the attention and social success that comes with it). She is off to an amazing start with her company and this campaign. The idea of women sharing their measurements, putting themselves out there, choosing not to compete with other women (or themselves) is PARADIGM-SHIFTING.
It wasn't until just recently I started sharing my clothing size with people outside of a few close acquaintances. That ideal of "perfection" that I constantly fight has for too long reared its ugly head and forced me to put up a front.
But why hide my clothing size? It's just a number, an inconsistent one at that! So, I've started doing it! The earth didn't stop rotating. The ground didn't open up and swallow me hole. In fact, no one has even batted an eyelash or made a disparaging remark.
So, with that thought, why not share my measurements too? They're just numbers - numbers that represent a few of the my body's proportions. They don't define me any more than your measurements define you.
Do you know your own measurements? Would you buy custom-made clothing?
For the pencil skirt in other looks, see here, here, here, here, and here.
For the sheer maxi skirt in other looks, see here, here, and here.