#ThriftStyleThursday: All About That Bass







jeans // Cleo, thrifted, Value Village
top // Joe Fresh
scarf // Ardene
boots // Le Chateau

Well, here we are. It's #ThriftStyleThursday again. I chose the theme for this week - showing off our favourite thrifted item that covers our bottoms. I have wanted to show off these teal beauties for a while - and what better time to do so than in a #TST post devoted entirely to our bottoms. I thought I was being clever when I chose the title (yay pop culture), but I have a confession to make: I loathe that song.

I understand that Meghan Trainor is all about giving those women who don't fit the Hollywood bill a vote of confidence - an 'it's okay!' to their curves. I appreciate that part of the song. And I have to admit, the tune is catchy.

But I feel like we're just replacing one sort of image-driven female body expectation for another instead of celebrating differences. It's not an overhaul of ideology, it's promotion of curves at the expense of dignity of the "skinny bitches."

I've seen a good parody of Trainor's song, which I feel is much more representative of the type of image we should be promoting. After all, as women, we are not loved for our waistline. Our significant others love us for our intelligence, dignity, honour, compassion, integrity, humour, and drive. 

And if you're not being given the affections and adoration you deserve for those reasons, you need to surround yourself with people who believe your worth is based on your personality and not the junk in your trunk.

Needless to say, I didn't mean for this post to turn into a sermon about body-image. But, alas, here we are. It's something every woman struggles with. So here's one of the best parody versions of Trainor's infamous song that I have ever heard. 

Once you've watched it, go check out the other TST ladies to see what awesome thrifted bottoms they've found that make them feel amazing!




As always, stay thrifty!



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10 comments :

  1. That is the neatest parody of this song - I hadn't heard it before now, thanks for sharing it! And I am loving your teal pants - they're a great color and they look great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I love teal. Such a regal colour. I'm glad you enjoyed the song!

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  2. Well said! Though I admit I do love the original song, that's also a great parody. You're rockin' those teal jeans, by the way, and I love the lace-up detail on your boots. Super cute!

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    1. Haha, thanks Carissa. I've worn these boots 3 posts in a row. I do love them though! :P

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  3. Ok, I know this is about the bottoms, but I love those boots! The jeans are pretty awesome too ;) Great words as well, because I feel the same! It always seems to be one ideal at the expense of another, any other, all other...le sigh. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the fun theme!

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    1. I am SO glad I am not the only one. I definitely feel as though we need to learn to celebrate our differences without condemning someone else in the process. We'll get there, though, right? I kind of feel as though we're in a unique position as thrifty bloggers - we're not super mainstream, and we represent the celebration of the unique. I like that idea. Mantra, anyone? :)

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  4. Those teal pants are awesome, they look amazing on you, and I especially love the stripe shirt and floral scarf, they really make the whole outfit pop!! Also, that cover was fantastic! I love the song mostly because it's catchy and fun to dance to, but I've had the same thoughts about the reverse body shaming (or skinny shaming). Women come in ALL shapes and sizes and we are ALL beautiful! Anyway, thanks so much for sharing that and being brave enough to share your own opinion, too! :)

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    1. I just want to celebrate the beauty in all of us. And it truly is within us. I'm so tired of focussing on exterior beauty all the time, that it's refreshing to see women push for lifestyle choices and mental wellness and boosting confidence. I still love clothes, but, like I was saying in my reply to Andrea, we are in a unique position to celebrate our differences truly. I love the support of this group, and I think we've got a great opportunity here to really promote true beauty.

      And thanks for the outfit compliments. I love teal. Definitely one of my favourite colours.

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  5. I have the exact same pants !! they are great to wear and even if the color is a solid blue it's easily pairable, I never wore it with stripes though I might just steel your style :P

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    1. HAHA! Too funny. Great minds think alike, right? Glad to know we appreciate (and choose!) the same things. :P

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