Let me be real; I’m a curvy gal. My hips are wide, my calves are big (I must find cute boots for big calves by next winter!), My thighs are juicy, and my rack is decent, and I have some junk in the trunk, lol. Honestly, I LOVE being this way. As a former, size 2/4, I enjoy having just the “right” amount of softness, hehe. I have to be honest, this was not always the case. When I first began to gain weight, post-college, I was totally freaking out, calling my then boyfriend (we were living in different states) hysterical because amy jeans weren’t fitting, and my thighs were getting larger, lol. I can laugh now, because I must’ve sounded crazy.
Blazer: Victoria’s Secret- thrifted (try this or this); Blouse: Poet by Nicola (similar); Jeans: Old Navy; Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff ℅ Shopbop (sold out, but you can get them here)
You see, body image is a tricky thing. We look in the mirror, picking and prodding at our bodies until we feel like what we are currently working with isn’t good enough, until we feel like we have to change our bodies before we can shop, until our confidences diminishes. I never quite went through the I’m not shopping until I reach a certain size phase, but I certainly became very self-conscious and insecure, and I know this is something that not only I went through. Big or small, tall or short, thick, or slender, body image issues can attack us all, but we must remember that we are perfectly imperfect. We are wonderfully made, all to have differing body types, skin tones, hair textures, eye colors, etc, and we must be confident in those differences. If confidence is lacking, then we need to work on fixing that (shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org) :-).
“Style is nothing if you don’t love the body you’re dressing.” – Rocquelle P.