I FEEL SO GOOD TODAY (hence crazy face)
I almost didn’t walk out of the house in this outfit. I have come a long way in terms of dressing the way I really want to, being unafraid to decorate my body in ways that may make it more visible and open to possible ridicule or judgement. You can see the outline of my belly, the rolls along my hips - in the past I would constrict my body with smoothers and shapers, but no more. Especially on hot summer days.
When I dress like this (which is not as often as I’d like to), in these bright colors that I never allowed myself to wear in the past, I feel powerful. It may seem trivial, but finally feeling comfortable while wearing clothing that enhances my body shape rather than hides it is a huge step for me, and the more I do it, the more I feel like I’m finally rounding a corner into fatshion freedom.
For years I used to try on red pencils skirts in dressing rooms, lusting after them, but never buying them because I was too afraid. Ten years later, I can finally wear one, and feel damn good in it.
For those interested: Bolero shrug is from Casual Plus, turquoise tank is from Target, red pencil skirt is from Eloquii, belt is thrifted - US size 16W