thrifted blouse, H&M shorts, thrifted shoes, Forever 21 necklace, thrifted hat
I've always loved the style of pin-ups and adored high-waisted pants, but there was NO WAY I would ever look good in them. I mean..I have a butt.. and boobs.. and thighs. I don't look like the Urban Outfitters models that can pull off practically any look. But I'm me and I absolutely love that.
When I was in middle school/ early high school, I had major body issues. I really feel like that was the toughest time of my life. Girls at that age are just SO catty & you believe everything they say and take it to heart.. at least if you are sensitive like I am. I still remember this one girl in my Intro to Spanish class that said bullied me & called me fat almost every class! Luckily I had my best friend (who is still my best friend!) in that class to stand up for me, but that doesn't take away the sting. Looking back at pictures from 7th grade, I wonder what the hell she was talking about because I was literally a stick! And I still believed her!
This isn't the solution or anything, but I really feel like my relationship with Patrick has helped me overcome this issue the most. I will say that one of the most positive things about going the church I went to a couple of years back is that it dramatically boosted my self esteem, but there were still those bad days where I just thought I didn't look good in ANYTHING and didn't even want to leave the house to hang out with my friends. But being with Patrick, I don't feel like I have to impress anybody, and although it's a process, I'm starting to do things for ME, not for other people.
Something that keeps replaying in my head is something Shelby (who took these fabulous pictures, thanks Shelby!) said while modeling this skirt for me last week. She tried it on and it really emphasized her hourglass figure & she walks out and just goes "Man.. I feel like a woman!" Yes, bringing back Shania Twain's ultimate girl power song. But it's so true! You should feel like a woman, all the time! Embrace your curves!
I'm sorry that this wasn't a post all about fashion, if that's what you came here for. It's something that's been on my mind lately & I've been really proud of myself for. Generic? Yes. Real? Even more so.