In my last post, I told you a bit about my sordid history with ‘beautiful’ and here I am, ready to put some action into my resolution to find my very own beautiful.
I’m not a fashionista teaching the interwebz the secrets of how to look fabulous. But I love, love, love beautiful clothes. Shoes. Bags. Hats. Everything. So what I’m doing is trying to figure out how to dress in a way that makes me look the best that I can look and I’m inviting you all along for the ride.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a pained history with all things ‘beauty’ and what I want to do is find my own beauty and find the ability to comfortably exist in my own skin. Thanks to horrible adolescent acne, my skin is forever marred and I don’t have an amazing body and neither am I blessed with gorgeous and modelesque features. I have a lot of parts of my exterior I’ve despised for as long as I have had body-image awareness. It was all part of my abusive self-talk. It’s time to say goodbye to all of that and hello to beautiful – my very own beautiful.
As I also mentioned in my last post, I believe that this has to come from within. I’ve got to start at the root. I need to speak to myself with kindness and respect and build up a healthy self-image. I need to really understand and live out the fact that pursuing beautiful character really does trump outward beauty – that has to be true in my heart and work its way out into all areas of my life. But together with that, I desire to find how to dress the exterior, damaged as it may be, to the fullest and most flattering potential. For me, there’s just something about pretty things that helps me to have an easier time of being okay with myself and I know the same is true for many of you as well.
A medication I’ve been on since the start of the year has caused me to gain some weight and I’ve been struggling with that a little bit. I’m used to being quite skinny and having a small build means that pretty much every single pound is immediately obvious. But feeling so much healthier is worth having some extra weight to deal with so onwards I journey.
So today I’m sharing my first attempt at dressing the outside. It’s a very, very simple outfit without any accessories, even. These are all things that I’ve had in my closet for quite a while because I’ve got a bank account balance of ‘no’ so I’m forced to make do with what I have available to me. That’s okay! Let’s go!
This is what I wore on a warm weekend day to hang out with my awesome sisters. The shorts are Gap, the top is Ricki’s and the ballet flats that I’m going to wear until they just disintegrate right off my feet are American Eagle.
What do you think? A good combo for a super casual, laid-back weekend sister hangout? Not a fan? Let me know what you think!