monocromatic meets tribal = mixed emotions

Friday, August 10, 2012

I bought this dress a few months ago, I wore it once and then it got lost in my closet. Have you ever had that happen? I complain that I can't find anything to wear, yet I loose track of stuff because I have too many clothes.. such lunacy!

But, I found it ;) I was a little worried when I bought this dress for a couple reasons, A) I didn't know how much longer the tribal print was going to be around and B) it's a very unforgiving fabric, and shows all my curves (the bigger problem).

I know I might get some flack for this, but I write an honest blog and these are my honest thoughts. I have been in such a self loathing state for so long. My body image is so jacked up, If I was 100 pounds I don't even know if I'd be happy. It's so sad how our society views body image and then here I am wrapped up in the fashion industry with paper thin women.

I get plenty of compliments and people always think I'm crazy when I say I want to loose wight, but truth is, I don't care how much positive reinforcement I get, if I hate my body, that's all I hear.

I quit working out a few months ago, because honestly I wasn't seeing the results I wanted fast enough, then I got out of routine. I am working on appreciating my uniqueness but I want to be healthy inside and out. I'm working on it, but isn't it hard? How are we going to teach our little girls to love themselves if we don't? What's the long term solution? If you figure out the secret, please let me know ;)  (P.S. I'm really not that depressed about the situation, but I guess I needed to vent)..

Getting back to my outfit and what spurred this flood of emotion... I like this dress, but I do feel self conscious in it sometimes :/ It is really comfortable and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. I think I'm the only one who hates my body.... is that what they mean when they say "sounds like a personal problem?" This look cost next to nothing, only $30!! Thank you once again Goodwill!!

brand: Pretty Good
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $4.80
purchased from: Forever 21
suggested retail: $4.80

brand: unknown
purchase price: $2.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown
brand: unknown
purchase price: $8.00
purchased from: Rapsody
suggested retail: $8.00
brand: Atmosphere
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: Unknown (made in Dublin)

Apparently I have a habit of mixing these earrings & shoes together...

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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, love that WHOLE outfit! Hitting GW this week! x

KT said...

I think you look fabulous in that dress and I love the minty accessories. I also think you have an enviable and beautiful body, but I know to well that doesn't really matter. WE are our toughest critic and we see faults that no one else wold never even notice. You rock girl!

theamazingworldofj said...

Aww love it. Looks so pretty on you. Love the belt and the shoes with it!

Marissa said...

I love this look on you! I think the dres slooks great on you and who wants a stick figure woman, I love curves! :-)

Anonymous said...

You look amazing in that dress! I love the print and the color of the belt and heels makes it all the better! I understand what you mean about hating your body. Everything about me is completely different after having a baby. I used to love my legs, but they are riddled with cellulite and it disgusts me. My stomach has a pooch when I've never had one before, and I think even my arms are starting to get cellulite.

But you know, I'm almost 30, and I look around at all of these girls who are younger than me, and I can't compete with them. Not because I can't get thin again, but because I'll never be 22 again. Yes, there are the exceptions: people who look as good as they did at 20 as they do 40, but at some point it becomes unrealistic. Unless you have a nanny or just have kids to have them, you can't work on yourself because you are raising your child! Everything else sort of takes a back seat.

Anyway, my point is, is that from an outside perspective, you look amazing, and I can't tell you not to obsess because I think I obsess about the way I look constantly, but dress the figure you have today and not the figure you want. (I think this might be something I put in my guest post.) Accentuate what you have and minimize what you don't want seen. I think that is the biggest difference between my 20 year old self and my 30 year old self. I am more confident in what I wear because I know it looks good on the size I am now. You gotta work that girl! :) Have a great weekend! <3


Helen at THELOVECATSINC said...

lovely outfit!

from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

eliz said...

It's a great dress....and you look great in are wearing the dress..the dress is not wearing take in the compliments ;-)

SM said...

The print is gorgeous!
And the hells are so cute.