As I’m starting to feel more comfort in my body at the size I currently am I am learning not only to embrace the shape but how to dress for my body. For years I really didn’t like shopping. I would start off excited and then slowly come to hate it. Either one of two things would happen. I would love the way I look in something then try it on and then hate it. The other thing that would happen I would love the way I look and then I would look at the price of the item and immediately put it back because of the price. If either one of these things happened I would find myself at the sale rack buying something that I just felt okay in because I wanted to buy myself something. I would like it okay but I wouldn’t be happy because it wasn’t!what I really wanted.
Over the years I’ve gotten okay with spending more money on myself. Thank goodness I did because I am actually liking shopping more. Another thing I am doing is stop tearing myself apart and finding ways to embrace my body. I also use to hide my body. Buying things that were too big because I was trying to hide my weight gain and the times I was feeling confident my clothes were too small. So I had to find things that were a happy medium. I no longer want to hide my body but I don’t want to over do it either. What I went through medically last year proved to me that I need to embrace my body and do whatever I need to to maintain it. So I feel like this body of mine is worth showing off because it’s the only one I have. So that’s what I’m doing.
Two weeks ago I was shopping for an event I had coming up on Macy’s website when I came across the cutest pink dress I have ever seen. The dress was a little form fitting but it looked so nice that I just had to have it. Plus it had a great price so I purchased. The dress is a Bar III Buckle-Detail Bodycon Sweater Dress, Created For Macy’s. The dress was also kind of pricey for me. It was $41.70. I started to find reasons to not purchase the dress but I forced myself to purchase it and a few other items. When the dress came in the mail I immediately tried it on and I felt just so pretty and the dress was super comfortable. I loved the way it felt on my skin. It didn’t highlight any of the parts of my body that I’m not currently happy with. I just felt absolutely amazing wearing it. So of course I had to capture the moment with a photo shoot.
This dress really had me feeling great about myself. It’s not something I would normally wear. It is totally out of my comfort zone. I’m not going to lie I could name a dozen reasons why I should take it off . But I only needed one reason to keep on. Every time I found a reason I reminded myself of how I felt and why I bought it. My confidence was through the roof. I want to keep this feeling going.