Friday, August 8, 2014

The look that started it all...

When I began my new attempt at fashion/photo taking journey it sprung from this cute picture.  I was reading a bunch of articles by Lesley Kinzel and she kept showing up in these cute little dresses with leggings and a shirt tied high.  I loved the look and again, was convinced that it would not work on my body type.

This is an ongoing narrative in so many peoples lives.  "I can't wear this, it's not right for my body."  "I can't cut my hair that short, my face is too fat."  "I can't show my arms because they jiggle."  All these are excuses that get in the way of living a full life, a life that we deserve.  I can't how many times I have allowed myself to miss out on an adventure, both big and small, out of fear of how my body may be perceived or fear that it/I won't be accepted.  I am tired of feeling that way.  I am tired of feeling like I don't deserve to feel good in what I am wearing, how I want to move my body and where I want to go in life.  So today,  I put on my dress, tie up my shirt and walk into the world, just the way I am...

I love this dress!  It's comfortable and can be dressed up or down.
Also, IT HAS POCKETS, which is perfect, if you ask me.
I added a strand of pearls to "dress it up" a bit and it was perfectly for work.
Dress: Torrid; Shirt: The Avenue; Leggings: Lane Bryant; Shoes: Crocs