when: yesterday | where: work | weather: 70 and rainy
This post has been on my heart for a while now. You see, I've been a hypocrite. The whole point of this space has been to celebrate your shape, but I've been doing one heck of a poor job of it lately. When I lost weight last year it was so easy to be happy with my looks, happy with how I was presenting myself and happy telling others to be happy with themselves. (Whew, that's a lot of happy!) But, as I'm sure you've noticed in recent photos, I've gained the weight back. Lately it's been so hard to look at myself and like what I see. I find myself criticizing my reflection, hating the way I look in photos. In fact, I almost didn't post today's set because I didn't like what I saw, and was embarrassed to show you all what I look like now. But then I had a light bulb moment - wasn't that the whole reason I originally started blogging? To learn how to dress and be confident in myself, no matter what size? So, okay, I look different than I did last year, and I can't say I'm pleased with the weight gain, but it's time to remember/relearn to be happy in my own skin.
I could throw the blame around all day long as to why I've gained weight - months of stress at work, trying to sell our house, poor eating habits, just struggling with work/life balance and forgetting the importance or self care. But at the end of the day, it doesn't change any thing.
I've decided to say screw it, I'm going to do my best to look good anyway. I refuse to wallow in my self-imposed misery any longer. This is the current, curvier me. :)
dress: J. Crew Factory (exact) | cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exact) | boots: hunter (exact) | necklace: Kendra Scott (exact) | earrings: Stella and Dot (similar) | watch: Fossil (similar) | bracelet: Bourbon and Boweties (exact)
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