I have a love/hate relationship with outfit posts. I thoroughly enjoy putting outfits together. I feel like I could be a stylist in another life, but only for people with the EXACT same style as me. There are some things that actual stylists put together that I don’t really understand, but somehow people seem to think they work together, go figure! For myself, I love finding new ways to wear items in my closet. It is like a game! It is fun to get all dolled up and go to a photoshoot to take pictures of outfits that I have worn so I can hopefully inspire some of you to put together new outfits for yourself.
Then, there is the flip side… When I am out taking pictures, all of those silly middle school insecurities start to set in. Although I am thinner than I was when I graduated high school, I still feel like that chubby girl that was teased about her weight. I look at photos of myself while adding my watermark to each of them and start to pick apart any flaws that I may see. It is a vicious cycle sometimes. It is a pain that I have to live with and hurt to know that it is something that many people have to deal with as well. Nobody should have to go through that kind of pain.
One of the only ways that I can get past those insecurities is to just remind myself that there is no better revenge than to be sickeningly happy. To embrace who I am… even if that means the wavy/curly hair I was teased about and the big butt I was reminded that I had on a daily basis when I was 11 years old. Take that jerks! I have learned to embrace it. I can be happy in the body that I have. Now it is all about dressing my body in a way that I feel most comfortable. For me, that is by embracing my curves and adding great accessories. I feel most confident when I know I have been accessories to the fullest! Happiness is all in the accessories, right?! Okay maybe that isn’t right, but that doesn’t mean I feel any less passionate about accessorizing! There is nothing that I can’t accomplish in a fabulous pair of Hunter boots.
This amazing Mexican serape scarf may be my favorite accessory of all time. It literally matches everything, has stripes, colors, and adds sass to any outfit. Does it get any better than that?! This beauty came from the shop, Just Dawnelle. She has several different styles to choose from and she even has pillow covers too! I think one of her pillow covers is calling my name too.
In the end, even with all of the greatest accessories out there, outfits mean absolutely nothing if they aren’t functional. This outfit is something that I feel confident and comfortable in while I am busy taking on the tasks of life as a wife and mother. That’s really the most important part of all of it. I don’t need to go out looking for approval. I have what I need at home. They love me just the way I am so I need to too and I love myself most when I am dressed in a way that I know I can interact with my family.
So to my middle school bullies… Take that! I am happy with myself. I am proud of who I am and can’t wait to see where life takes me… including my wavy hair and curves.