I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! My weekend was...well, "eh". My daughter's friend came over for a sleepover which was....interesting. They have this thing where they love each other one second and hate each other the next. I know that may be typical for four-year olds but I almost pulled out my hair after hearing "I'm not your friend!" over a million times. Also, the hubby was was celebrating his 30th birthday at a casino so I was feeling a bit
like a hater resentful. Imagine me cleaning butts and wiping up stickiness all while envisioning my husband in a club swinging his shirt over his head while gyrating on some female. Yeah, I have a vivid imagination. Well, it turns out he did none of the things I was imagining although I was giving him my "yeah, mmm-hmm" face as he described his angelic behavior.
So...my clothing purchases have recently started reflecting my "eff it" attitude. What do I mean? I mean that I've been opting for styles that I wouldn't normally wear. I don't really know what spurred the attitude but I like it! Case in point: I recently spotted this dress from the ASOS website.
Cute right? Well, after clicking the link I tried convincing myself why the dress wouldn't work for me. It was strapless! It was fitted! It was too stripey! It was strapless! For those of you that are new readers know this, Izzy no likey her arms. I embrace all my other lumps and bumps but for some reason my arms upset me. With the dress languishing in my shopping cart, here is a sampling of the argument I had with myself:
"So what if it's strapless? I can just throw a shrug over it"
"Kinda defeats the purpose of it being strapless though"
"The peplum is nice and flattering"
"You have 400 things that are peplum, underwear included"
"But my arms!" (said in a really whiny voice)
"But my arms!"
"Yeah? so what about your arms? You use them to hold and comfort your children, to console others, to cook, to clean, to carry burdens and joys...basically, to hold it down!"
"yeah, eff it!"
So after the "place order" button was pressed, I felt great! I waited a week for my package to arrive and began to assemble the outfit in my mind...
So what do you think? I'm not totally crazy about the dress on me but I feel triumphant nonetheless. I still don't love my arms but challenging myself in this way brings me one step closer to accepting and loving all of me...without conditions. I didn't intend to be so matchy-matchy but that's how things kinda worked out. Also, I was not trying to style my hair so I decided to throw on another banged wig. This one is "Lala" and it's by FreeTress. I think it's safe to say that my fascination with bangs has come to an end...for now...
Dress: ASOS (main range but the dress is super stretchy)
Necklace: Free People
Shoes: Corso Como "Del" pump
Bangles: Oasis via ASOS
So what about you? What part of your body are you the least comfortable with? What steps are you taking to be more accepting of your body?
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