What does that mean for my personal style? I definitely feel the pressure to be more laid-back an conservative around all these families, but, at the same time, I still love my crazy prints and crop tops. How can I stay true to my personal fashion without scaring my neighbors? Maybe it's not possible.
Anyway, the point of this very winded story is that the blog might become the only place where I can indulge in all my crop top, sparkle, leopard print fantasies. So I'm apologizing in advance if my style seems to get a little wild on here in the next few months.
Today's outfit isn't a good example of that. I would call this tame. Wouldn't you? I picked up this adorable atomic print dress on ASOS on sale (of course) and I'm so in love with it! It's fun, it's cute, and it's definitely the right shape for my body type.
High Heeled Oxfords - Urban Outfitters forever ago, but I found these similar ones on Modcloth
Hat - Also from Urban forever ago
Well, if that lesson was a hard one to learn, an even harder one that I'm struggling with now is that our bodies are not constant. Yes, the general shape stays the same, but the things that looked great on me at 20, do not fit me the same way at 25. This is not a conversation about weight gain. Weight fluctuates and your size will too, we all get this. What I'm talking about here is your hips getting wider, your legs changing shape, and, are your boobs still growing, because it feels like mine are a different size every month. THESE are the fluctuations and changes that I was not prepared for. Once I figured out my body type, I though it was over. Done. I figured it out. I'm good. Thanks.
Wrong. It's like you have to re-evaluate your body every 3 years to see what stuck around and what could use a new ruffle or two. I understand this also has a lot to do with growing up and gaining (and sometimes losing confidence) but I'd like to think it's not a body image issue as much as it is acceptance and understanding.