WhatIWore: Lately Iâ€™ve been feeling a more casual, bohemian kind of vibe. Not so much like the festival going music lover as much as the mature woman who shops at farmerâ€™s markets and likes gardening. Where the hell do I get this stuff? Anyways, I often think about who I want to be and how to dress the part like life was a play and Iâ€™m wearing costumes. Maybe anything to avoid being myself. I donâ€™t know?Â
Wait wait… stay with me! So itâ€™s no secret that Iâ€™ve been feeling uncomfortable with my body lately. Iâ€™m so heavy chested that I feel I canâ€™t wear the styles Iâ€™m drawn to. Until last weekend when I just threw my figurative hands in the air and said EFF IT! (the actual curse words) and put on what I wanted to wear, regardless of whether it wasÂ â€œflatteringâ€� or not.Â
I reallyÂ really hate the use of the word flattering. Or more specifically not flattering. Itâ€™s become a socially acceptable way of sayingÂ â€œyou donâ€™t look as good as you couldâ€� orÂ â€œyou donâ€™t look goodâ€� or what I really think itâ€™s code for isÂ â€œYou donâ€™t look thinâ€� and I hate it.Â
When I put this on and looked in the mirror, flatteringÂ (read: thin)Â was not what I got. But I decided to wear it anyway and then Adam took these photos and ya know, itâ€™s not as unflatteringÂ as I thought either. Itâ€™s fine!Â
So Iâ€™m just gonna get over myself and my huge boobs and for the love of all things good (and my self esteem), itâ€™s about effing time that I stop myself from not wearing things that some random internet stranger is going to not only think are not flatteringâ€� let alone say it outloud. #runonsentence #endrant #somanyitalics
Phew. I just needed to get that out. Onwards!
When: JuneÂ 17, 2017
Hat: Self Made
Shades: Karen WalkerÂ â€˜Super Duperâ€™
Top: Â J.Crew Beach Cover Up, old
Jeans: Pointe Sur by J.Crew, oldÂ
Sandals: Clarks (gift from a few years ago)
Where: Farmerâ€™s Market, Out to Lunch
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