Have you ever had one o those "5 minutes to get up and go" moments? I had a big one today! UGH. It takes me quite a while to get ready, makeup and all. I went through 5 to 6 cycles before I made up my mind on what bottom to wear for my inaanak's birthday party. I wanted to look casual but poised, still. See, I've been feeling unwell since last night. I figured, dressing up somehow will lift me out of my miserable state.
Funny how I dug up this denim A-line skirt from my closet. I had it since I was in 6th grade. Would you believe it?! I don't know if it's panic or sheer fate that made me drag this piece from the deepest, darkest corners of my closet. I love how it accentuates my "curves". Okay, I gained some weight over the past few weeks, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't flaunt them, right?
I've had a lot of body image issues since I can remember. I still do. But I am starting to realize that having a skinny figure doesn't always have to be the only definition of beauty. It comes in all shapes in sizes. Besides, I know I'm never going to be as skinny as the models I see everywhere, even if I starved myself for an entire year! People are born into different molds and the best we can really do is embrace the one we're given and do the best we can to prolong its shelf life. It's a tough battle but I hope I'm nearing victory against those issues.
It doesn't follow though, that I no longer care for my health. In fact, I learned that by punishing my body so much from starving and depriving it, I'm only making things worse. Once I hit that level where I know what kinds of food are actually good for me, I'm all set. It takes practice and a whole lot of discipline, but health is something I wouldn't sacrifice for anything.
I have yet to nail down the right fitness routine to get me back on that toned and tamed spot I was in, but I'm working my way to get there. ;)
Anyway, back to the outfit, this denim skirt fits me to a tee! It hugs me in all the right places and it doesn't feel like I'm about to explode when I have it on. I paired it off with a peach V-neck tee from Bench to tone it down to a whole new casual level. The wedges made me feel and look like I was 6 feet tall! Haha! Heels give me an instant boost, both physically and emotionally. They make me feel like I can take on the world and rock it like nobody's business!
|Eek! Muscular, manly legs! Haha!|
Skirt: Crissa Jeans
Earrings: from Quiapo
Meet my super-pretty niece, Rania. Beauty runs in the family, don't you think? ;)
|Goofing around. :))|
Curvy girls everywhere, please don't think that just because you don't fit into a Size 0 dress, doesn't mean you're worth any less. I even read this somewhere: The only reason I'm fat is because a tiny body couldn't store all this personality. I know it's not an easy pill to swallow, but you'll come to terms with your own body and learn to love it, all of it. It all starts with you loving yourself and when you decide not to care what everyone else thinks, people will pick up from that. You'll instantly have that vibe of charisma and confidence that just can't be taken with any diet pill. So rock what yo' momma gave you!