what I wore : owl keep youWednesday, May 13, 2015
dress - Modcloth (three years ago)
lapel pin - Pintrill
belt - thrifted
shoes - thrifted
I started cleaning out my closet this week in preparation for a shop my closet sale. (more details on this soon!) This was one of the dresses I grabbed for the sale pile simply because I rarely wear it. It's been in my closet for a few years but has maybe only been worn five times. Before I started photographing everything I tried on this dress and basically just said "Haha! ...No!" I might not be as crazy about the pattern as I was when I first got it but it just fits so darn well. It never needs ironed, and for some magic reason, pet hair doesn't stick to it. Those are two major bonuses! Yeah, so I'll be keeping this one for a while longer.
While I was sorting things for the closet sale I kept finding myself thinking "well, maybe if my body looked more like this the dress would look better", "it's my size, why doesn't it look right?" or things along those lines. It was discouraging. I was dwelling on it for the rest of the day then it hit me, there is nothing wrong with me. Why should I feel bad that a certain dress isn't flattering on me? I'm definitely an advocate of wearing whatever the heck you want regardless of what's popular but that doesn't mean I don't want to wear what I feel flatters my shape the best. I think it took until then to realize that just because something is the correct size doesn't mean it's going to look awesome, and that's okay. Maybe that's all ramble-y, or doesn't properly illustrate what I'm trying to say but this is a reminder that your body is perfect just the way it is, don't you ever doubt that especially because of a piece of clothing!
My favorite spot to take outfit photos is out of commission at the moment. Like I mentioned in a previous post, it's a giant abandoned building and for the past few weeks a construction crew has been working there. I suppose they're trying to spruce it up so it will sell. Hope the kitties who live there will still have a place to stay! While they're working on it I have to find a new dependable spot to shoot. I spotted this wall along the side of the road and figured it'd make a nice background. I didn't count on the crazy amount of traffic though. Mostly people just slowed down to stare but I had a few folks who honked which scared the heck out of me. I'm just relieved no one stopped to ask what I was doing. I'd have probably done this... which totally reminds me of this gif of Homer Simpson.
very sneaky, right?
Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!