Do you ever feel like you’re in a bit of a rut when it comes to clothing? Or feel a pang of jealousy when you see all those clothes that you know won’t suit you or may not fit you? I love clothes shopping but get so worked up sometimes, I end up having a strop and going home to sulk in my pyjamas.
The issues I have are that I’m nearly 6ft tall, I have long legs and an average sized torso and the bane of my life are my giant breasticles. I may be a size 14-16 from the waist down but need an 18+ for my top. Pretty tea dresses are out of the equation, as are tight fitting offerings. I don’t like drawing attention to my top half and I think it will be very rare if not non existent that you’ll see an OOTD post from me. I’m very self conscious of myself and usually dress in loose outfits that cover up rather than flaunt what my momma gave me.
You’ll find me living in skinny jeans and blazers, neutral coloured tops and t.shirts. I’d rather show off my legs and wear a high necked top. Anything cleavage enhancing wont even get a look in.
So when the subject on the #fbloggers chat on Tuesday was autumn/winter fashions, it got me thinking about how I really need to step out of my comfort zone. I know how to dress for my shape, so why am I still shying away from the latest fashions and telling people I prefer ‘classic styles’. If truth be told, I’m a wuss and a bit scared.
Since I started blogging, I’ve received amazing feedback and it has boosted my confidence wholeheartedly. I know about the latest fashions, I drink up the contents of Vogue and Bazaar on a monthly basis. I subscribe to Women’s Wear Daily and yet, I still find myself choosing beauty products and accessories over clothing. I really need to let my new found confidence open the door to my inner fashion goddess and really let loose.
So, I’m making a promise to myself, and to all my blog readers. I WILL be more adventurous, I WILL start moving away from my comfort zone and I WILL one day start looking at doing OOTD posts with my non skinny jeans and neutral top outfits!
Until then, I’m going to look at how I can branch out of the norm and introduce a bit of va va voom into my wardrobe. I may draw the line at tartan 😉