Hey guys, today I want to get a bit personal so bare with me and I hope you get something out of this. I’ve mentioned why I’d rather not wear short stuff a couple of times on the blog but here’s the back story to that. Growing up, I was the biggest tomboy ever, always climbing trees, walls, jumping over the fence… you name it. It got to a point my mum even stopped buying me dresses and skirts. Ha! I don’t blame her at all because every single time I went outside, I came back with a new bruise or wound and the pretty dresses/skirts she had bought me had tears. Poor mummy!
Anyway obviously this left me with scars all over my legs and arms which didn’t bother me at the time. But as I grew up and started becoming a little more girly and picked up an interest in fashion, being exposed to fashion TV shows, magazines and such, among other things, flawless skin seemed to be the major thing that characterized a girl as beautiful. I became very insecure, wouldn’t show my legs because I got asked so many questions and I’d feel like people would just stare…most of my fears probably all in my head. Until I started realizing yes, people might talk about them but if I am confident enough to show them, they will react and get over it. Also sometimes it doesn’t seem as bad as you think it is to other people so like I said, at the end of the day it’s all about confidence.
Also another factor is just learning to love myself as I am, somethings we can’t change and to be honest I had a whole lot of fun as a kid so the scars are in some way worth it. Plus they all have a story, most of which are funny. So as I am growing older, they are starting to bother me a little less. It is a gradual process but I have gotten to the point where I don’t mind wearing short things as much as I used to, I am starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin. Which brings me to this outfit. I just love this skirt, it’s so perfect for a sunny day. Note, I said sunny, not windy. I went for a simple look pairing it with a white vest and flats, adding a belt to pull everything together.
Before this year, I would wear such things once in a while and when I did, I would be so self conscious but this year has been a year of growth for me. I’m sorry this post has been more wordy than usual but I just wanted to share and let you know that if you have some body issues, you can overcome them and they might no be as bad as you think in actual reality. We tend to be the biggest critics of ourselves and sometimes, we judge ourselves too harshly. But if we learnt to accept ourselves, our flaws and all, change what we can but learn to love what we can’t, our lives would be a lot better and we wouldn’t be constantly worried about what others think or say. So do share below if you have any insecurities, what they are and how you deal with them?
Vest – Old (Nakumatt) | Skirt & shoes – Thrift (Adams)
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