Happy Saturday! Danny and I are having a lazy day today. We had to run into the post office this morning because of a strange note that was left in our new PO box. Yesterday, I worked until noon, which was really nice, and then Danny and I went shopping, to lunch, and to see the Avengers. I had been wanting to see it since Danny went in Idaho and I'm glad we went -- it was really good! Danny loves superheroes and comic books, and I never really appreciated comic book movies until Danny and I started dating. But I've enjoyed pretty much every superhero movie since then.
Dress, American Eagle
Denim Jacket, H&M
Brown sandals, Matalan (giveaway win)
I've been itching to wear a sundress lately. I had to try to remember where I'd packed all my summer clothes away to! This is one of those strictly summer dresses -- or at least it used to be! I've thought of a few other ways to wear it today so far. Yesterday while shopping, I found a sleeveless chambray shirt with white polka dots in Forever 21 -- but there was only one and it was an extra small. I'm pretty small on top, but not extra! I've found a similar (long sleeved) one on the website that I might actually get. I know I'd wear it a lot... I mean, polka dots! But I keep thinking how cute a chambray shirt would look tied over dresses, especially my summer sundresses.
I need to talk about something briefly that really been bothering me since my last blog post. Here's the thing: I talk about my feelings about my body on this blog a lot. I'm not asking for compliments or reassurance (ok, sometimes I am). But, here's the thing: my body is my body. And as nice as it is for people to tell me I look nice no matter what, no one else lives in my body, or has to dress it. No one knows how my clothes fit, or how comfortable they feel, or how I think they look except, well, me. A lot of my feelings about fashion are tied to my own body image, both positively and negatively, and so I can never separate the two. Right now, I'm trying to lose weight; and I'll be honest, it's entirely motivated by the fact that I hate how my clothes fit and feel right now. I appreciate if you think I don't need to lose an extra few pounds, but please refrain from lecturing me about it or telling me that my views are unhealthy or that I shouldn't do something. I know my body better than anyone else, because it's mine; I spend every day with it! I want what I want and right now I just want to feel better about my body. And yes, losing weight will get me there.
(I know people seriously disagree with that last statement. But again, I'm only speaking for myself. I only know my own body. No one else.)
Well, aside from that serious little note, I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday!