Redoing my wardrobe has been marvelously helpful in so many ways: I’ve cleared out all the junk in my closet, I’ve learned to shop with intention, and I really look forward to getting dressed in the morning.
But. (Yes, there’s a but.)
After spending so much time thinking about the kinds of clothes I want to wear, it’s been another thing altogether to put those wants into action. I’ve spent a lot of time the last few years in little else but A-line skirts and dresses on the blog, which, while flattering, make it easy to hide the parts of my body I don’t like. (Whether I think things are too big or too small or too short or too long, I won’t say–that’s not the point!) While I’m still very much in love with a good skater skirt, I’ve also found myself drawn to skinny jeans and pants lately–and you can’t hide anything in those.
Sure, I’m in jeans all the time, but I seldom wear them for the blog. I always told myself it was because they didn’t look “pretty” enough for a blog post, but I do think that part of me always felt a little uncomfortable with how revealing they are. I was definitely feeling a little insecure when I took these pictures. People are going to see the parts of my body I don’t like!
The thing is, I really love outfits that incorporate jeans and pants on other bloggers, so why not me? Why can’t I rock them too? They’re essential to my new style, and I love wearing them when I’m not going to be “seen.”
It’s something I’m going to have to work out on my own, but I wanted to get this out there. I’m hoping that spending more and more time getting to know my bod in some new clothes will help–it certainly did in the past.