- Striped Tee – American Eagle
- Black Ponte Pants – Ann Taylor
- Studded Flats – Banana Republic
- Necklace – gift from sister L.
- Earrings – gift from S.
- Bangles – gifts
For my first DYB contribution I celebrate my figure, my body shape. I proudly dressed my wide hips, broad shoulders, and tiny waist. However, after writing that post, I started to think about my laments about the J Crew models and the straight-line silhouette I couldn’t pull off. And I remembered, this project is about celebrating the body you have. So, here you go, I might not look like Audry Hepburn, but I’ll be damned if that’s going to stop me from borrowing her silhouette!
I love belts and any other clothing trick that shows everyone that my waist is smaller than my butt/hips region. But, I also like all-over stripes and stripes just can’t always be belted. I think sometimes I convince myself I am celebrating my waist when really I am desperately trying to mitigate and hide my hips/butt/thighs. I certainly don’t think there is anything wrong with using clothes to accentuate your best and in the process down play your “problem spots” and I will likely be back to belting tomorrow. But, for today I am going belt-free and dressing my best differently.
I also want to give a shout-out to my hair. As I’ve written before, a good hair-day can make my day and a compliment on my hair will make you my new best friend. I put a fair amount of effort into my hair and if I get a quick glimpse of myself in the mirror, I’ll check my hair (rather than makeup, shifted necklines, etc). I’ve been loving my new haircut, but it is much less predictable than my straight bob. I have very little control over what it does. So, today I am cerebrating a good hair-day that I couldn’t recreate if I spent all morning trying. (Don’t you think it looks a bid edgier than usual?) A.