I wanted to make a quick post of the outfit I picked out today. It’s notable only because I wore the sleeveless top without a shrug or sweater covering my arms, which is a big step for me.
My arms are big, but today it was warm and covering them doesn’t hide the fact that they’re big, it just hides them. And why? My arms are firm(ish) and tan (thanks to the swimming) and the top is cut too cute to hide it because of self-consciousness.
Granted, this top is not the most flattering, especially because that band at the bottom accentuates my hips and stomach, but in person the colors are really pretty and very flattering. The top is so much more fitted than I’ve been wearing, and while it will still look good, and probably better, after losing another 10 lbs, I felt pretty in this top. I wish the photo was clearer – sorry about that.
I bought that bracelet yesterday at the salon and I absolutely adore it! it will go with so much, and it can actually convert to a necklace, which is so cool (although it’s sort of a choker, which is not usually a style of necklace that I enjoy). I love the stacked look of the bracelets! I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.
I took the photo of my face to show you the flower in my hair and my makeup, but it actually revealed something else, too. I’m a master at the “fat girl photo angle:” hold the camera above your head so that the lens is looking down at you, then move your face so that your double/triple chin appears much smaller. But I really think this picture is going to be great motivation for me, because my face appears SO much thinner than it usually is. Looking at this shot is sort of like peeking into the future, seeing myself in 30 pounds or so lighter. And I do think that losing weight these first three weeks of summer has helped to “de-puff” face.
Losing this 12.6 pounds has invigorated me and helped me see that while I have a LONG way to go, I need to enjoy each moment of this summer. This is the summer that I change my life for good, so why not dress as if each day is a celebration?