dress, necklace ~ Burlington
earrings ~ Forever 21
shoes ~ Goodwill, thrifted brand new
coat ~ thrifted
I wrote a post a while ago about how I wanted to take itty bitty fashion risks this year. So far I haven't done much. I would try something at home, and then immediately feel uncomfortable and change before I went out. And these risks aren't big risks...just things that take me out of my comfort zone. Like this dress. This dress. I bought it on a whim when Chris and I were getting ready to go to a charity function for our kids' school. I like it because it's like that old bikini t-shirt, you know the ones, right? They literally have a picture of a hot bikini body on them? That's what this dress reminds me of. (Not that I need any help in the curve department, I have plenty of those.)
I felt ok when I first put it on, but as we got closer to actually going out....out with other people, I felt uncomfortable. I changed about 20 times before Chris looked me in the eye and said, "you look great, just try it." So I did ~ I tried it. I sucked in for about the first two hours, and then as the second beer kicked in, I stopped caring. I stopped worrying if you could see my belly bump or my underwear line, or if my boobs looked saggy because I could only wear a strapless bra. I stopped caring, and you know what? I still don't care. And you know what else? I like this dress, I may even wear it again. And maybe one of these days I will actually feel comfortable in an actual bikini. But in the meantime, there's always the t-shirt.