Summer is in full swing here in the south…and I’m not a big fan of shorts. I KNOW. For some reason, I would rather wear jeans than shorts. Even in the summer. When I saw this cute little seersucker jumpsuit, I snatched it up immediately as a hot weather alternative to putting on jeans. And if you follow along on Instagram, you know that I’m not quite sure about it yet. It’s so comfortable and a perfect piece for the hot summer weather…but I’ve got to be honest, I’m just not sure that I like how it looks on me. But, when I posted it on Instagram, you lovely people’s feedback told me to go for it, so here it is.
Isn’t that just the way things go? We can all be so hard on ourselves! I know that I’m extremely hard on myself when it comes to body image, but knowing doesn’t stop me finding something negative about the way that I look. It’s the worst habit, and something I struggle with most days when I get dressed. But when I decided to start sharing style posts, I chose to do it because I wanted to share from the perspective of someone who isn’t built to wear a lot of the “trendy” stuff.
Blogging wasn’t around when I was in middle school & high school, but when you’re young you want to be able to wear what’s “in” and it’s a struggle as a young girl to understand that everyone can’t do that. I was never built for what was “in” and I remember how frustrating that was to shop in the women’s section as a teen. I have always been very athletic, but it took me a long time to accept that I would never be a girl that could wear anything I wanted.
Of course, now that I’m in my late twenties, I have developed a style that feels like it’s really me. I love that my body is strong and I love that I am athletic. I’m grateful for the muscles that I built playing softball for 16 years, tennis & soccer through college, doing yoga, and so many other things. I also still get frustrated in dressing rooms when something that I really want to love just doesn’t work for my body. I know I’ll always be that way, and I’ll continue to share things that I’m unsure about in my style posts. Because sometimes we’re too hard on ourselves.
What I’m Wearing