September 21, 2011

Body Image

I'm really tired of hearing girls complain about their "problem areas". I hear "I have a flabby tummy" or, "my thighs are huge" and even "the mole/freckle/birthmark right here is so ugly!" It is incredibly sad that girls can be so critical of even the tiniest "imperfections" on their bodies. Of course, this is a fact of life. I don't know one highschool girl who doesn't think theres something wrong with her.
I know it's cliche to say, but the only real way to learn to love your body is to learn to love your body. I know. I used to have problems with myself too! (Still do, but I have to realize that nobody else cares!) It's silly, but wearing vintage clothing has made me grow to love my body. All the cute vintage dresses fit my curvy shape, and since I'm also petite, almost everything I find fits me!

It's funny that curvy girls wish they were stick thin, and stick thin girls wish they were curvy. If you're curvy, realize that you have something that every girl wants, and don't be afraid to show it off! Skinny girls, realize that you're probably the only body-type that looks good in all the latest crazy fashions, so rock something that shows off how slim you are.
Everyone has a beautiful body. Some real women have curves, and some real women don't.
I was really inspired by a poem I read online, but I can't remember what it's called or who it's by. It deals with the topic of what a "real woman" is. It's just as unfair to say "real women have curves" as it is to say that skinny girls are the most attractive.

Anyway, sorry about the rant. I'm a little frustrated with girls at the moment!
Heres my outfit today:
Blouse-Forever 21, Jeans- Mossimo, Shoes-Morona, Necklace-Vintage, Hair clip-handmade
This blouse is one of my favorites. Everyone suspects it's vintage, when in fact I bought it at one of my rare trips in to Forever 21. (Shopping there is not a bad thing, I just can't stand how loud the music is.) The necklace belongs to my Great-great Grandmother, and it's one of my favorites. It's so colorful and works perfectly with modern clothes. I know you can't see my hair clip in either of the above pictures, so heres a picture of that:
I love this clip, and the hairstyle is surprisingly easy to do! It looks so elegant, but it only takes me about ten minutes to do. Sometimes I put it up into a bun too, and it looks just as pretty!
Alright, that's it for today! I'm in the middle of a school week so theres not much I'm working on right now clothing-wise. Hopefully this weekend I can start working on my dress-form!

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