Prim & Proper Skater Dress c/o Tobi, Nanette Lepore Olivia Chronograph Watch c/o A Classic Time Watch Co.
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Although I am a fashion & beauty blogger who tends to be the primary subject in the majority of my photos, I’m only human! Don’t let my size or the fact that I am constantly in front of the camera deceive you! Just like every other woman, I totally have my insecurities, more specifically when it comes to my body. My body has gone through many changes throughout the span of my life and my weight continues to fluctuate year after year, but instead of focusing on the bits I feel could use a little work, I’m learning to embrace the parts that I love and make me feel great by accentuating and highlighting them when appropriate!
So, we know cut-out dresses have been all the rage the last few years, but I’ve always hissed at the opportunity to try one on for fear of exposing my stretch marks. (Yes, ya girl has got stretch marks–and cellulite and scars–the whole shebang and I’m owning it right here and now!) I’ve always done my best to conceal them, but when I saw this Tobi dress I noticed the focus of the dress was really about the back detailing and the cut-out was high-waisted enough to sit right a-top the area I can be pretty self-conscious about.
I was so happy to have been proven right after receiving this adorable navy number! Not only did the cut-outs hit right where I expected them to, but the plunging neck line is especially flattering as I’m small up top, while the flared bottom skims perfectly over my soft curves without leaving me feeling scandalous or uncomfortable! And, the dress has POCKETS, people!
Although some trends may seem a bit out-of-reach, eventually enough brands will come out with a rendition which will accent some of your favorite features and leave you feeling incredibly confident and beautiful! This is why it’s so important to be open-minded when trying out the latest fashions. Although a trend may seem out of your wheelhouse, you may be closing the doors on an opportunity to find a piece that will make you feel incredible!
Promise me you’ll give yourself permission to play?!
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