Monday, June 27, 2011

Dress Your Best Week - Day 1: Waist not

Skirt: I made it
Tee: Target
Cami: ?
Cardigan: J Crew
Belt: Target
Socks: gift from my sister-in-law
Boots: Nine West
Earrings: Turkey

I'm participating in Dress Your Best week again this year, though I'm not sure how consistently the posts will be going up this week with our spotty internet. We'll see how it goes. Anyway, I'm hoping that most of what I'll be showing off this week will be different from last year's choices. For one, my body has changed in the past year; for two, I've been embracing my body in new ways lately. So for this first installment, let's talk about my waist.

True story: I discovered my waist through blogging and a fitting for my wedding dress. See, my mom and my sister are super curvy. They're pear shaped and I always envied their tiny little upper bodies and wide hips. I was convinced that I was a rectangle. And then the tailor at my fitting gave me three different numbers for my measurements and I was like, "Oh, I've got a waist!"

And then I forgot about that and started thinking I was a rectangle again until my readers and commenters told me I was crazy and I was actually pretty hourglassy. So I started looking at my pictures and looking at my body, and yes. There it was: the waist.

Maybe that's kind of ridiculous, but I know I'm alone in the slightly warped (or a seriously distorted) sense of body. And it's taken a lot for me to start to see myself in a more realistic way, and I wouldn't say I'm totally there yet, but I do feel like I'm making progress. So, yeah, this recently discovered waist is one of the things I'm celebrating this week.

Has anyone else discovered something positive about their body through blogging?

And just to keep this light, a picture of my adorable kittens:

Elefante on the left, Pirata on the right. Aren't they cute?


  1. Yeah for your newly discovered waist!

  2. I can't believe you were a rectagle shape too? I mean, I am but you're not, you're definitely curvy and hourglass, como dicen los hispanos cuerpo de botella de coca-cola jejeje Muy bonito tu outfit y que bueno que has aprendido a rechazar algunas de tus inseguridades, eres una mujer muy bonita. =)

  3. I feel the same way, it's really through blogging that I discovered my waist! And you, my dear, look adorable. You do have a little waist! :)

  4. Awwwww, kittens! They are so, so cute!

    This outfit is perfect for highlighting your tiny waist!

  5. OMG I am loving their names ! Pirata ?!


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