As I have been losing weight, I have done a lot better with how I am dressing myself. I feel more confident in dresses and am choosing style and patterns that I normally would not touch. It feels good.
There are some things, however, that I would LOVE to wear that I cannot quite swing yet. My nose is kind of pressed up against the glass in a sense.
These are my fashion goals -- the ones that when met will cause me to do a little happy dance in the middle of whatever store I am shopping in at the time.
Knee High Boots
Right now my calves are too freakishly wide to wear even plus sized knee high boots. I have a feeling that (thanks to genetics) my calves would be wide even if I weighed 120 pounds. I have to believe that shedding the weight will allow me to at least fit into SOME of them though. I mean, ankle boots are cute as heck, but I want some sexy knee highs, dang it!!
This is the Pinterest outfit of my dreams. I love everything about it and am trying to collect the pieces a little at a time to replicate it, but it just won't do without those knee high boots.
Not that original of a choice. Every chubby chick would kill to look awesome in a pair of skinny jeans. I wasn't sure I even liked them on skinny people when the first came out, but they have grown on me. I would love to rock a pair at some point...maybe I could pair them with the boots! What I really love is skinny jeans with ballet flats, though.
Ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne BAT WINGS!! I have a lot of hanging arm flab, so I pretty much refuse to wear shirts where the sleeves are above the elbow. It may seem silly, but it is my reality. I want to feel attractive and confident in my clothing, and short sleeves are not part of that equation.
I love the light little sundresses that people wear -- maxi dresses and the like. I would love to be able to sport these during the summer without a cardigan or shrug (back to the arm flab issue). I have been drooling for quite some time over the many adorable dresses on Kiki LaRue's website. I have not made a purchase yet -- but I will when I reach some of my goals. Sun dresses just seem so breezy, care free, and pretty. These are a couple that I have had my eye on..
There are many more little things I would like to squeeze my rear into, but these are the biggest ones on my list. In the past, I often found myself looking at some outfits and saying, "I wish I could wear something like that." Sometimes, it is best that I don't try (for now) because it is not the kind of outfit that lends itself to a fuller figure. HOWEVER, I have found lately that there are some styles I pine over that I CAN wear. There is no reason I can't. I just have tried to blend in with the walls most of my life and never really tried to accessorize or wear anything that isn't a solid color...boring, basically. It is almost like I felt that I didn't deserve to look cute. I know how ridiculous that sounds. I am getting over it. I have made loads of progress in that area, and I am proud of that.