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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Look + Lessons :: Bowling in Booty Shorts



Outfit details: Top, socks - Target. Necklace, shorts - Ann Taylor. Shoes - Payless. Watch - Michael Kors. Cuff, bangles - InPink.












I met Brandon when I first moved to LA and since then, he's welcomed me into his 'family' with open arms. He's incredibly generous and one of the sweetest people I know. At the same time, he's brutally and refreshingly honest, which is why I'm surprised that he didn't comment on these tight shorts. Believe it or not, these are from Ann Taylor. And no, I wasn't allowed to wear them on the job when I worked there.

Speaking of shorts, I'm pretty sure my thighs grew since last summer. Not that I'm complaining -- I love being a curvy woman. I was skinny at one point, and life wasn't much different. I was still me, but in smaller clothes. I kinda feel left out because I know that as a woman, I'm supposed to have issues with my body, but I don't. I was once asked if I was pregnant, cried, and moved on. Whatever. Trust me, I have plenty of other things that I'm insecure about... like the fact that I'm going gray at 25. And my lack of bowling skills.

In all seriousness, I don't want any woman to ever feel like she'll only be happy once her body changes. Happiness is a state of mind. If you're not happy now, you won't be happy once you have what you want. It's like waiting for anything else. And I'm all for being healthy, but what's healthy for someone else might not be what's healthy for you. We were all made differently and -- don't forget -- beautifully!

16 comments:

  1. Loved this post, and I think you're gorgeous! xo

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  2. "If you're not happy now, you won't be happy once you have what you want."

    What a wonderful statement!!

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  3. Well put. I think you look hella good btw! :D

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  4. You look adorable. You are so right with this post - Happiness is a state of mind, and a good one at that.

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  5. Great post, Steph! And I love knee highs, but I've only tried wearing them with boots! Also, i didn't know you were going grey too. I hate having to dye my hair! We need a plan a Disneyland trip! -Jessica

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  6. Love the top! Super cute!

    You are so right. You have to be happy with how your body is right now. That's what thing that getting pregnant has taught me (expanding belly and all! LOL)

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  7. yes to curvy women! embrace it!

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  8. I love bowling, I really should go more often!

    It's really refreshing to read a blog post about someone NOT having body issues. I too often feel like the odd one out because I don't hate the way I look! One time, a friend said to me 'you know those days where you just don't want to leave the house because you look awful?' and I was just like 'no, I really don't.' It's sad though, that people do feel like that.

    I think it's definitely important to spread the message that things do not change based upon your size.

    Emily Jane xo

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  9. You crack me up..... seriously great attitude!

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  10. I'm 25 & going grey too- actually rubbish isn't it!

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  11. I love your top!
    And I also have large thighs...for me, it's the first place I gain weight :/ It's good and bad I guess. I am ok with my body but I still try to reduce the size a bit because I always get looks from perverts when I wear shorts. I don't like it...

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  12. Happiness is a state of mind. And I'm happy that I don't have to go bowling any time soon because I, too, have a lack of bowling skills.

    You look lovely in your shorts and high socks!

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  13. word.
    also love the photo of the bowling shoes.

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  14. Beautifully put! Your honesty is so refreshing :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  15. Preach it girl!! Love you. Mama

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