Since we’re talking confidence this week, I thought today might be a good time to talk about how our appearance impacts our confidence (and vice versa). I’ve wanted to weave some more fashion into Quest for Thinner Peace, not only because I love it, but because I think it’s such a frustrating topic for women not at their ideal weight, wearing plus sizes, or in that in between period of losing weight, and it has potential to be such a fun rather than frustrating topic!
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve refused to buy clothes because I didn’t want to “waste” money on a size that I didn’t want to be in for long. I know logically it makes no sense because my closet is empty and none of my clothes fit anymore, but that doesn’t matter. I know I’m not alone in this.
How many times have I left a store practically in tears and empty-handed? I stand in the plus size department and wonder what idiot man designed all the plus size clothing with stripes and crazy colors/patterns that make it look more like circus tents then dresses. Or why when the majority of America is wearing sizes in the double digits that section of the store only has four racks (all of the previously mentioned circus tents). I then end up leaving the mall with a ridiculous amount of makeup and handbags that I don’t need because they fit and I’m in a funk. Who’s with me here?
Stop and ask yourself – how can you feel good when your clothes don’t fit, they don’t flatter, and you didn’t even like them on the hanger, let alone your body and they’re squeezing the crap out of your stomach? YOU CAN’T!
Well, I’ve decided that it doesn’t have to be that way, because quite frankly, I can’t take it anymore! I’ve got some big ideas in the works now that I’m hoping I can make happen for you, but even if the big ideas don’t align, there will be plenty of body love inducing, self-confidence boosting style tips coming your way. I don’t claim to have this all figured out, but I can tell you from personal experience when the fashion planets align with my budget and body and I’ve found the perfect outfit, my confidence goes from a 2 to a 10 like that! We DESERVE to feel that way everyday. Don’t forget that.
I’d love to hear your opinion on this too. What are your fashion struggles, thoughts and questions? What would you like to see more of style wise?