Aug 20, 2012

Pearls, Pumps, and Pirouettes

Did I tell you all how much I love wearing dresses? Well, if you don't know, now you know! There is something so powerful about the confidence and femininity that comes from wearing a dress.

After having my two boys and getting older, I think I'm falling out of love with my go-to body conscious silhouette. I don't know! I'm starting to feel like I'm too old for that now. Some of you may be asking yourself, what does having babies and getting older have to do with anything? Well let me just say that having two kids (on top of already being plus size) have left me with lumps and bumps in the tummy area that not even Spanx can conceal. While I love my body and encourage everyone to love and except themselves just the same, I still feel that your clothes should flatter your shape. I don't (necessarily) believe in "dressing for your body type" but I do feel that everything or style just isn't for everyone. There are a lot of plus size women who have awesome body types (and it has nothing to do with weight) who can get away with wearing ANYTHING. I'm just not one of them lol. It has nothing to do with confidence and everything to do with perception. I like to look "put together" whether I'm hitting the club or going to church. I have to feel like I look nice and I refuse to be walking around with the "double gut" or a "bootydo". With that being said, I'm starting to wear more A-line dresses and skirts. Don't get me wrong, I will still rock a "freak-em" dress in a heartbeat. I'm not saying goodbye to the body con for good. I just want to try something new.

This post features one my favorite picks from my ASOS wish list. It was love at first sight for sure. I love how playful and girly this dress is. It reminds me of a dress that I may have worn for Christmas or Easter Sunday as a little girl. Even as I was wearing it, I couldn't help feeling like I should be dancing around like a ballerina. I wore this dress to a friends wedding this past weekend. I mean, lets face it. I don't go to any fancy events and I barley leave the house (besides to work) so this wedding was the perfect excuse to get dolled up. I opted monochromatic, ditching my usual mitch-matchy (or as the cool people say, color blocking lol) style. I felt so pretty and the amount of tool on the dress was giving me all kinds of life!! I received so many compliments and my Grandmother even told me that I looked like Cinderella lol. This was a much needed pick-me-up from my recent frumpy ways.

Sidebar: I wish I was able to get a close up of my jewelry and shoes. I had to hassle my little bro to be my photographer and we had to move fast. I didn't want to be rude and risk the bride and groom catching me taking pictures of myself outside of the venue. All in all, I had to take what I could get lol. I think these photos are nice though. S/O to Darrin!

Dress ASOS Curve/Shoes Jessica Simpson/Clutch and Jewelry Ashley Stewart



7 comments:

  1. I feel the same way.......nearing 30 and not having the toned tummy I used to bodycon is almost a never go to for me now......I still appreciate them just not on me as much. I like the skater type dresses and A lines as well. LOVING your blog!
    www.style4curves.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks! Im a little hurt that I cant rock the body con like I used to lol.. But like I always say, I cant blaim the clothes for my short comings. I havent tried the skater dresses yet but thats def on my list.

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  3. Outstanding dress. I'm older than you and also dislike the front butt, so these types of dresses are a godsend.

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    1. Thanks Soigne1908. I love an A-line dress. So flattering!

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  4. I am in LOVE with that dress uggh I missed out on that one


    www.chantelovesbeaurty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I debating on selling it in the near future. I'll keep you posted. =)

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  5. Hey Ms. Brandie, Love Love Love! Did I say I love this dress. Come on give me a price! lol! I need this dress for a formal event. Im so close to you we can save on delivery! See you soon and love Lashes and Stilettos thanks for sharing!

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