Some real talk today…for years I have struggled to dress my body. Not only because weight fluctuations brought on by a variety of health issues (namely thyroid disease), but because I have a very large chest. I have hated it since high school. We girls always want what we weren’t born with, right? Thicker hair, straighter hair, a smaller waist, bigger boobs. Well for me, I spend most days wishing God had blessed me with a B or C cup.
Teeny bikinis and low cut tops or most crop tops are not in my cards. Nor are the always cute fit + flare dresses. Often people are actually surprised when they hear I am a DD. I dress to hide my chest, vs. show it off. To each their own of course, but my chest has always made me feel self-conscience. When I bought this top, I knew there was a good chance it wouldn’t work. After much debate with my roommate Bridget, we decided the pattern actually created an optical illusion up top vs. calling attention to my chest. I ended up keeping the piece and am glad I did so.
In college BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of my favorite brands. I’d get a special occasion dress for a sorority event once a year (and a few still hang in my closet because of the memories they hold) but it had been years since I bought anything from the line. They have so many pretty pieces right now though in their New Arrivals and loads on sale (and p.s. if you’re a new customer, sign up for their newsletter and get 15% off.)
Anyhow, I know every girl has some sort of body issues on the regular but why is it so hard to talk about? Honestly, it has been a struggle for me to get used to my size and finding what works for me. You want to wear every trend, buy certain pieces you love but what I’ve learned is that if something doesn’t make you feel good, it’s not worth having. Instead of chasing what everybody else has, you always win when you learn to dress for yourself and not others.
And speaking of bodies…mine seriously impressed me this weekend when I was able to run my half marathon in full! Given my struggle with training, I went into it saying I’d give it a shot and if I couldn’t finish…I couldn’t finish. But I was able to pull through and do the 13.1 and I feel so accomplished. I’ll be sharing the lessons I learned from the experience later this week.
That’s it for today – it’s another week and I’m starting this one off ready to kill it! Hope you take that attitude on, too #letsdothis!
Shop the Post:
Black and White Lace Top (also available here)
Joie Lace Up Heels (from last year but here’s this season’s)
Rebecca Minkoff Initial Clutch
I think this top looks amazing on you! Congrats on running your first half, I ran my first one last April and it was such an awesome feeling – can’t wait to hear more about it!
Thank you so much, Jess – for sure an awesome experience and I’m so glad I did it!
Absolutely my kind of colors! That top is so cute on you 🙂
x Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com
Thank you, Fiona!!
You’re incredible! I’m so proud of you. Plus, you’re a total babe – DDs and all 🙂
Love you, Al! Thank YOU!
Congrats on the half marathon! That’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for quite some time except that I really do not like running all that much. How much did you train?
Whitney – I would highly recommend the experience to anyone – I learned so much and I’ll be sharing it all on Friday so definitely check back!
I love the U.S. Navy Charm Bangle