I AM PROUD OF MY SIZE: MODESTY SCHMODESTY


THE coolest thing happen on Saturday. I was thrift shopping for the first time in months and I stopped for a second and realized something revolutionary. This was the first time I've gone shopping and loved my body at the same time. The experience was phenomenal... each place I went was like a. Brand. New. Store. My options became endless. I've stopped myself from buying countless articles of clothing because I was afraid they wouldn't be flattering/appropriate/acceptable. Fuck flattering. Fuck appropriate. Fuck acceptable. I wear what I want!

Because I am an all or nothing kinda gal I went straight to the lacy see through shirts. Ive wanted to wear them for SO LONG but never had the guts. SO over that. I present to you my "Modesty Schmodesty" outfit. I love it.


It kinds seems reminiscent of something Madonna would have worn way back when. Minus the square dancing skirt of course.
What piece of clothing are you too afraid to wear? Are you gonna challenge yourself and go for broke?
If you do, make sure to link up to Rachele's IAPOMS challenge!!!

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  1. That skirt is amazing. I love it. I wish the thirft stores here in Aus were even half as amazing as the ones over there. The ones in my town don't even sell records. Boo hiss.

    I also love the top. i used to have a dress/tunic thing very similar when I was in high school and I wore it to death. I love when you find clothes for cheap that become a huge wardrobe staple. But then it's always sad when they die.

    So proud of you for biting the bullet and wearing whatever you like. It's wonderful.

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  2. Love the whole outfit, every bit is beautiful! I too steer away from lacy shirts or wear them under dresses, but maybe my next outfit post should feature one!? There is such a fine line I myself (not sayin everyone does this!) have to walk when i become proud of my size... I start eating everything! So what 12 cupcakes and 3 glasses of wine? I'm proud! Lol my mentality is a bit warped when it comes to food. Any links/reads on body acceptance + self control?

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    1. y'know... eating disorders are not just bulimia or anorexia or overeating. In fact, I was taking a training on mental health first aid and E.D.'s are so common that it ranks up there on the small list of common mental disorders. My point is, that I've had an eating disorder since I was 9. I never realized it until this year. Anyhow, any imbalance that is accentuated by un-awesome choices usually means there is a deeper reason its happening.

      I've been working on the inside stuff like self talk, fulfilling activities, support systems etc and it's starting to help. kinda. I still overeat all the time, but I dont hate myself over it anymore and thats progress... right?

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  3. HECK YEAH. You are wonderful!! I've always been afraid to wear short shorts, but that's 'cause I get chub rub and that shit hurts!!

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    1. seriously dude. I have to change my underwear three times a day in the summer if i'm wearing a skirt to avoid heat rub and chafing. thunder thighs FTW.

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  4. This is one of the cutest outfits I've ever seen. Real talk.

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    1. Real talk. Hah! I'm gonna use that soon.

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  5. Such a cute outfit. I love it. You look awesome.

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  6. I LOVE your top! It looks soo great on you!

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    1. Arrin, THANKS! Shit, I love it when people I admire throw love my way:)

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  7. i love the lace top with the belt. so hot, I would totally wear that, too! and your hair looks divine!

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    1. OHMYGOD. wear it. send me a picture.

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  8. You are totally size sexy!

    This outfit is incredible. That lace top is amazing and I absolutely love your skirt. Though I think the best thing about your outfit is how you're wearing it. You are absolutely rocking it with that confidence!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  9. Madonna was my first thought, haha. I love the lace shirt on you though, you absolutely rock it!

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  10. So cute! Its so funny because if anyone would have asked me "Beca, can you describe Jes in one word" it would have been "confident" since the first time I met you a million years ago. but seeing you through the eyes of your blog readers, I feel like I am learning so much more about you then I ever did working and friending with you ( I think I just made that word up.) You are beautiful and fun and smart and sassy. I'm proud to know you. And this confidence that I always thought you had, it seems like you are really, really feeling it now, so that's fucking rad.

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    1. This blog really has opened many facets of my life ten fold. Not only have I found like minded people(knowing youre not alone is a power of its own), but it has also transferred into my "real" life. People are finally allowed insight into my mind on their time, when they want. This has opened up a LOT of old friends and allowed us to connect on a more personal and special level. I see a lot more evolving from this too. A LOT...I feel so lucky. Thanks Beca, I like you too:)

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    2. Oh yeah, and that act of confidence you saw was just that: pretend. I fooled a lot of people for a LONG time. Its funny how sometimes the most "confident" people are the most insecure.

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this outfit!

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  12. you look great!
    i never go sleeveless, even though i have a lot of sleeveless shirts/dresses. i just wear a cardigan, even in the summer! i need to get over it, it is too HOT down here in tennessee for those shenanigans.

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