about this outfit Wednesday. Sometimes, I can get dressed at 5am
and everything just works. Other times, I spend all day and can't get ANYTHING going. That's when I like to reflect on these outfits on the blog and talk about what I would have done differently.
First of all, I would have sized up in this skirt. I found it on the Target clearance rack after trying it on a few weeks before and thinking about buying it at full price - now it's only $6! I couldn't remember if I needed a 4 or 6, but skirts are usually pretty generous on me so I grabbed the 4. I've also been optimistic about losing some fluff and figured I'd fit into it after all of that diet and exercise I promised myself I'd start doing. The end of this story is :: I had to use spanx and they hurt, a lot, and I couldn't finish my Bang Bang Shrimp. You may not see this skirt again unless I lose a thigh.
Secondly, I thought since I couldn't breathe and all it was a "form fitting" skirt and something loose and blousy on top would balance it. In real life, I looked effortless and sexy (in my head, anyway). But that was lost in translation in photos - the lack of waist definition made me look wide instead. I might opt for a more form-fitting top next time, or add a wide belt at the waist to help the silhouette. I don't regret my choices, I actually quite like the outfit, I just see an opportunity to make it better the next time.
Finally, I confess - occasionally I photoshop myself to look more how I see me in my head. My mother raised me to believe I was the most beautiful, talented, and fantastic child that has ever existed, so often my big head gets in the way of what I probably look like to everyone else and my ego is slightly hurt when I see pictures of how I really look. This is not for you - it's for me. And it's not every photo, either, I'm not even going to tell you what I do, because it's only certain things that look weird in certain photos. Others are completely untouched. This is a totally vain thing to do, and I'm sorry (but I'm totally still gonna do it). Ladies, we are all beautiful JUST AS WE ARE but some of us need a little help in Photoshop to look how we do in real life. The camera adds 10 lbs. So do the cheese fries. Never forget!
Anyway, this is a lot of rambling for a Friday just to say - aren't these lavender pumps darling
? I remixed them this week on accident, actually. I just thought they looked amazing with the skirt and then I held the post for Friday Favorites because they're fabulous. Link up below and show me how you re-wore this week! Happy Friday!
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