As I complained last week, the weather has just been gross. Yesterday was the only decent window I had to grab some photos in outfits I'd been accumulating. Part of me though wanted to just say forget it and not take any outfit photos anytime soon. My self image has been pretty awful of late, only focusing on negatives: the jiggle of my stomach, thighs touching, general lethargy (which I translate into laziness instead of SAD or being sick). I just KNEW that when I got the photos back from my friend/photographer Emily, I would feel even worse about myself.
When I opened the photos up this morning, I just cried. You know that kind of cry that is like your eyes fill instantly and just start overflowing with big drops of liquid? Yeah.
Instead of crying because I hated how I looked, I was so happy. I thought I looked pretty in the photos, and not like the giant slob I've felt like recently. Took me a good 30 minutes to stop crying. Talk about an emotional release!
NY Collection Houndstooth Print Shirtdress c/o Gwynnie Bee
Eloquii leggings (similar)
Barefoot Tess Adelaide Gold shoes
Sequin heart shoe clips, gifted by Penningtons
Alesya Bag in Hot Spot
Sequin NYC necklace (no longer available) c/o Sequin at LuckyFabb
Robyn Rhodes Bailey Ring in Gold and Green Agate from my Rocksbox subscription
Also disclosure for the shoes – I only wore them for photos. My ankle is usually in its brace.
Infinity X Infinity Dangle Earrings c/o Helzberg Diamonds: Inspired by the double infinity symbol of Emily Thorne on ABC's Revenge. I am obsessed with the show. I love Nolan Ross! Valentine's Day hint: Any female fan of the show or lover of jewelry in general will love the items in the collection. Also, Helzberg is doing some giveaways during the Olympics on Twitter! (Disclosure: product provided for editorial consideration, not compensated for a sponsored review.)
It was a great reminder that negative self-talk never produces positive results. [Tweet this] I'm so thankful for the perspective.
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