|top ~ Old Navy, shorts ~ Belk Department Store, necklace ~ NY&Co, shoes ~ Steve Madden, handbag ~ Via Spiga|
So I have decided to participate in the “Big Fat Summer Challenge” started by the lovely Jennifer of Jasifer Lions Club. As confident as I think I am, I have realized that it is time for me to step out of my shell and take some fashion risks that are outside of my “comfort zone.” I decided to start with the category of wearing something that I normally wouldn’t wear, and that would be shorts. I hardly ever wear shorts in public. I have a few times, but it is very seldom. There is another part of this challenge that will require me to wear even “shorter shorts,” but I have that covered. I just wanted to ease myself into the process before I went there. I want to start out by saying I do not endorse or condone being overweight! I think that everyone should be as healthy as they can possibly be, but my weight should not hender me from loving myself or dictate my fashion choices (within reason). As you already know, I believe in keeping my attire classy and ladylike.
I know that my health is important , and I do not feel that this challenge changes my views on that issue. I had to ask myself the question, “What are you afraid of?” Am I afraid of facing the reality of what my legs truly look like, or I am afraid of what people may say, which does not match my personality at all! I know my legs are chubby, and not the most attractive, but at this point I do not care because I have one life on this earth. I must accept myself totally at every stage. To me, this is what this challenge truly represents. What are you afraid of when it comes to your fashion selections?