Frazier & Wing Elliot Dress (from the designer to review) | Medium
So funny – yesterday Rebecca mentioned in a comment that sometimes her comments on other blogs are better than what she writes on her own blog. Then as I was responding to Claire’s comment on my own post (You are Stronger than you Think), I realized how true that can be; sometimes responding to another’s thoughts can help clarify your own.
I didn’t really FEEL it until I wrote it down, but then, it hit me like a ton of bricks:
I accept my body. It is what it is.
The issue was with perception : how we see ourselves is often different than how others perceive us. Of course we know that is true, but ultimately what I was trying to say in my post, in a not so concise way, is that I’m finished placing value judgements on my body. When I say I have flabby arms, I simply mean that they have a bit of extra fat on them. Same with my saddlebags and thighs. And my calves are objectively wide – 16″ around. Those things are neither positive or negative, they just ARE.
And that is a happy place to be. Acceptance without judgement. We need more of that, now, and we must start with ourselves.
Anyway, about the outfits – my husband surprised me and asked if I wanted to go to my FAVORITE vegetarian indian restaurant for dinner and of course I said yes. But I had to throw something on quickly. I have no shortage of things I can “throw on,” but this Oak dress is one of the very best, I can’t stop recommending that you buy it, if you haven’t yet. I was freezing in the restaurant though, I should have brought my chan luu scarf with me.
And, because I simply can’t help but share RIGHT NOW, the last picture (taken hastily) is a Frazier & Wing dress the designer Heather sent to me this week to review. By now you probably know that as soon as anything arrives in the mail I stop whatever I’m doing and try it on, hence the dress over jeans look (from Monday’s outfit), which I rather like BTW. I will have more pictures and a review next week (+ a discount code), but man, I love this dress so much 🙂
Happy hump day!