J Brand skinny pants
Joie linen top (old)
Barney’s co-op cardigan
LD Tuttle wedges
Alexander Wang donna hobo
Today’s outfit was really difficult. I decided I was going to try and wear these purple pants again, so I did. But it was tough for me to leave the house, honestly. I thought I looked okay, but I don’t really like to draw SO much attention to my thick legs, so I don’t wear these very often. I stuck to my guns though and kept them on even though it was VERY HARD.
Then I went to MOSS to drop some stuff off, caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was kind of horrified. Afterwards I went to Barney’s Co-Op and couldn’t get enough of looking at myself in the mirrors there – I thought I looked normal, even GOOD! It was weird. Although I know every mirror is different, depending on their angle, which one is reflecting the “real” me? How do I REALLY look?
Who knows? Who even cares? As long as I feel good and put together, what else matters? And I did feel pretty confident today in my outfit, even though it was initially difficult to wear. The fact that I made the decision to wear it and stop over-analyzing gave me the push I needed to just move on.
Do you ever have those moments when you’re out and see yourself differently in different mirrors?
I really like this outfit…I love what the necklace does for the overall look.
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I’ve seen you IRL with these pants and think they look great on!
You look great in those pants! I don’t know what you’re talking about. But I totally get the “mirror thing.” There are certain stores where I refuse to try stuff on because of the Circus Freak effect. And there are a few that I think have Magic Figure mirrors. I shop only at those stores. 😉
You look AWESOME in these pants! I don’t wear skinny pants very often either for the same reason you do – I feel like my legs look “too thick” to be wearing them.
I agree with the mirror thing. I like to think that the mirrors we catch our reflection in and dislike are messed up… the ones where we look good are just telling the truth. 🙂
I totally agree with you – WHO CARES! If you feel good and put together, that is really all that matters!
Piper Alexander says
I think you look great, but I don’t think “thick” legs are all that bad. Especially if there’s some muscle in there. It’s an interesting point though, about mirrors and what image is true. In addition to that, depending on how you feel that day (happy, sad, etc.) will change how you perceive your image. And if that’s true about you, then it’s true about how others perceive your image, as well, depending on their mood. I agree that confidence goes a long way. That is why I angle my mirror at home to get the best possible image of myself before I leave for the day. Then I stay the H%$L away from all full-length mirrors for the rest of the day 😉
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