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Outfit 15.5.10: bubble skirt again

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15.5.10

necklace by (into) the fray

leather bag

new shoesies

This is what I wore on Saturday night for dinner and drinks.

It’s the first time in ages and ages and ages I’ve had bare arms and shoulders. I know you’re not meant to moan about body parts, If I’m completely honest, the reason I haven’t is that I do feel quite self conscious about my arms. They are just so massive relative to the rest of my body. My biceps are like a mans. I’m not saying I hate my arms, not at all, they are useful and strong, but I don’t like the way they look and I didn’t exactly want to draw attention to them. Though when I did wear this, it was actually ok, and I forgot about the whole thing really quickly. Noone noticed or cared. All anyone commented on was the skirt (which admittedly, is still amazing). Which is the moral of the story really. Forget your hang-ups because others just see your positives and don’t even notice the negatives, even when they’re out in the open!

top – gap
skirt – dave-made
shoes – clarks
bag – second hand shop in Paris
necklace – swap with ambika of (into) the fray

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  • Sal 20 May 2010, 3:55 pm

    I'm self-conscious about my arms, too. And as much as I know that it's external messages informing that self-consciousness, I still feel it.

    Glad you were carefree once you got this outfit assembled, tho. You look ravishing!

  • Helen 20 May 2010, 5:51 pm

    i think you look great! my body hang up is my belly.

  • Eli 20 May 2010, 6:38 pm

    I think you look fantastic! and you really hit it home because sometimes when I'm obessing and going crazy over something, no one seems to notice – we all need to chill out and give ourselves a break!

  • Biba 20 May 2010, 6:39 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous, lady!

  • Clare 20 May 2010, 7:02 pm

    Good grief, I do love that bubble skirt!!

  • Diana 20 May 2010, 8:36 pm

    That's such a cute skirt! I love the print.

  • Lesa 20 May 2010, 9:11 pm

    Thanks for your observation, I am always scared about my arms. I am in love with your shoes by the way.

  • Mamushka Marie 21 May 2010, 1:03 am

    so cute! love, love, love the bag!
    xo,
    claire
    m a m u s h k a m a r i e

  • Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes 21 May 2010, 2:38 am

    You look great, I love that bag

  • parakeetpie 21 May 2010, 11:05 am

    I have the same hang up about my arms but you're right, other people don't notice these minor things. I never look at someone and thing "Oh my, her arms are huge!" It just never enters my mind so I don't know why I worry other people will think it about me.

    Confidence is everything.

    You look great.

  • Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes 21 May 2010, 11:14 am

    well i've always reffered to them as vests.

  • Rebecca 21 May 2010, 11:52 am

    Very cute! I have the same hangup about my arms: I just don't like to show them off. But you're right – it's best to just ignore that, because most people don't see the flaws we think we have!

    I guessed that necklace was made by Ambika before I saw your outfit details! How fun! 🙂

  • elle s'ennuie 22 May 2010, 7:15 am

    I think also a good thing to keep in mind is that others usually see us as a whole, rather than focus on this or that part. Focusing on what you think is a 'problem part' (oh I do have my own as well, hello muscular calves that make for great walkers but look less pretty in skirts and dresses..! 🙂 makes it seem like something that immediately 'jumps out' at the viewer at the expense of the rest of you, when that is not really true for anyone but yourself.