Self Image In Santa Monica
I've been bolder with my style lately, and that means anything brightly colored has been getting a lot of love—and it also means that my black and white pieces haven't come out to play much.
Because of the insane temperatures a few weekends ago, I decided (rather uncharacteristically), to reach for some shorts. So many adult women have successfully put shorts on their body, but I'm still trying to find my way. I think it's a combination of me just not having the right shorts, and (as I discovered this weekend) some resurfacing body image issues surrounding my thighs and my knees. That's fun!
Because my most interesting shorts are my black and white patterned ones, I decided to pair it with a black and white tee I've had for...ten years? A hundred? Basically, the whole outfit is old as all get-out and I have never once worn these two pieces together. Maybe it's because they don't match, or maybe it's because I'm scared of them. Lord only knows, truly. That will be the first thing I ask him if I get through those pearly gates.
I feel like it worked out! I'm trying to play it cool and pretend that these photos of my white-ass thighs and off-colored knees (how?) don't bother me, but they do. C'est la vie.
A big reason for my shift towards bolder fashion is to stop critiquing every little bit of my body and just party like it's 1999 instead. Except that I totally had body image issues in 1999 as well, but that's beside the point—it's time to start feeling at home in my body and I'm going to decorate it in a way that suits me!
In other news, I am starting to discover that I love taking photos but hate editing them—hence the inconsistencies.