I am in the process of stepping out of my comfort zone in many ways-and my wardrobe is my latest project. I had gravitated towards the dark side-the majority of my clothes are black & loose fitting- not because I love the "look",but because I thought I was hiding my extra pounds.
I recently visited a friend (Skinnypowell1) & loved the way she dressed-cute,colorful outfits that I only wished I could wear...I asked her her for some fashion advice and this is what she said...
Wow-clothes that make me "happy"??? I had never thought about it that way-instead I focused on clothes that only played into my self-consciousness & insecurities. Now-there are so many ways to look our best at any weight(we just have to step away from the tried & true black rack at the store-lol)
Here"s a link to an article with tips on looking your best(-there are many more out there)
I have started looking in my closet with a critical eye! There are many things that I will be recycling, and I will keep your words in mind as I do my September closet purge! Thanks, Sami and Skinny Powell!
I have recently been wearing more outfits that are pastel, bright colors! I used to be that way, black, navy, etc. No more!! Well, I still like black and navy, but only if it is a ravishing outfit that looks great on me! Not because of hiding anything!! But, I still don't like tight clothes, even if I were skinny! To me it looks like it has gotten too tight. Unless you are buff, like some women on TV..but, even then I am not a fan! 1878 days ago
I guess I'm weird, GF, but I love black. LOL!!! My son swears I am the original goth. Even when I was young I didn't want to wear pastels and my mom and I fought about it as she loved pastels. I do like other colors like true red, emerald green, true gray, true purple and some pink and blue shades but no yellow, orange, brown, white. I'm not even into decorating with those shades much other than for Fall decorations. I would not wear any of those outfits. The reddish-orange one would be the closest. I'll take your black clothes iffin you are done with them. 1888 days ago
GABIBEAR Sami, I really loved your blog! I love the saying that if your don't love yourself before, you won't love yourself after. That is very true. It is not our weight or size that determines our happiness or fate in life, so don't expect everything to be perfect when we loose the weight or else we are destined to relive our mistakes!
I couldn't agree more, Sami. I have never been a fan of black. It makes me think of funerals, and mourning, and that is the ONLY time I will wear it. I love bright colors and red is my favorite. Bright colors not only make us feel better about ourselves, but when we feel better about ourselves, we'll look better, and we'll feel more confident! 1889 days ago
This is an inspiring blog. We are too hung up on wearing clothes that reflect a false appearance. Even our underwear is an attempt to deceive others. Do those SPANKS really make you look thinner???? I only see skinny women wearing them.
Working at a nursing home, most of the compliments I received were aimed at my bright colorful clothes that the elderly visually-impaired residents could see. They would tell me that I made them feel alive and happy when I wore bright colors. Even in retirement, many of my clothes are bright orange or lime green. I figure if I don't blend in society I can always join a circus!!!!! 1889 days ago
Definitely beautiful clothes! I always remember the advice Stacy and Clinton give on What Not to Wear . . . dress you body @ the weight and shape it is, not the weight and shape you want to be! So so true!
HUGS and good luck with the wardrobe re-decorating! 1889 days ago
I read an article 20 years ago that really boosted my confidence (and I need a little reminder every now & then). The article said to always know that you are the most beautiful woman in the world! It's truly amazing how much better I feel about myself when I remember that I am the most beautiful woman in the world. Have fun redoing your wardrobe!! 1889 days ago