Little Thoughts

This comic might be the best thing I have come across in a very long time! I've always had problems with being self conscious about my weight, so much so that I would let trends or styles that I loved pass me by because I got it in my head I was too big to look good in them. This happened all the time in high school because I was the largest of my friends, so trips to the mall after school always resulted with me sitting in the dressing rooms telling my friends how cute they looked in that dress or whatever. I remember one time my friend asking my why I never wore x, y, and z, and I told her it's cause I just didn't like the material instead of saying that I hated how fat I looked in them. 

It's taken me quite a while to get comfortable in my own skin, and within the past couple of years I've really gotten out of my head and started trying things I love (case in point the maxi dress). That's not to say I still don't have those moments of doubt, but at least those moments aren't happening before I even try a piece on. I still have a ways to go to before being 100% ok with the way I look, but I am definitely going to be going into a dressing room with this mentality from now on, especially when I really love the piece. 

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15 comments :

  1. Love this! It's so easy to get self conscious, but when you can embrace who you are and just go with life is a lot more fun!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  2. Totally! I made a realization a few months ago that NO ONE thinks, "wow, she's really not pulling that off." Most people are far too concerned with how THEY look, they're hardly noticing how my hip-lump looks in this maxi dress. WERK IT GIRL

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  3. AMEN! to this -- I have walked out of dressing rooms, leaving behind an item that I absolutely loved because I was worried what others would think of it! NEVER AGAIN!

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  4. EXACTLY! Everyone is do focused on ourselves that they aren't thinking about what other people are wearing. And if they did pay attention to us they would know that our hip-lumps look kick ass in maxi dresses!

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  5. I used to do that all the time, but I mean if we love the piece who says we can't own in no matter what our size is!

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  6. Haha, this comic is great! And I am totally the same way. In fact, I just wrote a post on being comfortable in your own skin. Though I am certainly better than I used to be, I still have days here and there where I cave into those negative thoughts. But, no matter what - know that you are beautiful! :]
    e m m a ▼ d e e r

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  7. Yes! I love this, I also was the largest in a group of friends through out school ( I probably still am) and would just buy whatever was cheap that fitted me, there were some truly awful things but I didn't have the confidence for much else. I'm probably larger now but I have all the confidence in the world and think I look amazing most of the time

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  8. OMG! I love this! I have also been wearing things recently that I wouldn't have a couple of years ago and I was pretty skinny in high school. I think it's all in your head because I'm no longer skinny, but my new motto is "I don't give a fuq!" I really like wearing sheer shirts that you can kind of see through.

    Awesome!

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  9. Love this comic! Perfect sentiment! And I think it doesn't matter what size/body type your are we all have this feeling when it comes to one style/trend or another. I agree, just rock it anyways! (and the maxi dress thing....took me a long time to get over the hurdle and even try one on, and when I did I loved it)

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  10. Wow if you are self conscious of your weight, I'm a lot bigger than you so I should just lock myself up and never go outside every again. I'm a moo cow next to you. I think I'm taking the wrong thing from this post, but oops, here we are.


    http://star-stuff.net

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  11. I'm with you on this one. I'm a size 14/16 with stupid broad shoulders. So not only am I pretty chubby to start with, but most lady things never fit me because of my man sized shoulders and flat chest. I always skip over outfit posts from most bloggers because I cannot even fit into the XL sizes from Modcloth or Forever21. And even if I could, spending tons of money to try on cloths that wont fit are less than appealing to me as a consumer. Still, like you said, here we are. <3

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  12. I think I found my new best friend in you. xox.


    I've actually lost a lot of weight. I went from size 18/20 down to a size tenish (of course you know it always depends on make of clothing, etc.) but then I got sick early this year and packed on enough weight to be back up to size 14. Mostly I'm ok with it but when I look at pictures of myself from last summer I just ugh.


    Thank you for responding to my comment, it's nice to know someone else felt the same way as me after reading this post (not to take away from the adorable comic).


    http://star-stuff.net

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  13. I absolutely feel the same way. I have always been bigger than some of my peers and I've been incredibly self conscious, at least until the last few years. I mean, I'm still thinking about what I wear and not always feeling the most comfortable, but I've decided that if I like it on the hanger, I owe it to myself to at least try it on an see how I feel. Gotta rock it if you feel it, yo.

    Also, you might want to check out this comic, too!

    The Rambling Fangirl

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  14. It's so true! Everybody feels self conscious, even if they are on the
    smaller side. I'm feeling chubby lately because I've gained almost 20
    pounds in the past year (I blame my boyfriend) and hardly any of my
    clothes fit anymore. It's not even that I feel fat, because I know I'm
    not, I just hate my clothes not fitting! They were a huge investment :(

    Suzanne
    A Coin For the Well

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