June flew by in a whiz and here we are in July, my birthday month, posting my first look of the month. Whatsoever.....it's Uncle Sam's birthday and I am leaving no stones unturned in the celebrations. I am off to the beach to enjoy the weekend fireworks by the beach. I possibly might be wearing another #RedWhiteandBlue outfit over the weekend, but you would have to check back again to see the look.........so stay tuned !
But, today I bring to you my favorite midi skirt, that has been spotted around once so far. Owing to the fact that it wasn't fitting me around the mid-section, it had to hang out on it's own for all these years. Now that I have lost some belly fat, I am so thrilled to be reunited with it. It's sassy but demure and in my favorite color.
The eyelet crop top has by-far been my best summer purchase. I have worn it with shorts, with pencil skirts and today with a midi skirt. It is understated, breezy and cropped without being too revealing and above all it's hubby-approved.
What are you guys doing/wearing over the #4thJuly weekend?????
crop top- Banana Republic, sold out but another option here ( similar )
It took me four, yes four freaking years to break out of my comfort zone, and wear a midriff-baring top. I had always intended on wearing one, but my fear of exposing my stretch marks came in my way of doing so. Yes folks, I have stretch marks and a lot of them.
I had done my best and taken all possible measures to avoid these evil stretch marks. Shea butter lotions, vitamin E bio oils were my everyday buddies, but everything seemed to fail in my last month and theses stretch marks became an inevitable part of me. It was bittersweet and I had a hard time accepting them. Every time I looked in the mirror, my eyes would get teary and I would think - " why me ? "
But I was missing on the beauty of this physical change. Motherhood is the most beautiful feeling any woman can experience in her life. Bringing a new life into this world is the most blessed thing one could do, and all the hardship, grind and the countless minutes put into nurturing this new beginning is worth every physical transition. What if you have done is priceless, but the price you've paid is beyond any value. It took me a long time to come through to embrace this beautiful physical change and boy, it does feel good now!
Wish I had accepted this change long time ago, there wouldn't have been as many oohs-n-aahs and wish-I-could thoughts, whenever I saw someone wear a crop-top.....lol !
With so many runway trends to follow in 2015, there's only a handful I could call my own. Some trends, especially the denim overalls/dungarees trend, never fit my comfort zone, but others like the polka dot, black and white and jumpsuit trend,s made their way through my closet and to the blog eventually. Others were bid farewell without adieu.
So I thought it would be fun to just see how I fared on my attempt at these summer trends.