Thursday, 20 August 2015

OOTD| Flaws and All

Dress: H&M | Shoes: Zara
There used to be a time in my life when you couldn't pay me to show my arms. Temperatures would rise above thirty and there I'd be with some sort of arm shield. 
Remember when shrugs were in fashion? Yeah, I had one to match every sleeveless item in my wardrobe! All because I had (and still have) stretch marks on the top of my arms and shoulders.
Looking back I can see how ridiculous I was, but try telling that to 14 year old me, heck even 18 year old me! I would have kissed my teeth and rolled my neck an told you about yourself lol!  It's only in the last few years I can say that my tiger stripes -as I like to call them- no longer bother me. 
Accepting the way I am and the way God made me is still a work in progress to be honest. There are days when I think I'm the hottest thing since BeyoncĂ© (lol!) and there are other days when I'm close to tears about the way I look. Nevertheless, I'm fairly confident most days and most importantly I appreciate my perfect imperfections. I wouldn't be me without them. 
Can you believe this dress was only £7 in the H&M sale?! I normally shop online at H&M but decided to venture into my local branch and it was literally the first thing I saw. It was meant to be. 

           

16 comments:

  1. I've seen a lot of posts about flaws, tiger stripes and body confidence recently. I guess it's because summer time is here and everyone's stripping off! Good work in the sales, I may head to H&M myself, thought not to buy a dress, obvs.

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    1. The H&M sale is amazing. I'd definitely recommend doing it online though as it's a nightmare sifting through it all. Body confidence is big right now, I think it's because we can all relate to it on some level. X

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  2. I love that dress! You look gorgeous, accept yourself for who you are.

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa! It's a long process but I'm getting there slowly but surely xx

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  3. What a lovely look, the dress is so pretty! You look great! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Rachel, it's even prettier in real life xx

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  4. Love this look, the shoes and the dress are so fab!! I need those shoes in my life xx

    Celia

    www.brandobeauty.uk

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    1. Thank you Amelia, the shoes are gorgeous but unfortunately very painful. They're definitely not dance-all-night shoes!

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  5. Hell to the yes!! I love the vintage feel of this femine dress, and the red lippy finishes it off perfectly!

    Beautiful!

    #ukbloggers

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    1. Thank you Gawjess!! Ilove red lipstick and the way it always adds that tiny bit of glamour to any look. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  6. First of All I love that dress on you and second of all you are gorgeous with or without those flaws ! I know it takes courage but when you love yourself the world loves you x

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    1. Thank you Anu, you're so right! Loving yourself first is the key to receiving love back. A great way to think! X

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  7. Bargain dress!! Having two boys, ive found it hard to get my body confidence back, but I am slowly getting there! You look fab by the way x

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    1. Thank you Victoria, it does take a while to feel comfortable after babies. I can totally relate! My youngest is 20months and I'm still very tummy conscious but for the most part I'm ok. Xx

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  8. I love the dress, it looks so comfortable and the colours are amazing. You look great :)

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  9. That's such a pretty dress and it really suits you. You look fab!

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