Fearless Fashion: That Woman in the Blue Dress...Is That Really Me? Yes!

Friday, May 1, 2015

"Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." - Yves Saint Laurent

Mother Nature seems to be getting nicer with this weather and I am in full spring-mode. Better late than ever! I have gladly put away my coats and snow boots. And while it is still kind of windy and chilly, it's a lot better than it was this winter. 

I've started to wear shorter dresses now and show my legs off more often. I still have not gone above the knee but still, this is a major accomplishment where I am feeling fearless and so confident. I'm falling in love with my legs again, one day at a time. 

I'm also learning to not be so critical of what shows in what I wear - I have a belly and it is not going anywhere right this minute so why not embrace it? It is part of me and I happen to think I am pretty freaking fantastic. 

So when I tried this dress on in Catherines, instead of looking at my flaws, I instantly was drawn to how my waist looked, the length and how the color looked great on me. I am not really a "blue" girl but recently I have been embracing the color more because it's a pretty eye-catching color.

I wore this black ponte knit moto jacket from Lane Bryant because it was so windy. But it does cover the detailing at the waist and shoulders so I don't think I would want to wear a jacket with this dress going forward, despite it being sleeveless. I'm just starting to show my arms more so this will be something that is part of my journey to loving all parts of me.

I am loving these new cutout flats from Lane Bryant. As you can see from previous posts, I am a flats girl. Heels are just not my thing. (Look at my legs. OMGOSH! I can't believe I am showing them off!)

The black and white details on this dress really give it that extra chicness and accentuate my hourglass figure. 

This dress feels like a ponte knit so it has stretch and feels so comfortable. I'm wearing a size 3X in the dress and size 26 in the moto jacket.

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That quote from Yves Saint Laurent stays with me all the time. So many times, we let the clothing wear us when really we should be wearing the clothes. Confidence is everything. And the woman wearing this blue dress is really in a great, happy place. Showing her legs, arms and all.

**Photography taken at the Rockaway Tribute Park and the Welcome to The Rockaways Street Art on Beach 94th Street in Rockaway Park, Queens, NYC.

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