April 16, 2020

A ramble about fashion and body image.

*warning: my thighs suck*

The other day I was just in a mood.
I blame that God awful monthly lady friend. Throw in the fact that David was gone, the kids were going crazy (almost bedtime hyperness), Owen had some teething poos going on and the dogs had just heard a motorcycle drive by so they were frantic.

So what's a girl to do?!

Pet the dogs, tell them it's not him while rounding up a diaper and the wipes, change the baby, put him to bed, turn on a cartoon for the older two, throw on some lipgloss and those new shoes she just scored from target for $14.98 using a gift card she'd won and her new on clearance barely $4 shades and head out back to attempt some outfit pictures.

Now a few of you might remember my mini series about loving your mom bod a while back?!
(Here if you're curious)((I highly recommend you read them. I think they're pretty fabulous))

What you don't know (because I avoid talking about it) is that I really hate my mom bod.
I'm far from perfect and there are definitely days that I just don't love my body.
This day was one of them.
My hair looked pretty for being day old dirty hair but other than that I was just arg. (Let's just pretend that that's a word describing my mood because in my head it does/did)

Don't get me wrong, I am amazed daily by my body and all that it's done/been through. It's grown three very wonderful and gorgeous children and I would NEVER change that. But the three c-sections has definitely taken it's toll on my body and therefore my emotions. There are days that I think that I look good until I see a picture of me or what I look like from a certain angle and I just get sad. I get bummed. I took my good body days for granted, I really did.
(that's meant to be a joke, people)

But in reality, I do know that I will eventually have my body back and am working towards getting my body back. MY body. The body that makes me happy. The body that's grown three children but looks better than that. It takes time and a lot of dedication (which I lack) but in all reality none of that stops me from wearing my clothes. The clothes that usually make me feel good. Even though I probably shouldn't wear some of the stuff I wear, I think I do pretty decently for dressing for my CURRENT body.

Except this shirt.
In the majority of the pictures it made me look VERY pregnant. Damn shirt.

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I crack myself at these fashion/outfit posts. I really do.
Aside from the fact that my yard is muddy and I was half sinking in it in these shoes, I can't pose, I don't know what to do with myself,  I mean, where do I look, what do I do with my hands?!

This is one of those posts that truly has no point and I'm honestly not sure if it makes any sense but I feel better after having posted it so thanks.


Kristin said...

The shorts are perfect. The shades are cute. And your hair is super pretty!

I don't want to talk about body image. I'm sick of thinking about it. There's too much negative stuff out there. Let's think positive. :)

Tawnys Tid Bits said...
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Tawnys Tid Bits said...

Yes Amber, the air is amazing!!! Are these "the" shoes?!?!?!

Tawnys Tid Bits said...

Hair... not air. Deleted the 1st comment, but stupid me copied and pasted the same exact one! LOL!!!!

Mrs. K said...

I'm a big fan of this look! And right there with ya on the body image front. I battle negative thinking every day.

Cara Howard said...

Holy wow. You look REALLY pretty, girlfriend!!

Kayla Nelms said...

Rock it, girlfriend!!!

Ash Z said...

Where are those shorts from? :)

Very cute outfit!

Myranda said...

Your thighs do not suck. Totally jealous of the shoes, shorts and your hair is gorgeous

Because of Jackie said...

I think you look GREAT! The blue shirt and red shoes are a fun pop of color and I love the shades! I hear you on mom body love, I have been working out fort he past 2 years constantly and feel pretty good, but my body will never be the same. Hope things look up for you, you are a fabulous mama:)

Amanda Nicole said...

Mom body or not I think everyone has body issues wether they admit it or not. I used to be 50 pounds heavier and my stretch marks on my thighs used to make me cry. You look great though! The shirt doesn't make you look pregnant but I totally know what you mean because I have have a few shirts like that. I ordered a Michael Kors shirt online that was on sale. It's an XS, its really fitted pretty much everywhere.. the arms, the top, the bottom... and then the stomach is so baggy that I could be hiding triplets.

PS. You pose better than I ever could!

Angela Peters said...

For what it's worth, I think you look AMAZING!!

Also, I love those shoes.

I battle negative body image thoughts on a daily basis, like right now I'm sitting it tights and my husband's over sized tshirt when in reality I should be putting together an outfit post to show off a new hair prettie, you just gave me the motivation I needed to actually get up and do it!!


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