Velvet Kimono Dream
Have I mentioned I’m ready for Fall? Well it’s finally here and this look is most appropriate for you Texas individuals or any individual living in states that don’t see chilly weather till December.
Are you thinking velvet and kimonos, for Fall? That’s a yes and a yes! Some may think it’s out of the ordinary but I think it’s simply perfect. Velvet has been seen and worn for some time but I swear I can’t walk 5 feet into a store without seeing a cute velvet piece these days. It’s clearly the thing for the season, no matter what form it is in. Pants, shirts, kimonos, shoes, honestly anything you can think of it’s out there. Find the velvet item you love most, wear it, rock it and don’t mind what others think.
Speaking of dressing for yourself and no one else, Stitch Fix recently featured a look that I created for them last month on their Instagram. I absolutely loved this look, it was me and I felt confident in it. But it took just two negative comments on this post to make me absolutely hate it. I honestly wanted Stitch Fix to take it down. These comments were simple, it said “awful” and “this makes her look sloppy”. Why did these judgments affect me so much? People have said worst and I have brushed it off but this really got to me. Two opinion’s by fellow women were impacting the way I looked at myself and the way I wanted to dress in the future and that is a problem! It shouldn’t matter what others think of my clothing, my body or just the way I look in general. I have preached that countless times to you all before but I’m clearly not taking the advice myself and that needs to change. So here is a reminder for you and I. Not everyone is going to love the way you look and that is okay. This however shouldn’t change you from being you, from dressing how you want, looking the way you want or doing what you want to do. Please remember that and please continue to BE YOU no matter what.
Those women may have had the right to think and even say whatever they wanted, everyone has that right. If they thought the look was “awful” or made me look “sloppy”, great it isn’t for them and they both clearly needed to express that. Was it right for them to do so? No but that’s the difference between having the right and what is right. Some rather spread negativity and I don’t know if that will ever change but we can work together on making this world more accepting and loving together.
If by chance those two women are reading this, I just want to let you both know I’m sending love your way. You may have not been judging me personally but you were judging the way I express myself with clothing and I’m not going to lie that affected me. You are entitled to your thoughts but please think before spreading them for the world to read, even if they are minor. Spend that time you took to leave negative judgments on leaving love to someone else instead.
The reason I brought this up is to let you all know if you are feeling the same and comments like such get to you, don’t let them, move on and rise above but stand up for yourself. There are plenty of people out there that will support you and I am one of them. I hope you feel comfortable enough to come here if you ever need to talk, I am always all ears.
So thank you to Stitch Fix for reposting my look on your account because even though I felt down about a couple silly opinions, I also gained a lot of new women who joined behind me and my little styled corner but it also opened my eyes to take my own advice , so I am truly thankful for that and this amazing opportunity. Also huge thank you for including this month’s look on your most recent fashion tips blog post; The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Denim. Click HERE if you want to read my tips and tricks to finding those denim gems that I didn’t discuss here, you won’t want to miss it because not only was I included but the beautiful Alex Michael May and Frankie Tavares are featured as well.
Be You & Be Brave
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