For a long time now I have been trying to lose weight and making do with the few clothes that fitted me whilst doing so – until SimplyBe contacted me that is.
They sent me some of their summer range and I forced myself to stand in front of the camera for a change, rather than hiding behind it. It helped that I loved the clothes that they sent me and the way they fit. Especially the tunic, it is such a flattering shape.
Joe Browns Tunic
By the way I have gotten rid of the weeds around the house since taking this photo ha! Typically with traditional ‘summer’ weather here, I managed to have one photo taken outside before I had to move inside due to the threat of rain … Well the threat of rain and the annoying child of one of the neighbours who wouldn’t bog off and leave me in peace to pose uncomfortably.
Somewhere along the line I have gotten into the mindset that because I’m a lot heavier than I used to be and want to lose weight… that I don’t deserve to have nice clothes. Or I tell myself one of my weight loss lies that I don’t need new clothes because I’ll have lost lots of weight soon. Well, the weight is coming off slowly, but I have spent a lot of time looking frumpy without needing to.
Beach to Beach Kimono
Just because I’m bigger than I want to be, doesn’t mean that I can’t be kind to myself and in future I am going to be. I’m going to dress in nice clothes regardless of the size that I am or that I want to be. Honestly, I was just making myself feel worse wearing the same three outfits over and over again.
Ivory Print Scuba Sweetheart Skater Dress
SimplyBe help women to have gorgeous clothes to wear no matter what their size. They have clothes from size 12 to 32 and I even spotted a few bits available in a 10. I used to be a 10 and when I was I wanted to be an 8 … honestly why are we as women so harsh to ourselves sometimes?
Ivory Mint Print Scuba Sweetheart Short Sleeve Skater Dress
Actually standing in front of the camera for a change, I can see that although yes I’m not as small as I once was… but I am also not as huge and hideous as that irritating little voice in my head was telling me. I’ve also noticed that I don’t smile enough in photos – I’ll try and rectify that too.
Thank you SimplyBe for reminding me to be as kind to myself as I am to others and for making me realise I do deserve to wear nice clothes.