June 18, 2010
But then a funny thing happened. First off, I went to Mississippi about a month ago and the thing about visiting my Mississippi relatives is that I get an instant confidence boost. My aunt, who is shaped like me, constantly pushes my style boundaries by making me try on things that I don't think I could ever wear. So when I made the statement to my mom and aunt whilst shopping one day during our visit that I could never wear skinny jeans, they both were like "Oh Lauren, of course you can!" They both caught me off guard with that one, and planted this little bug in my head that said "You need to try on a pair". My aunt gave me a great tip and said to try straight leg jeans first, which was echoed by Madeline at Uber-Chic for Cheap. Then the next day I wore these straight leg distressed jeans that both my mom and I had gotten from the Gap, and I loved how they fit.
During this whole time I also have obsessively become fascinated with fashion & style blogs and how these ordinary, everyday girls rock my socks off with their awesome outfits. And they are real and honest, both celebrating and criticizing different aspects of their bodies. And all of this reading has helped me want to be adventurous and bold with my style choices, while also gaining more confidence in my body, and particularly celebrating my legs. They are actually kind of cute when they get the chance to show off.
Cardigan, Tank, Belt - J.Crew
SKINNY jeans - Gap
Sandals - Steve Madden via TJMaxx
Sunglasses - Target