Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Square

I have a confession to make. I'm not much of a fashionista. It has much to do with having been over weight most of my life. This is not a feeling sorry for myself statement, it just is. Even at my thinnest weight, I had a devil of a time finding clothes that fit properly. So, I have always compensated with my love of interior decor. And as I prepared for this week's Shiny T Tuesday and linking up with Jane, I realized that I decorate in squares. You see, it really is hip to be square.

My latest excitement is the new rug that we got for the family room. It's modular and comes in squares... imagine that.


But my friends, do not worry, I did not chicken out. I am embracing my body. I am embracing who I am. I am committed to sharing myself - overweight or not - in order to accept myself. I am beautiful. I know that. As much as I'd rather hide and bask in the loveliness of my new area rug, I won't.


Can you see the square on my shirt?


It's there, even if it is embracing my curves.


And I love this necklace  So lovely and shimmery.


Even my hat boasts a square or two.

I don't have access to fabulous thrift shops like some do. So all my clothes are retail. The shirt and pants are Addition-elle. That hat is from Target. The boots? Payless. The necklace was made by a friend of my mom's.

And that rug that I love? Flor.

Have a lovely week, my friends. Embrace your beauty. It is there.

14 comments:

  1. You are gorgeous no matter what weight. I feel your pain about shopping, I am just thankful that I get to go to the US so much for work and partake in the vast selection they have down there. I've always been disappointed in the selection of clothing in Canada compared to the US. There is also a website www.simplybe.com that sells beautiful clothes - true to size. The Joe Browns stuff is amazing - great quality too. And the rug - awesome!

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    1. OOooh, I'm going to check that out, Kerry. sounds really good. xxx

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  2. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! this is why shiny t tuesday was born...for us to embrace who we are and love it! you are so very beautiful...i hope you truly see that! thank you for linking, it's not the same party without you xxxxx

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  3. Love the necklace, love the shirt, love the boots, love the rug :0)

    P.S. You look fabulous in these pics ... and not at all overweight.
    xx

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  4. I think your outlook of embracing who you are is just right. You have one life, and attitude is everything. I love your shirt - such bright colors! And that cap looks very cool on you.

    Visiting from Shiny T Tuesday.

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    1. Attitude is everything. Only thing that gets me through some days... :)

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  5. Love your squares. That's some crazy-wild-wonderful shirt! I would love to see more of it and YOU. The jeans and boots are great with this.

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    1. Thank you. Couldn't leave the shirt behind when I saw it.

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  6. That shirt looks great on you...and I'm definitely having necklace envy right now!

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    1. Thanks Carrie. Amazing how a good necklace can make a girl feel so put together.

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  7. you see I need to take my lessons from you!...I keep chickening out of shiney T!! you look fab in your pics ...I always look like an overstuffed sofa (a cheap one!)...I need to give myself a good talking to!..pffft who listens to me anyway!! xx

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