“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë
Yesterday, as I was riding my bicycle home after heading to the store a man yelled at me from his silver ute.
Words of insult about my body. That I was too fat for the bike. That I was nothing more than a set of derogatory words that stung at my very heart.
I hadn’t felt that way for some time. Being publically shamed in peak hour traffic, while I crossed the road on a main highway. Body shaming me for the body I have been working hard at, for all of this year. A body I am proud to now show, to love and to call my own.
Remember you should never be ashamed of your body. It is yours and yours to love.
If someone tells you otherwise, don’t you listen to them.
You are the owner and lover of your body. You rock the hell out of it, whatever size you are and whatever journey you are on right now.
I’m not new to dressing for comfort and this outfit is a pretty standard uniform for me. I love dressing down and keeping my look casual; as a university student that often over dresses (I’m never one to wear track suit pants and ripped shirts like other students!). Leggings and tunics are great for those in-between days especially for me, on Monday mornings. With a 6:00am wakeup and 9:00am lectures I have been loving simple looks such as these Harlow leggings and this 17 Sundays tunic for easy, effortless style.
I cannot believe how my style has changed and evolved over the past few months. This time last year I was sticking to my floaty shapes, avoiding pencil skirts and well, the thought of the “peplum” made me cringe. I’m not sure why, but I am loving more than ever to show my waist off and celebrate my body.
In the past year, I’ve taken 25kg off my body and tossed it aside. It’s pushed me to rethink the options in my closet, how to dress for my shape and what makes me feel good. I’ve been sticking to my comfort shade: black. While it may seem ‘Safe’, I feel sexy and fabulous when I wear black. So when Christine from Christine Kardashian offered to send me this fabulous peplum top, I was really feeling great.