ALL WHITE EVERYTHANG
I did the unthinkable what every woman who has body issues and drama would never do. I mean this is one of those rules that you do not break if you’re a thick sister like me. It’s not the stripes rule, but the wear black to look thinner rule. Oh yes, hell yes I did. I broke the rule as soon as I walked into Nordstrom last week and browsed through the TOP SHOP area and found this all white skin tight dress. There was a brief moment, a second of insecurity and doubt, but as I looked at the item up and down, turned it around to look at the back and saw the cut out parts, I said to myself and in my head of course (never out loud) I said these two words: F IT.
I wore it New Years Eve.
I have something that I have struggled with my whole life and you might not think that this sort of thing is an issue for me since I am in the business of style and fashion which has a lot to do with being daring and fashion forward, but here is my issue. What will they say. This stupid issue is something that was embedded in me at a very young age, see I am a ministers daughter and as I grew up in the church whenever I wanted to do something like go to dance or dress a certain way, I was always told I must be an example for the other families, kids at church, etc. and one of the questions my mom always had for me was, “what will they say”.
But on this glorious day when I decided to defy the stupid question of what will people (and by people I mean my mom and dad, family) say or think about my all white skin tight dress it was so liberating and the best thing I could have ever done, because I looked hot on New Years day! I totally did. Now I did use my Spanx, because with anything this tight the mommy tummy is not cute, two kids and c-sections = SPANX, do not get it twisted.
With all joking put a side, I did carefully consider this dress and one of the reasons why I knew it would work was because of the shape, it was going to be tight and you would be able to see imperfections, but I knew with help from Spanx and eating only salads that day it would be fine. The chevron pattern mesh were perfect for it created a smaller waist and slimmer arms and did you see how in the hip area the panels start? The panels were great, they give me a longer and curvy silhouette.
I have received so many compliments on these earrings, these I also found the same day I was at Nordstrom in the TOP SHOP department. Fabulous! Lashes are from Ardell and Lipstick from Stila. Hair style totally inspired by J-Lo – it is so easy to do, maybe I’ll make a Youtube video on it soon. Links to the dress, lipstick, earrings and similar heels are below. Make sure to check out the dress, it was so inexpensive.