I've always loved fashion but I had a hard time while growing up finding clothing that fit me well. I remember when the upper arm bracelet was in style and the only way that was happening was if I used a headband or a belt. Working in the fashion industry has shown me how many options are out there for whatever your body shape may be, and trying on outfit after outfit has taught me what flatters my body best. I may not be the most stylish person in the world but I know what works for my body and who better to show you than than the girl who tries on clothes all day and watches the professionals as they style it to perfection?
I am 5'10 and I wear a size 12/14. I usually go for the 14 unless it is something that sits at my waist like a skirt or high waisted jeans or a certain style of dress, as my waist is rather small compared to my hips and ba-donk. Everyone's body shape is different, but for me personally, belts have become my new best friend, I wear heels almost always (which usually puts me well above 6 feet), and I prefer things with sleeves. We all have our little preferences and if we feel confident and comfortable in what we are wearing, then nobody should make us feel otherwise!
I saw this romper on Gilt and had to have it. A bright blue is one of my favorite colors to wear and I liked that the pleats of fabric in front appeared forgiving.
As some of you may know, rompers are a bit risky when you are tall like me but fortunately, the extra fabric was on my team when it came to cameltoe protection. Is it even socially acceptable to say "cameltoe" out loud? I don't care. Cameltoe.
It came with a black belt but I chose to change it up a bit with this snakeskin one by Steve Madden. I paired it with sky high tan pumps as they make the legs appear longer and I thought the bright all-over blue was loud enough to keep the shoe neutral.
Electic Blue Romper- Dolce Vita; Tan Pumps- Sam Edelman; Belt- Steve Madden
*Just a note: I have no intention of photoshopping or retouching my body to look smoother, thinner, firmer, etc. in my personal photos that I put up within blog posts. I think it is important to realize that we all have imperfections and they're not something to be ashamed of. Maybe if I have a giant booger on my forehead or something like... well... no, I'd DEFINITELY leave that.