This post goes hand-in-hand with yesterday’s “The Case for Printed Leggings.” Whenever I see a cute new trend, I inwardly wonder am I too old/fat for that? This has never been more true than with leggings, both printed and plain.
I wish that making comparisons to younger, thinner, or prettier women stopped after high school, but it doesn’t. And it sucks. Even at 30, I still look in the mirror and think does this make me look stupid? all while wishing that I was something else.
But the more I realize what I’m doing, being my worst critic and bringing myself down, the more I know that I have to stop. I can and will wear whatever makes me feel good. I can and will wear new styles and trends, even if they lean toward the younger crowd, because I want to. And I’m going to try to stop letting my harshest critic, the girl in the mirror, make me feel less than fabulous!
Top: Old Navy bulky cream short-sleeved cardigan (many seasons old), see a similar version here
Jeans: Levi’s slight curve skinny jeans, see them here on sale
Scarf: J. Crew wool navy blue, affordable version here