Sunday Sharing: OOTD and Body Image

I have been super busy lately, and my computer has been giving me problems. My usual 9am scheduled post for today is postponed until now. Either way, it is still Sunday, so I say it’s always better late than never! I attended a formal event last night and since I haven’t done any OOTD before, maybe it’s a good time to do just one. Yes, just one.

This dress is my 21st birthday present. I know, it’s more than 10 years old and other than the fact that the material is still good, I can actually fit into the dress! So, it’s either I’ve always been round, or I managed to keep my body even after 2 kids. LOL! I have big flabby arms so I need something to camouflage the bulge. Furthermore, it was quite cold so the outerwear was very much practical. Since it was dinner, I decided to go with dramatic eyes and nude lips. I wanted to wear red lips, but again, too much effort to touch up after I ate. Did I mention I’m lazy? I even got someone to do my hair.

I hope you like the photos!! If you’re wondering, I took 1 hour to do my makeup and yes, it was a heavy one. Lots of photo taking 😉

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Mr Chloe.Ash taught me this pose. If I did myself, I’d be as stiff as a robot. Either way, it was awkward standing like this. No wonder celebs and models are paid well. It’s tough! 

 

So there you have it, my first OOTD on Chloe.Ash and probably the last? We’ll see. Before I go, a little pep talk on body image because I can’t resist:

I am not stick thin nor I want to. I am a full figured mother of 2 beautiful girls and I am not ashamed of it. I know there are girls and women out there who pressure themselves to go on diets to lose weight, to be thin and fit into society’s perception of hot babes. Let me tell you something. If you spit venom for words and have a stone for a heart, it doesn’t matter if you’re 5’6″ with 34-24-34 stats. You are ugly. Be confident, be kind, be compassionate, and most of all, stay true to yourself. First impressions might be superficial, but in the end, people see you for who you are, on the inside.

Let me tell you one more thing. I may have flabby lose skin on my tummy and arms and my boobs may have sagged a little after both pregnancies and breast feeding, but I am proud of it because these are proof of my love for my family. Sure, I can work my butt off to try to lose it, and I do try to be healthier, but if I’m not skinny or thin, I am OK with it. My husband still thinks I’m sexy. My daughters still love me. Maybe it’s because I’m already middle aged, so that’s where my “I don’t care what you think” attitude came from 😉 If more women love themselves more, the world will be a happier place, I reckon!

Anyhoo…. I hope you liked the dramatic makeup too. Let me know if you wanted to know how I did it.

What are your thoughts on body image – your own body and the general expectations nowadays?

 

xoxo Lily