October 20, 2010

Risk Taker

     This will not seem like a risk to most people, but its more than extraordinary to me. Today was the first time in years that I wore a belt. For so long I thought I was too fat to wear a belt. I believed wearing a belt made my stomach, the fattest part of my body, even larger. I avoided the accessory at all costs. You could hand me the most beautiful dress in the world, and I would instantly place it back on the rack if it came with a belt.

     Now, at the age of 25, I am finally learning to love my body and embrace the once feared accessory. I still have a fat stomach with an ever-present muffin top, but why should that stop me from looking and feeling great about myself? I took a leap of faith by purchasing my first belt since childhood, but perhaps the greatest and most rewarding risk we can all take is to love ourselves unconditionally. I'm willing to take that chance, are you?

19 comments:

  1. You look soo beautiful amanda!!!! embrace your beautiful body!!!!

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  2. Amanda!! Finally! I know i have told you in the past to add this accessory and I am so glad you finally decided to do so all on your own :) i know about the insecurities but I am so happy to read this post!! You can do so much to your outfits just by adding a belt! And dont be afraid to add the belt right underneath your boobies! lol you can easily emphasize the bust and let the rest flow :) U look absolutely amazing!! Luv luv luv!!! :) xoxo

    Mayra

    http://thickngorgeouz.blogspot.com

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  3. This is such an amazing outfit. I have been coveting the Asos blouse since it came out, and it's great to see it on someone who actually fits it! You look fab :)

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  4. you look beautiful!

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  5. Gorgeous skirt. I too have the belt dilemma and I have tons of them...

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  6. I think it's slimming on you...I avoid belts too but now I will have to reconsider!!!

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  7. Well done for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you look gorgeous from head to toe! That pink is really a great colour on you <3

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  8. first, amazing outfit...I love it and you look gorgeous!
    second, thanks for being such an inspiration. you're right...loving yourself is not always easy but we all need to take that risk and be proud of who we are...we do need to realize that loving ourselves is probably more important than anything else we do. <3

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  9. You're a rockstar and you look awesome!

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  10. It's what you said: loving yourself first. You look great!

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  11. I think this look for you is very flattering. The colors look great together. And that skirt is...HOT!

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  12. wonderful outfit! I was in the same boat as you and I'm glad you tackled the issue :D Pink is not my fav color but the cut of the blouse is cute...might look into to buying one ;)

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  13. I absolutely love the belt! It does wonders for your silhouette! My shape is very similar to yours and I live by belts! I can't wait to see more!

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  14. belts are the big girls best friend! it might be a bit uncomfortable, but it looks great when you accentuate the waist on a fuller body.

    and you do look lovely :).

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  15. Very cute indeed.

    I hear you on taking risks with things that have always made you feel uncomfortable because you worried about how other people would react to it. I am 38 in two days and I STILL struggle with it.

    I am starting to shorten my default skirt lengths lately. And bare my arms more often. Next step will be belts!

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  16. What a coincidence- I just bought my first belt and I just found your blog! I've long been afraid of belts on my plus-size body, but I found a great one that does awesome things for my waist! You look amazing girl- Love that pink shirt with that fabulous skirt!

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