Psychedelic long dresses, Mademoiselle Magazine 1967.
Three models stand close together wearing brightly colored maxi dresses; from left to right: sleeveless dress with swirl pattern in green, orange, red and black by Fifth Avenue Robes; a long sleeve dress with paisley print in pink, purple and red by Chezelle; and a kimono-style dress with floral print in green, yellow, purple and white by Gigette. Photo by Didier Dorot
I am 27 and this is my first maxidress. My whole teenage and adult life I have felt that I am too curvy/fat/chubby/just the wrong shape for a maxi dress, even though I have always wanted one! My journey towards anything resembling body positivity has been long and slow and set back by so many things but I bought myself this dress and I love it and I love wearing it and I’m working hard on loving myself too. 👗❤️
I don’t know what the deal is with rainy weather…it makes me so tired! I had zero desire to work today, but I got to read exactly four posts before my day got crazy busy! Fortunately, I was uncharacteristically proactive about packing breakfast and lunch last night, AND I pre-chopped the onions and jalapenos and mixed the spice rub for the shredded beef tacos I’m making in the crockpot, too. This morning, prep took five minutes and I just got home to an amazing-smelling house! And…as you can see…I’m EXTRA prepared with salsa for the tacos! That salsa is SO good, and they haven’t had it the last two times I went to Trader Joe’s. So, I felt it necessary to stock up! The guy at the checkout was like, “Wow…somebody really likes salsa.” Lol
I just don’t have it in me to go to the gym tonight. I’m currently summoning the motivation to either go out for a rainy 65 degree run (LOVELY running conditions!) or do a yoga video. I saw a super unflattering picture of myself from this weekend’s work event on Sunday. I’m STILL trying to talk myself down about it (it keeps popping up on our work social media…UGH). I was standing at an angle and wearing a rather flowy shirt, but for whatever reason, no amount of logical reasoning with myself has made me feel better and it’s been two days. That nasty negative self-talk is such shit. :/
On a brighter note, I was looking for a couple of new maxi dresses for work for the warmer months and I ordered this one (in charcoal) from Amazon. I don’t order a ton of clothes online but I took a chance on this one because it’s nice, cheap, and plain. Plus, I already have a belt that works with it (I’m wearing it in that picture). I’m totally happy with the fit and the material. I’m 5′9 and it falls to the perfect length, too! I ordered a second one in olive. Yay! I am not a fashionable person at all. I love that maxi dresses are a complete outfit all on their own with minimal effort, and if they’re plain, I can match them to any number of shoes or sweaters. I live in TX, so basically 99% of my wardrobe is sleeveless and I own a bunch of sweaters! Ha!