So today I got some BEAUTIFUL clothes in the mail from @asos and when I first opened the package, I was thinking “I should probably wear shapewear with these…” And then I was like “no. fuck that. I am going to wear these dresses without squeezing my body into all this suffocating shapewear.” And I did. And it was probably one of the most validating and helpful experiences.
Every dress fits of course because they are my correct size, but I don’t have this “ideal” or “perfect” shape because I didn’t put on the shapewear.
I’m wearing a slip with every dress of course, but that still keeps my original shape, whereas the shapewear basically smooths everything out and creates a different shape.
And it’s okay that I don’t have this “more perfect/more acceptable” shape now.
I am going to wear clothes I feel comfortable and confident in still, and I’m going to wear clothes that fit me, but I think I’m going to start worrying less about the shapewear. I would much rather be who I am in this moment than completely hide it.
I do feel really confident and pretty without the shapewear. I don’t feel beautiful (yet), but I’ve had a smile on my face the whole time trying on these dresses without the shapewear and I think that really says something about me becoming more body positive and accepting myself for who I am, flaws and all. #loveyourflawz #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #healthyisthenewskinny

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Brie Larson has a revelation.

“You are your own definition of beautiful…” - @taylorswift
I feel like there is so much meaning behind those words that many of us take for granted sometimes.
That statement is giving you permission to be yourself and to define your own beauty and worth. And I really think that’s something that needs to be taken in more, and not just pushed aside.
So many of us struggle with feeling like we’re not enough, whether it be feeling not pretty enough or smart enough or good enough.
And I love this quote because my interpretation of it is that you gotta ignore everyone else’s standards and go and define yourself and discover for yourself that you are enough.
So, for today I’m going to take in for myself that I am enough, in all aspects.
What will you take in for yourself today?
#effyourbeautystandards #loveyourbody #loveyourflawz #BeVocalSpeakUp #cleanspeech #youareenough

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