Hey curvy girls all over the world,
It’s no secret that I hate my arms. I’ve shared this with you before. When the warm weather rolls around, sometimes my fat arm insecurities reappear. Its funny how I can be confident about every other part of my body except my arms. Now, let me clarify. I don’t dislike my arms necessarily because they’re big. Mainly, I have a dislike for them because there is no definition or tone to them. This year, I decided to work on what I don’t like about them instead of complaining about them or continuously saying that I hate them. I’ve always believed that if you don’t like something about yourself, whether its physical or it deals with your personality characteristics, you should change it. So, I have 3 sets of weights ranging from 3-8 pounds to help me tone my arms up. My plan is to do 3 sets of arm exercises every other day.
In case that only lasts for a short period of time, my goal is to find sleeveless tops and dresses that make me feel so good that my arms are no longer an issue for me. Case in point, this rainbow striped dress that was sent to me by Modcloth. The colors were so vibrant and the silhouette flattered by body so well that I didn’t think about how big my arms were when I wore it. Isn’t it amazing how clothes can make you feel your best. Its one of the reasons I say clothes are magical.Modcloth Striped Dress, Shoes, Clutch
When I wore the dress, I brought a denim jacket with me for two reason. One, I thought it would honestly look cute with denim and two, just in case I got self conscious and felt like everyone was staring at my arms. Sometimes your mind can play tricks on you.
I decided to take the denim jacket off and just let the dress be. I received so many compliments on this look. One of things I love about Modcloth is how size inclusive they are. This dress comes in a size small and goes up to a size 4X. As long as I’ve been blogging, Modcloth has always been down with the body positive and size inclusive movement.
This rainbow striped dress just made me feel happy. I literally could’ve twirled in it all day. I styled it up with a pair of orange sandals, a yellow clutch, and a pair of tan tassel earrings.
My goal for the remainder of this year is to not let my personal body insecurities get the best of me. I know I will have good and bad days but I want to have more good body positive days than bad ones.
I want to know from you, how do you handle those moments when your body insecurities kick in?
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*This dress was gifted to me by Modcloth. All opinions are my own.