Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mirror Mirror

(via, artist unknown) 

I’m getting in the down-n-dirty today: talking self-image. So, ironically and fortunately, my opinions on my body become less and less critical every year, while my perception of my innermost self becomes more and more scrutinizing. I think this is called ‘growing up.’  Now don’t get me wrong, I still try to get to the gym regularly, eat a somewhat balanced diet, and probably spend too much time in front of the mirror each morning, but as I slowly (note: slowly) approach 30, I have become more comfortable in my own skin as the time passes.  From about the age of 15 to 20, I rarely wore shorts; I just didn’t like the way my legs looked. In my mind, the years of ballet had made my calf muscles resemble that of a linebacker, and my Norwegian tan (or lack thereof) didn’t help matters. Now, boy mocks how my cutoff jean shorts resemble the size of undergarments; looks like I’ve come a long way! It is truly a great feeling to embrace your curves. As my friend Leah always says, ‘this is as good as it’s going to get,  so work it out!’ Though, I hope I always feel that way with every passing year of age.

Another breakthrough for me, is to wear a two-piece suit. With a conservative upbringing and having to don those awkward onesies to summer camp, I always strayed away from the two pieces of fabric covering the unmentionables. But like I said, this is good as it gets, and I have refrained from eating bagels countless mornings so why not? I’m looking for a new summer suit, and I adore the Italian jersey collection from J Crew. How about this little berry number

Jersey Lomellina® glamour-girl bikini

P.S. All this talk makes me think of the Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 


  1. Girl, no matter what you're wearing, the back of your head is is the rest of your fabulous, stylish self.


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