Dress: Merona sleeveless belted knit dress from Target
Necklace: Snagged from Mrs. Spookshow's jewelry collection
Tights: Charnos opaque 60 denier thick tights in purple
Shoes: Mimi wedge from Torrid
Mrs. Spookshow is always on me about posing with my hands on my hips. While the pose just comes naturally to me (I often just do it without thought), in truth it's also partially because I never know what to do with my hands. I've always wanted to strike this pose, but was always worried it was a bit too girly. Then the thought came, "Wait a minute, this blog is all about breaking free from gender stereotypes and being yourself!" Dresses are fun, this pose is fun, who cares about anything else. I'm just gonna rock it out and enjoy it!
Speaking of just rockin' it ... I've had some real reservations in the past about sleeveless garments on me (as I'm sure most bigger people can relate to), but another concept I've really tried to embrace recently is body acceptance. Even though I'm not completely happy with my arms, I'm done covering them up just because I'm self-conscious about them. It's a funny concept, though, that I'm fairly fine with rockin' a dress, but arm fat? End. Of. The. World. It's silly, and I'm trying to get over it.
When I saw this dress at Target I had a feeling it might work for me, and I think it does. I also bought this dress in navy (look for that later this month!), and while this isn't a color that I would normally purchase, I thought that maybe this color would be a good idea for summer. Despite reservations about how this color would look on me (I've been an all black kinda guy since my teenage years, I'm still recovering, ha!), I actually think I really like it!
Obligatory leg shot here. I've been trying to make sure I take more than one photo for these looks this month. These shoes are not my favorite; this is one of those situations where I think the quality and fit could be a little better, but the style is good enough to keep around for certain outfits. I have mixed feelings about Torrid shoes. The sizing seems a bit off for me, with most of the shoes being a bit large on me. However, sizing down makes them too small. These shoes were supposed to have laces, but they quickly broke and I haven't replaced them yet, hence the little holes. Ah, well.
Anyhow, that's it for today. See you tomorrow with another OOTD (and a special feature)!