This post turned out to be one where I wanted to talk about body positivity but then lost my nerve. So it’s a little disjointed but I am putting it out there regardless.
I definitely panicked when this warm weather rocked up a few weeks ago. I didn’t have any summer clothes (that fit anyway, but we will talk about my new healthy eating another time. Maybe when it has actually materialised) Lets just say I had fallen in love with baggy jumpers and wasn’t ready for that relationship to end. But as with everything in life, all good things do come to an end.
This weekend was such a funny mix. On Saturday I felt so unhappy with how I looked. I stayed away from social media and hid under a baggy dress and sunglasses. I felt miserable. I have been in that place far too often where I have turned down going places because I haven’t been happy with myself. I am definitely on the cusp of another one of those spells. So I made a real effort to pamper myself on Saturday evening with hair masks, pedicures and all the grooming. Then forced myself on Sunday morning to get dressed up and leave the house.
We went to Hidcote Manor, which isn’t far from us. It has such gorgeous gardens and a tea room that does the biggest slices of cake. We hadn’t been before but I had seen it on instagram and wanted to go. Normally our weekends are full of the boys football and children’s birthday parties so this made a really lovely change. I decided to get a national trust membership too while I was there. I caved. So now I am going to have to visit all the local national trust places to get my moneys worth! (I have become a frugal old lady)
I have talked about body positivity a few times on here. I am always conscious about what I say as I appreciate I have a slim frame. In short I am still struggling but I am hoping to just make some positive changes. I did feel good in Sundays outfit. The peplum style on the top was great at hiding the areas I was conscious about.
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I have a soft spot for this outfit. It cheered me up and made me feel Sunday fancy. I am now sat in my positive pants, preparing for a better week. I have a few events coming up where I will be able to meet up with some of my favourite instagrammers so I am sure I will be back to my happy self!