Monday, October 10, 2011

beau•ty (byoo-ty) | liz from 26 & counting

Every week, I introduce you to a blogger who has been kind enough to share their story about a feature they love now that once brought insecurities and how they learned to love it. Together, these women will help re-define beauty in their own words and will hopefully help others feel more comfortable in their own skin because each of you are beautiful - you should feel that way everyday!

Meet this week's beauty - Liz from 26 and Counting.


1) What is your favorite feature that you didn't always love, but have learned to appreciate?
My hips.

Truth be told, it’s been a bit of love/hate relationship. Growing up as the hippy {and I do not mean that in a bohemian kinda way} tomboy I didn’t know how to dress for a body that grew up quicker than me. Almost all of clothes I wore in middle school and high school were a size too big – I tactic I used cover up the fact that I had hips. Anything that fit felt a bit revealing and unnerving - so I stuck to jeans and t-shirts and went about my business. I took me a while to realize that dressing this way wasn’t doing me any favors. I didn’t look smaller or less feminine. I looked frumpy and sloppy. Slowly, I started to embrace my shape and began dressing in a way that better suited my figure. Finding clothes that fit are definitely difficult task, but it’s such a great feeling when I find something that does.

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2) What made you learn to love it?
Wearing clothes that actually fit. Why it took me so long to realize, I have no idea – but wearing clothes that fit {and fit well} really helped me feel more comfortable in my skin. It also meant finding and making friends with a tailor. While a lot of things fit right from the store, not everything does. And rather than keep something a bit baggy, I take it my trusty tailor and let her work her magic.

And I am still learning to love it. Blogging, of all things, has really helped too. Taking photos of my outfit is really eye opening to what is flattering on my body. Before blogging I wore mostly slacks to work – and now I am pencil skirt fiend. Who knew that a hip hugging skirt would be become my favorite work wear staple?


3) Any advice for other beautiful women out there who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin?
Take it day by day and pay attention to fit. If you invest in clothes that truly fit you feel and look 100% better!



Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Fabulous advice that I so agree with. Fit makes all of the difference in my attitude about my clothes.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

misslarissabree said...

This is a really great post. Thank you liz :)
Have been struggling a lot lately with body issues these are helpful tips

dressupsandmessups said...

I love this idea of women speaking about insecurities and their way of overcoming them. It is great to see that not every woman out there has the body that media tells we should have and that is totally okay!

<3 Rachel
dress ups and mess ups

incredibilmente said...

Helo! I love your style! You have very beautiful pics! I will follow you:)
Big hug & kiss:)

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

She has such wonderful style!

Blicious said...

i love this post!!! so great to overcome insecurities!


Closet Fashionista said...

What a great feature! She is so gorgeous, its funny to think that sometimes the things we are most insecure about our own bodies are what people like about them.
She has some great advice as well, fit is so important!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

what a lovely interview!! very inspiring =] her blog is lovely!

MizzJ said...

What a great series! I really think we could use more posts like this one as all women have something they hate about themselves. We need to learn to celebrate and not hate ourselves :)

shefoundstyle said...

This girl has style! Love it.