Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is here already? As I get older, it seems that the days are going by a lot faster….not that I’m complaining, I can’t wait for all the turkey and sweet potato pie I’m going to enjoy these next couple of days — Thanksgiving leftovers are the best!
Each Thanksgiving, my family and I sit around the table and share the ‘things’ that we are thankful for this year. I am thankful for so much — family, friends, my health — but this year, I am thankful for one more thing…this dress.
Ruth E Closet, an online plus size boutique, was kind enough to send me this black ‘shirt dress’, along with a pair of fishnet socks and a beautiful necklace.
Now, I’m not going to lie. When first receiving this dress, I was a little uncertain. It’s not something that I would have picked out for myself. The sleeves are a little shorter than I’d like (pillow arm problems), and the same for the length of the dress. But man, am I glad that I’m in the season of ‘not saying no.’
This year, I made it my mission to push myself pass that first instinct of simply saying ‘no’ to situations or opportunities that might scare me…and make me feel uncomfortable. That was certainly the case for this dress. After years of surgeries, my legs are scarred. Not that I’m ashamed of them, it’s just been a very long time since I’ve shared them with the rest of the world. But like Alessia Cara says, there are “no scars to your beautiful.”
I’m glad I did not let my insecurities hold me back from rocking this dress. I decided to pair it with a white button up shirt underneath, adding for a bit of warmth on this cool Fall day. Although it’s hard to tell in the pictures, the dress is asymmetrically cut — it’s longer in the back — mixing a little flair into this casual look.
And of course, I had to sneak in a little bit of pink in somewhere *wink wink*. I did so with these beautiful fuchsia booties that I purchased from Marshalls. Again, I love the contrast in the ornateness of these boots compared to the edginess of these fishnet socks, which I must say, is my new favorite fashion trend!
So what do you think? Are you feeling this look? I totally am, so I hope you are too 😛 You can find all of these online at Ruth E Closet, along with a few new pieces just released for the holidays. This Friday only, Ruth E Closet is offering 50% OFF all items with code: blackfriday. Enjoy!