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I am woman, hear me roar

August 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

I know it’s supposed to be what’s inside that matters most — and I’m a firm believer in that.

But while it might sound ridiculously superficial, sometimes just putting on a single pair of shoes or piece of clothing can change your entire outlook.

It could be something as simple as a flowy scarf your sister gave you, a leather coat you got in Italy … or as decadent as a couture gown or a pair of Manolos.

The key to its fabulousness — whatever it is — is that it’s your signature item. Uniquely yours.

No matter what kind of mood I’m in, when I slip on my favorite pair of jeans,ย  I feel like I can rule the world. Seriously.

Even when I’m bloated, feeling sad … they make me feel like a queen. All my body image issues go away when I put these babies on.

They fit higher on my waist than other jeans, so there’s no concern about exposing any skin if I bend over to get something on the floor.

They are just the right length (no alterations needed; love the petite fit for someone with short stubs for legs, like me!).

I can dress these jeans up for work or a date night with my husband (I seriously can’t wear these jeans without getting a loving butt-pinch from my hubby!) or dress them down for a casual Sunday BBQ.

And best of all, they’re a size up from my “skinny jeans” … which means I don’t need to squeeze myself into them.

No, no. In these jeans, I am woman, here me roar!

In these jeans, I feel like I can tackle anything. And that feels pretty damn good.

How about you? Do you have a signature piece of clothing that makes you feel like a queen?



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  1. Fab Kate says:

    It’s funny, because I’ve been thinking about this for the last few days. There’s a TV show (Dress my Nest) that really set me off. The idea is that the designer comes in, asks you to bring out 3 items of your personal style from your closet and three other items to help him get a grasp on who you are and design your room.

    I don’t have three pieces in my closet that represent me.

    I don’t have one.

    What I have is a lot of second hand workout gear that I got just because it fit and was cheap, two pairs of pants for work (in uniform colors, but only white T-shirts to go with them) and a pair of jeans I don’t quite fit into yet.

    Earlier this year I was buying clothing that I liked for the first time in a decade or so. Somewhere along the line I slipped back into putting everyone (and everything) else first again.

    This weekend I’m going shopping. I’m going to buy items I like. I deserve to feel good in my clothing.

    • lissa10279 says:

      Fab Kate–you absolutely do deserve to buy items you like, that make you feel good!! It might sound vain to some, but seriously, sometimes just a special top or pair of jeans can make your day! I’m wearing my fave jeans today — amen!

    • AlaskaJoey says:

      FabKate, everyone deserves clothes that make them feel special and wonderful -I hope you find some great pieces on your shopping trip.

  2. Holly says:

    I don’t have one piece in mind, but I do know what style works for me when I’m just not feelin’ it.

    When I had gained some weight, I swiped up a lot of tank tops and other shirts with an empire waist line (I’m horrible with fashion! The style that is fitted right below the chest?). I’ve found when I gain weight, strangely I don’t gain an ounce in my arms. So if I’m feeling bloated or blah, I put on one of those shirts and try to focus on my arms. Does the trick everytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lissa10279 says:

      Holly, that is awesome that you have found something that really works for you regardless of the scale. And having hot arms to rock — you go, girl!!

  3. AlaskaJoey says:

    Lissa, aren’t Joe’s Provocateur’s great? I have my favorite pair on right now (in Camille). I was so mad after I got them in the mail, though -still had to get them hemmed! The indignities us shorties face.

    These are my jeans that make me saunter just a little when I walk. And one of the few pairs of jeans I own that actually make my billboard butt look a little rounded.

    Also, I have an orange wool coat from Miss Sixty that I bought last year. I had wanted a wool coat for a while, and headed out to Burlington Coat Factory expecting to buy a nice appropriate neutral color. But damn – when I saw this orange coat I just started smiling. It made me happy just looking at it. I put it on, and I knew wearing it would make me even happier. And it does.

    • lissa10279 says:

      LOVE IT, AlaskaJoey. I’m 5’5 and a half, but I have short, thick legs so these jeans were the perfect hem-line for kitten heels. I’m rockin’ them today ๐Ÿ™‚ I have Rocker’s in Camille ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Joe’s jeans — they flatter curves like none other. So glad to find another Joe’s fan!

  4. MizFit says:

    for me it is GLASSES not clothing.

    frames which make me feel hipsnarkyintelligentedgy ๐Ÿ™‚


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