How easy is it to moan, comment or talk negatively about yourself? I could list off a handful of things right now that I’m not happy about or feel a bit crap about. A broken nail is on that list for starters! We’re so quick to talk negatively about ourselves it’s almost encouraged. If someone says they feel rubbish today, I guarantee that you have a cupboard full of compliments and comebacks to it. Because that’s what we do. We talk about the negative. Goodness forbids we say anything positive about ourselves for fear of…. Fear of what? Being considered, selfish, big-headed, cocky or dare I say…. Confident!
I’m not going to lie; I’ve been feeling a little blerghhhh lately. That comes with being pregnant and being a human in general I think. So when this Chi Chi Curve shirt arrived I didn’t have high hopes. I tried a dress of theirs a couple of years back and the sizing was totally off, but that was before they started doing a dedicated curve collection. It’s a beauty of a shirt. Light floral purple print on top of a dusty pink chiffon. It’s genuinely pretty. I didn’t think it would fit my arms or my bust. But I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I put it on. There was no struggling, tugging or pulling. I can do all the buttons up (even over my bump) and it’s incredibly comfortable to wear. I’m wearing a size 26 here so I’m seriously impressed with their sizing. It fits like a dream!
Mr C, being the legend he is, took my pictures for me. After I while I gave up on the shoes because heat equals swollen feet right now. Even though the shirt was amazingly comfortable and so pretty I still felt off. I was hot, bothered, tired and wanted these amazing pictures of this amazing shirt which I thought was pretty much impossible based on how I felt. Although the shirt was gorgeous and I knew on a good day I’d feel like a festival queen wearing it, I’d been feeling so out of sorts that nothing made me feel good really.
However, when I saw these pictures I literally had to double take. I love them. This is what my post is about. Accepting that sometimes (if you can’t do it all the time) that you look flipping good and there is nothing wrong with declaring it for all to know. GOOD MORNING WORLD I LOOK GOOD TODAY! Like I said, you don’t hear that often to do? So start complimenting yourself. Those days you do feel good or confident, express it. I look at this shots and actually, I like kind of glowing. Dare I say almost a bit beautiful? Ahhhhhh forget it. Let’s go for it. I look pretty damn good. Why is that so hard to say? But saying that I look like a bit of mouldy bread today is acceptable? It might make you giggle but it really isn’t funny. We need to bring ourselves up. Talk about the bad times of course but celebrate those good days.
I love this shirt and how it makes me feel when I wear it. I’ve worn it way too much this week, to be honest, but never mind. I love this picture and how well put together I look even though I didn’t feel it. I love that it’s given me a confidence boost. The arm cuffs are stretchy so it’s easy to move and it’s SO versatile. It can be worn as a kimono, top, dress… the choice is yours. It’s perfect for a beach holiday too. SO many options! There’s something called #selfieforselflove on Instagram and it’s so true. Taking pictures of yourself, and seeing how much of a beauty you are can do wonders for your confidence. It’s great hearing others say it but you have to love yourself too. So blow your own trumpet because I’m about to blow mine.
You can find the entire Chi Chi London Curve range here.