Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Photography and my fashion image
I have uploaded two pics of a black and white top under which I am wearing a black cami. This is the first time I have worn a cami. But the thrifted top needed help. I also have my slinky pants on. I wish I could have jeans or something but I have no pants but the slinky ones. I know I need to do something about that. I have a large(huge) stomach and at this time I don't have muscle tone anywhere except maybe my chewing muscles. One of the comments mentioned that the slinky pants make me look larger. I know after looking at the pics that it is true. I suppose I am afraid to try on any other sort of pants. If the waist is too tight, it hurts my back. That being said, I am working out some exercises to try at home until I overcome my fear of the gym. (No clothes for that either.)
I also went to the fabric store today and bought some patterns. Time to do some sewing to tide me over till I can get into some decent pants.
I have hated my body so much that I wouldn't try on clothes. At all. Anywhere. Even in my own home. I would purchase the slinky stuff from HSN and tops several places where I would walk into the woman's dept, pick up some stuff, look at it, guess if it will fit, bring it home and try to wear it. Some has gone straight to Goodwill if I can't return it. Because I was getting bright colors and some cute tops I thought I looked good. But the problem was; standing in front of the bathroom mirror gave me a poor perspective on how I look as a whole. When my kids told me I had a flat behind, I thought they were kidding.
I have also tried to draw attention away from the body and clothes by having cute shoes, interesting handbags, and fantastic jewelry. And I do have a lot of pretty jewelry. But I even messed up there by not trying to match it to things I have before purchase. So I have a ton of jewelry that doesn't go with anything.
The second set of pics has a jacket I fell in love with on ebay. Now there is a good place to shop for certain things. I have gotten several jackets there for low prices. I think I paid $14 with shipping for this one. All I have to do now is to come up with some decent pants. And a waist. The earrings I am wearing in the pic are from Avon and I have had them well over 20 years. Love them
I was reading a fashion magazine which did an article about a jewelry designer. I know the advice she gave probably won't mean much to young women. She said,"Don't wear jewelry that can be seen across the table. Wear jewelry which can be seen across the room." Love it!!!
Thanks for listening.