My tummy was out this weekend. And I must say, that’s pretty rare… not just because it is typically freezing around this time in Chicago, but also because I don’t usually sport tops that reveal my tummy. I made a promise to myself—like I do every summer—that this is going to be the summer that I live my best fat life. What does that mean? It means I let my tummy out, let my thighs rub together and be seen, wear the short dress, and sport the short shorts! I want to dress for summer instead of throwing on a pair of jeans that will make me over-heat because they will save me from chub rub. I also don’t want worry about what others think of me. Did you know that sometimes I don’t wear an outfit because I think it will make OTHER people feel uncomfortable? YEAH. WTF, NATALIE?! Well, this summer I vow not to give a fuck. And I know I make this promise every summer, but I feel like this year is different. I have a new wave of confidence that has rushed over me—thanks to training my mind and changing my negative narrative through positive affirmations (learn more about these at the bottom of my post!)
Sure, this outfit is not jaw dropping, but it is a huge step for me…and my tummy. And hey, it’s only (barely) spring! Just wait until the temperature really starts rising. I had been on the look out for a black crop top that I could pair with my favorite pants and skirts for spring and summer, and I decided on this KiKi Cropped Top from Fashion Nova Curve. I loved that it was a tank top and that it came in different colors—you already know how much I preach versatility! I decided to pair the top with these adorable Marcela Pants, which have since become my favorite pair of work pants—with an appropriate top of course! I topped the look off with this cute leather jacket from Soncy!
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If you are interested in learning more about how positive affirmations have helped me build confidence and take charge of my thoughts and my own narrative, visit: beyourowngoals.com. This is a website I created to help women, just like you, find confidence and their inner voice. When you enter your email on the website, you will get a free guide to building positive affirmations, and you will also get to look at my very own positive affirmations list that I recite to myself every morning.
Here is to a carefree and confident summer….if it ever gets here! XO
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X in both the KiKi Cropped Top and the Marcela Pants, which is my usual size, and they both fit perfectly! The pants are really structured and made from a thicker material. They do have a little bit of stretch in them, though!