One of those daysSaturday, July 05, 2014
Yesterday I had one of those days when I got out of bed not quite feeling myself. I was having a fat day. I don't say that out loud very often because I find I get a general response of 'how can you have a fat day!' Well, I can, and I do. Being small does not mean you can't feel uncomfortable in your own skin, at odds with what you see in the mirror. I felt podgy and out of sorts and it made me unhappy.
I had no idea what to wear, everything I put on was wrong, wrong, wrong. If I didn't have appointments yesterday I would have stayed firmly in my PJs, where I know it's safe. But I did have appointments and so I had to find something to wear, then I tried this skirt, my yet-to-be-worn wrap skirt, and it made me feel a little better.
I've had it for a while but had forgotten all about it. I picked it up in Spitalfields Market, it was on one of the first stalls I looked at and I kept going back to it thinking 'I'll never wear it', 'what will I wear it with?', 'it's so pretty'. Upon my fifth return I decided to just go ahead and buy it.
I'm bloody well glad I did. Putting it on I felt better, not because it made my podgy feeling go away because it didn't, but it's easy to wear (the best thing about a wrap skirt is that it always fits) and it swished and flounced and made me feel ladylike. If it can make me feel better on a bad day, imagine how good it will feel to wear this on a good day!
It's a bit tricky to photograph when the wind is blowing but it's a lovely shape that dips at either side and it's a gorgeous bright, summery pattern.
Thank goodness for this skirt. I'll be keeping this on standby for future fat days.
Do you have go-to items of clothing for days like these?