One of those days

Saturday, 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.

 Skirt by You Me We

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?


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  1. I get far too many of these days at the moment. I have a couple of dresses that I know I can rely on to ensure I make it out of the house! Love that skirt xx

    1. I find maxi dresses are also a good option (but they were all in the wash yesterday!)

  2. I can relate to this. It's an awfully distracting feeling :(
    There are a few items I can rely on to completely disguise my bloat thankfully.
    This skirt looks gorgeous, perfect indeed (I've never heard of a wrap skirt, they can't be that prevalent!)
    Hope you're feeling back to happiness again now hun x

    1. It's a horrid feeling but I am feeling better today, more positive and with a plan to do something about it!

  3. Awww, sorry to hear you were having one of those days. I have those days too and hate them.
    At least that skirt made you feel better. It's such a stunning print on it.

    1. They are the worst! I have a lot of love for this skirt right now

  4. I think I've been havign a fat month, of late. I feel so unhappy in myself and have no idea what to wear or do to make myself feel any different.
    Love your wrap skirt, though!


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