5.10.2012

Blooming Birthday

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High-low Dress: Forever 21+
Red Belt: NY Square
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Red Peeptoes: Matthews
Earrings: Bazaar

I turned 27 on the 6th of May so this is a belated post. :)

Since this is the year that I really started dressing up, there is no better time for me to wear my one and only high-low dress! This is a turning point for me. It's only this year that I finally owned a denim jacket, wore a trendy casual dress outside (I used to wear my lovely dresses inside my room, look at the mirror and then pack them all up again.), and only this year that I finally got to a point of accepting my body and loving it as it is. I also got over the fear of people sniggering or laughing behind my back to sincerely accepting compliments and learning to appreciate my own kind of beauty.

This blog was born out of a need to express myself, but also with the hopes that I will be a small inspiration to the other plus-sized ladies out there. Many of which are closet fashionistas, too afraid of what society will think that they cover themselves up in shame, disguised by layers of clothing or choose to dress others up to somehow express their secret stylish desires. I've been there for so many years and I've finally gotten out. I urge you to join me because it's so much brighter out here.

The negative voices inside my head are so much quieter now. I realize how my own insecurities were crueler and stronger when I fed them with my fears and made-up worst-case scenarios. These days, they're nearly starving to death because I refuse to listen to them anymore. Instead, I look at the mirror and focus on the things I have been blessed with. It's still a learning process and sometimes it's still a struggle, but I'm getting there!

Cheers to all the belated bloomers like me!

Hugs,
Belated Bloomer

PS: My denim jacket is a size SMALL. Ifyoucanbelieveit. So try out stuff ladies, and make it work for you! :)

32 comments:

  1. Aahhh! I love your denim jacket.. It's so so perfect. Great find missy! :)

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  2. I love the hi lo dress and the denim jacket is fab! You have great style!

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  3. This high-low dress is gorgeous, and so are you!

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  4. Love the dress. Happy birthday (I'm late, I know!)

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    1. Better late than never, right? Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for your comment. I'm so in love with this high-low dress. In my last post I'm wearing a high-low lace skirt.

    Beautiful outfit!

    XX,
    Jenny
    www.curvy-life.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I'm falling for this too. :)

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  6. I love your dress! love the high low trend

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  7. I just love the high/low trend - and happy birthday girl!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  8. you look great in a high low dress!! I wish I could find one that looks good on me! love that you paired it with a jean jacket

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  9. nice!

    p.s. I'm having a jewelry giveaway if you'd like to check it out. :)
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  10. love that jean jacket!!! super cute :) Hugs from California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  11. Lovin' the high-low dress. And a jean jacket is a definitely must for summer time fun. :)

    xx Love & Aloha
    come follow me...
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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    1. It is! Now that I finally own a jean jacket, I have to fight the urge to pair it with every sleeveless or tank top I have. Haha! :)

      http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  12. i love the dress dear. and mind you.. You look younger than your age. :)

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  13. Beautiful sentiments! And I love your outfit! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  14. Thanks Megan! It's one of my favorite dresses to date! :)

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  15. love this ensemble.. i'm totally into the mullet trend.. and i've been trying to find the perfect denim jacket too..

    Keep on posting! you are fab! :)

    cheers,
    plusaizdiva.blogspot.com

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  16. Deng, hottie! You should've told us about this blog sooner so I could've drooled all over your new-found chic!

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