Mint Green Chevron Top: From Shanghai
Khaki/Green Zebra Stripe Bag: Coach
Butterfly Open-toed Nude Flats: Melissa
Silver Accessories: Random Bazaar
What better way to spend a Sunday than with friends of old? I met up with my girls to enjoy some good ol' pasta and cups of gelato at a quaint little place in Greenhills called Cafe Publico. With the laidback setting, I also chose these relaxing colors and pain-free flats to reflect my agenda (or lack of) for the day.
A few years back, as my friends would attest, I only wore tops and jeans all the time. Partner that with a pair of comfortable shoes and I was good to go. I was really embarrassed to dress up, afraid that people would stare, snicker or laugh behind my back. Even when people would pay me compliments, I would brush it off thinking it was insincere or a pity remark for a fat girl. For someone who was bubbly and talkative and seemingly full of light, I secretly dwelt with all these demons.
Looking at our photos now, I realize how inane and debilitating my attitude was. I was my worst enemy, my biggest bully. I know I'm not alone in this, especially when one grows up in a society of petite, skinny women who even in their thin frames think that they're fat. So I hope by showing how one can dress and walk in confidence, I can be of help to someone out there.