11.15.2012

Minty Sundays

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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.

Hugs,
Belated Bloomer

24 comments:

  1. Normally, I am not fond of flat or low-heel open-toe or peep-toe shoes. I think the look is one of elegance, and it is better shown with high-heel or platform high-heel shoes. That said- those open-toe flats are as cute as your smile. Very nice looks by you. Are those shorts or a skirt to go with this green chevron top?

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  2. You are so lovely lady... no reason to put yourself down!!!

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    1. Thank you for that extra boost of confidence! Hugs!

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  3. Lovely outfit! I love your top!
    Thank you for visiting my blog :)

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  4. what a great post! i think a lot of women are their own worst enemy, unfortunately. i'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and decided you liked it...you look gorgeous. i love your top!

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    1. Took me quite a long time though. :) Thanks dear!

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  5. Great post - and we are definitely our biggest critics!! You look gorgeous :)

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  6. Cute look - I love the colour and pattern of your top. And, your earrings are gorgeous!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  7. great outfit!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because love your blog!!
    kisses pretty
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  8. Girlfriend, you are beautiful- this was a really touching post, considering I've also gone through moments when I'm unhappy with my body. I'm glad you're in a better place now! Chic sandals...

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  9. Your shoes look like candies! So cute.

    Gotta lvoe chevron stripes too. ^_^

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