Cream Chiffon Lace Top: Dorothy Perkins
Beige and Black Bodycon Skirt: Forever 21
Gold and White Accessories: Bazaar
Rose Gold Purse: Style and Co.
Tan Open-toed Pumps: Payless
I choose to look at the parts I can appreciate about my body and start from there. What do you find attractive? Maybe you have a head of nice hair, a bright smile, long lashes, dainty fingers, strong legs - choose one part and be thankful for it. You don't even have to love it at first. You just have to give yourself a chance to be liked, and then to be loved for who you really are. Just listen to that tiny voice that says "Not bad, not bad at all...", and believe in it amidst all the noise.
Take it a day at a time, then a week, and slowly build a strong and loving foundation for your self. It will not be easy. Some people will see you changing and stop you from leaving your comfort zone. Others will plant seeds of doubt in your head, water it with their judgement and discourage you from shedding old beliefs. Some days, it will feel like a losing battle, but you have to keep moving forward.
People treat us the way we treat ourselves and at the extent by which we allow, so choose to love and respect yourself. Don't ever give anyone the permission to bring you down.
The Belated Bloomer