Taupe / blue leopard /snake-covered hourglass – hips, tummy, positive attitude and all!

by byanika on 13/12/2010 · 3 comments

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Hi Sweethearts!
I sewed this figure-hugging dress yesterday,
and with my improved inner monolouge saying
 ”Yes I can tell you that I like my shape without being too unabashed” (lol),
I don`t mind telling you that I love the way it follows my hourglassy curves.
It is all a part of this self-bloody-well-rejoycing-project/
succumbing to the fact that these hips and my tum tum ain`t going nowhere but horizontal, so
I might as well get on with making the most of it all.
(To be fair my hips and tummy are very handy for getting bus-seats to my self,
or even getting a seat when the bus is full. You know, when people very graciously offer their seats to me
thinking that I am preggers, and me, not wanting to embarass any of us further graciously
say thank you, hold the small of my back and wiggle my self into the flippin`seat, leaving
the helpful passenger feeling quite the gent and me quite the fattie.
Ever had one of those moments?
All I am saying is,
don`t knock it, just enjoy the seat.
LOL)
I always try to make the best of what I am handed,
so in life and in fashion alike I am a true believer that knowing our selves is key.
Know your self!
(3 things I know about my self that I like: My sensitivity. My generousity. My sense of humour.)
Know your shape!
(3 things about my body that I like: My eyes. My hourglass shape. The girls. LOL)
I do really think it is all about the shape not the size in terms of what suits us fashionwise.
If I was 30 kilos lighter I would still wear the same shapes I do now.
In fact, it was when this finally hit home with me that I decided to stop waiting and wanting to be thin (which is as good seing as how I can`t even be bothered to unwrap the Zumba dvds I ordered, but am using the weights they included for booksupports, very handy lol) – and just get on with dressing up in colours and prints, finally having fun with my fashion!
I don`t ever want to put my self down again for not finding clothes that don`t fit me, screw that
Now I buy two dresses that don`t fit and make my own, and I bloody well wear white on bottom.
Damn right!

The outfit:
The dress I made from a taupe tee (H&M) and a dress that I had reworked a year ago. I like the ruffled detail of the back so much that I made the back of the dress the front. See, now you can`t really tell if that is my tummy or the ruffles :) . Ok, maybe you can tell, but nevermind :D
The bolero is my design
Tell me, what do you know and like about your self?
xxx Anika
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January 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Sweetie, you can spam me anytime! I loved your comments popping in on my email one after one :) thank you!
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5 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points

http://www.sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com
Delete comment Edit @Mode_Plus @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

Love the blue dress, is this also maybe a scarf of yours? Now I;ve spammed you enough I think. Till the next post?
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Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much Desiree! :)
Delete comment Edit Desirée @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

WOW! I just love the outfit, looks great on you!
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

thank you beautiful Bella!
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thaaaaaaank you :) ! I love your attitude :) also, can`t wait to sit next to you somewhere in London! <3
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much Bella! I really appreciate your feedback! I have been thinking about your idea of me giving classes on reworking clothes etc, and I really would like to do that. So thank you so much! I love hearing from you :)
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Thomessa, sweetheart, thank you. I will happily send some your way :) but, that being said,my confidence is a choice in many ways, not something I take for granted. It is hard work and scary sometimes to put my self out there what ever it is. I am rooting for you!
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much! I do deam of selling my designs some day, so thank you for your incouragement :) I am glad you enjoy the focus here chez moi :)
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much for sharing with me Vanessa, it really means a lot to me to hear that you take something positive from my blog. About the preggers thing, I know! I don`t think anyone will dare ask until I tell them if I one day get pregnant lol
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much for your kind words Vahni, I take them to heart :)
Maybe I should make the mantra into a bumpersticker lol :)
<3
Delete comment Edit Anika @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so much Els, that really means a lot to me! I know, so many ideas not enough time :)
Delete comment Edit Els @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

You are really inspiring me to take a second look in my closet. Maybe I can rework some dresse. If I only got the time… Love the outfit!
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Delete comment Edit Grit and Glamour @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

“Don’t knock it, just enjoy the seat…”

You, my dear, are epic in your reason and inspiring in your wisdom. That’s going to be my mantra for the day!

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Delete comment Edit vanessa @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

That dress is awesome. I always feel so good after reading your blog, it reminds me to keep my inner dialogue healthy. I love the preggers comment. Why not take the seat. My Dad asked me if I was pregnant once, I replied with “No just fat”. Let’s just say I could be 9 months along, and he will never even think about asking again.
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5 weeks ago · 1 reply · +1 points

This is a really nice design – I would buy it if I saw it in a store. Well done! I really appreciate your confidence and body-positive message :)
Delete comment Edit Thomessa @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

I love the way this frames your shape. I really enjoyed reading what you wrote because it shows that you’ve got so much confidence. Can you donate some!? :)
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Delete comment Edit Bella @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · +1 points

Anika, this dress looks positively lovely on you! You and your sewing skills, how I wish I had them! Love the lace you used for the skirt part of the dress! Good for you for placing positive emphasis on the beauty of an hourglass figure!
Delete comment Edit LaCara @ http://www.sweetfaceds… – Taupe / blue leopard /…
5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

Lovvvvvvvvvve this dress!! The blue is gorgeous, and I love the style of it!! Oh I love when I get seats to myself, but unfortunately people seem to make a bee-line to sit next to me on the bus (odd since I’m a fattie & take up a lot of space lmao!). I also manage to slip through the tightest of spaces with ease (like in the grocery store & on the bus). But I agree with you 100%! Work with what you have and embrace it! :D

<3
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5 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points

you look gorgeous!
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