When i walked down the stairs hubby looked at me and proceeded to ask if i was having a mid-life crisis. I guess what he means by that is this whole outfit is a little bit out of the ordinary on me (i think its the short shorts). And i do admit that i felt a little out of the ol’ personal comfort zone.
But then i truly thought, what the heck. Life is short (as short as my shorts haha)
There is a photo of me on my 18th birthday, ready to go clubbing in the big city (Cardiff that is) and i am wearing the teeniest tiniest crop top, tight trousers and a chain metal belt. I remember that day like it was yesterday, i felt amazing in that crop top (i had the washboard stomach to back it back then) and i had the best 18th i could ever have asked for.
I don’t look back at that photo and cringe, i look back at that photo and feel proud that i was that brave girl who wore what she wanted and had a damn good time doing it. So i guess i am taking a leaf out of 18 year old Rachel’s book.
30 is fast approaching for me. In another 10 years time i want to look back on the photos again and feel the same thing. Happy that i wore what i wanted, knowing i gave it a go and felt good in the process.
I would much rather that than “ohhmmmaaagood what was i thinking!!!”, which is also a strong possibility, but hopefully even at 40 i will be throwing caution to the wind and wearing what ever the hell i want.
At 30 i may not have the rock hard ab’s any more (no may about that one, definitely do not more like) And my legs are sooo very far from stick skinny, but thats ok. I am learning to be happy in my own skin. I am at a place in my life where i am now a woman, no longer a young girl.
I guess my figure reflects that. I have grown and changed but i’m proud of that.
I have a feeling my 30’s will be a good time.
Ok, so that got a little deeper than i envisaged, haha!
I shall counter that by briefly speaking about clothes…
These shorts are SO short, right?
Kimono & Shoes: Tesco
Vest & necklace: New Look
Shorts: River Island
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins
Sunnies: Ray ban c/o the sunglasses shop
So tell me, do you look back at your younger self and feel inspired?
Do you ever challenge yourself and step outside of your comfort zone?Do share in the comments, i love to hear your thoughts!
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