Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Never Say Never

Never say never because it will only mean you end up contradicting yourself.  That is the advice I generally give myself and yet still I am fond of tossing out that N word.   For instance, sometimes I will say "I never wear leopard." and other times I say, "I never wear sparkles".  And then what do you know, I find that a purple leopard tee shirt is something my wardrobe has been missing and a cute little denim vest with a few sparkly bits on it turns out to be just what I've been needing.  Soon I'll find myself buying and wearing polka dots!  Especially since I have fallen in love with Sues shoes.  Oh do try saying that over and over again as quickly as you can...Sue's shoes, Sue's shoes, Sue's shoes...... Here you will find the shoes, which Sue says are boots.  Boots, shoes, shoes boots, whatever they are they are delightfully dotty and here I am going about saying I don't like polka dots.  And then Sue went and did this darn her and I fell for polka dots again!

In this post I won't be wearing any sparkles or dots or purple leopards though. Today's never is a big loose shapeless sundress.  First there is the fact that I love it and then secondly there is the fact that it is not very flattering.  Ooops those things aren't supposed to be compatible.  After all it's not my goal to make myself hideous.  It's a hot summer day though, over eighty and when it gets like that there is a danger I could be cranky.  Cranky and sweaty.  We don't want that, no we don't!  So I am sitting about sexily in this dress because it looks great if I'm sitting down, and actually pretty cute from the front but the profile is not a thing of beauty.  Of course my own profile is also not a thing of beauty.  This dress is perfect for sipping lemonade and trying to get caught up in my blog reading. 


Yes that is a giant peace sign on the front.  No proper hippie would be caught without one!  This dress is also perfect for showing off Jason's recent artistry.  The poor man has to deal with my masses of fine hair that are wavy in some spots and straight in others, not to mention crooked ears and eyebrows.


Okay, back to the dress and why it should be a never.  It looks like a maternity dress.  It's meant for a waif and I am neither pregnant nor a waif.  In fact this dress shows off my rather meaty arms of which I am not too fond.  Yes, I will actually show you the bad angle though I am just vain enough not to show you the REALLY bad angle.  This dress highlights all my worst flaws but other than the meaty arms I am not going to actually tell you what those flaws are.




See how in this last photo I look like I want to punch the camerawoman?  That's because we are getting dangerously close to the BAD angles.  

One of the reasons I am getting away with this dress shape is because of all the flesh that is showing.  I used to dress in shapes like this and add leggings and a cardigan.  Then I would see a photo of myself and wonder why I looked fifty pounds heavier than I am.  I've learned that a bit of visible flesh is slimming.  Not that my flesh is slim all over, but it is at least less bulky than when it is encased in many layers. 

So now you know that I just might wear a voluminous dress, purple leopard and a tiny touch of sparkle, and that I'm even pondering polka dots despite having said NEVER to all of those.  There are a couple of nevers that will remain so, though.  One is  naked photos and the other is profile photos, neither of which shall ever be posted on the internet.  Never.

31 comments:

  1. I understand your points. I'm glad you have a sense of humor about them. The dress is cute in its own way. As bad as you may think certain angles look for you, they look MUCH worse for me. I cringe when I see myself sideways and my arms are much meatier than yours. But we need to be alive and enjoy life, so let's stop worrying about how we look.

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  2. If I can't laugh at myself someone else will so I may as well do it first. That's my motto! Let's move to a parallel universe where nobody can ever see us sideways!

    I am alive and enjoying life and ice cream. Which would explain the meaty arms.
    xoxoxo

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  3. Dresses like these are necessities for hot days ... and while they may reveal some things they manage to conceal other things. Just like life it's all a bit give and take. Don't worry about it ... just congratulate your self on how cool and comfortable you are :0)
    xx

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    1. It's either that or go about naked and I'm not yet prepared to do that.
      xoxo

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  4. It's really cool man. Can you dig it? I can dig it. And yes to the point when we try to over conceal, we look much larger than we are. It's good to show a little skin.

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    1. Glad you are digging my vibes, sister!
      xoxo

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  5. Oh Shawna you are so funny!! Everyone has to have a frock like that for those insanely hot sweaty days that we all get to experience. As for my shoes, I haven't worn my RED boots yet or any of the COLOURFUL winter shoes I have. Best I get onto that just for you!!

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    1. When I bought it I thought I was going to wear it to bed. Then I decided it was too pretty to hide away under the covers. Oh I can't wait to see the red boots and other colourful shoes! Yes please, do get on that just for me!
      xoxo

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  6. Honestly--- I am a sucker for "shapeless" trapeze dresses. I think I am just a little boho and the heat brings it out even more. I really like the dress-- and actually find it quite flattering! Maybe not in a traditional way, but in a fun, carefree, youthful, check-out-my-arms-and-legs sort of way!!!

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    1. LOL-Alexis I think you've given me my new mantra "I'm fun, carefree, youthful, so check out my arms and legs!" Okay, it's perhaps a summer mantra. I have to admit that the dress makes me want to spin and dance.
      xo

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  7. never say never ..
    haha
    You asked for comments and follow my blog
    http://putyourheartshere.blogspot.com/2014/07/jessica-simpson-weds-eric-johnson-so.html

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  8. oh yeah! peace! :-D
    sometimes comfort goes over prettiness. and at the privacy of our homes/gardens we have the right to it. and if we dare we can go to the supermarket like this too. washed and without our lunch spread over the tent like dress of cause ;-)
    side angles are a no-no @ bahnwärterhäuschen too. took me a while to train hubs - he did not understand why i had issues with - pink glasses wearing guy he is :-)
    no arm issues here because of hard physical work and yoga - mmmmhhh-muscles....
    our heatwave is on pause with lots of rain but the forecast for next week says over 30°C! hello bikini :-)

    xxxxxxx

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    1. Once upon a time I had muscles and I too did garden work and yoga. They are hiding in there somewhere on vacation. I am trying to coax them back out to play.

      I did dare go to the store in that dress-okay well I put a little crocheted topper over it which sleeked it down a bit but kept things light. I went to the hardware store to get paint chips and where I am sure I was the only pink dress wearing person around.

      Over thirty is too hot for me! Enjoy the rain. We had that bit of rain and cooler temps last weekend. I actually rather liked it.
      xoxo

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  9. Well, since we are all about never saying never, I am now expecting a naked photo so you in profile to appear on your blog, Shawna - any day now!
    If you like the dress, and it fits the vibe and the weather, then wear it and forget about arms or profiles or any of that stuff! xxx

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    1. LOL well maybe with a bag on my head to protect my identity!
      I love the dress so damn it, I insist on wearing it. :-)
      xoxoxo

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  10. Dearest Shawna, I am sooooooooooooo glad that you manage to get throgu Blogger, lol. I know you belong in the Share-in-Style family no matter where you link up
    Looking glorious in this dress, and I love you and your sence of humou.
    Glad to have you in my life.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks Sacramento! I'm so glad you dropped in and thank you so much for sharing your colourful world and sunshiney self with me! It's too hot now to put on any more denim but I managed some on the weekend when it was cooler and that's the post I linked to through Judith.

      xoxoxo

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  11. I am curvy, so as much as I want to wear loose and flowy dresses, they aren't great on me....but it doesn't stop me. Some days you just need to be that comfortable. Plus, I think you are being harder on yourself!!

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    1. Generally my boobs make the whole dress stick out too far instead of letting it hang in that nice Kate Moss-waif sort of way. That's when people tend to think I might be pregnant but at least I'm getting to an age where that is less likely! LOL

      I think you always look great and dress your curves well. I also admire what at least looks like some killer confidence.
      xoxo

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  12. Hi Shawna,
    I will agree with the last comment, you are funny Shawna!
    What do you think of my harem pants, LOL, that is major men repellent material i kid you not! But mind you future husband did not comment when i wore them so they must alright- My point is you are too hard on yourself
    You look perfectly cute to me!

    Tks for you comment, i was not commenting much but i always had a look at your blog -

    Big hugs

    Arianexo

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    1. Hi Ariane! So glad you are taking care of yourself and it's nice to see you once in awhile. I love harem pants and I think they are great. I haven't found any yet that are long enough. The best men, the real treasures, love us no matter what we wear and think we are great in everything ( and nothing ).
      Big hugs for you too!!
      xoxoxo

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  13. I think that you look cute! I tend to belt dresses like this, but on hot days, belts can be a sweat trap, so you are better off wearing dresses like this the way that they are!

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    1. Yay, I achieved cute! There is too much fabric in this dress and if I belted it that would just all bunch up. I did put a crocheted tunic over top of it, which sort of smoothes it down and makes a sleeker silhouette, when I popped out to the store.

      I am firmly against sweat traps!
      xoxoxo

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  14. That dress looks cool and laid back and fabulous on you.
    I feel sad when I see girls in short summer dresses, sweltering in thick black tights they won't remove because they hate their legs. It only draws attention to them, doesn't it? xxx

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    1. I woke up that morning and said to myself, today I want to achieve cool and laid back and fabulous, so I must wear a nice pink tent! Thanks Vix, the dress and I appreciate your vote of support!

      I already know form experience that anything we dislike about our bodies is all sort of relative, since I can look back at photos of myself in a bathing suit at 20, when I know I was self conscious and thought I had a million flaws, and all I see is a young hot babe. So I figure that when I am eighty I will look at this blog post and say, what did I think was so bad about those arms?
      xoxoxo

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  15. I do it like you... I´m always the first who is laughing about me!! ;)
    This dress is perhaps not a dress which makes a beautiful thin silhouette but it is SOOOOO fluffy and comfortable! I have also one or two similar. I love them and wear them at home and I don´t look in the mirror.. I only feel comfortable in it :)

    have a good time dear
    Dana :)
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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    1. I like to laugh. I can't imagine life without laughing.
      Hugs to you, my friend.
      xoxo

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  16. Sue, her shoes and boots and everything, yes!!!! Sue is magnificent and we should be part of the Sue Fan Club (I constantly get all excitable about her stuff, I can't help it!!) and profile pics? I don't do them either but the dress is fab, wear it, (bossy, moi?) it's comfortable and you like it, nuff said! and 'never say never', so true, I say that about tattoo's x x x

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    1. Yes, we must start the Sue fan club! And tattoo's well I go back and forth on those! First it was, dare I? And then it was oh everyone's got one so now I don't want one.
      xoxoxoxo

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  17. You made me smile and laugh, and thank you for that! I think you are absolutely adorable and a very attractive woman, and maybe it's your attitude helping, but you look very cute in this dress! I look at such dresses online and sometimes want to give them a try, but am afraid of looking pregnant I suppose :)))) It's funny really, because I do look pregnant in whatever I wear, especially in profile, lots of ice-cream and other buttery things in my life you know... so who am I kiddin'? :)

    The haircut is so sharp! Jason and you did it again! 5 stars to you both! xxxxx

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  18. So does this mean we won't be seeing you in any online porn? Or as long as they are front and side shots? LOL

    bisous
    Suzanne

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