Today I am wearing my favourite shorts and blouse combination because it's supposed to be our last nice weather for a few weeks. I should have ironed or steamed my clothes but I didn't so I am too wrinkled to consider putting my photo on the internet...oh wait...I have put all sorts of unflattering pictures of myself on the internet. And perhaps wrinkled clothing could detract from personal wrinkles. It's a strategy worth trying.....
I'm here to talk about legs and knees today. I have a tendency to hide mine and I am not putting their relative merits up for debate today. As with all things, I have better legs than some and worse legs than others. I do know that, but I struggle not to zoom in on my perceived flaws and I have a tendency to hide myself in clothes. I cover up as much as possible and could beat any Mormon fashion blogger in a contest of modest dressing. (Did you know the internet is awash with young Mormon fashion bloggers? I learn such things when I wander the internet) Now back to my legs.
By the time summer comes around I am not ready to start revealing my legs and it often takes the whole course of summer to get there. Intellectually (if musing on legs can be considered intellectual) I know this is silly. My emotional reactions are another thing. I won't provide you with the list of everything I think is wrong with them but I will tell you I am on a mission to become less modest. And what better time for that than the stage in my life when I am approaching fifty and get very little exercise? This is who I am. This is what I look like. I am not the slender, muscular, tanned thing I was in youth but so what? There isn't only one way to be or one way to look good. I look like ME and that is the very best way I could look. I'm calling this look boho-minimalism and the pose is called Hey, Check Out My Knees.
Real Life colours: blouse- soft white, shorts -green, walls- mustard, carpet- beige, scary floors -just as they are.
Posing Tips: Try standing beside a struggling plant. It makes you look like you are thriving.