I made the mistake of walking in to Zara on a particularly low self-esteem day. Everyone within sight looked like a perfectly windblown fashionista goddess to my Shamu. My weight loss efforts have grown exceedingly frustrating complicated by health issues and I am nowhere closer to my goal weight than I was a year ago. Spring and summer always leave me feeling particularly glum as it feels like everyone in athletic Vancouver is running about in cute size 4 shorts and sundresses while I am buying yet another pair of Spanx to harness my size 16 self. All fun has been bled out of clothes shopping and I usually go home feeling depressed and dejected.
This trip to Zara took a drastic change when my eyes zeroed in on these two linen t-shirts (how apropos):
I picked the name of this blog for a reason and these t-shirts reminded me of it. While I will not give up on my weight loss and health journey, I also can not allow my body image dictate who I am. Happiness may be fleeting and circumstantial, but I want a life full of joy-pure, deep rooted, constant joy. That is my life’s pursuit.
After that discovery, I was able to browse the store without resentment and found this incredibly fun large clutch/purse that has fantastic storage and is perfectly on trend with the dual colours.