I am not a small person.
Never have been, never will be. Even when I was working out all the time and was quite a bit smaller than I am now, I was still pretty firmly in double digit pants. I could maybe squeeze into a size 8 if it was a skirt or shorts and therefore didn't really need to fit my thighs. These days though, I'm usually somewhere between a 12 and a 14 depending on what I'm wearing and who made it. And that's okay, I really don't care. I feel pretty good about myself.
So I was wandering around a Smart Set the other day and found this skirt on the clearance rack. Nothing too special - just a nice black skirt. It had nice seaming along the sides to curve it and shape it. And marked down to $14.99 so it seemed like the perfect skirt to wear with pretty much anything, no matter the season. Only problem? The only sizes left on the rack were a 4 and a 16.
So I grabbed the 16 and tried it on - worth a shot, right? And it fit beautifully.
But really, I just didn't care. It fit, I felt good in it, and I felt like I looked good in it. I didn't care what number was sewn on the inside of the skirt. A month or so before I tried on a different skirt there in an XL and it was way too big so I had to go with the L and really could have probably even tried a M. Things change depending on how they're made and designed. After all, when I took off this skirt in the change room I went back to my size 12 jeans.
|I just had to add this one for Vivian running in the background. And the flyers by my feet are her "mail".|
Cardigan - Old Navy
Top - Maurices
Skirt - Smart Set
Shoes - Old Navy (you can't tell, but they're leopard print.)