What's Trending vs. What Works

This look isn't working.  Sucks, because I love it.  It fits fairly well, I LOVE the lace and it's completely different from anything you'll see this summer.  Unfortunately, I just can't wear it out.  Two reasons: (1) I can't breathe because I'm holding my stomach in, and (2) I adjusted both the top and bottom several times before the camera snapped the picture.  Wearing this lace matching set won't happen again.  It's not worth it.  It's off to What The Frock (my friend's designer consignment boutique) to hopefully find a sweet girl with toned abs.

It's a prime example of what's trending versus what works on your body.  This look isn't working for me.  The place I am the softest, is the one place that this look is drawing your attention to.  Major red flag.  It doesn't matter how much I love matching sets, lace and crop tops... it's not working. 

Ahhhh... Now that I can breathe, let's talk about what you shouldn't wear, no matter how "in style" it is.  The whole "pain is beauty" thing is a load of crap.  That's from the old corset days when women dressed to cover and change their natural appearance.  Actually, looking natural is totally in and should be a major consideration when dressing.  Gone are the days of super tight clothing and insanely high heels.  These days, covering up and sturdy shoes are all the rage.
If your clothes or shoes are causing any of the following, it's not working:
  • Bunching, pinching or sliding
  • Uncomfortably tight
  • Dragging on the ground
  • Dangerously revealing (think, if the wind blows, will your girl parts be exposed?)
  • Causing blisters or you look silly when you walk
  • I could go on, but I'm sure you're getting it
This two piece lace set will look amazing on someone.  I got it from one of my favorite online boutiques, Love Culture.  If you haven't shopped Love Culture yet, I highly suggest you do so.  Their clothes are trendy, made of good quality and shipping is usually free for orders over $50.  Don't forget to check out What the Frock for an incredible selection of designer dresses.  This two piece set will be available soon (only worn for about 20 minutes).  Wear what works for your body and get over what's trending.

Chelsea K. RayComment