July 16, 2012

Things That Make Me Feel Pretty

My body has seen a lot of changes in its 28 (almost 29 - EEK!) years.  Whether as a result of puberty, a thyroid imbalance, ED, etc. (honestly, this list could go on and on), my body has had seen more than its fair share of ups and downs.  Needless to say:

I don't always wake up feeling gorgeous.  

My clothes don't always fit the way I want them to.

I don't always appreciate the way my body looks naked.




BUT, today's post isn't about feeling unattractive, frustrated, or unappreciative.  


Today's post is about things that make me feel pretty...

(taking my cue from Natalie Wood in Westside Story)

...like a perfectly-fitting bra.


For the first decade or so that I wore a bra I wore the wrong size.  Heck, even when I worked at Victoria's Secret as a "Bra Specialist" for two and a half years I wore the wrong size.  Truth be told, up until a couple of years ago, I thought that bras came in about four size categories:
  1. 34B (because honestly, doesn't practically every woman think she wears a 34B?);
  2. wireless/training bras;
  3. padded/fake bras; and
  4. bras that are so large I could fit my entire head in a single cup!
It was only about a year ago that I was properly sized (Thank you Neiman Marcus!) as a 32D.  Needless to say, I was shocked!  First of all, at the time, I didn't event know that they made such a size; and second of all, I certainly didn't think that I would fit into a "32" anything!  But whaddya know, the Neiman Marcus bra lady really knew what she was talking about; and since then, I haven't looked back.

I only own two bras in my size (heck, those babies are expensive!), but every time I put one of them on I feel special, sexy - and yes, if I'm honest - just a little bit pretty.

Isn't that the truth?!

Another thing that makes me feel pretty is a little white dress (LWD).  

I know, I know, everyone is always raving over the importance of the LBD (little black dress); but, truth be told, black just isn't my thing.  Without a doubt, I would prefer to wear white over black any day of the week!

I found this pretty thing at my local Plato's Closet for just $6.00!

Let's see:
  • Broad enough straps to wear a perfectly-fitted bra: CHECK!
  • Feminine details: CHECK!
  • Defined (but comfortable) waist: CHECK!
  • Classy and cute length: CHECK!
  • Can be dressed up or down: CHECK!

What more could a girl ask for in a dress?!

And just in case my LWD is dirty, I still feel pretty in almost any cute and comfortable sundress (No black please!)!

Question of the Day:

So, tell me(!), what makes YOU feel pretty?!

Ally and Bo


  1. I love leggings and tunic tops. I don't really have any tunic-y tops that aren't super fitted, but usually I wear a tunic cami and a looser short sleeve shirt over it. That and this new LBD I got definitely make me feel pretty. Also, being around spiritually connected women makes me feel pretty!

    YOU are so pretty. I love both of those dresses you are pictured in!

    1. I need to get some more tunic tops because I LOVE THEM too! They are so flattering, and I feel both comfortable and beautiful in them (two things that frequently don't go together often enough, if you ask me)!

      YOU, my sweet friend, are beauty personified!

  2. WOW!!! Can't believe how long your hair is getting...It's gorgeous, and the LWD you found...Oh! such fun

    1. Thanks, Mom! I am actually taking prenatal vitamins to help it grow faster! I am hoping that it will be almost shoulder length by Christmas! :)