Plus Size Petite And Feeling Great! Cherry Blossom Jacquard Kimono
“When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there.” _Japanese Proverb
My recent visit to New York for New York Fashion Week has taught me so much about myself. Every time I leave Chicago I take with me all that I’ve learned from being born and raised in the city of big shoulders. This world will chew you up and spit you out if you let it. Are you good enough? Are you pretty enough? Are you thin enough?What are you wearing? Are you on trend? So many thoughts swirling in my head. Self-doubt can creep in so fast.
Your mind can play tricks on you. Having you believing everyone is doing so much better than you. And that you will never be good enough. What’s a girl to do? I personally stop and thank God for keeping me in my right mind. Take a moment and speak to your God or higher power. Connecting with something greater than myself helps me remember the world is much bigger than myself and what I’m going through. I like to reflect on how far I’ve come. Be grateful for the small blessing is a way I make it through each day.
Am I good enough? Yes! Social media is nothing but a big Bow Wow Challenge. That’s why I only compete with myself. I am my only competition. I don’t worry about the next person and what they’re doing. Am I pretty enough? Am I thin enough? Yes! I don’t let the mainstream media tell me what’s beautiful. I love my round face and brown skin. I am gorgeous just the way I am. I do work to improve but not to change. There is a huge difference.
What are you wearing? Are you on trend? More often than not I’m wearing something from my favorite brand ASOS. The site is updated daily so I’m always on trend. They speak to my personal style. So I don’t worry about what others are wearing because I’m comfortable in my ASOS style choices. As you can see above with some of the kimono options above you have so many choices that you can freely create a look that speaks to your own personal style.
The kimono I picked is from the straight sizes. I’m wearing a size 14. I am plus size yet petite in height so this over sized jacket worked great as a dress on me. I opted not to wear a formal top but a Lane Bryant bra. The jacket did open slightly at the bottom so I added a burgundy faux leather mini skirt in a patent finish (size 3X). I got these Gucci glasses for a steal while doing some retail therapy. The purple in them worked so well with the pink green and white of the kimono. The shoes from Aldo come with velcro straps and are super comfortable and easy to get in and out of. Cute pink lippie and earrings and this look is done and done.
If you’re looking for more style ideas. Wear your kimono as a true jacket and add in a shirt and jeans. However, if you choose to wear it just add touches that make your personal style shine through.
Kimono in Cherry Blossom Jacquard | Skirt▪Here | Sunnies▪Similar | Lippie▪Here | Earrings▪Here | Shoes▪Similar
I want to give my photographer Party Girl Photography a special thank you for these amazing photos. You were a dream to work with. I received the kimono compliments of the ASOS Curves, however; All opinions are my own.
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I love this kimono on you! Gorgeous! Also social media is very tricky, but we gotta stay focused on ourselves. Awesome message <3
Thank you =)
I’m so in love with this Kimono! You killed this look.
Thank you so much