“the more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” // n.v. peale
i’m sure mr. peale was speaking of loftier topics than the clothes we choose to wear – but i definitely think he’s got a point.
things that fit close to the body, that cling to the skin – in all honesty, make me all twitchy. if you (read: me), have any more than 3% self-awareness or self-consciousness, those garments end up more like a magnifying glass, exposing every idiosyncrasy and every doubt – a laser-like beam of light on every part of softness that makes you question whether you’re wonderfully feminine, or if your foundation garments have let you down.
it doesn’t matter whether you’re slender or zäftig – if you’re not wholly comfortable with your body/con, you’re not going to be able to fool anyone into thinking you are. i say, if you’re anything like me, keep them guessing. go for a swim in something oversized, lose yourself in something bigger than you are, and let the mind wander.
the imagination is infinitely more interesting than reality anyway.
➝ source : lasaine dress in white via shaina mote
➝ source : double-cuff oversized shirt via alexander mcqueen