March 14, 2011
Shirt: H&M (borrowed from the boyfriend)
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Merona (Target)
Bag: H&M (San Francisco)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (borrowed from the boyfriend)
I had every intention of snapping outfit photos during an afternoon outing for lunch, but those plans were slightly foiled when I realized I had forgotten the camera. Funny thing is that since moving to the beach, I rarely wear a purse, but I actually wore this one to carry the camera in. Without the camera, it was quite empty…so empty, one might think I would have realized that something was missing. By the time I got back to the house, a food coma was quickly approaching and I knew that if the photos didn’t happen immediately, they weren’t going to, so I snapped a few just outside my house right before the shade engulfed what little yard was left in sunshine.
Truth be told, I’m still struggling with a skin issue and still feeling self-conscious about showing too much skin. That being said, March has brought much warmer temperatures, and I’ve grown tired of hiding behind layers of clothes while everyone else in town is in barely there outfits. That combined with a new realization that I am not the only person in town afflicted with this skin issue (welcome to life in the tropics!) gave me a sense of empowerment. If all these other people didn’t care about putting their imperfections on display, why did I? I boldly pulled out this pair of shorts and threw them on with confidence, which wavered slightly when I glanced in the mirror. Not quite ready to accept defeat and reach for my boyfriend jeans, I tried unrolling these normally cuffed shorts and surprisingly felt more comfortable with an inch or two more of coverage. The boyish fit of the shorts inspired me to borrow from my favorite man, and the colors of this shirt were a perfect match. The boxy shape of the shirt paired with the baggy shorts created an unflattering silhouette, but it was nothing a belt couldn’t fix. After cinching my waist with this blue one, I couldn’t resist adding more blue with teal shoes and, of course, this rather empty bag.
If you haven’t already, please check out this post and submit a question via a comment. This is your chance to ask me absolutely anything about moving to and living in a small Mexican beach town. Answers will be posted next week!