I had the absolute pleasure of doing my very first hotel photoshoot last night. I’m starting a very new, exciting job and I’m going to be getting extremely creative with it. I wanted to start off with a very elegant, simple shoot and I was pleased to find the perfect dress stashed away in my closet.
I remember the day I purchased this black dress like it was yesterday. I was on the Atkins diet, about 30lbs down and it was my inspiration dress. You know, that dress you buy as inspiration to continue dropping pounds? I tried it on and it amplified my “problem areas”. It made me feel uncomfortable but I swore to myself I’d reach a day when I felt beautiful in it. I’m glad to say that day has come. Nothing much has changed about my body since that day, in fact I think I’m heavier than I was then. However, one very important thing has changed about me and thats my mindset. I’ve stopped worrying if my belly is visible, whether or not I could hide my back fat or the best possible way to stand to reduce the appearance of my extra weight. I’ve embraced who I am and emphasize every inch of my beautiful body. I don’t love myself regardless of my fat. I love every inch of myself, including my fat and suddenly wearing my skin tight, little black dress isn’t so terrifying anymore.
Dress – Urban Behaviour
Necklace – Dollarama
Earrings – Aldo
Shoes – Payless Shoe Store