Yesterday's outfit has become one of my faves...these flannel shirts are AMAZING for layering and keeping warm on cold days! This one is by Levi and is super soft & cosy. I paired it up with a basic black round-neck Vila top and my black Ted Baker skinnies. I also just wanted to address some of the body shaming comments I've recently received on many of my outfit pictures. One comment in particular which I saw on my Instagram said something along the lines of "her legs aren't that skinny in real life, please stop with the Photoshop". I just want to state for the record that I have never ever distorted or Photoshopped my pictures to change the size of how I look. When I post an Instagram, it's just from the camera on my phone, I filter it and plop it up...that's it. I've only ever used Photoshop to alter the levels/contrast/lighting of my pictures (and these are the higher quality ones I take sometimes for my blog). I honestly find comments like that so hurtful because I would hate to think that anyone actually believes these kinds of rumours. Obviously when you pose for a picture there are more flattering angles which will make you look slimmer I'm not going to deny that I do that...of course I do! But truthfully I never want my body to look "skinny" - I actually love how it looks with some curves.
It hurts my feelings when people say "you've lost too much weight" because 1) I know I haven't and 2) I'm a perfectly healthy weight for my height. I'm 166cm and 55kg, according to a recent nurse's check-up which puts me in a totally normal BMI. 3) I am also a lot more toned than I ever have been as I'm working out and exercising consistently for the first time in my adult life so that might be a reason why I look a bit different than before 4) I do not diet. I can't diet as I love food too much and I love to eat! I just try to have a normal, balanced, healthy diet where I eat everything in moderation!
I don't take it as a compliment if people say I'm "skinny" just like how I don't appreciate it when I'm told I look fat. Both are body-shaming adjectives and they're not very nice for any woman to hear, no matter her shape or size. My focus is on being healthy, strong and happy. I hope you guys can see where I'm coming from & what I'm trying to say!
If you'd like to watch vlogmas day 15, here it is! It basically involves me going on a little rant about makeup vs. no makeup (I'm very ranty today...ha ha sorry about that!), goofing around with Emilia & Eduardo, brushing their teeth and putting them to bed! Nothing very exciting but hopefully you enjoy :)