Let me start by saying that I love leggings. They are so comfy and look super cute with everything. However, I really hate when people wear them in public…which is why I usually never do. If you’re wearing them under a tunic or long shirt or whatever, that’s no big deal, but I don’t care what size you are, leggings emphasize your butt and, even if it’s a spectacular butt, I don’t want my eyes constantly drawn to it. It’s just weird.
That being said, one of my biggest body self conscious issues is how I look to other people in leggings. So today, I ventured out into the public world for the first time in a pair of leggings. And I have to say, it was empoweringly anticlimactic.
As you can see in these super high-quality selfies below, I could not bring myself to bear my legginged booty completely, so I wore a flannel that covered me up a little more.
It was actually kind of great. I felt a little weird as I walked from my front porch to the car, but by the time I parked at my stop I was pretty much over the weirdness. I didn’t feel like anyone noticed me at all or worry that people were judging me. I feel like a huge part of facing your fashion fears is reminding yourself that, unless you’re some sort of celebrity, most people probably don’t even notice/care what you’re wearing to the convenience store.
My next challenge is to let my behinders take center stage in a slammin body-con dress. I bought the dress a few months ago and wore it once, under a long coat I never took off. I’m working up the courage to wear it to my next dressy outing and hopefully the results will be as positive as today’s.
Mission L.A.P. Status: Complete