Can I just say how much I dislike the entire body-con trend without getting some backlash on "maybe I'm not too skinny to pull it off?" because that's the standard response I've seen all over, when anyone claims to hate the trend. But I have my reasons. The first and most important one being, I love to breathe. And no, sucking in my gut and taking in any less oxygen, just so that I look good in all angles, seems pretty terrible (and I've done this before, but, never again). As for shape-wear, I tried them on once, over 5 years ago, back when I was still very skinny, just to trim some of my unruly bits and was blessed with red and pink lace and mesh patterns on my skin for the next few hours, because I have pretty sensitive skin.
And since comfort is always a key for me, I always prefer going up a size or two (or even more) when it comes to my clothing. I still love my body-con skirts, but I balance out those silhouettes with an over-sized blouse or tee. I would totally buy a dress even if it is a UK size 18 and belt it, or wear it as a loose shift. In fact most of my loose shift dresses actually come from the size 16 and above sections. As for this pretty floral piece, it happened to be a thrift find, that I loved for the print and style. A family member told me it even looked like an apron, but I still love it. I planned to belt it, but decided against it at the last minute.
This lovely location is a family friend's place in Goa. This was never meant to be an outfit post, but that evening while we watched the sun set in their gazebo in their backyard, I was mesmerized by the patterns the light and shadows created and I thought I just had to get some pictures here! So the following day, I waited patiently to shoot this! All images clicked via self-timer.
Topshop Floral shift: Pax, Colaba | Bralet: Victoria's Secret | Studded flats: Forever 21
Fringe neckpiece: thrifted | Bracelets: Promod | Sunnies: c/o Shaze | Flash Tattoos: c/o RedBox.in.