Loving my body and October Dress Project

Have you heard of the October Dress Project? I’m very intrigued by the idea and I am going to try to participate this year. I had originally decided not to do it because I didn’t want to take pictures of myself looking ugly all the time and I don’t have enough time to look pretty. But I’ve decided that I want to just document my life as is. My life is not very glamorous, but it’s my life and being “real” is more important to me than trying to conform to someone else’s beauty standards.

Nope; I don’t wear make up everyday and I don’t wash my hair everyday. As long as I am covered and work appropriate no one needs to  judge me on how “good” or “bad” I look.

IODPday1 don’t owe it to anyone to look pretty.

I owe it to myself to love my body and to be thankful for it and all the amazing things it does.

So here’s to the October Dress Project- today’s feature includes a bloated belly courtesy  of Aunt Flo and a big lunch. I found a strip of leg hair that I my razor missed and I didn’t want to smash myself into control top panties, so my butt is lumpy.

But I also included a picture of my red toenails in my black patent and gold sandals that I love. And I have to say that my cat eye glasses and watercolor print scarf definitely up the hipster-factor today. I’m looking forward to this experiment and learning to love my body and my LBD.

2 thoughts on “Loving my body and October Dress Project

  1. You absolutely don’t owe it to anyone to look pretty, but you truly look pretty regardless! These photos are so nice, and if you aren’t wearing make-up, I’d never have been able to tell. You are beautiful, and you’ve got a smile that just lights up the room. And the glasses are totally hip (and not just because I have a similar pair!) I’ll be following your blog! Also, we should do this Craft Night thing for real and soon. Christmas is ALMOST HERE.

    1. Thanks so much, Lori! I’ve always struggled with my body image but now that I’m in my 30s I feel like I am coming into my own. I appreciate you letting me into the ODP club! I agree, let’s get craft night on the calendar! 🙂

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