If we had gone shopping together five, ten or even fifteen years ago, I never ever would have considered this darling little romper, or one like it. No insult, I would have just wondered what it would be like to be comfortable in shorts, and walked past the rack. If you had asked me point blank, I would have told you that I ‘didn’t do shorts.’
I got the nickname “thunder thighs” when I was still in diapers, and let’s be real- not much has changed. Doesn’t matter how many greens I eat or how many soulcycle classes I go to, I will always be “little in the middle but [she] got much back.”
I say it often, with a healthy dose of snark, but I mean it- there are things in life that you cannot change and they include the width of your hips and your mother. And though it has been a long and rocky hike to reach this point (stories for other days), I’m relieved that rather than spending my time worrying about the thickness of my thighs, I spend my time living my best life.
And the shift in perspective has made all the difference in not just the way I act, but in how I dress. I’ve made incredible progress in my own body positivity. Rather than be anxious about wearing shorts in public, much less while eating ice cream, my only consideration these days is how utterly scorching the San Fernando Valley is, and how this breezy modcloth romper and a double dip waffle cone from salt and straw are the perfect pair to help beat the heat.
And when I partnered with ModCloth for this summer style post, rather than choosing outfits that would cover my curves and help me hide, I picked the pieces that spoke to me. Like this comfy swingy jade jumper, high-waisted scalloped gingham shorts, golden headband and a feminist tee. I adore the fluttery sleeves and comfy fabric of this floral romper, and styled it with delicate golden ginkgo earrings and a chunky gold ring. And though I love my curvy bits, they can be tough to accurately size- so I love all the ways ModCloth makes my shopping a little easier, with in-house mod stylists, the Fit for Me sizer in the app, and the extensive style galleries.
So here’s to summer shorts season, and to all bodies being bikini bodies!
This post was sponsored by ModCloth. All opinions are my own.