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shorts season

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.


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  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Dear Ravayna, first of all your thighs are not thick at all, but I’m not going to preach about body issues as I have tons of them myself, so that would make me a hypocrite. I think you’re beautiful, but I do understand if you felt uncomfortable, especially when you were younger. With that said I think you made a brave choice in choosing something out of your comfort zone from ModCloth and it turned out amazing with the blue romper which really looks so summery and fresh!
    Thomas xx

  • Brittany Nicole La Hue

    Adore the colors!

  • Jessie Li (4evajessie)

    Love this romper, it’s so cute. And I want to add this Ravayna, you totally do not have thunder thighs. This romper fits you so perfectly!! I love the colour of this romper too. Great summer colour and the pink prints on the romper totally matches with your hair!! It’s so cute!!! Love this outfit on your girl!

    xx, Jessie

  • I LOVE ModCloth and this jumpsuit is beyond adorable on you!
    I’m not big on wearing shorts or even pants because of my legs too, but that’s just so silly, you are completely right! Thanks for the inspo and for sharing your story!
    You look so beautiful and confident and it’s very inspiring to someone like me 🙂

  • Hey Dear,
    How you?
    So Sweet Romper, the Color the Print, so Pretty:) Love that Earring too:)
    So Sweet Look and your Hair is Stunning:)
    Wish you Amazing Day
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  • jacqueline

    Love this romper. Actually shocked at the fact that this nickname has been given to you! You have nice legs and I love how this romper looks on you

  • I have thunder thighs too and that made me feel kind of insecure when I’m wearing shorts etc. But hey I agree this jumpsuit from Modcloth looks so flattering on you Ravayna! I gotta check them out soon to cover my heavy bottoms 😉

    xoxo, Aldora | Aldora Muses – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Aww my! This Modcloth romper is such a gem. I love it. Not mentioning that it suits you perfectly, it’s also such a lovely piece wearing during the summer season. I’ll definitely check their website. I’m absolutely in love with this one!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • Aw, I can totally relate to you girl when you say that you would never wear shorts. Up until college, I hated wearing shorts, even in the dog days of summer, I would wear my baggie jeans. I don’t even know why I hated wearing shorts that much. But I guess all it takes is that one piece to change your mind and this romper is really cute on you, I seriously don’t see any “thunder thighs” at all!!

    xo Sheree

  • Jessica

    This is such a personally powerful post for me. I’m petite but also have curves and always am self-conscious about my thighs too! I always love rompers but when I try them on, they never look cute on me like they do on the models! It sucks but then I remember that it’s all about what I want to feel like and not what others think! You look beautiful and seriously are rocking that crap out of that romper. Thanks for you honesty and sharing your message. It made me feel good! xo, Jessica

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