Girl you’re amazing just the way you are

5227913010_keep_calm_because_you_are_perfect_6_xlarge  It is the year 2014 and there has never been so much emphasis on fashion, the “perfect body”, health and fitness, clean eating etc like we see now. Everywhere we look we are bombarded with images of what the ideal woman should look like, be it on billboards, in fashion magazines, newspapers, on social media, tv-everywhere we look today there’s always an image of what  the so called “ideal” woman should look like. While it is great to encourage women to take care of their bodies and look great, it also has its disadvantages in that young girls or women will develop a dislike of their bodies and live their entire lives thinking there is something wrong with them because they do not fit this “ideal” image. Unfortunately i recently fell prey to this LIE.

Fashion fades only style remains the same-Coco Chanel

A few months ago i was in a local department store and whilst walking around passing time waiting to go to a friend’s house, i came across a pair of “skinny jeans.” Everything in me jumped and screamed all at the same time. I said to myself “finally i can get skinny jeans.” At that moment i did a little happy dance. I was so excited!!!!!! I so badly wanted these skinny jeans, oooh the way they looked  from the waist down to the ankles, YES i wanted that. Little did i know i was dead wrong. In fact little did i know i had fallen prey to the lies of society. You see i’m constantly surrounded by advertising of women in their skinny jeans and i just loved the way these skinny jeans looked on them. Next thing i grabbed a pair of these skinny jeans in my size, i was so excited i didn’t even bother trying them on which i usually do before purchasing any items of clothing. I headed straight to the self checkout counter, paid and left the store on a high.  A few weeks later i eventually put this pair of skinny jeans on and boy oh boy was i DISAPPOINTED in fact disappointed is an under statement. I was so crushed!!!! They looked nothing like the women on the ads i had seen. I had stupidly forgotten that i am short and that my legs are different from these women so there’s no way absolutely no way these skinny jeans or any pair of jeans for that would ever look like that on me unless they are custom made. I proceeded to put them on with my favourite pair of high tops at the time and i must say it looked really nice. I actually like the whole look AND i’m now loving this pair of skinny jeans. I intend on buying more of the same style in different colours. Below is a picture of the jeans.


Oh you know, you know, you know
I’d never ask you to change
If perfect’s what you’re searching for
Then just stay the same
So don’t even bother asking if you look okay
You know I’ll say,

When I see your face (face, face…)
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile…)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)

Bruno Mars


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