Well...I'm officially on "staycation" for the next week and this evening we kicked off our weekend at the Arts and Heritage Festival. It's a great event, featuring artists of all kinds, from all over and then there's the festival food! mmmmmmm mommy likey! I would have had pictures of curly fries covered in cheese, but alas the batteries ran out on the camera!
|Cutest Alpaca ever at the petting zoo at the Arts and Heritage Festival...Ashton wouldn't go near it!|
|Ashton got her face painted, it looks great but we couldn't get pictures of the final product since the camera batteries died :(|
|Me...watching Ashton get her face painted|
Dress and Bracelets:H&M/Shoes:Payless/Purse and Earrings:Ruche/Necklace:Lane Bryant/Sunnies:Trendz the Salon Spa/Belt:Target
I was thrilled with my wardrobe choice this evening...I was very comfortable. This dress however, is most definitely NOT in my size! I picked it up at H&M because it was marked down to $5! Hello, great price! So I rummaged through the rack to find it in my size. When I got home and started removing tags to prepare my awesome clothes for their fabulous unveiling, I found that I had in fact picked up this dress in a size two! I was heart broken and informed James that I would have to make the half hour drive back to H&M to return it. Then that astute partner of mine said..."but why? It looks like it will fit." Laughter of the hysterical kind was my reaction, as I am NOT nor have I ever been a size two! At genius partner's suggestion, I put the dress on...and it fit! Again...I AM MULTIPLE SIZES ABOVE A SIZE TWO! The really sad part is that I was elated to fit into a two, and then I felt ridiculous. I need to love me as me, I love everyone else exactly as they are...why would I even want for a second to fit into that socially constructed and completely unattainable idea of beauty? So...I'm wearing the dress, because I was too lazy to take it back, and it's a great dress even if it is the wrong size, and I'm working on loving me for me...as I am...NOT a size two!