Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
Necklace: Anthropologie Pennypack Amulet Necklace
"It feels like I only go backwards lately." - Tame Impala
Have you ever seen yourself in a photo, one you didn't know you were in, and then recoil in horror when you realize that the person in the background, the one with more rolls on her back than Betty Crocker, is indeed you? I have. In fact, it just happened to me this weekend.
On Saturday, I took my daughter to a birthday party. I wore one of my favorite outfits: a striped tunic top and infinity scarf from Anthro, Hue jeggings, and brown Frye boots. It's an outfit that's universally flattering and would safely fit in anywhere, unlike the one in my last post. I even washed my hair for the occasion. I must admit, I was feeling pretty good about the way I looked.
After we got home, I checked Facebook and noticed that the friend's mom had posted some photos from the birthday party. I was clicking through the photos, really enjoying them, when I saw it. It being me. There I was, standing in the background of one of the photos, my back to the camera, looking like the fucking Hunchback of Notre Dame. I was both horrified and confused. I had checked myself in the mirror several times before I left the house that day, even from the back to make sure the booty look alright, but I did not see the rolls of back fat that were clearly visible in this picture. Also, it's not like the tunic top was tight fitting. On the contrary, it was loose, and I wore an undershirt. I was left wondering what the hell had happened and what I could do in the future to prevent it from ever happening again.
Tell me people. What do you do, when you've got the back fat? I know, I know, lose some damn weight, but what do you do in the meantime to keep that shit on the down low? Should I try a different bra? And by bra, I mean a normal bra, not one of those torture devices I've seen on TV at 3am that smooths out body fat at the expense of being able to breath normally. Should I only wear dark colors on top? It seems extreme to eliminate a whole color group. Or, should I just embrace the back fat and not give it another moments notice?
At least the top in today's photos does a pretty good job of hiding the back rolls. Of course, it's pretty much a maternity top, but I think the buttons up the back give it a less tent-like shape. Oh, and I love the color. Yes, the color... Focus on the positives...focus on the positives...