Last week, my husband and I went to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. It has been over 10 years since we last went to the annual fair and I was super excited about going. The heat however has been making me miserable, especially when it comes to outdoor activities.
I had planned on this outfit being the perfect go-to for a cute hot weather look, and had even purchased each individual item specifically to create it. One problem occurred along the way though. I got this beautiful cream and orange patterned tank at Anthropologie that I showed in my last fitting room review that fits like a dream. The shorts however are a different story. I picked these bright orange flowy shorts at Old Navy a while ago and I must have been in a bad state of mind when I got them. They are absolutely HUGE on me. I even remember trying them on in the store and thought they were great. I do know that it was my first time in years wearing shorts so I was in the state of mind to get as much coverage as possible. My usual “fit is everything” way of looking at clothing went out the window.
I have those days when I have in my head that I am much larger than I really am. Now don’t get me wrong, I recognize my size and have accepted who I am as of today. I always want to promote positivity and body acceptance, but truth be told, I am hard on myself sometimes. I do feel self conscience. My focus was to have enough room in the leg opening and I totally disregarded the fit of the waist.
Despite my attempts to wrangle the large waist of these gorgeous shorts in with a belt, I messed with them the entire day of walking around the large fair. It was a great reminder to me that I do not automatically need to have a double X on the tag for something to work for me. I do not need to be banned from reaching for a smaller size. The mind can play tricks on you sometimes and make you feel bad about yourself without you even realizing.
With all of that being said, I adore this tank! The colors, the print, the mixed prints! We had such a fun time strolling around the fair seeing animals, rides, games, produce, and handmade items. Our favorite was the photography and we meandered around the display picking out our favorites. I also saw some fabulous hand made jewelry that I would have loved to get. I am happy I made the decision to not wear a stitch of jewelry beyond my wedding band which is so not like me because it was so hot and humid.
Regardless of the fit issues I had, I still love this outfit and even wore these shorts yesterday in another way that I posted on Instagram with a matching orange top, crochet vest, and tassel necklace. The shorts are super soft, have pockets, and come with a matching fabric tie (I removed the tie for this look to wear the belt). I love how this color plays off of my skin tone as well.
Morning Glory Tank: Anthropologie
High Rise Twill Shorts: Old Navy
Woven Cinch Belt: Target
Roony Woven Flat Sling in Tan: Payless
Have you ever gotten a clothing item that was too big because you felt larger than you really were?
Today’s Postivity Note
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