I Try on Shorts for the First Time in Over 10 Years

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER

After twenty-three minutes of walking the mall, I made my way through the glass doors of Forever 21. Skipping a beat because I saw belted pants, polka dot bow-tie tops and high-cut swimwear. Summer is almost here, and the stores were celebrating its arrival. I had one thing on my mind, maxi dresses. I wanted something free-flowing, frilly and floral print. Four minutes flew by and just by looking, I knew none of the dresses interested me; not to mention some were either too big or too small.

As I maneuvered to the PLUS + CURVE section, I saw a ruffled green skirt dangling from the clothing rack. Cheesy but the skirt whispered my name, pulling me in to quickly search for my size. As I unfolded the clothes to reveal the tag, I realized the skirt was a pair of shorts. Part of me wanted to put them back but I couldn’t, I was a hostage to my favorite color.

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Am I really doing this? It’s been over 10 years since the last time I wore shorts! I took another look at the ruffled threads and noticed it was in my price range, I couldn’t resist. Feeling insecure, I went up a size because I was too nervous to fully show my thighs. Immediately, I threw the shorts over my arm and headed to checkout.

When I arrived home I had to pinch myself, did I just buy shorts? I ripped the tag off to make it difficult returning or exchanging and force myself to wear this desired summer trend. With inspiration from curve model La’Tecia Thomas, I told myself, “Natonya, just own it.”

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Ok this is it…

Finally, I tried the shorts on and it was liberating. Although I have cellulite and soft thighs, I didn’t see imperfection I saw a young woman celebrating her beauty. Being fearlessly beautiful. I wish I would’ve purchased the shorts in my true size because they are too big.

Just being honest, I will admit I’m not completely cured from my insecurity of wearing shorts, it will be a while before I wear them out in public. Baby steps. But I say writing and publishing a photo of me wearing shorts is a start and a commitment to wear this summer is a plus, even if it’s as lounge-wear. Lol! Gotta start somewhere!

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The body image era is making its way through my life, not only am I posting and celebrating those who are enjoying their womanly shapes on @sheiconic but now I’m living the dream. Regardless of what I look like, I’m being confident and appreciating the body God gave me.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. GrandFashLife says:

    YOU GO GIRL!! You look amazing ❤

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks so much Erica! ❤

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  2. Des says:

    The shorts are cute and you look great in them! It all starts with those fearful baby steps that end up changing your life or way of thinking. You look great doll, embrace it!

    xx, Des
    https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Des you’re amazing! I appreciate your kind words and support. You hit the mark, it’s all about baby steps because you gotta start somewhere, the biggest thing is, is that you start. Thanks for stopping by and viewing my content ❤

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  3. THIS! Such a gorgeous outfit! You look stunning! I very rarely shop in Forever 21 but now I might take a look next time I’m in store!

    Laura x

    http://www.lthornberry.co.uk

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Laura! Yes Forever 21 has really stepped up their clothes and I’m enjoying going into the store everything I’m at the mall 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. They look great on you! I have always felt slightly uncomfortable in shorts, but I still wear them.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks so much! It’s so cool you learned to step out of your comfort zone 🙂

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  5. julietlylillyrose says:

    Those shorts look amazing on you!!!! Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hard. For me, color has always been the hardest thing for me to try. But I bit the bullet last year and bought the most colorful thing on the internet, the crayola sweater. It’s now my fave and I get compliments everywhere I go.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      That is amazing! I’m so happy you stepped out your comfort zone and tried something new. It’s nice to embrace to challenge yourself because you always come out successful! Thanks for commenting ❤

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  6. The best decision you can make is embracing your body. I also had an issue with my slim figure since most of my friends are the curvy type. Mind you, at times uneven felt like I was not fitting in and such until I made a decision to love myself. That’s when I decided to share such-like fashion on my blog and today, they love it. So honey, you’re living it right… Just as you look so great in that summer look. Perfect pairs girl!😘😘

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Dalene your vibe is so raw, genuine and endless! I always enjoy everything you post on your blog because you are always being true to yourself and that’s the best way to live. Thanks for stopping by ❤

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  7. Jesica says:

    It looks beautiful on you! Size doesn’t matter 🙂 You’ll rock summer with these outfits!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      So sweet I appreciate that, thanks so much Jesica! ❤

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  8. You’re name should be simplybeautiful!!!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      AWWWW you are too kind! Thanks for the compliment Chanel ❤

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