In the last post we talked about loving your body and showing off your best assets.  Today I wanted to share with you a story about how I learned to love my body.  Now let me state that this “learning to love my body” thing is an ongoing process and there are still things I don’t love as much.  But I wanted to share a story how I turned what I perceived as a flaw and realized it was an asset.

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Let me start with a confession:  Hi, My name is Sarah, and I wear a 34G bra.

A large chest may not seem like a flaw to most women, but let me explain…

I grew up in the 90’s where heroin-chic was the look.  Waif thin models were all over the fashion magazines (not much has changed in that area).  There I was, a VERY busty teenager staring at these flat chests and thinking that THAT was what I was supposed to look like.  I hated my large chest.  I wore baggy clothes to cover them up.  It just made me look frumpy and shapeless.

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It wasn’t until the show Baywatch came on the air that things changed for me.  There were now women on TV will large chests (albeit fake, but I didn’t really understand all that back then), who actually bounced when they ran.  Not only did they bounce, but that seemed to be what men loved about them.

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I was particularly mesmerized by one lifeguard in particular.  Pamela Anderson was stunning.  She had that sexy but sweet look about her that I had always admired about my original idol, Marilyn Monroe.  I think Pam is our generations Brigitte Bardot (another one of my idols), I worshiped her in the highest style order.

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I clipped out photos of Pam and carried them around with me (just like all the teenage boys my age, but obviously for different reasons).  I used to show hairdressers her tousled blonde hair and ask for that cut… and eventually I went all the way and bleached my hair blonde.  It is my signature hair color now, and I keep it blonde for many reasons… but Pam was the catalyst to my first bottle of bleach.

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That is why I am so excited that Pam has reinvented herself.  Her hair is still blonde, but in a pixie cut now.  Her makeup is softer, and her clothes as so chic, I want everything in her wardrobe.  In fact, although her hair cut is more Audrey Hepburn now, her clothing choices, with her flats and feminine silhouettes, are very French/Brigitte Bardot.

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I am so excited that one of my childhood style idols, who helped me be proud of who I am, is now one of my fashion icons once again.

Do you have a style icon that helped you love and accept your body?  I’d love to hear about it!

Kisses

Sarah

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  • India

    Aawww she’s so classy and beautiful! I love her latest look.

    As far as when I was a kid, I dressed in boys clothes and had terrible haircuts. I didn’t think I was “pretty” or “ugly”, but boy did my fashion sense suck… Hard. Then high school I was a little better at looking in the mirror but the thing that woke me up was being in a sorority and having twenty other girls tell me what to wear. Lol

    • Well, you look beautiful now, so I think we should send those sorority sisters a thank-you note 🙂