This is Halle Berry. She has fabulous arms and shoulders. She almost always wears sleeveless. Let's just go ahead and state the obvious. She's got a killer body! She's thin and muscular, has great cleavage, legs, abs and a gorgeous face. Now, if I am ever in a restaurant in Hollywood (jetsetter that I am) and run into Halle, let's just say I'm not going to be clammoring to get my photo made with her. I look okay in photos with normal people. I would look like Nannie McPhee in a photo with her. Just sayin. It's not gonna happen. Anyway, she knows what to wear to accentuate the positive. Of course, when you look like her, there may not be a negative to avoid. Maybe she has ugly feet. Let's hope.
Look it's Halle and me (Nannie McPhee). See what I mean?
Now take Jennifer Aniston. She sported "The Rachel" in the 90's. Now she is known for her sleek, shiny hair. I won't be clammoring to get my picture made with her either. She's gorgeous, but it does make me feel a little better that she has man hands. Just sayin.
This is Marissa Winokur. It's hard to see her in this picture, but I picked it because she's wearing a bikini. That sounds weird, but let me explain. Ya see, Marissa is seen as a "normal" type in the acting world. She is a normal size girl, not a size 0-2. I love how she is showing her assets (gorgeous hair and well, boobs and a flat stomach) but I think the skirt on her swimsuit is probably hiding her hips a little. Great example of camoflauging what you may consider your problem area. Isn't she gorgeous?
I want to know what your favorite thing is about you? What do you show off and what do you camoflauge and how?
What do I love about myself? Hmmmm! When I was younger, I would've had a problem finding anything I liked. Now that I'm older, I guess it would be two things:
1. My hair. I have long, thick wavy hair. It's kind of what I've always been known for. When I was little I had auburn ringlets. When I was in high school, I was often called "The Lion" for my thick, course hair. I didn't always love it. We have kind of a love/hate relationship, actually. One of my mom's friends (I use the term loosely) told her I looked like a "wet dog" - sooo not nice! But, as I've gotten older, I've grown to like it. Sometimes I like it because I don't have to spend hours "doing" my hair. I'm lazy and I don't want to spend hours blowing our my hair and flat ironing it or curling it either. I cut it off once when "L" was little and I hated it because I looked like every other mom I knew AND it took forever to fix. I hate that. So, now I like my curls.
2. My butt. I like that I actually have a butt to fill up my jeans. I like my junk in the trunk. Granted, right now I've got a little toooo much junk, but I like that even when I'm thin, I have a little something to fill up the back of my jeans. Okay, a lot of something to fill up the back of my jeans.
What do I camoflauge? My shoulders, or lack therof. I have mentioned before that I am built like a big ole pear. I am trying to build up my shoulders by lifting weights, but it's a slow process. I wear a lot of halter style tops when I go sleeveless so that I it gives the illusion of shoulders. The more skin that is showing on the shoulder, the more it looks as if I actually have shoulders.
So, that's it for me. Now tell me yours. What do you love? What do you camoflauge?
And, just so you know. I do not mean this post to be a big 'ole brag fest. I do, however, believe there is something beautiful about every person. You may have beautiful eyes or really cute feet (seriously - I know a girl with the cutest feet!). I wanna know. It's a good way to make yourself find the positive. We are too good at finding the negative in ourselves. I wanna hear positive things ladies!!