“What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I’m in a good mood, it’s got to be cashmere and jeans – just something comfy, soft and warm. When I’m down, I might find something that I haven’t worn for a while that was bought for me – or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.” ~Kim Cattrall
Okay, let’s talk about jeans. I know that so many of you love skinny jeans because you have amazingly long and slim and perfectly-made for skinny-jeans legs.
But ladies, I gotta be honest with you. I don’t have it like you have it. Wearing a skinny jean doesn’t always work for a short girl with a big butt.
So, you can understand why I literally almost cried a few seasons ago when it became apparent that wearing my beloved bootcut jeans (that are soooo much more flattering to my petite and bootylicious figure than these damn skinny jeans everyone loves so much) was making me look (gasp) like I was one of those “mom-so-IDGAF-about-style” types.
Yeah, I’ll admit it – heck I’m pretty proud of it, actually – I’m a mom times three.
But honestly, I totally GAF about fashion – it’s almost like a hobby of mine. I decorate myself because it’s fun and I enjoy it. I keep up with the whole fashion trend thing for the same reason.
So, as a fashionista, I’ve pretty faithfully avoided those leg-slimming, waist-accentuating, curve-hugging wonders they call bootcut and flared jeans.
Then, the other night, I was watching Modern Family when I noticed that the beautiful and multi-talented Sofia Veragra wearing a very sexy pair of freaking flared jeans.
The episode was on my DVR, so first I checked to find out if it was recent – and it was the most recent episode. I almost peed myself, I was so excited!
Could this really be true? Are flared jeans and my beloved skinny-illusion-making platform wedges back? I might just have a massive fashion-gasm, y’all, for real.
I’ve waited so long for this moment. Could this BE a better day for curvy girls and denim? I think not. 🙂 Well, okay. Maybe if they were free.
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at QueenBeeing.com and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.