>It took some coaxing by my husband and sister, but today I did something so brave – so daring! – that I wouldn’t believe I actually did it except I have pictures…
Y’all…I wore LEGGINGS! in PUBLIC!
How do you all feel about leggings? I remember when they were huge back when I was in 5th grade. Ohmygoodness – girls in my class wore them ALL THE TIME! I never did though. I thought I was too fat to get away with it, so I steered clear. My friend Stephanie wore them though, and she looked awesome in them. I always was a little jealous that she made those things work.
I hadn’t intended on hopping onto the legging bandwagon when they came around again recently. I’m fat guys – it’s generally unadvisable to swath my tush in stretchy fabrics. But Matt and I were out shopping the other day, and I found this cutie-patootie sweater dress that immediately made me think, “This would look so cute with some black leggings!” What the WHAT? Who was that skinny girl talking about leggings in my brain? Surely it wasn’t me. I don’t wear leggings. I’m fat, remember? I took the dress to the fitting room anyway, and tried it on (along with a few other fabulous, although not as daring, items). I took pictures of myself wearing these items and texted them to my sister. “What do you think? Yes or no?” She texted back her complete support and excitement for these purchases, and I waltzed out of the mall swinging my bag happily.
I had a big day today, and needed to look nice. I decided that today might be the day to debut the leggings. I put everything on together, popped my feet in some fun red flats and made Matt take pictures of me to send to my sister. (I know – I just wasn’t sure! I can’t believe I kept pestering her. She’s a mom with a 4 year old and a newborn nursing baby! Gah…she has so many better things to be doing!)
Please don’t tell me if there’s some sort of “fat girls don’t wear leggings” rule that I broke today. If leggings are wrong for me, I don’t want to be right!