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Gray Peplum Top: Forever 21 Plus
White Bandage Skirt: Random Bazaar
Black and Silver Wedges: Cotton on / Rubi
Vintage Leather Bag: Mom's
I dressed up in a monochromatic outfit, but it doesn't mean I'm feeling somber on this day of hearts. Since I'm not attached to anyone as of yet, I've decided to celebrate this year by loving just me. Here's a poem I wrote about self-love that I hope you can relate to and appreciate.
I have been told
To keep my body under cover
Beneath shapeless fabrics
And loose, baggy layers
I have been told
To keep my legs hid
“Don’t show them those,
Heaven forbid!”
I have been told
To keep my pride low
Stand at the back
Take blow after blow
I have been told
Again and again
The bits that should go
Until nothing remain
But every part
That I ought to amend
Made me who I am
There is nothing to change
Instead I took off
Thick layers of lies
That held back the light
And covered my eyes
Now I can see
With absolute clarity
That the beauty I seek
Was always in Me.
--Abi Chang / The Belated Bloomer
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Wishing you all lots of kisses and hugs along the way!