I shared on my Instagram the reason why I have been afraid of wearing all white. It may seem like the most trivial thing in the world, but it has been such a big and scary deal for me. When I was in middle school I was a witness to a classmate getting her aunt flow the same day she was wearing white jeans. It was the most embarrassing experience for her, and it ruined me for years to come.
I’ve always loved white. I think it looks stunning on dark skinned women, the darker the better.
I saw first hand how horrifying it was for my classmate to walk up the stairs with blood stains on her pants while ignorant kids made fun of her. I quickly went up to her and gave her my sweater to wrap around her waist and cover herself up.
Fast forward to many many years later and here I am. It was my birthday on October 4th, and the next day I decided to finally let go of such a ridiculous fear. I dressed up in white from head to toes and decide to spend the day out in nature with my family.
As expected, nothing happened. My monthly friend has been gone for 16 months thanks to the breastfeeding. I will admit that I was a little nervous. But the I made it through the day with no accidents.
In closing, I’d like to leave you with some words of advice. If there is something that you wish you could do, but haven’t because you are afraid, assess where your fears are coming from and face them head on. This motto doesn’t just apply to fashion, but just about everything in life. But since this is a fashion and style related blog, I would love to hear about your story. Is there anything you wish you could wear but for whatever reason are afraid, embarrassed or ashamed to? Let’s talk!