living life yellow.
the ramblings of a 21 year old
Three things I never thought would ever go together...
Most girls with endo will probably relate to me when I say endo can sometimes make you look like you are 20 weeks pregnant! A lot of bloating and swelling in your abdomen and pelvic area is not the most flattering look. As a 19 year old, it can be less than ideal to go from a size 10 to a size 16 in the space of minutes. It is also ridiculously uncomfortable for me to wear any clothes that do not have an elastic waistband. It is not fun when your stomach decides to balloon up whilst you are wearing a pair of skinny jeans.
At the start of this month my partner and I went to Cirque du Soleil; Toruk, which I had brought the tickets back in July, not anticipating a huge flare up. This was the first time since my flare up had started, that I actually was going out somewhere in public that wasn't the doctors or hospital. The most important thing for me was to comfortable. But I also wanted to look good, being self conscious and all.
So I ended up wearing my pyjama pants..
Pj pants from Cotton On Body, shoes from Glassons, shirt from Vintage Rose, denim jacket from Forever New.
I think it worked out pretty well. I was comfy the whole night and didn't have to worry about swelling and felt confident. Since then I have been trying to find more outfits to wear out of the house so I can feel comfy and confident.
This morning I went into Glassons, looking for a new pair of comfy pants as I have been wearing the same plain black pair from The Wharehouse for about 5 days now. They have a new range of drop crotch weekender pants, in multiple colours and patterns, with most importantly, a elastic waistband. I also had help from an amazing girl who worked in the store, who helped me find tops to go with them.
She recommended getting a couple of tank tops (2 for $20), crop tops that sit above your waist band and shirts that you could tuck in for a high waisted look. She was an absolute gem and was ridiculously helpful.
Excuse the messy dressing room but these are some of the items I tried on and actually bought in the end. I also picked up a navy/white striped t-shirt dress (you can kinda see it hanging up in the pictures) for when it gets a bit warmer/when I can be bothered shaving my legs.
From what I have learnt, I think that a lot of people don't think you can dress it up but you totally can! If you have the confidence to go out, no one will even notice you may be wearing pj bottoms.
I have a new love for my comfy pants <3