shirt dress, watch, bracelet: NY&Co / leggings: Old Navy / boots: ShoeLand / necklace: Forever21
Seriously, why do people think that a woman is 'beautiful' only if she's 5'10, and a size 3/4? I know that we're all obsessed with our appearance than we'd like to admit. And I've heard others say that attractive people have distinct advantages in our society (a whole other blog post). But this is an extreme concern.
Is it the media we blame? I mean -- after all we have become accustomed to rigid and uniform standards of beauty through the media.
What about TV, billboards, and magazines? They show beautiful people all of the time; making exceptional good looks seem real...attainable.
It's funny--the standards of beauty seem to have become harder to attain. I say this especially for women. And what standards does this set for our young girls? (think about the Barbie)
In my opinion, women should accept their bodies. Don't set unrealistic standards by harming your self-image and your health. There are studies out there that show today's beauty standards can destroy a woman's self-esteem.
Let's not take it there. We're going to have to learn to LOVE ourselves. With this new found love, all of the misleading beauty standards will be defunct.