NotBlueAtAll

I'm just a fat gal with a blog and an opinion. Well, lots of opinions.

Tank Top Tuesday!!!

September6

Hey everyone! How are you? How was your weekend? I had a bit of a long one. Whew! Can’t believe it’s only Tuesday actually, but I’m feeling good.

Today’s Tank Top Tuesday submission comes from yours truly! I hadn’t received a submission from a reader in awhile and the last couple were from my very generous friends. So I wanted to jump back into the fray with you all, sleeveless and proud! Okay, no, that’s not entirely true. By the time this picture was taken I was proud, but most of the evening I felt terribly self conscious. I even grabbed a matching cardigan “in case I got cold” which is ridiculous as it was very hot that day. We had some friends over for dinner and I wanted to look cute, but…Nicole gave me this dress. Isn’t it lovely? I adore it! It’s not something I would ever buy for myself, but would fawn over in it the store only to walk away from it. Isn’t it strange how I was fine being sleeveless several different days last week (more tops from Nicole! Thank you gurl!!!) yet this dress put me right on edge?! My husband was very kind and encouraging, even when I threatened to change about four times. I think that’s the key though, to getting over this hump? Repetition! Because I was fine in the sleeveless tops I wore that week, but the dress? Why did it freak me out so? By the end of the night I couldn’t have cared less about my damned arms, but at the start I was beside myself with “OMZ! They will see my armz!”  And I am so sick of that! Why should I have to worry about how my bare arms make someone else feel? I’m done!

Okay, and then I see pics of myself like this and I think, “Wow! I look younger than I feel! Ha-ha!” Just sayin’! The dress is from Old Navy, but no clue as to when she bought it. It’s a 4x and is roomy up top, I may take it in a tad so it won’t pook out on the sides as much. but I love the colors! The accent looks red, but it’s a coral color trim. Lovely!

I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here: notblueatall@notblueatall.com, please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it!

Also, feel free to still treat comments as TMI topic/discussion/venting area! Feel free to ask TMI questions or just vent/rant about your own stuff. I love it! We all do! =0)

**Friend of the blog Erylin, has a clothing swap coming up in Kansas city mo. we will be having one on September 25th at the north Kansas city library right off of armour and I-35. (if you need more info leave a reply and we will connect you somehow). **

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“Tank Top Tuesday!!!”

  1. On September 6th, 2011 at 9:27 am Elizabeth Says:

    That dress is awesome and you look awesome in it.

    My comfort in sleeveless tops has really increased this year (I started wearing them outside the house only last summer), and this series has really helped me–so, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I haven’t been able to do spaghetti straps or halters, though, because I can’t seem to make the bra issue work out. Strapless bras either seem to dig in or fall off. Any suggestions?

  2. On September 6th, 2011 at 9:42 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Elizabeth: Oh wow, you’re welcome and THANK YOU!!! For me it all started with my wedding. I needed a sturdy strapless bra and bought this one: http://www.lanebryant.com/seamless-5-way-convertible-bra/p14793/index.pro and have since bought only that model bra! I love them! They stay put. Advice: keep the straps on while getting dressed and remove the straps when ready to head out. Keeps everything in place until the bra warms to your body and you can work out what needs to go where (straps from dress, etc). It is the only bra I wear.
    I am so glad that you are getting more comfortable going sleeveless! <3

  3. On September 6th, 2011 at 11:45 am Ashley Says:

    Looking fabulous!

  4. On September 6th, 2011 at 3:03 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    @Ashley: Thank you!!!

  5. On September 6th, 2011 at 1:04 pm Lillian Says:

    That dress is so cute and comfortable looking. I love it. You look so adorable in it. It makes me want to hug you. I’d buy it in my size.

  6. On September 6th, 2011 at 3:03 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    @Lillian: Oh! Thank you! *Hugs*

  7. On September 6th, 2011 at 8:27 pm Nicole Says:

    You look super cute! I never liked the dress on me and it fit weird – but you look amazing. I’m glad that the a lot of the clothes worked out for you! <3

  8. On September 7th, 2011 at 10:04 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Nicole: Thank you!!! Yes, I love all but one item I got from you. LOVE THEM!!!

  9. On September 6th, 2011 at 8:31 pm Jessica Says:

    Pretty girl! In the words of Ru Paul: “You better work!”

  10. On September 7th, 2011 at 10:04 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Jessica: Thank you, gurl! <3

  11. On September 8th, 2011 at 3:01 am Kath Says:

    That is a way cute dress and you’re totally rocking it!

  12. On September 8th, 2011 at 8:43 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Kath: Thank you!

  13. On September 9th, 2011 at 10:21 pm sabrina Says:

    i’m way late to the game on this, but you look so delightfully fabulous in this dress!! love love.

  14. On September 10th, 2011 at 7:53 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Sabrina: Aw, thanks, babe!

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