I Am Woman, Hear Me "Rawr"

Yay! The big day has come!!! What day, you ask? Why, the day I finally get to wear the incredibly sexy “Tricia” dress from Monif C. of course!!!

I’ve been obsessing over this dress since it was first posted in January for pre-sale, and I haven’t stopped coveting it since. At first I had reservations. I loved it, but wasn’t sure how I felt about the idea of a crop top. I know they’re all the rage right now, and I think they look super sexy, but I couldn’t cease thinking – how is a dress with a crop top going to look on the tummy of a mum of four who’s covered in stretch marks?

So, I went back and forth on the idea for a little while and then finally decided – so what if I have stretch marks!? I’ve been working so hard to accept my body and love the skin I’m in; am really going to let the insecurities I have about my stretch marks stop me when I’ve already come so far!? They are the product of carrying each of my four children in my womb – four little humans who depended on me, and still do, to live. They remind me of the sacrifices that I’ve made for my family and of how, no matter what happens, I gave life to four beautiful beings who are, and always will be a part of me and who I love with a love that is stronger than any other force imaginable. To be ashamed of my stretch marks is to be ashamed of my four greatest accomplishments and nothing about that makes sense.

In a way, this dress and my desire for it, somehow managed to push me to face a fear, to let go of my inhibitions and accept just one more aspect about my body that I had been insecure about. I don’t know if it was the fierce turquoise and tan animal print or the bodycon style that Monif C. dresses do so well, but it made me realize that this tiger momma has earned her stripes and I’m not gonna hide them anymore!!!

Rawr!!!

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    myipadography
    myipadographyFebruary 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations and may I say you look fabulous

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks so much!!! :):):)

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        myipadography
        myipadographyFebruary 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

        You my lady are always welcome lol.

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          FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
          FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

          Haha.. Good to know! 😉

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    Abbi
    AbbiFebruary 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

    That outfit is hot hot hot!

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you!!! :):):)

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    Anna Blomqvist
    Anna BlomqvistFebruary 22, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    That outfit is amazing!

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you!!! I believe the dress is still available on http://www.monifc.com (or click on the text link into post)! 🙂

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 25, 2014 at 3:36 am

      Ah, this is so cool!!! (Finally actually got a chance to check out what it was all about!) I definitely accept. and will get around to answering my questions this week! Thanks!!!

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    Maison Bentley Style
    Maison Bentley StyleFebruary 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Roaaaaaar!! xxxxx

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    fluffyfashionbunny
    fluffyfashionbunnyFebruary 25, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Lookin DYNAMITE!!! 😀

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)February 25, 2014 at 3:11 am

      Thank you!!! 🙂

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