Ruffle Green Dress, Boots, and Boobs

serein wu ruffled green dress

serein wu Top Shop Boots

serein wu ruffled green dress

serein wu ruffled green dress

serein wu Top Shop ankle boots

Today’s outfit of the day fashion post features a ruffle green dress from Zara paired with Top Shop booties. I actually wore this outfit for Style Con Orange County back in November, but did not manage to get a good photo. Most of the time I tend to stay away from color, but I do love a jewel tone piece every so often. I find this green really complements my skin tone and brings out the orange in my eyes and hair.

The high neckline is also something I tend to avoid because of my chest. Growing up a dancer, boobs were not a priority. You wanted small boobs for dance. Most of my life I had worn the wrong bra size (read about it more here). Up until recently, I  thought I was a size 34 B because that was what size my mom was and what she told me I was. Never mind that I had never been properly measured. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I was fitted by a professional and found out I am actually a 32 D. By wearing the correct bra size, my silhouette instantly looked taller and slimmer. When I discuss boobs with my family, I get the “you can’t be that big…” mostly because no one else in my family has large boobs and let’s face the facts I’m Chinese, we don’t tend to have big ta ta’s. This all has made me hyper aware of my breasts. I always knew I had cleavage, but when I would wear crew neck shirts, I felt like my chest was too big for my size and am actually embarrass by them. Sometimes I feel like my body doesn’t fit into the clothes I like or want. Most of last 2014 and 2015 was spent hiding my body. As I start to get back into shape, I am trying to learn to love my body again, curves and all.

This Zara dress was the first step to embracing my body.

What are you self conscious about? How do you try to embrace your body image?



All photos taken and edited by Chris Ledford from Ledford Creative 

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  1. February 2, 2016 / 9:26 am

    You look amazing, and this dress looks beautiful on you! I’ve been self-conscious about my 32DDDs for most of my life, but then I looked at other girls with DDDs and thought they looked great. So obviously these are all our mind games, we often tend to be kind to others and not so kind to ourselves. Realizing this helped me to learn to love me. xo ?❤️ Zuma

    • Serein Wu
      February 2, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you Zuma. I had no idea! Yes, I agree, I do look at other woman and think they look beautiful, thank you for the support and for putting things into perspective xoxo

  2. Agnes
    February 2, 2016 / 5:03 am

    Love this dress and the self-love in this post 🙂 Just wondering but are you following any diet along with the BBG workouts? It looks like you’ve been slimming down quite a bit! Keep up the hard work x

    • Serein Wu
      February 2, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      thank you so much Agnes. I have been trying to eat more actually. The problem with me working from home and having a bit of a crazy schedule is I forget to eat enough so my body actually retains the food I end up eating. So now I try to eat 3-5 times a day. No major dieting, but trying to shift to whole foods and incorporating more veggies.

  3. February 2, 2016 / 1:21 am

    This might be my favorite post of yours. First of all, you look stunning! This hits so close to home for me. I have spent my whole adult life trying to come to terms with my body. And it’s such a process. I recently got engaged, and the first thing I did was criticize my body and think about everything I wanted to change before the wedding. Then, I took a deep breath. Baby steps, you know? Love how real this post was, Serein… I feel like so many women can relate to it. Wish I could give you a big thank you hug right now!
    Miran ||

    • Serein Wu
      February 2, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      Aw thank you so much Miran. I totally know how you feel! I got engaged, then started judging every photo and what needed to change vs. what I already loved and focus on that. You did the right thing, take a deep breath. Enjoy your time as an engaged couple, it was one of the most beautiful times. You will look absolutely beautiful on your wedding day because you will glow with happiness and love. It’s so true what they say about brides. xoxo

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