Fashion

FEELING GOOD NAKED

I have been standing in front of my mirror almost butt ass naked every day for a month now. On my own, just looking at my body. Getting to know my curves and the way my boobs sit and where my wee moles and what the roles and wrinkles are. I’ve just been getting to know it.

And why? Because I’ve never done it before. Of course I have seen myself naked. As have some friends, family and Greg. I am not really that shy with my body (considering this is my second underwear shoot I hope this doesn’t come as a surprise) but I have never truly got to know it. And I think there is something powerful behind that statement.

Because how many of you have stood in front of your mirror and looked at yourself? Don’t get me wrong when I first read this (and I can’t remember where) I thought it sounded like the dumbest thing I had ever heard. But then I just started doing it. And now it feels weird not to do it. And I don’t stand there in disgust thinking “Oh God it would be great if that fat wasn’t there” or “Why don’t my boobs sit up as perky as that persons” or “how in the hell do people have abs”. In fact I compliment myself.

Don’t worry I will give you a second to be in shock.

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No, rather than stare in the mirror and throw insults at myself, I build myself up. Because for a really long time I just insulted myself. Nobody else ever did. Nobody ever said “You look a bit fat today, Jen” or told me I needed to lose weight. Nope it was all me.

Mad isn’t it? That even though I have never thought that somebody looks like they could lose weight at my size, I thought I had to. So I have started loving myself a little.

Which brings me to this gorgeous underwear set. It is another Freya collection – I know, I have a problem okay – and although it isn’t the simple white or nude set I intended on, could I really say no to it? Pfft that would be mad right?

So the other morning after admiring myself in the mirror (yes admiring – shock horror) I put on this set and grabbed one of Greg’s shirts and got a few photos. So what do you think?

I won’t lie to you, because when do I? The pants of this set are super uncomfortable. And my butt that (for reference) fits into a size 10 Zara jeans needs a large and that is still not the most comfortable. I have never had that before with Freya or Fantasie or Wacoal as a brand, but these ones aren’t great. Nevertheless, the bra is great. As are the other two that I ordered while writing this that are now on their way and as long as they fit I’ll be damned if I don’t take photos in them too.

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  • Lauren Evans

    You look amazing! Good on you for being so brave and posting these photos, let alone doing the photo-shoot!

    • Jenny

      Haha thank you, the photoshoot was easy. It was in my wee living room with my boyfriend behind the camera so nothing he hasn’t seen before! X

  • Diana Maria

    These photos are great, you look lovely! Good for you for sharing your positivity and getting to know your body. You should feel confident and beautiful in your own skin! Thank you for sharing this love xx

    My Lovelier Days

    • Jenny

      Thank you! I hope you always feel positive in yours too xx

  • Alys George

    This is so true in so many ways. We get up in the morning, shower, get dressed, get undressed and go to bed. How much time do we really spend looking at our own bodies without clothes on. We should learn to love ourselves just the way we are. It’s so important, because if we don’t love ourselves. How do we expect others to love us?
    I loved the meaning of this post, and it’s amazing that you have the courage to have these photographs taken! You look amazing.

    Alys
    http://www.alysgeorge.co.uk

    • Jenny

      Isn’t is crazy how little we actually look at our own bodies yet it is undressed a lot of times throughout the day. I started easy by just looking at my thighs whenever I went for a wee!!
      Thank you for the lovely comment Alys! X

  • Ela

    Um, you look crazy amazing! I need to start admiring my own body more – lately it’s just been “You’re so fat” from both me and my peers.
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • Jenny Cleeton

      Thank you! You certainly do. It is important to note that you won’t have bad days, but you will find yourself more comfortable with your body xx

    • Jenny

      Noooooo that is awful! You should be raising one another and yourself up! X

  • Jenny

    Has the mirror trick been working for you? X

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