Latest News,  Thoughts

It is not about the size; it is all about the fit.

It is not about the size; it is all about the fit.  One size never really fits all.  Everything requires a bit of customization. The latter statements can hold true for both relationships as well as with clothing.

The other day I ordered a dress from a popular subscription website.  At first, I was concerned about the size I had to order. The website said that the items ran small, so I upsized my size.  When my dress arrived, it was gorgeous, and it fit me equally so. The next day I wore it to work and received some compliments. No one knew what size it was; they were complimenting me on how well it fit instead.

I took the compliments and amazingly did not try to downplay them like I normally do. I just accepted them for what they were. In that seemly small effort, I know I had made a HUGE step towards accepting myself and the skin I am in today.

© 2016, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.