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Can you take a compliment? #OOTD

When someone says something nice about you, how do you react? I feel embarrassed. My face goes a little red which I can feel, so…


When someone says something nice about you, how do you react?

I feel embarrassed. My face goes a little red which I can feel, so instantly get all uncomfortable. It’s a hard one, isn’t it? Because you never know how to react, like saying thank you makes you feel like you’re all big headed and know how fab you look. Which basically means you’re a terrible person, right? *eye roll*

But trying to distract from the compliment, or say something bad about yourself in response in an effort to seem modest, you can just come across negative and self-loathing.

It’s silly really, when you spend loads of time getting ready to go out, trying to look nice but then as soon as someone says you look nice, rather than feeling like you have succeeded in your mission to look like a bit of hot stuff, you suddenly feel like you stand out like a sore thumb and don’t know how to react.

Well, I do, anyway. I love attention on the internet. Likes on my Instagram, Tweets, comments on my blog. I love it. But when it comes to real life, I crumble a bit when it comes to compliments. I think it’s because they can see my response and I just don’t know how to handle myself in those situations.

George at Asda recently held a survey to find out how people take compliments. The results are sad, but not surprising. With 21% of women downplaying a compliment and 41% of women not being satisfied with their body image, it’s a bit of a sad world we live in.

George want to change that, and they’ve recruited me to help them on their mission. I had to pick some items from their website that help me feel body confident, then share it on this here blog.

It’s no surprise that I went straight to the dress section. I picked this stunning red floral dress that can be worn on holiday as a sundress, or paired with a cardi like I have here.

I’ve stuck a belt on, which is something you’ve probably noticed I do a lot. There’s a reason behind that, that reason is I have a small waist, but large hips – so I like to wear the belt to hug my waist and show it off. Otherwise I end up looking frumpy and hide one of my best features.

I also picked out this black cardigan to cover my arms as I’m not a fan of my shoulders/arms for many reasons. One of the reasons is that I feel like I slouch a bit and that makes my arms look all, awkward and stuff. I feel my arms hold a lot of fat in relation to the rest of my body, too. It has to be one of the hardest places I lose fat from, even when I’m skinny, my arms look big compared to the rest of my body!

I also got the most comfortable shoes in the world. A slight platform to help me look longer and thinner – these are so comfy which is a must for me and my confidence. I hate the feeling of not being able to walk properly in shoes. If you have to over think how you’re walking in shoes, then it’s time to bin them!

How do you use your clothes to maximise your confidence?

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  1. What arms haha?? You look great girl! All you need now is a dramatic hair flick with those lovely long locks of yours!

  2. I flipping love that dress! I was in Asda yesterday and didn’t see it, damn. I did pick up a cute little denim dress though which is lovely. My confidence is awful. my outfit helps but I am just not body confident at all 🙁

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. Love that dress. Very summary. I also seem to have bought the exact same shows from Topshop in brown! I love the comfy heels!

  4. I don’t take compliment well at all and I usually stutter a little and then downplay it. It’s a really bad habit of mine but as hard as I try to say, thank you, I feel like I die a little inside when I do.

  5. Your dress is lovely! 🙂 I always feel awkward receiving compliments, not something that comes naturally to me. It’s a nice thing when people do it, even if I do tend to get a bit embarrassed if they do, haha!

  6. I don’t really like getting compliments and I just don’t know how to react or what to say, also turning to red as tomato is the another thing which I hate. You look pretty in that dress, love the style and the colour of it 😉 x

  7. What a lovely colour dress looks beautiful on. Oh I’m the worst for complements, I just can’t take anyone giving me one I become all embarrassed Lucy x

  8. I can look amazing or sloppy depending on what I’m wearing, so I spend time to think if it really makes me look good or not. Sometimes I love the dress, but it doesn’t fit my body shape. It’s an interesting subject, how to accept a compliment, I would say a “thank you” is the best option. 🙂

  9. This is a favourite topic of mine. I think it’s so important to accept compliments gracefully! They make you feel good and they make the person giving them feel good – but not if you don’t accept them! I just smile and say thank you, and if they commented on a particular item I say where it’s from. Simple!

  10. Love the dress, it’s so pretty 🙂 i try to wear things that are comfy, but also dressed well! I find a nice top and jeans can go a long way, as can a good dress! Tania xx

  11. It IS hard- we are so British about compliments! I hate the thought of coming across big-headed if I accept it. Now, when someone says something, I say, “Thank you, that’s kind of you to say,” and try to stop myself from trying to change their mind!
    You look nice in that!

  12. ooh, i really like the dress and the shoes! both are so pretty. and i feel like how one takes a compliment depends a lot on who it’s from, at least it does for me. most of the time i do just say ‘thank you’, though! xx

  13. I think is good generate and promote self confidence in women, also use the clothing hide some areas with that i’m not as though I recognize that the color Red I intimidating, but you will feel very well!

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