The Bova Nova dress from Kitten D’Amour is the latest addition to my wardrobe and I wore it for the first time last night to a work function at the NRL grand final. It’s been so many months since I’ve had a night out; because of my routine of early morning sport, I struggle to stay awake past 9pm. Luckily it’s a long weekend here so I had a very rare sleep in this morning. Yes, I was a little overdressed but I don’t do casual clothes; I’m either wearing dressy clothes or sportswear and there’s no in between. This outfit also proves that I do occasionally wear black! I haven’t liked as many pieces from Kitten D’Amour this year as I did in the past but finally this dress was a winner for me. As soon as I tried it on I knew I couldn’t leave the store without it. The flower embroidery is so beautiful and I love the overlay. The cameo brooch coincidentally matches the bow in my hair. The dress is a strapless design but it’s still a little cold here for that. Also, to be perfectly honest, I feel very self conscious about my arms these days. Strapless designs always used to be my favourite but this year the shape of my arms have changed from swimming and strength training. It’s only been the arms as I still fit in the same clothes. A part of me will never be happy about that but there’s no way I could compete or do my current routine having been as underweight as I was a couple of years ago. Overall I know I’m much happier these days and it’s a small price to pay compared to the pain, anxiety and depression I used to feel when I had the “perfect” body. I remind myself of that whenever I need it.