Hey everyone! Long time no talk. Life is a balancing act and I feel like I’m failing right now. Trying to balance work, social life, and personal time has been nothing less of a juggling act. Getting older, gaining more responsibilities, and adjusting to adulthood seemed like so much fun when I was younger. While I know I will rise to the occasion, I’m still experiencing some turbulence. Every challenge is a lesson. I learn about my strengths and areas that new improvement through succeeding and failure. The pressures of figure out my purpose, finding a companion, and starting a family are intense. I long for something more grand than the normal path of existence. Surely every human age 22 and up is constantly questioning their purpose and path in life as well. I am no different.
Here are few looks that I drummed up.
As a child that was born in a Wednesday, I’d like to refute the claim that we are full of woe. We are conquerors. As I’ve state before my main goal is to present attractive, affordable, work appropriate looks. Most of my items are purchased on sale. I believe in looking fabulous for less.
Skirt: Forever 21 ($9.80)Blouse: Dressbarn (50% off), Sweater: Lane Bryant($15.99), Shoes: Avenue Plus via Clothes Mentor ($10)
The details on the purse are listed in previous posts.
Main star- The gold chain is from Lane Bryant. Originally it was $30 but I got it for $5!!
On Thursday I wore this orange a line dress that I got at Ross for ($22). Pried it with browns/ tans to let the orange stand out. Then I wore this striped sweater from Dressbarn that I purchased on sale as well. People complimented the dress all day.
Friday morning, I saw a post that The Curvy Fashionista made where she wore a white blouse and a black midi skirt. I decided to recreate the look. The glory, layered blouse is from Dressbarn. It was 50% off. The skirt was $9.80 at Forever 21.
I wore this to run errands on Saturday.
Tanks from Lane, details listed in a previous post. Pants are from Dressbarn purchase during last week’s sale. Shoes are from Payless, info listed in a previous post.
After a weight gain, it’s hard to view yourself as attractive. My weight fluctuates between sizes 18-20 and 22-24 all of the time. I’m an emotional eater that is constantly in high stress situations. Obviously that’s a detrimental combination. Find stability in who you are. I’m still just as beautiful and talented at size 18 as I am at size 24. My fat is a part of me but it’s not all of me.
Body acceptance and Body appreciation isn’t strictly a weight related or female related.We are socialized from birth to hate our bodies, force fed a standard of how our bodies should look.
My appreciation of and satisfaction with my body is a direct rejection of the status quo.
Until next time