Not my dress but such a pretty one! I think you can tell by my face that I was genuinely having fun! As a plus size bride, I was a little anxious to go shopping for my wedding dress. I’ve read the horror stories about bridal shops not carrying bigger sizes, asking brides if they’re [...]
Tag: body confidence
Wear Whatever Brings You Joy!
Hi friends! Something I’ve been trying to focus on lately is wearing outfits that bring me JOY. Gone are the days that I’d wear something uncomfortable or just felt meh about. We don’t have time for that! Here are some questions I’ve been keeping in mind as I get dressed in the morning: Do I [...]
I’ve Been Blogging for Two Years?!
Hey there, I JUST realized that today is the two year anniversary of this blog! I’m so thankful to have a safe space to write & be vulnerable. In a world that can very easily begin to feel dark, this blog provides me with an encouraging community that relates to my content & a fun [...]
I’m wishing you a healthy, happy New Year! Happy New Year! I hope you’ve been finding some time to rest & recharge during the holiday season. I had a low key, relaxing Christmas & New Year’s Eve & plan on spending the weekend cleaning our apartment before heading back to school on Monday! (Where did [...]
Bottom line: it’s a whole lot harder to feel good about your body if you don’t feel good on the inside. Hi there! “Love yourself!” “Love your flaws!” “Your body is beautiful!” How often are we told these things? I’ve said them in previous posts, I’m sure. What we don’t hear as frequently though, is [...]
Goals to Set for Yourself That Don’t Include “Lose X Amount of Pounds”
Disclaimer: If you are struggling with disordered thoughts/eating, please see a licensed professional for help. On my worst body image days, my mind goes right back to its default “I need to lose weight” mindset. Big events, summertime, comparing my body to others, clothes shopping, all of these things can really trigger this mindset for [...]
Happy One Year Anniversary to My Blog!
Thanks for being here! Your support means the world to me. I’m inspired by you & thankful for you every day! 43 blog posts. 2,456 views. Several brand collaborations, & countless inspiring conversations. I’m so lucky! I wanted to start this blog for years before I finally did it. The idea that I could share [...]
When life gets a little hectic, self-care is often the first thing to go out the window. Self-care is something that looks different for everyone! If you haven’t quite nailed down what self-care is to you, or if you want some new ideas, this post is for you! -Seek mental health help! Therapy isn’t just [...]
I couldn’t be more thankful for these guys! When we went back to school in the fall, I started setting weekly intentions for myself. This felt like a good way to be gentle with myself & not to feel too much pressure while teaching. It felt comforting & productive while not overwhelming. I really recommend [...]
Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone
Wear the clothes you want to wear! I kid you not, one of my favorite outfits in 4th grade was a white skirt with black & white polka dot leggings underneath. In 5th grade, I wore a hot pink blazer with a pink & orange floral top under it. Bright colors, sequins, bold patterns, I [...]