There's a certain high that comes along with a great weight loss and feeling better about ourselves... and a very clear low when our diet eventually fails us and we gain the weight back. By this point, most health-conscious individuals recognize that diets don't work. The key is making realistic lifestyle changes that have no end date in sight. So if diets don't work, what can we do in order to create lasting change? I've got your back! Check out my latest video on creating permanent changes and the trick to losing the weight for the final time. And a bonus, this tip helps in all areas of life whether it's addiction, a job we don't like, a bad relationship, or just an overall desire to step yourself UP in the game of life.
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Working in the fashion and beauty industry gives me a firsthand view of just how much fake-ness goes into most of the media we are exposed to. My Facebook status just yesterday asked where I could find a great spray tan place for an upcoming swimwear shoot. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about my friend's comment that they threw in a few bonus airbrushed abs. And as I pack my hair extensions, get my acrylic toenails glued on, and sit for hours being made up for camera, I am often reminded of how refreshing it is to sit around in a completely unsexy sweatsuit and take in the moments where I get to be 100% myself. Like right now for example.
I've recently started to recognize just how important it is to find the courage to be vulnerable. It allows us to connect to others on a much deeper level, and to know that we are not alone in whatever it is that we struggle with. So when my girl Christina recently moved to L.A. from the big apple, I knew I had to pick her brain (on video duh) and find out how she does such a great job of promoting realness, vulnerability, and overall epicness on her world famous blog proFRESHstyle.
Check out my interview with Christina above as she talks about why she feels it is important to share so much of herself, how opening up about her sexual assault brought her even closer to her readers, and how she finds balance between comedy and sensitivity.
And then check out our collaboration over on Christina's page where she teaches me how to properly use Bay Area slang. Cashin' out all over the place...
Halloween has long been my favorite holiday but with the devastation on the East Coast from Hurricane Sandy and my sudden onslaught of the flu that is lingering now for its third day, it looks like this year may be my most relaxed and dare I say "grown-up" one of them all. Boo. And not in a fun Halloween way. Regardless of my ailing body, I'm so excited to share these photos with you that I took last week with a new friend, amazing photographer, and inspiring woman, Annie Vovan. Annie enjoys capturing beautiful moments at weddings, and has found her true passion in portrait photography and in empowering women. Annie and I are teaming up in an effort to give all women the opportunity to feel beautiful and confident through her Just B.E. (Be Empowered) photo sessions. More on this later but I definitely recommend checking out the amazing work she is doing!
There is the cutest little pumpkin patch located quite close to my apartment in Santa Monica. The day Annie and I shot these photos it was one of the chillier evenings we've had this year and it felt perfect for a fall themed shoot. The men working at the patch were so friendly and even offered their direction as to what the best backdrops and landscapes would be to shoot.
As the weather gets (slightly) cooler in Southern California, I love making the switch to wearing tights with all my dresses. Because I'm 5'10, some of my dresses can ONLY be worn with tights (this statement was questionable during my sorority days) so it is like having an entirely new wardrobe and a plethora of options to choose from. Because the leopard print on this sweaterdress is so busy, I paired it with a basic Levi's denim jacket to dress it down. Plus, denim screamed Pumpkin Patch to me and reminded me so much of growing up in Long Island, NY... probably because both my mom and I work denim overalls about 85% of the time.
I'll be scanning my Facebook and Instagram news feeds looking for all of your creative Halloween costumes as I lay recovering in my bed for the third day in a row. Sending my prayers and positivity to my East Coast friends as well and hoping everybody can still be in the Halloween spirit amongst all the chaos!
Photography by Annie Vovan
Leopard Sweater Dress- Victoria's Secret; Denim Jacket- Levi's; Black Tights- Target; Leopard Face Ring- Nasty Gal; Brown Booties- Target; Cascading Earring- Target; Red Lipstick- Makeup Forever Rogue Artist 42
Now we all know I love a good bodycon dress, but as the weather gets cooler, I can't help but dress more for comfort than courting my future husband. Enter my simple and casual fall wardrobe. Boots, jeans, light "Los Angeles appropriate" sweaters. Nothing like having a little room to grow!
These brown boots have been worn-in severely and I would have them no other way. They are so comfortable and I have yet to find another pair that I like equally or more, so I'm pushing them to their limit. I wear a lot more brown than I do black... well with the exception of leather, so they've come in quite handy.
My fabulous (and newly married) friend Lisa, designs some of the coolest jewelry and this necklace is one of her pieces. You can buy her stuff here (it's very affordable, not to mention unique). She has skulls, crosses, vintage jewels, gems, and more. I am most definitely addicted... You should probably be her friend too...
I went to the Torrid event at the Century City mall during LA's Fashion week and ended up leaving with some amazing steals! I got both these jeans and the navy blue off-the-shoulder top for barely anything! I feel like these jeans were made for my body as well! They are super long which I appreciate with my height, and they have a higher rise which is a little more flattering for my shape. I love wearing pants because I can drop down and get my eagle on at any given time of day without disappointing my father.
Navy Blue Off-the-Shoulder Top- Torrid; White Undershirt- H&M; Grey Skinny Jeans- Torrid; Brown Boots- Steve Madden; Gold Necklace- St. Eve Jewelry; Gold Watch- Michael Kors; Brown Leather Bracelet- Marc Jacobs; Hair by Lindsey Carter
Ahh, the Fall weather is finally starting to peek on in to my life and I couldn't be happier. Of course, my biased Southern California perspective should be noted here, but nonetheless, the cool calm of the final months of the year are, in my opinion, the most beautiful.
Now I must start by saying that I've never been a huge fan of wearing the color brown. I've always thought that it washed me out by blending in with my pale-ish skin color and neutral hair color. But I've learned there is actually an easy way around that! Add a pop of color to break up that "blah" territory. I always feel like my lips blend in with my face, which blends in with my hair, so I added a bright red lip and it made all the difference.
And because I like to live on the edge... I chose to pair black and brown TOGETHER. Think of the risk. I'm a slave for a good waist belt and this one had a little edginess to it with the studs. I love a fresh stud in the morning. And these black boots were a gift from my ever so stylish father Andre. He once told me that the most important thing in a person's wardrobe is to have great shoes. Any man that wore platforms with real fishtanks and live fish in them during the 70's should be trusted. That is just something I know for sure.
Brown shirtdress with feather pattern- Old Navy; Black Studded Belt- Zara; Black Leather Ankle Boots- Jessica Simpson; Cream Crochet Beanie- H&M; Gold band ring- Michael Kors; Gold Leaf earrings- Target; Red Lipstick- Makeup Forever "Rogue Artist Intense 42"; Hair by Lindsey Carter
A couple years ago, I wouldn't have dared wear this outfit in front of anyone besides my bedroom mirror. Two huge trends in the last couple years have been lace and crop tops, and though I was fashionably prepared with this top on hand, it remained on its hanger. I've grown a lot as a person in the last year and my confidence has exponentially taken the first place ticket in that race. I can now genuinely say that I love my body and the curves that I have, and I am ready to share them with the world after years of being told otherwise.
I talked about crop tops before here, and there is no reason a plus size or curvier woman should miss out on the trend. Try one with a high waisted skirt or jeans, or even layer one over a basic form-fitting dress to give it a different look.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure where I got this top. I'm pretty sure a friend left it at my house years ago and time passed and I forgot who it belonged to (and fine, ok... I didn't try TOO hard to return it). Maybe they'll claim it now though after this post. However, I'm going to need to see valid identification and proof of ownership if the emails start flooding in...
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
Lace Crop Top- Vintage (no tag or anything, sorry) but here is a similar one at Torrid; Black High Waisted Skirt- Zara; Tan Lace Up Heeled Booties- Michael Kors; Brown Stone Ring- Forever 21; Coral Beaded Earrings- Target
And finally... Here are your PHOTOS THAT ALMOST MADE THE CUT (Because nobody is perfect)...
*Note: I will never photoshop my Style/Personal photos in order to alter the size, shape, firmness, smoothness, etc. of my body. I think it is important that we see people as they truly are, and if I can do my little part to help promote a better body image, then I am fulfilled.
If you're anything like me, you have little to no self control when it comes to applying an appropriate amount of any hair product. Without fail I will always put too much product in, leaving my hair to look weighed down, greasy, or on special occasions... like Cameron Diaz's look in "There's Something About Mary". I kept noticing that a large percentage of the hairstylists on my photoshoots were using this gold tube of heaven when it came to hairspray. Me being the curious lass that I am, ordered a bottle (on Amazon Prime of course) and started trying it out on my own to see what all the hype was about.
Well it turns out that the hype was well deserved and L'Oreal can check one more loyal customer off their list. I used to use the very liquid-y sprays that can come out very wet and give you that "set in stone" look that we all became too familiar with in middle school. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I've included a photo of my older brother from 1997 sporting the look.
The spray is a fine mist and looks dry immediately. It is light enough that you can spray as much as you desire and holds my thin, fine hair in place for hours. You can buy it at most drugstores and it is relatively affordable and lasts quite long. I vote an A+!!
Here is a little video of how I use it...
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!
The Balboa Fun Zone in Newport is such a cool little spot. It has that old school carnival feel with the multi-colored ferris wheel and open-walled arcade. Then you look around and realize the gorgeous setting, on the peninsula in Newport Beach, and the charming ferry that shuttles people back and forth to Balboa Island. My parents still live in Newport Beach so it makes it easy to drive the one hour from Los Angeles on the reg.
I'm a big fan of solid-colored basics because I feel like they give you a lot of room to accessorize with shoes, bags, jewelry, scarves, sexy men, etc. I wore these Torrid jeans while shooting product for their website one day and went home and ordered them immediately because they had fit so well. They are the "curvy" style so they sit nicely above my hips, meaning that they not only stay up without constant pulling, but they also don't cut me off in unflattering places like many jeans can. Oh, and as I've said before, I have no intention of ever photoshopping my body smoother, thinner, or smaller... so if you can't get down with my back roll then please get down somewhere else.
When I bought this white leotard from ASOS online (one of my first purchases from them), I had no idea how much I'd wear it. I think leotards are incredibly underrated and I find myself wearing them frequently. Because I wear high waisted skirts and pants often, it is the perfect top as it is form-fitting and stays put. I also love the low "V" back with the little ruching detail. Those little details get me excited every time! So does tequila.
Jeans- Torrid "Curvy Skinny Jean (Tall)"; White Leotard- ASOS; Blue Platform Wedge Shoes- Betsey Johnson; Straw Hat- H&M; Yellow Crossbody Purse- Rebecca Minkoff; Gold Oversized Watch- Michael Kors; Brown and Turquoise Beaded Bracelets- St. Eve Jewelry; Leather Braided Brown Bracelet- Marc Jacobs; Silver Ring with Turquoise and Black Stone- Vintage (from my DAD's closet!)
And now for your new favorite section... Photos That Almost Made The Cut... Because Nobody is Perfect...
My work requires that I travel often and one of my most frequented destinations is New York. Fortunately for me, my brother and tons of my friends live there, so there is never a lack of things to do or people to see. I was in the city shooting for Kohl's upcoming Plus Catalogue and I will happily share some photos with you from that shoot, as soon as they're released. I have yet to come to terms with the overall concept of heat and humidity though, so my packing always ends up a bit heavy and my armpits always end up a bit waterfallish. Sexy, I know. Apparently I lucked out with one of the "chillier" summer days but that remains to be confirmed.
One of the lighter tops I brought was this sheer Forever 21 blouse in this vibrant purple. This is one of those pieces that I've had forever... and actually worn forever. It was light enough that it didn't make me feel too sticky in the New York humidity. The top is almost a crop length so I paired it with my new high-waisted black jeans. I chose a neutral belt to break up the two solid colors... and I guess to keep my pants up but that's not really all that important.
I prefer higher-waisted pants as they don't cut me off on my hips (the fullest part of my body). Rather, they hold everything in and smooth out the bumps that many bootcut jeans can create if you have hips or a fuller butt. These jeans have definitely been a staple in my wardrobe lately... now I just need to figure out how to sit down in them...
Purple Sheer Top- Forever 21; Black High-Waisted Jean- J Brand; Black Caged Sandal- Halogen; Gold Oversized Watch- Michael Kors; Earrings- A boutique in Fresno California
Photographer: Blake Brysha
Location: Lower East Side, New York City, NY
I always have such a great time when I shoot for Torrid. Since I started modeling full time, I'd often miss the days when I used to work with the same people all of the time, and how we all knew what was going on in each others' lives. Whenever I shoot at Torrid I feel like I'm back with a ton of old friends and we always have the best time. And though it's great to be working no matter where the job is, it is always nice when I get to shoot close to home.
I usually arrive around 8am and spend about an hour or so in hair and makeup. Stephanie, the hair and makeup artist on this shoot, truly knows how to transform me, and anybody would be amazed to see how much hard work goes into being "photoready". I bring my own extensions (fake hair) that match my color. Stephanie clips them in and styles them to give my normally thin, fine, straight hair, a bit more volume and length. She often applies fake lashes too. She definitely knows how to make a girl feel fabulous!
Here's a before and after...
Though I know there are many important people behind the scenes that I don't regularly work hands on with, there are usually a few key people on set at a Torrid product photoshoot that include: a photographer, stylist, hair and makeup artist, digital tech, and a model.
We spend the day shooting product that will be available for purchase online. The photographer, Jason, shoots the front and back of most pieces, as well as any important detail shots. The model and stylist's (well really everybody's) job is to make sure the clothes look their best. I always try to remember what it is that I am specifically wearing. I like to picture where I would wear it, and pose accordingly. It is important to give the photographer and Digital Tech a variety of poses and angles so they can choose which image flatters the clothing best.
My best piece of advice for any working or aspiring models is to research the company you are shooting with before you work for them. Take notes on how they shoot their clothing. Do they shoot both the front and back of the garments? Do they allow hands up near the face, on the hips, or do they prefer arms down? Where do they crop the photos for each specific garment of clothing? Do the other models on the site look serious, flirty, smiley, or sexy? The photographer and art director will give you direction but it is important to know what it is you're wearing and to do your best to present it in the best way. Research, Study, and Practice your butt off!... Well, not all the way "off". That's part of the fun of being plus size!
Eventually, a day full of this...
***With occasionally a little bit of this...
Results in a site full of this...
Thanks for joining me "Behind the Seams" with Torrid and please check back frequently for more fashion, style, and humor.
A special thank you to Torrid, your fabulous team, and your wonderful customers for making this post possible!
When it comes to plus size shopping in Los Angeles, I’ve found that the best option has always been to stay at home and shop online. It is unfortunate but there aren’t a lot of options if you want to try on clothing before purchasing. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised on one of my most recent Forever 21 trips. I went into the store with the usual intention of trying to squeeze myself into their size "Large" and was ecstatic to see that not only did they have a somewhat decent sized plus section, but it was also featured in one of the front window displays!... in Beverly Hills! Baby steps my friends! I tried on tons of stuff and was excited to finally leave that store with something that wouldn’t tear upon the first Dougie I tried to teach.
This coral top really stood out to me and I loved the sheer patterned design on the back. I also liked that it was light enough for summer but still had sleeves.
I had originally planned on wearing it buttoned and loose, as it was meant to be, and pairing it over this basic short-sleeved, black dress. But when I put it on I realized it would better flatter my hourglass figure if I could cinch it at the waist. And though I’ve previously harped on my love affair with waist belts, I thought this tied-up-yet-relaxed style was a nice change. Hey Boys!!!
I like to mix things that are tight and loose together. Wearing two baggy pieces can look frumpy and unflattering, so with this flowing top I chose to wear a tighter dress underneath to show off the shape of my hips and butt while still being comfortable and not too revealing.
I threw my hair up in a messy ponytail to showcase the unique back pattern, and kept things simple by accessorizing with black shoes, a black purse, and this white plastic chain bracelet.
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Coral Blouse- Forever21+; Black Short Sleeve Dress- H&M; Black Caged Sandal- Halogen; White Plastic Chain Bracelet- St. Eve Jewelry, Black Studded Fur Purse- Street Level
Every so often I shoot something at work that I know I need to add to my wardrobe. I guess that is a perk about modeling as you get to try on tons of different things, many that you may not normally try yourself, and learn what works best on your body.
I absolutely love the lace trend, especially for the summer. I think it can be so elegant and feminine, or it can be styled in a way that almost contradicts itself with a leather jacket or biker boots. I fell hard for this trend and though my closet is quickly becoming a lacey landmine, I knew I had to add this Torrid dress to the collection. As you can imagine, trying on a ton of clothes all the time isn't the most helpful tool for somebody who tends to shop a little too often, so I forced myself to wait a couple weeks before purchasing. But when the weeks passed and I found myself still thinking about this dress, I knew my desires were valid. Having the luxury of knowing it fit, I went online and ordered it. Contrary to popular belief, models don't often get free clothes... but Torrid, if you're reading this, I'm happy to take some off your hands.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE waist belts. Because my waist is smaller in comparison to my hips and butt, belting something at the waist tends to give a little more shape to any dresses that I wear. I'm usually more of a fan of thin belts but I thought this thick-to-thin wrap belt actually worked better with this particular dress. It also happened to match my favorite worn-out wedge boots!
One of the things that really drew me to this dress was the deep "V" in the back. I love when something appears classic and somewhat neutral but throws in little design details like this. I am also a huge fan of this knee length lately. I think it is a really flattering cut and that it really outlines the curves of my body in a nice way.
Though I live in Los Angeles, I feel very lucky to have my parents and one of my brothers just about an hour away in Newport Beach. It's not too shabby to have as an option for a weekend getaway and it definitely provides tons of gorgeous backdrops for shooting. I usually don't post so many photos but I couldn't narrow down any further so I hope you're enjoying the bonus shots!
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Hair: Style inspired and taught via YouTube- "Sleek High Bun Hair Tutorial"
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
Lace Dress- Torrid; Brown Leather Wrap Belt- H&M; Brown Wedge Boots- Steve Madden; Gold Oversized Watch- Michael Kors; Gold/Brown Stone Ring- H&M; Earrings- Nordstrom
The first thing I must address is that these are my favorite jeans. I found them at H&M over a year ago and they are called HI SQIN. They are high waisted skinny jeans and they fit me unlike any pair of jeans I've found before. I have a butt and hips, but my waist is relatively small in comparison, so I've found that wearing things that sit at my waist tend to be most comfortable, don't cut me off in unflattering places, and usually stay put. Not to mention these couldn't have cost more than $30! Unfortunately I can't seem to find the style in any store anymore so if you happen to come across this fit, PLEASE let me know. Or buy them and resell them to me at an astronomical price. Either option is fine.
Now, I've been seeing a ton of crop tops over the last year or so and although they look really cute and summery, I found that most of them weren't particularly flattering on my body type. I wasn't about to pass up all these cute styles though, so I found my own way to make them work. By pairing them with higher-waisted jeans or skirts, I was able draw attention to my waist, rather than the lower, lets say "squishier" part of my stomach, that low rise jeans often highlight.
I found the leopard top on Hautelook and it is made by designer Annalee+Hope. This is my first piece of clothing from them but it definitely won't be my last. Leopard print can be tough as it can teeter on the "cheesy vs. chic" border very easily. I really liked this print though and I thought the sheer black panels on the shoulder gave it a little extra flare. Of course, because I am no professional stylist, I wore a nude bra with straps for this shoot that you can see quite clearly through the sheer. If it means my boobs are a couple inches higher though then it's all worth it.
With neutral colors like browns and blacks I usually like to add a little touch of color. The turquoise in these St. Eve bracelets added just the right amount when mixed with more gold and brown toned bracelets.
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Hair: Lindsey Carter
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
Shirt- Annalee+Hope; Black Jeans- H&M HI SQIN; Nude Pumps- Vince Camuto; Turquoise Cross Bracelet, Turquoise Skull Bracelet, and gold chain triangle necklace (worn as bracelet)- St. Eve Jewelry; Braided Brown Leather Wrap Bracelet- Marc by Marc Jacobs; Brown Multi-Strand bracelet with Gold beads- Unknown (gift)
Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to my blue cheese pants. At least that's what I like to call them. They remind me of Blue Cheese and what could be better than covering your body in that, right? I saw these jeans years ago at Nordstrom Rack and had to have them... Even if they were two sizes too small and absent of any form of elastic.
Colored and patterned pants seem to be all the rage right now so I was excited to pull these babies out of the closet. They have that 80's acid-washed look but still neutral enough to not distract from the entire outfit. You know what fancy pants means though... basic everything else. This solid black Ella Moss tanktop has lasted hundreds of wears and can be a staple with almost anything. It's been a bit chilly by the beach lately so I paired it with my summery Theory blazer. My friend Lisa makes some of the coolest Jewelry and this necklace is my favorite ever. It is a large crystal with a chain of three different styles and I get compliments on it every time I wear it!
And lastly, I told you I would be genuine and so I have to let you in on a little secret...
You know what they say... When life gives you lemons, just keep eating them until your pants no longer fit. And then wear the pants more.
Photographer: Angela Lupinetti
Location: Santa Monica, CA
I think one of the greatest things that a woman with curves can do is flaunt them. Years ago when I struggled with my body image and size, I did my best to cover the parts of my body I saw as "imperfections". I'd often wear baggy dresses that had no shape and I felt self conscious regularly. It took me a while to get to a point when I really started loving the body I was given, and gaining confidence in the fact that though I may not have seen women like me in the magazines and on TV, it didn't mean I couldn't look beautiful or sexy.
When I saw this dress I remained hesitant but forced myself to try it on anyways. I had been shopping for a dress for a party and though I knew this wouldn't be for the event, I loved the shape and style of it. Something that you should know about me is that I'm in love with Spanx. The particular pair I am wearing in this photo is nude colored and goes from right below my bra line to just above the knee. One of the best things I can recommend for a curvy woman while shopping is to Bring.Your.Spanx. I often wear heels too. If you can love something in that horrible dressing room lighting then you can love it anywhere!
My style can be all over the place but with something as classic as this all white dress, I prefer to keep things simple. A dress like this definitely calls for the "less is more" attitude.
Dress- Reality, Shoes- Woodies by Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace- St. Eve Jewelry, Lip Color- MAC Russian Red
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
At some point in the last couple years I graduated from one pair of nude colored, shorts-style Spanx to having a drawer of them fuller than the one holding my padded bras and sorority T-shirts. Some people go to a therapist to keep themselves in order and feel their best... I wear Spanx. Please join me in saying a hymn for one of the saints in my life...
Dear Spanx:I can't thank you enough Without you I'd be a mess I'm reminded of your beauty In my bodycon dress I would do anything for your love Like a fraternity pledger People are starting to catch on Like Lululemon and Herve Leger But no one can replace you How you look at me is so cute And I love those little hot pockets You leave loosely for my glutes Celebs even love you Think of all those hot bodies you wrap Like Kim, Eva, and Beyonce And that girl from Parent Trap My days can be challenging But you make life so worth living I can binge eat Chipotle And you're still so forgiving So I stayed home from the gym Eating Doritos on the couch But you didn't hold it against me And still smoothed my belly pouch When I last checked your site I just couldn't believe it You now make Spanx for Men! I'm sure he really needs it You suck everything in tightly And make a perfect package out of me Like those genius Vacuum Bags I always see on QVC When I have to look sexy, You're somebody I can rely on It's the most love I've ever felt For a blend of Lycra and Nylon So here in conclusion From my perfectly shaped thigh Keep up all the hard work You're a hell of a guy! Amen.
I've always loved fashion but I had a hard time while growing up finding clothing that fit me well. I remember when the upper arm bracelet was in style and the only way that was happening was if I used a headband or a belt. Working in the fashion industry has shown me how many options are out there for whatever your body shape may be, and trying on outfit after outfit has taught me what flatters my body best. I may not be the most stylish person in the world but I know what works for my body and who better to show you than than the girl who tries on clothes all day and watches the professionals as they style it to perfection?
I am 5'10 and I wear a size 12/14. I usually go for the 14 unless it is something that sits at my waist like a skirt or high waisted jeans or a certain style of dress, as my waist is rather small compared to my hips and ba-donk. Everyone's body shape is different, but for me personally, belts have become my new best friend, I wear heels almost always (which usually puts me well above 6 feet), and I prefer things with sleeves. We all have our little preferences and if we feel confident and comfortable in what we are wearing, then nobody should make us feel otherwise!
I saw this romper on Gilt and had to have it. A bright blue is one of my favorite colors to wear and I liked that the pleats of fabric in front appeared forgiving.
As some of you may know, rompers are a bit risky when you are tall like me but fortunately, the extra fabric was on my team when it came to cameltoe protection. Is it even socially acceptable to say "cameltoe" out loud? I don't care. Cameltoe.
It came with a black belt but I chose to change it up a bit with this snakeskin one by Steve Madden. I paired it with sky high tan pumps as they make the legs appear longer and I thought the bright all-over blue was loud enough to keep the shoe neutral.
Electic Blue Romper- Dolce Vita; Tan Pumps- Sam Edelman; Belt- Steve Madden
*Just a note: I have no intention of photoshopping or retouching my body to look smoother, thinner, firmer, etc. in my personal photos that I put up within blog posts. I think it is important to realize that we all have imperfections and they're not something to be ashamed of. Maybe if I have a giant booger on my forehead or something like... well... no, I'd DEFINITELY leave that.