Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Heart Eyes


This is going to be a picture heavy post because I'm literally obsessed with my new glasses. I don't think I've ever found something that embodies my personality more. People either love them or hate them but I'm completely smitten. What do you think?


Aside from the obvious focus here, tis finally the season to break out my favourite dress!!! Every single summer I live and breathe in this ASOS curve gingham dress and I can't believe I ever considered not buying it. There are certainly pieces I'm dying to get my hands on this summer but nothing ever comes close to the love I feel for what I already own. When gingham print was on trend, I was living in pure bliss. I miss those days! Aren't we do for another round of gingham print collections soon?


My big, huge heart glasses showed up just in the knick of time to greet the warm weather. I can't get over how perfectly they go with this dress and I'm starting to think they are MFEO (meant for each other, if you didn't get my Sleepless in Seattle reference). As much as I genuinely enjoy creating new outfits, there's nothing like that one ensemble you love to overwear... right? Maybe thats just me but I'm not ashamed of it. I've got massive heart eyes for this aesthetic (I had to)!



Dress: ASOS curve
Glasses: Zenni Optical
Shoes: Ardenes
Lipstick: 1st Base Ultra Matte Lipstick by Colourpop

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BBHMM


When someone asks you to go to a Rihanna concert, you don't hesitate. That's precisely what I did when my friend Jackie told me that Rihanna's concert would be corresponding with my trip to Boston. In usual fashion, I painstakingly spend the weeks leading up planning my ensemble. Fortunately for me, I had already placed my order for this lace up dress long before I said yes to the concert. If Rihanna could see me, I think she'd approve of my outfit wholeheartedly. 


Now, lets talk about the actual concert. I wanna start by saying that Rihanna was incredible. There's absolutely no denying that. She knows how to entertain and her energy filled the entire stadium, which isn't an easy task. But damn, was the concert a huge bummer. From the second Jackie and I grabbed our seats, it was drama packed. Maybe I'm just too old and senile to really fit in with the young folk these days.  


All things considered, the night wasn't a complete bust. The second Rihanna came out (she opened with Stay and looked phenomenal!) I forget about everything. I'm an even bigger Rihanna fan now!


Dress: Boohoo
Leather jacket: Forever21
Pins: Etsy
Ring: Old Navy
Bag: Ebay
Pantyhose: Walmart
Booties: Modcloth
Lipstick: Avenue by Colourpop

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Right to Bare Your Fat Arms

I don't exactly remember the moment I declared war on my arms, but I do remember the struggle I felt each time I'd go out. Any outing I had was plagued with anxiety and panic attacks, fits of anger and break downs. I can recount countless memories where I opted to stay home simply because I was too insecure of my arms. Every summer I picked suffocating in the heat over exposing something I felt such extreme shame around.
If you google "I hate my arms" the results are mind blowing. Results ranging from blog posts of self hate to lotions, exercises to "lose that arm fat" and entire lines of beauty cosmetics to tone up your arms. When, why and how did fat arms become one of the worst things a human being can have?
Five years later, I hardly think about my arms anymore. Its strange to think I ever really did and that I spent so much of my life fearing showing them off. I can't quite figure out why I hated them so much and why so many people still do. My arms have stretch marks and cellulite, yes but do you know what else they have? The ability to hold up my favourite book while I lay in bed and relax. The ability to cook and bake for my loved ones. The ability to cuddle my partner and to hold him tight. My arms and your arms have amazing capabilities and they deserve our love, too.

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