Hey there dears!! How has your week been? My week has been a combination of fun, productivity, and stress, lol. Nonetheless, God is good, and there is so much in life to be grateful for! When there are weeks like these where the news is full of heartbreaking images like those from the tornado devastation in Oklahoma, I tend to focus on being grateful more than usual, as I’m sure most people do. I hope the people of Oklahoma know that there are brighter days ahead and things will get better, no matter how dark things may seem right now. Every week I share pictures (via Instagram, or my regular iPhone camera) of things that made me smile.
These are some things that made me smile this week:
Putting my cake (from the box) making hat on.
Spending my Saturday morning helping to create a community garden at church .
Getting my run/walk in every morning (it was really hard some days).
A two tone polish change.
Finally getting a start on this Joel Osteen book that I’ve been wanting to read for some time.
Visiting Reiko and my Baby Z (Reiko’s newborn) and making little bows for her .
Hearing an old 90′s song on the radio; it brought back so many memories!
Neon sneakers that I need to appear in a birthday bag for me next month, lol.
Now it’s your turn! What are some things that made you smile this week?!
P.S. If you get a chance, please take a moment to take this YBIF surveyfor me.
I LOVE the Your Body Is Fabulous series, but I must admit, at times like this, it get’s hard to keep this series going. It can be difficult to fo ind people to feature and to get submissions, nonetheless, this series is one of my favorite parts about blogging! The emails I’ve received and comments I’ve read have always let me know that I did the right thing in starting this series. However, to keep it going and to help it reach new heights, I NEED YOUR HELP.
Lovelies, I want to hear from you because YOUR BODIES ARE FABULOUS!! To be a part of this series, all you have to do is:
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer these questions:
What makes your body fabulous?
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
Send in 5 pictures of yourself (please try and make sure they are clear and a good size).
I will then let you know what day your feature will be on the blog.
I would also appreciate your feedback on this survey below so that I may assess how to move forward with this series
I have a great YBIF feature lined up to share next week, but in the mean time, I’d like to know!! What’s at least one thing that makes your body fabulous?
I like to be honest here, considering that it’s my blog and all, so allow me to have a moment of honesty.. Over the years, I have touted readers to do them, not worry about others, create their own style, etc., but if I can be honest, in some ways, one in particular, I was not taking my own advice. I was allowing the man I loved to restrict my style by not wearing shorts and mini skirts, which I love because I LOVE my legs, lol. He never told me, “you better not show off your legs,” but over the years he subtly let me know that he didn’t like my showing too much leg and I subtly obliged. However, that relationship is over, and these legs have been having plenty of fun coming out to play!!! We all have a favorite body part, and even when I had low self-esteem in in my adolescence, I always loved my legs, so when I think about it in hindsight, it’s crazy that I let someone decide that my legs should be hidden, but that definitely won’t be happening again .
Whether it’s a stranger, a loved one, your spouse, or society, I want to encourage you to never let anyone restrict your style. Wear what you love, flaunt your favorite body parts (with ladylike discretion, of course, lol), put on those high heels, dye your hair that color, etc. At the end of the day, you don’t have to please anyone with your style but yourself!
We have pretty much hit Summer around these parts lovelies!! This meant that my weekend was full of gorgeous sunshine, a nice dose of humidity, and backyard fun with new and old friends. Days such as these, call for bright colors and smiles, which is what I wore to church Sunday (bright colors and a smile)!!
I’ve been thinking a lot about what happened to me almost a year ago (if you’re new to reading Consider Me Lovely, you can learn about it here), and not in a “woe is me” kind of way, but in a “thank God I made it through that” kind of way!! While I did let on in my post of when I was having a hard time, I think only God and I knew how much of a dark space I was in, but somewhere inside, I always knew brighter days were ahead. So, I just want to encourage anyone who is reading and may be going through a dark period/trial or anyone who has a dark experience on the way (that you aren’t aware of just yet), brighter days are surely ahead!! Just don’t give up, keep pushing through each second/minute/hour/day, and be ready to have a crazy praise when the sun begins to shine again!
T-shirt: GAP; Necklace: Crazy & Co.; Skirt: eShakti, see it as a dress in this post (similar); Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (no longer in sores, but for sale on eBay); Black and White Stripe Clutch Cover: Clutched & Covered
When the days get warmer do your clothes get brighter in color? What are your tips for readers who may be going through a dark period, trying to make it to a brighter day?
P.S. Please take a moment to pray for the people of Oklahoma, who have been affected by the tornadoes that have several times since Sunday. I can’t imagine what they must be going through.
Happy Friday darlings!!! It feels like forever since I’ve written a smile post, and I’ve had many things to smile about in the last two weeks, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d know that . I hope your life has been full of reasons to smile lately, and if it hasn’t, do know that God always brings the sunshine after darkness!! Every week I share pictures (via Instagram, or my regular iPhone camera) of things that made me smile.
These are some things that made me smile this week:
Doing my little cousin’s hair and makeup for prom, and then taking photos of her and her date .
My niece making me a Mother’s Day card at school.
Using my handy woman skills for a DIY mother’s day surprise for my mom!
Treating myself to stackable rings from Tar-jay (similar).
The kindness of a stranger when my tire went flat on my way to church Sunday morning .
HEY there lovelies!!! Thank you so much for being patient while I took some time off from blogging. I really needed it . I am still finishing up some things for my Clutched & Covered revamp, so I won’t be back to full steam blogging until next week, but I didn’t want to go a whole other week without posting.
Back in this post, someone commented wondering where the red shoes came into play, so when I threw these red shoes on with this floral skirt, I instantly thought of that post. When it comes to style, I am of the belief that outfit elements don’t have to make sense, they just have to go, which is relative to each person. Style is (or should be) completely individualistic, which is what makes it so fantastic!
Sweater: Zara; Skirt: Unknown- vintage gift (a pretty alternative); Belt: Forever 21; Shoes: Zara (similar); Clutch: Unknown- thrifted; Black and White Polka Dot Clutch Cover- Clutched & Covered(coming this week)
Has there ever been a time where you wore something to ether and some people didn’t get how it “went” together?