So, this past weekend I celebrated my 25th birthday. It made me reminisce about my journey of self-love and self-acceptance and how far I’ve come. Getting older really does put things into perspective and with the days passing by, you realize how lucky you are to have what you have. Positivity has enriched my life, and keeping this positive outlook on life is making my life richer and more meaningful.
Confidence is something I’ve always struggled with and I can trace the beginning of my self-love journey to my days working at a plus-size clothing store in New York City. I was going to college and working there part-time. I looked around me and there were these confident plus size women who quite frankly didn’t care what people thought of them. Being surrounded by these gorgeous confident, well-dressed, women really impacted me because seeing how they carried themselves inspired me to really let my personal style shine through. I gained my confidence partly through them because I was in an environment where we could embrace our bodies. Being a sales associate wasn’t the greatest job in the world, but what made it worth it was helping women choose clothes that made them feel good. Now, I hope that even if it’s one person I help realize how beautiful they are, that’ll be fabulous. I’m set on living my life as an example of someone who embraces the body they have just as those women did.
For my b-day party, I chose a hairstyle I’ve been dying to try and I completely fell in love with it. I’m wondering if I can get away with wearing it work. haha For my outfit I chose a Michal Kors polka-dot blouse, Macy’s INC red pants and my fave pair of kitten heel shoes from Torrid. Here are some pics: