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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I ' M U G L Y !

"I like your hair. Wow you really are beautiful my daughter!" I smiled and replied "Thank you Dad, that means a lot to me." I think that was the first time I ever heard my Dad tell me that I was beautiful. This was about 3 months before he passed away. Those words comforted me as I cried myself to sleep last night. 

You want to talk about being transparent well here's the truth! Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror for hours and, try to convince myself that I am beautiful. Sometimes I feel like those people who told me I was ugly, that I would never get married because men don't like plus size women, that I look like I'm missing a tooth, that I look better with makeup then without it, that my ex finally gave me a story to tell because no one wants me, were actually telling the truth! Then there's days I feel like I'm the most beautiful women in the world. Like I'm okay with walking out the house without makeup on, like my gap is a beauty mark, and that somebody will be the luckiest man in the world to have me.

I was once told that words hurt and, affect more than anything. That they stick with you. That if you don't deal with the things that hurt you, those exact things will cause you to destroy everything in your life. I'm in the process of dealing, healing, and letting God reveal. I'm doing this so I don't destroy the things I have and, the things that are coming my way.  I'm the in process of dealing with myself and, my insecurities. I'm healing from the words that affected me, and I'm letting God reveal. He's revealing to me who I really am, what HE says I am, and why I am what I am.

I want to close this post off by encouraging someone dealing with this same issue or any other issue to do the same. Deal, Heal, & Let God Reveal.  D E A L: Get to the root of the issue. Figure out why it happened. Accept that it happened and, that it may possibly happen again. H E A L: Pray, Cry, Write, Stare In The Mirror, Scream, Yell, Talk To Somebody You Trust, Pray, Read The Word, Pray, Pray, & Pray! L E T G O D R E V E A L: Sit at his feet! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Printed & Affordable

                      L E A T H E R, V E L V E T, F L O W E R S, & S P A R R O W S!

This past Sunday I put together an outfit with pieces I picked up from my local thrift stores & more. Now of course, the pieces were bought separately and it was never my intention to wear them together. Majority of the time when I go shopping, I almost never buy a piece without knowing what I will be wearing it with. The key is this, be VERY visual! THINK!  Based on your own individual and personal style when you shop, THINK! Think of what you will wear with that purchase, where you could possibly wear it to, and is the price within your budget. If you can't answer ONE of the three, leave it at the store!

When I bought this Kimono I knew I wanted to put a button up shirt inside of it. When I bought this button up shirt I knew I waned to mix prints. When I bought the velvet skirt I knew I did not want to wear it with a black top and, when I bought these boots I knew I wanted to wear them with a skirt. I was able to answer one of the three questions in my first paragraph when I was purchasing these pieces and, that is the main reason why I bought them (Oh and because they were all so fly).

Next time you go shopping, consider everything said in this post and I can guarantee you'll kill your outfit :)

Outfit Details:
Kimono- Target $4.99
Button Up Shirt- Goodwill $2.99
Velvet Skirt- Texas Thrift $3.00
Leather Boots- Shu Deal $14.99

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