Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another Positive Blog...

I'm on a bit of a "be kind to yourself kick" you go...

Friday, January 18, 2008

I Am Beautiful!

"She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her."
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
Check out this website for some inspiration!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finding your own style

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
Coco Chanel (1883 - 1970)

Taking fashion too literally or seriously creates fashion victims. We've all seen those people strutting their stuff in their new jacket emblazoned with huge Gucci or Chanel logos all over it! Ok, we get that you're wearing a "designer" item but what about how it looks - on you and in the world??? Creating your own sense of style can only happen when you feel like you have choices. Like you're not just buying something because it fits. I think if you're over a size 16, you can all relate to that experience. I don't think I've ever spoken to a curvy women who hasn't done the desperation purchase - it's my size and it's on sale! Next time you go shopping, take a moment to ponder these questions...
does the garment speak to you?
How does the fabric feel on your skin?
Does that colour make your skin glow.
When you walk out of the changing room, do all of the other women in the store ooh and ahh. (I love it when that happens!)

Do you stand a little taller when you wear this dress/top/skirt?
Take some risks. Maybe a little shorter hemline to show off those gorgeous gams or a slightly more fitted waistline to show off that hourglass! You're not hiding anything by wearing ill-fitting clothes other than your most beautiful, curvy self. Trust yourself and what feels right. Seek the advice of others' around you but in the end, really look in the mirror and experience how you feel inside and out in that new fabulous outfit - and CELEBRATE WHAT YOU'VE GOT!