I recently had the opportunity to be part of an amazing campaign, and along with that campaign came the pleasure of meeting some pretty extraordinary woman. I spent the entire day working with a room full of body-positive woman that just oozed with confidence. I will reveal more about this campaign in April, so stay tuned. It’s worth the wait.
I wanted to share just how much of an impact each of these amazing women had on my life and more importantly the impact they had on my perspective. You see for many years I had always been concerned with what others thought of me. Constantly trying to fit in, constantly trying to mould oneself into what society saw as “right” or “acceptable”. That was until I realized the only opinion that mattered, was my own. At the end of the day, you have to answer to yourself, you have to live with yourself and the decisions you make. You spend so much time with yourself and if you’re going to spend that time miserable due to the opinions of others then you’re going to live a rather sad and disappointing life.
The journey you bestow upon yourself when deciding to love yourself is never ending. This is a life long journey, and as women, we should constantly be striving to not only uplift others but more importantly uplift OURSELVES. You are either your own biggest enemy or your own biggest fan. Learning to love your body is easy when you learn to accept, that not everyone will clap for you. We as woman need to learn to clap for the parts that no one else will clap for. Embrace the body you have and know that you are unique and beautiful regardless of what others might think.
The women I met that day, taught me that with self-love and confidence you will attract greatness into your life. What you put out, you will receive back. People are drawn to others who are accepting of themselves. Outside appearance no longer becomes a factor when your personality and confidence shines brighter than any negative comment thrown at you. Once you learn to accept yourself, it will no longer matter to you if others do.
Those who know me personally will know that I NEVER wear jeans, so you can only imagine the shock some might have when seeing this look post. Having said that, I decided it was time to challenge myself. I always had this misconception that my legs were too big for jeans and that it just wouldn’t look right for my body type. My challenge this month was to wear an item of clothing that made me feel vulnerable to my insecurities, and in return, I was hoping to overcome my fear of denim and more importantly put an end to this particular body shaming lie I told myself.
In conclusion, and as a result of this look post, I have overcome my denim fear. I have confidence in releasing these images and hope that I can inspire others to do the same in their own lives. I would like to challenge all woman to go out this month and be daring. Overcome your fears and embrace all your curves.
Haters might say it’s photoshopped…
When it comes to clothing, the fit is the most important factor. Donna has revolutionized plus size fashion when they introduced these perfectly fitted denim dungarees. From the moment my body made contact, my mind was set and sold. Not only are they comfortable, most importantly I feel super sexy in them and absolutely love how they hug my curves. I have learned to love my body.
About this look:
Dungaree – Donna
Heels – The Fix
Glasses – YDE
Photography – Tegan Smith Photography