Love Thyself

So, I want to switch the topic up a little bit this time because I want to talk about fashion.

I am not an expert on fashion but I do like to know what is going on with trends and all of that fun stuff. Of course the first thing I notice is that the clothes and trends these designers show us are on models.  I am no model.  I am five foot girl just looking for some height, but I have also notices recent articles explaining how any trend can work for any body type.  Not going to lie but I appreciate articles like that. It’s as if the fashion world has taken a notice to us “non models” as Carrie Bradshaw would say.

I have also noticed the activism of body confidence.  Seeing women like Demi Lovato, Khloe Kardashian, and Jennifer Lawrence make a point about women’s’ bodies and how women are built differently is a fabulous thing to see. For me, seeing women in the spotlight promoting body confidence has me like our society a little bit more because it is a part of our society that makes a point to say uniqueness and individualism is something to be proud of and not something to be ashamed of.

I’m not going to body shame any body type because all women have gorgeous bodies.  When I was at college I lived with 11 different girls and we all different body types.  Some of us had more in common than others but the point is that we all found an appreciation for our bodies and for the bodies of our friends. It was interesting to see how we all still wanted something more, like I wanted to be skinner but then there were friends of mine that were the size I wanted to be but they didn’t like their hips or the fact that they didn’t have a but.  it’s ironic to see a thin girl and to me I think she has it all, but then to see she doesn’t, is interesting to see…

What isn’t interesting to see is how some people in the media feel the need to body shame people.  I kind of just want to be like “What’s the point?” Nothing is every accomplished when that happens. It’s just more negativity on realism and more positivity for the need to be “perfect.” Perfection is boring. Our flaws are what make us beautiful, unique, and real. I used this as a caption on my Instagram post and I did the #nomakeupmonday and I said “#nomakeupmonday because flaws are beautiful and being flawless is boring.”

#nomakeupmoday because flaws are beautiful and being flawless is boring
#nomakeupmoday because flaws are beautiful and being flawless is boring

4 thoughts on “Love Thyself

  1. Nomakeupmonday! I had never heard of that until reading this.
    I use to have such a hard time appreciating my body and flaws. Then you realize that no matter the body type you have or other features you are going to keep disliking something. It is best to just recognize them, embrace them, and remember your other features and qualities that you do like. So glad you brought this up today though. I was starting to criticize and this helped me take a step back! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Aw thank you for that! That is very sweet of you to say and I am happy this post helped you! I can’t say I came up with the hashtag tho…it’s something Demi lovato started! Follow her on Instagram…she is inspiring!

  2. This is great!
    I think a part of loving yourself is also respecting yourself. They kind of go hand in hand. I enjoyed your post a lot! I hope to see more soon 🙂

  3. Yes, love yourself! Flaws are what makes people interesting! But are they really flaws? Who told you they were flaws? These are the questions that get me very upset because I know they were dictated to me or is via the almighty SOCIETY. So NGN3 my very first follower they aren not flaws but what makes you, YOU!

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