Monday, June 11, 2018

Cheers to Self Love & Body Acceptance

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Dress: BooHoo Plus |  Heels: Payless (old), similar | Bag: Bloomingdale's, similar HERE
Hair: HerGiven Hair Kinky Clip-ins

Happy Monday dolls! Welcome back to the blog boos! Today, I want to chat about something pretty personal that's been weighing on me heavy for some time now. You want to know the REAL reason I stopped blogging? In all honesty, it's because I got FAT! I feel like I've sugar coated it in posts and make a joke about it in passing. My way of deflecting or hiding my own insecurity. If I make a joke about it or act like it hasn't happened you won't notice this size 16 frame. Hmmmm yeah ok, girl. 

Here are some pictures I took this weekend and although I felt good in this look and better than I had in months being out in public, when I checked this pics I wanted to crawl back into my sweats and hide. Normally, I would take these pics and NEVER post them on my social media and quietly untag myself if friends posted them on theirs but enough with that! Something has got to give and I CAN NOT hide forever. I just celebrated a birthday last week and life is just too damn short to not LIVE yo life! So in honor of my new commitment to just LIVE, Naja, I'm posting the pics and keeping all the tags!

If we've learned nothing else this week with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, depression and mental health is so so important to keep in check. I have found myself fighting this battle quite a bit in recent years and it's something that you must FIGHT against every day. It's not easy and anyone who says that it is, is a WHOLE LIE! You have to combat the negative thoughts with positive affirmations, surround yourself with good people, avoid the darkness at all costs and chase your light (joy) relentlessly. It's a battle doll, but YOU are worth it! 

Until next post, stay encouraged and stay beautiful!


  1. This is so lovely, I love the attitude in this picture.

    1. Thank you lady, I was feeling my lil pink dress!!

  2. I think you're beautiful. I know the problem of gaining weight and wanting to hide. Been there, done that, still struggling with that. It's a 'whole life--all of me--not just the weight' journey, one step at a time. We can do this!

  3. Ain't that the truth! It truly does affect so many parts of your life, not just weight. Praying for you ad your journey lady, we got this!!

  4. I totally appreciate your transparency with your weight gain and mental health. I beat myself up constantly about my weight and why I of all people, have to have depression. But, one thing I've learned, it's ok to fall down sometimes, just as long as you don't stay there!

  5. This post made me feel seen. I have been reading your blog since 2012!

  6. Weight or not, dem legs are still epic and that attitude is still fierce! Thanks for being so transparent. Reader of the blog since day 1, will continue reading till you hang up the towel ... which I hope you never do!

  7. These pictures are great! The dress looks fantastic on you. :)

  8. I started following you on Bloglovin' at least 4 years ago. I hadn't been on there in sometime so I was happy to see you were still active when I logged on. Funny thing is, I didn't even notice your weight gain (no joke). I noticed your outfit (Guns N Roses). I always thought you had great sense of style and a great attitude. Thank you so much for this post! I gained weight too and I think that it has been holding me back from so much! You inspired me tonight girl. Keep up the good work!


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