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Outfit of the Day: HKM Pants

One of my goals for the blog is to do more editorial shoots as opposed to standard outfit photos. What I love most about editorials is that I can be a little more creative in my approach, and let’s be honest, standard outfit posts can get really boring.
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Outfit of the Day: Atlanta Adventures with Lindsay Thomaston, Part 2

I’m back with part two of my outfit photo session with Lindsay Thomaston. I had an absolute blast hanging out with her in Atlanta (be sure to go to Java Cats next time you’re in the city, that place is magical!), it was so wonderful to meet a like-minded fashion blogger who is as ultra feminist and authentic as I am. It’s back to work again, so I’ll be keeping this post short and sweet.
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Outfit of the Day: Atlanta Adventures with Lindsay Thomaston

My fellow anxious babes, you would be so proud of me. I not only shot outfit photos in another city, but I shot with a brand new photographer that I’d never met before! This may seem small, but if you have social anxiety, this is a huge fucking deal.

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Outfit of the Day: Sassy Sweatshirt by Valfré + Magazine Launch!

 I’m back with another shoot from Pale Girl Photography! I absolutely ADORE shooting with Taylor, she perfectly understands my blog aesthetic and really knows how to capture that film-like appearance with digital equipment. It’s hard to believe we’ve only known each other a few months, I truly feel like we were destined to cross paths both as colleagues and as friends.

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Outfit of the Day: Springtime Sunsets with Frenchie Vintage (Sponsored)

I know I talk about this a lot (or maybe not enough??), but anxiety is a bitch.  Even with Adavan I still feel like I’m struggling to be a normal, functioning human being on certain days.  Having anxiety when you are in a field like fashion or blogging where you’re expected to be a ~people person~ makes it incredibly difficult to find the willpower to network. (Also, does anybody else feel like “network” is such a dirty word?? Like, meeting people for the sole purpose of working together, it seems like such a bizarre social construct and sort of a nauseating byproduct of capitalism??)

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Outfit of the Day: 90s Meets Boho with Frenchie Vintage (Sponsored)

I have quite a lot on my plate this week, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet 💞

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Outfit of the Day: Prism Power with h0les Eyewear

Happy New Year, everyone! I think the general consensus is that the world is glad 2016 (which will now be referred to as The-Year-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named) is over.

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Outfit of the Day: Dandy Boutique Retro Dress + Discount Code! (Sponsored)

I am SO excited to announce my recent collaboration with Dandy Boutique, a quirky clothing and accessories store based in downtown Charleston. I met owner Holly recently, and she suggested that I stop by the store to pick out some outfits to feature on my blog. Dandy Boutique carries amazing independent brands such as Sugarhill Boutique, Dear Creatures, and BC Footwear, so I leapt at the opportunity for a partnership!

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Outfit of the Day: That Introvert Life Featuring Lazy Oaf

I came to a realization recently that my blog is seriously lacking a diverse color palette, and that’s truly a shame because I LOVE bold, bright colors despite the monochromatic vibes my site puts out.  When I saw this bright pink “Introvert” smock-fit sailor dress on Lazy Oaf‘s site, I realized that there has never been a piece of clothing that speaks more deeply to who I am as a person (that INFJ life, tho). Read More

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Outfit of the Day: Koulture Collective Jumpsuit at Brown’s Court Bakery

 So it’s come to my attention that ass is, like, all the rage these days.  Whether it’s because of that iconic Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine cover or simply because more people are proudly showing off their bodies, I’m pretty glad that it happened, and this amazing Koulture Collective jumpsuit made of stretch denim really hugs my curves (yes, all of them) in the best possible way.  I’d like to give a shoutout to Stephanie Stein Photography for making my butt look as luxurious as ever, even if it does mean creepers are coming out of the woodwork on Facebook.

 

Since I first started experiencing symptoms of depression a few years back, my body has been through several dramatic transformations.

 

At my worst bouts, I was using food as a tool to cope with my feelings of worthlessness, emptiness, sadness, lethargy, and suicide. I went from a size 2 to a size 8 and gained 40 pounds, and for a long time I felt like my dramatic shift in weight was an inside joke among my peers.  Fast forward to years later as I’m experiencing a period of peak anxiety, and the 40 pounds I gained falls off at a rapid pace–only, my body still wasn’t what it was before I put on the weight.  Even worse, people were complimenting me on losing weight in such an unhealthy and mentally exhausting way, I felt horrible about myself and my body, and it’s part of what kept me from blogging for close to a year (the other part being a sheer lack of funds–isn’t it great being a millennial?)

 

 

Now that I’m taking an antidepressant, seeing a therapist regularly, and striving to make better choices for both my physical and mental health, I’m starting to see my body differently.  Instead of seeing a bloated gut (FYI: I have endometriosis and no amount of exercise will make that go away), thick thighs, and an uneven reddened skin tone speckled with acne, I’m instead starting to see a healthy, enlightened young woman who feels confident in her patchy Irish skin and is proud of her juicy, round bottom while making great strides in various aspects of her life, having come a long, LONG way from where she was a year ago.

 

 

Every day, women are told they aren’t beautiful enough, they aren’t smart enough, they aren’t thin enough, they aren’t cool enough–and quite frankly, I don’t want to add to that conversation. I want to support my fellow women in whatever ways possible; if me flaunting a booty-hugging bodysuit empowers my readers in some way and makes them feel less self-conscious about the bod they’re rocking, then HELL YEAH! I’m all for it.  Like RuPaul says, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else? (CAN I GET AN AMEN??!!)”

 

Outfit details:

Denim Jumpsuit – Koulture Collective
*PSA: I’m only 5’3″ so my mom had to hem this jumpsuit for me.*
Heeled Boots – Urban Outfitters
Chandelier Earrings – H&M
Cold Bitch Brew iPhone 6S Plus case – Valfré
Gold Beaded Clutch – Vintage (It was a gift from a friend when she was living in Austin ♥)

‘Til next time, kittens!

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