Fashion

Fashion has always played a huge role in my life.  When I weighed over 500 pounds, Fashion was non-existant in my life.  I had to buy and wear what would fit from online retailers.

Celebrating Small Goals and Achievements is Important; Pink and White Striped Skirt Flash Back To Our Engagement Party

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        Pink Striped Skirt When I found this pink striped skirt in the store I almost broke down. I had to get it because it was a great reminder to celebrate reaching small goals.  On Christmas Eve, 2013, Kevin and I got engaged in front of the Disneyland castle.  It was such a special and magical moment that I will never forget.  At that time I had already lost over 100 pounds but was still struggling with my body image and still had more than 200 pounds to lose.  I had never felt more determined to reach my goals and I promised myself that I would have the wedding of my dreams and NOT have to have a wedding dress custom made for me because I could not find one that fit.  We went home and immediately started planning our engagement party.  I was so excited to be engaged to my best friend and celebrate with my loved ones this special moment in our lives. Engagement Party Planning When we were planning our engagement party, I found super cute invitations.  It showed a man in a suit and bow tie, and the girl in a pink and white striped skirt.  I thought it would be so cute to have Kevin and I dress to look like the invites.  Kevin found a light blue jacket and pants that matched perfectly.  I, on the other hand, could not find a pink and white stripe skirt that fit me.  It felt like I looked everywhere and…


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True Beauty is Found Within Yourself || Gal Meets Glam Collection Launch

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            I know I always say, losing weight is so much more than just losing weight.  I say it all the time because it is so true for me.  Losing over 300 pounds has taught me a lot about myself.  It has taught me not only healthy habits and how to live a healthier lifestyle, but it also taught me just that…that losing weight is so much more than just losing weight. When I was on my journey, I used to only focus on the number.  I used to be so obsessed with how much weight I lost, and how low the number was getting.  I depended on that number in order to determine my weight loss success and happiness. But what I did not realize, is that while I was transforming on the outside, a bigger transformation was happening on the inside.  A transformation that I would not fully learn or appreciate until I stopped depending on what that number said. I eventually realized that my weight loss journey was more than just about losing weight.  It changed from wanting to lose weight, to wanting to have a better relationship with my body, myself and with food.  It turned into not depending on the number on the scale to determine how I felt about myself.  All of the decisions I was making were to better improve my overall mental and physical wellbeing and getting me towards living a life that was my own, a life I had…


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Woman Crush Wednesday || Q & A Featuring; Jocelyn of Dress Me Blonde

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       I believe that along this journey called life, we sometimes meet people who are placed in our path for a reason.  They are either meant to be in our lives to help us, guide us and in some capacity make us stronger. I am so grateful for everything and everyone who I have crossed paths with on my journey.  Some I would not like to pass by again, but others I feel so thankful that for whatever reason they are in my life and a part of my journey. With all of that being said, I would like to share with you my Woman Crush Wednesday, or just crush every day to be honest.  I have NO IDEA how we found each other in this huge World, but I remember when Dress Me Blonde (Jocelyn)  started showing me support on my Instagram.  I remember she stood out because of the amount of love she was showing me.  When I went her page, I was shocked. This may make me sound crazy but she was one of the first “fashion bloggers” to follow me and at the time, me only being a weight loss page I was blown away that someone like her found inspiration and motivation from me…ME!  I used to look up to fashion bloggers and hope to someday be able to not only buy their clothes but eventually share with the world my love for fashion too.  Being over 500 pounds, I never thought that fashion blogging would…


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It’s Never Too Late for Happily Ever After but It Starts with Self-Love

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                      Today I am heading off to watch two friends get married and I am so excited!  I love weddings and watching the celebration of love.  It is safe to say that I just love, love!  There was a time in my life where I dreaded going to weddings and I thought that no one would ever love me for me.  I know weddings can be hard for others too and they can make you feel alone, sad, and left with a feeling that you will never be able to find that kind of love. “love will never find me” I know what it feels like to feel alone and that no one loves you.  That no one can possibly love you for you.  For me, I thought that love would never find me because I was not good enough.  I was too “fat” and who would ever want to date a fat girl, let alone get married to one.  I used to think that until I lost weight, or changed my personality ( I am kinda shy believe it or not) and just completely changed who I was that I would be alone forever.  Because who could ever love me? I am not alone The sad part of this is that I know I am not alone in thinking like this.  The amount of messages and comments and emails I get from others telling me that their weight is holding them back…


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