Sunday, September 21, 2014

BODY IMAGE

Hey guys, I want to apologize for not posting for a while. I could make up excuses, but it doesn't matter. I've tried to blog from my iPhone, but it doesn't work that well.

anyway....
Today I have taken on Delightfully Tacky's challenge of sharing my story on body image. This post was blogged a few weeks ago, but I am going to do it today!


I, like everyone else in this world, have insecurities. Most of them are about my body. I will say that the media should be blamed for this, but the "media" is too broad of a word. TV, magazines, advertisements, movies, and runways are the biggest offenders of sending out negative body image, but recently pop songs have joined in on the hate. 

Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" has been especially bothering me. Celebs such as Ellen have praised her for singing about accepting your body. But ask yourself, is okay to make fun of other body types in the process? 
My answer is no. A song that uses the term "skinny b*tches" is not okay!! I want to help people to accept and love all body types, but not like this. I may be biased because I am considered to be thin, but I have had my share of hate as well.

Skinny-shaming is just as big of an issue as fat-shaming. I'm tired of people telling me that I'm too skinny and need to eat more! What if I had an eating disorder and a person said that to my face? I am grateful not to have an eating disorder, but I no longer tolerate these types of comments. I believe it's the same as someone saying "You're fat; you need to eat less." Although no one would say that because "fat" is considered a mean, dirty word.

 Women, girls (and men, too) shouldn't have to defend their bodies. I want to be confident, to FEEL confident, and not be pressured by anyone to change the way I see myself. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teen Rebellion









My best friend and I put on dark lipstick and took photos outside my house. It was 96 degrees today. We've known each other since kindergarten and I know I can trust her with anything. We'll be starting up our junior year of high school on Tuesday. 


We're rebels with a cause.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

I Was in a Fashion Show!






{Hair and styling by me; makeup by Ulta}

This past week I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend "Style School" at Fashion Camp OC in Irvine. I met friends who share a love for fashion, got a taste of the industry, and even a possible internship at their store! I styled 2 looks for the fashion show, that I also got to model.

The first look consists of a black t-shirt that we decorated according to a theme that we chose, mine was 90s-inspired. We then had to go to Claire's and pull accessories to match that theme. I chose a rainbow daisy headband, ying and yang bracelets, and a peace sign choker. I styled the look with my Forever 21 daisy shorts and my beloved Vans.

The second look was pulled from a boutique named Jasper Plum. I wore an over sized caramel sweater and a tight plaid skirt. (Which I could hardly move my legs in!!) I styled that look with my thrifted Michael Kors Wedges and a blue necklace, which I wasn't able to put on due to lack of time!

I was a crazy-fun experience that went by so fast! I would gladly do it all over again.