My brain has been thinking hard about this. I always start a new year with a resolve to work out again. I go through the spurts. This summer, when I had lots of free time and was broke, I worked my ass out like no tomorrow. I started slacking off when I got back in to the stress and hectic-ness that is teaching. I read something where someone said they love New Year's because it's like a new slate, a fresh beginning. That is it too! I love being able to start the year off right with new goals and commitments (even if I don't always follow through with them). I'm getting off topic though.
I love reading fashion blogs. I don't consider myself the most fashionable and feel that I have to dress based on more comfort than style on most days. It doesn't help that I've had no fashion budget within the past year. For me, fashion blogs start to get depressing after a while. I feel that I surround myself with beautiful, skinny girls. Of course there is not a thing wrong with being skinny. It just doesn't help me to really love myself and the body I have. Not loving myself and my body (or the clothes in my closet) has negatively affected my attitude within the past...3 years? I haven't really been happy with my body in quite a while. I need to change that. I can change that. I need to make this a lifestyle change. I can't keep going through the spurts. As so many women and girls are scared to do, I'm throwing out my weight for accountability. On January 3, when I started over again, I started at 139 pounds. This is high for my height. It's not the highest I've been in the past three years, but certainly not the lowest. My goal is to get back down to 120. I can do it. Running will help. I've cut out drinking during the week (unless I replace it with a non-drinking weekend day) and am trying to count my calories again.
I believe this became more of a venting session. Every woman has qualms with her body and her looks. I'll never be a "fashion blogger," and I don't want to be. I do want to be confident and happy with myself...and isn't that everyone's ultimate goal? Clothes exude that confidence for some of us, creativeness for others. For me, it's fitting into that size 6 pair of jeans. I got this! Sort of an off base posting... On the positive side and to show how much I do love reading my fashion blogs, here are some of my fav fashion bloggers!
Kara from Destined for Now. How cute is she?! Kara makes a lot of her own clothing pieces. She has such a cute sense of style. She a teacher in-progress, and I attempt to utilize her as my inspiration for school-appropriate outfits.
Carrie from this free bird. I sort of have a girl crush on Carrie. She really is a free bird. I adore her casual and fun fashion. Her openness in writing makes you feel like you have an immediate connection with her...you can just relate.
Jentine from my edit. Jentine is a thrifter extraordinaire! I feel like her fashion is so original. She has so much variety in her outfits. She's just stunning. When I build up the fashion budget, I will be coveting some of her outfits.
These are just a few of my many favs. Who are your fav fashion bloggers?