Thirty, Flirty and Thriving

 

Oh hey there thirty year old! When did I get here? I feel like it was just my 18th birthday yesterday. I don't know about you, but saying you're thirty kinda makes you feel like an adult...officially. Don't get me wrong I definitely have a lot more to learn (like a lot), but I've never felt more sure about myself and where I'm headed at this point in my life . I think back to the high school version of me, and while my close friends saw me as this outgoing, funny, and confident teenager. The truth was, I really didn't feel that confident. I was just good at hiding it. There were so many times that I hid myself in the background, because I was afraid of being judged or laughed at for being the "plus size girl". I created this safe little bubble where I kept myself, and as long as I didn't venture out of that little bubble I would be fine right? Well if only life where that simple. As I started to grow and mature I began to develop many dreams and aspirations. I was completely obsessed with fashion. I used to watch fashion shows and collect all of the fashion magazines to make little collages in my room. When I was growing up, there were very limited fashion options for plus sized girls. The day that I discovered Lane Bryant while school shopping with my mom I literally cried in the fitting room. At night, I would have dreams of owning a fashion boutique and dressing beautiful models that looked like me. Deep down inside I knew that I couldn't continue to live like this.  This safe bubble that I created for myself would have to eventually pop. So I decided to reach out and grab on to the potential that I knew was inside of me. I made a plan, surrounded myself with like minded people, and opened my mind and heart to take the journey. Releasing the stigma of being afraid to be the plus size girl and instead embraced being the plus size girl. Was it easy? Hell NO! Learning to love yourself and your body in a world where they are constantly telling you to change it isn't easy at all.Trust me, it has been a wild ride, one that has had many tears, learning moments, but also many moments of joy. If you would've told me 10 years ago, that I would not only travel but attend Paris Fashion Week, or start a business, or even post photos of myself. I would have said, "oh there is no way that will happen!". The crazy thing is though, it did happen. Everyday I count my blessings and take time to be thankful for the awesome things that I have experienced, but guess what? I'm still on that journey!  I created Curvaceous Lush to empower women to embrace their curves in all aspects of their lives. I'm here to tell you to go on that trip, wear that outfit, and to be uniquely you! Don't you dare let anyone tell you differently! So what are you waiting for? Come and join me let's take this journey together! #indulge

xo,

 

Curvaceous Lush

 


 

 

 

We can be curvy, fashion-forward, and fabulous! #jointhemovement