Toofer (Two outfits in one)

I miss 30 Rock.. ūüôĀ Moving on… with a tear.

Blazer: Modest Mob Р$30 | Necklace: c/o Max & Chloe | Tank: J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar) | Jeans: Gap via thredUP (similar) | Sneakers: Forever 21 Р$10 (similar) | Total = $40

I wore this casual get-up a couple weekends ago when we had a sleepover at my in-laws’ house. We go there a few times each month and sometimes stay the night because it’s our second home…and they have a pool…and stocked fridge and pantry…and cable. It’s like, why did we leave again?? (To backtrack, we lived with them for a few months earlier this year while I was recovering from a C-section and so we’d have more time finding an apartment for our new family of tres.)

I realized right after I put this outfit on that I wore the same tank top and light blazer as I did here:

It just¬†goes¬†together, you know? And by “goes“, I mean that blazer is the lightest covering I have for this kind of weather. Come on…..FALL!
So I guess you can consider the outfit below as a casual after-church version??

K, moving on to the newest addition to my closet….these straight leg jeans. My very first pair. I’m calling them The New Boyfriend Jeans. They’re just as comfy but with a more fitted leg, so it doesn’t look like you’re actually wearing your boyfriend’s jeans. And they’re kind of my favorite right now and forever.

Hey! My¬†thredUP¬†code is still active! 35% off¬†and¬†free shipping for new customers when you use¬†CM35.Oh, and here are some pics of my baby in a hat because I couldn’t get enough of him on¬†my Insta. <3

And some more.¬†Story: ¬†My father-in-law thrifted this tiny armchair and bought it for Grey!! It’s the perfect size for him to lounge and watch his Saturday morning cartoons once a month and demand his milk. Please tell me I’m not the only one who sees a future teenage Grey.. Someone stop time!!!! :(:( I’m not ready.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Try not to die in this heat. For me.

Body Image Issues: How happy are you with your body?

 

A couple days ago I asked on¬†Facebook¬†and¬†Twitter¬†if anybody was truly satisfied with their body. The response was minimal, to say the least.. Well, lately, I’ve been thinking about body image issues…mostly because of my own insecurities. I gained five pounds from our¬†cruise¬†(Hello, desserts!!) as did Chase but he’s actually happy about it… That is a different story…
It made me think… I mean, I¬†know¬†I’m not fat or overweight. I’m skinny in a lot of people’s eyes but I¬†feel¬†fat. Part of it is because I used to be skinnier, e.g., before the cruise..!!! Another part is from what I’m shown and see on the internet, magazines, T.V., etc..
Why is that even though we know these things, we still feel the need to criticize others and ourselves? The human body is amazing!¬†My¬†body is amazing! I can run! I can do a real push up! Just one! For now! I don’t have any injuries that prevent me from doing anything! My body functions the way it should! It is healthy! Exclamation point! Shouldn’t we be amazed and grateful at that alone? There are many people out there, perhaps some even reading this, who don’t have good health. It is¬†so easy¬†to take it for granted right now.
Every time I say or think something bad about my body, I quickly tell myself that¬†I’m beautiful. I’m healthy. And, that’s all that matters.
 
DON’T let someone or something dictate how you should feel about your own body. It’s YOURS.¬†YOU are the one who ultimately has control over it, of course, as long as you nourish and care for it, physically and mentally.
A great comment from an article I posted about:
There are 3 different bone structures(small, average, large) then there’s 3 different body types(ectomorph/boney, Mesomorph/muscular, and endomorph/fat) and on top of that there are different body shapes(apple, pear, cone, ruler, hourglass) then there’s people with short legs and a long torso and people with long legs and a short torso. My point; WE ARE ALL DIFERENT AND WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFULL NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE WEIGH!!!
Now…it’s your turn. In the comments below, tell me and everyone else that you’re beautiful. Do it. I dare you. No, I don’t.. I take that back..¬†Do it for yourself.

A Most Favorite Color Scheme by Kristine

scarf from Japan; Tulle blouse; Urban Outfitters jeans ; Seychelles shoes

I love color. Every now and then, I try to do the chic dark-neutrals look…and I like how easy it is to look put together in those colors…but it just feels wrong to me. I¬†need¬†color in my outfit to make me feel bright and happy!
This outfit has one of my favorite color schemes in it: ¬†purple and red. Occasionally, I go crazy with colorblocking, but I decided to separate the two colors with jeans for a more subdued look. These red heels have been with me for the past few years or so; somehow they add a fun pop of color to almost every outfit. I think every girl should have a pair of red or red-orange shoes to spice up any blah outfit! The head scarf was added for a bit of an unexpected color. I always think it’s interesting to add an element that doesn’t¬†quite¬†match… (But then again, sometimes I remind myself of that crazy art teacher we all probably had in elementary school…)