When I was in my twenties I would buy my clothes on what caught my eye at the mall as we all do. In my thirties, I gained 212 pounds 😱 finding clothes I liked was not easy. One day a beautiful friend of mine took a photo of us to my horror I looked like her mom! I realized then I had no style and did not care much for how I looked, it was time to change this.
Hello, there beautiful friends! In today’s episode, I wanted to talk about fashion, the way I perceive it. Short post 😇 how are you? I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here reading me. 💜
The year was 2014 I was overweight and felt unhappy about this. When my friend took that photo I thought to myself. Do I lose weight first and change my clothing style after?
I’m big… No clothes will look good on me 😔 I was bummed in negative thoughts. But thank goodness a voice inside said no! change your style now! you’ll look beautiful no matter how big you are.
The first thing I did was to think about how I wanted to look and feel what would be my style? I wanted to look elegant, classy, feminine, and sexy 🤪 and a bit different from the trends, meaning if all stores are into floral prints I would want the opposite that will have my requirements.
On f course, I would love those high-end brands that cost an arm and a leg isn’t that the dream! Sadly the majority of us can’t afford that. But we my beauties don’t need a high-end brand to tell us our worth or that we are above others. As long as you have your style and you feel beautiful that’s all that matters. 😊
For curvy women as I was I found Khol’s to be very good with me they truly had outfits that matched my style. Another store that I love is Desigual this is a European store present in the malls and online.
I know is hard for curvy women to find cute clothes but if you look around trust me you will find them. And you can find beautiful affordable brands.
Now that I have found my style the next thing to change was my appearance in the sense of styling my hair, put on makeup, and strive always to look my best.
Many women do not give importance to their appearance for many reasons I’ve heard why dressing up to go to work or I only dress up and put makeup on when going out at night. I respect that but I firmly believe to look always the best. Like Coco Chanel said “being well dressed is a beautiful form of politeness. We are visual animals everything enters through the eyes how you look will be noticed 😉
Just a few years ago I lost weight a lot of weight 😊 nothing wrong with being curvy as long you are happy. In my case, I wasn’t. Nowadays some or most of the clothing stores are embracing all types of bodies in a variety of sizes which makes me so happy.
Some of the stores I like:
- New York & Company. My favorite! 🥰
- Forever 21. Yes if you look you’ll find something worthy for a 40+-year-old woman like me haha.
- Rainbow. Just like forever 21.
- And any store that will have my Style doesn’t matter if we have an unknown brand like a small boutique.
Here are some photos of how I dressed last week.
On my Instagram, I post every day the Makeup look of the day and now I am including how I dressed for the day when possible. I will also attempt a Fashion reel on Tuesday I try to do a small vid every Tuesday for Instagram. 🙈 I wrote this in the past hi! So for you would be tomorrow if is Monday or today it is Tuesday. The link to my Instagram is below on my page.
In the end my loves I’m not here to tell you how to dress but to tell you to dress in your style that makes you happy. Bring out that gorgeous being you are. No brand dictates your worth ok!
See you on the next episode Monday. To my, Spanish loves come see me on Tuesdays. I will review Makeup palettes and do looks for you. Not sure yet which one I will start with haha Stay tuned.
- What is your favorite clothing store?
- What is your style?
Note: Not sponsored or affiliated just my opinions. 😇