Saturday, August 3, 2013

Emerald and Lace

Hey y'all! I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging. I've really missed you guys! And, let's be honest, the internet as well. I will freely admit that I am totally addicted. So much of my identity has been developed online-- in a good way, I swear-- by seeing other fat positive folks represented. It does wonders for my own self esteem and the way that I look at myself. When I spend too much time away from those types of images, the bad, hyper-critical thoughts about myself start to creep in.

Today's look is pretty simple, but it was significant to me because lately I haven't been feeling the greatest about myself. But feeling the cool, lush grass beneath my bare feet for the first time in a long time was so soothing. I think the peace of our new place is really affecting me in a positive way-- and looking through the photos I snapped for this look, I think it's pretty evident in me as well. Seeing myself so relaxed and (in my humble opinion) beautiful has really boosted my spirits. :)

hi-lo lace hem dress, ross. glasses,

It just goes to show you that learning to love yourself is always an ongoing thing. You never really reach a point where you love yourself unconditionally, all of the time. It's a process that you have to actively work at, some days more than others. But I can honestly say that I feel happier with myself than I ever have at any point in my life. I look back at old photos of me and all I can see is the shame I felt all of the time, the way I tried to hide my body and make myself small. I have really come a long way from then, and for that I'm very grateful.


  1. You look gorgeous, and so does that dress! :)

  2. Love it! You're so darn cute in your bare feet.

  3. So proud of you Laurs. You are gorgeous!