The weather is finally cooling down and starting to feel like Fall! When I say “cooling down”, I actually mean anything but the 90 degree Florida temps. What better way to transition than with light-weight tops and long flowy bottoms.Stein Mart is stepping up their game and is now carrying your favorite premium brands! Their newest capsule collection, The Platforminclude signature pieces for everyday wear. For this minimalist look, I am wearing Nanette Lepore's wide leg trousers! I paired it with a crisp, tailored blouse and matching sneakers. Be sure to check out more styles at Stein Mart! Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Stein Mart. All my opinions are my own.
Fall is here and it's all about warm, neutral tones! For this outfit, I am wearing a vintage top, a circle skirt, and a pair of Rag and Bone ankle boots. I paired this girly outfit with Vera Bradley's "Big Sky" leather backpack for a laid-back, casual feel. Modern, statement accessories are a must for the new season. This stylish backpack is ideal for everyday wear and will certainly be on heavy rotation for me this year!
Who says beauty has to come in only one shape, one color, or one cup size? That’s right, I’m talking about breasts! Boobies, ta-tas, melons, hooters, knockers, whatever you like to call them.
Personally, I’m not as well endowed as those swimsuit models you see in magazines. Growing up, it was always embedded in my mind that to be beautiful you need to have large, perky, perfect breasts. I got those messages from television, magazines, Internet, and even my peers.
I’m comfortable in my own skin now, but like all women, there are still times when I experience moments of self-consciousness. As women, we’re bombarded everyday with images of what it means to be “sexy.” We’re told that only women with perfect breasts can look hot in a swimsuit, that men only care about big boobs, and that somehow, women who don’t fit this mold aren’t desirable.
This causes women to lose their voice because they feel unsexy, to contemplate breast implants, and to avoid the beach in the summer. These are feelings that stay with young women and girls, even as we grow into our own skin, because there are reminders are literally everywhere of how we are “supposed” to look.
I have grown to realize it doesn’t matter what body type I have or how big or small my breasts are. I’ve learned to love and embrace my body the way it is. Changing the size of my breasts today would feel foreign because this is the body that I’ve grown to love. I wouldn’t want to have my ta-tas any other way! And that is the message we should be teaching young girls and young women! Our uniqueness is what makes us beautiful, and that goes for our breasts too!
Dove recently launched the #MyBeautyMySay video campaign, empowering women to rise above beauty limits and not let beauty standards keep them from reaching their full potential. In the campaign video, 9 women share their stories about standing up against negative criticism directed at their own unique beauty. It’s such an inspiring and compelling campaign!
Let’s change what people perceive as beautiful. Breasts are not always perfectly symmetrical. Some are large and some are small. Some sit high and some sit low. We should all encourage positivity and not put limitations on each other’s beauty. As women, we should strive to motivate, inspire, and empower each other!
Please join me in Dove’s powerful movement and share your own story with the hashtag #MyBeautyMySay on social media!
This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Dove blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”