Body Positive Post #5: Blogger Feature #JGTHBodyPositivity

Wow, I’ve really fallen behind on these body positive posts
here on the blog.  I greatly apologize
everyone!  For today’s post I’m going to introduce another blogger who’s one post really caught my attention.  Adriele from Style Assisted has allowed me to share the article that I truly fell in love with.  I’m not going to lie with the
hustle and bustle of the holiday season along with all of the food it’s hard to
stay on top of these body positive posts, let alone try and be positive about my
own body.  I’m pretty sure a lot of
people are on the same boat as me but the holidays always make me gain
weight.  No matter how much I try, I
really can’t resist the delicious food. 
Even though I gained weight, it was totally worth satisfying my taste

Ok, now I want to move on to the blogger feature!  This is Adriele from Style Assisted.  I came across this post and I had to share it for this whole body positive theme.  This goes along with the last Body Positive theme about the power of makeup, you can read that here.  I also added a little blurb (ok, maybe most of her post haha) from her original post because her message is exactly what I’m trying to get across here with my post.  So enjoy and don’t forget to head on over to her blog and say hello!

I’m not saying that I look horrible or anything, but every time I go to Target without makeup on, I run into like 16 people I know. (Isn’t that always the way?) Undoubtedly one of those 16 will ask if I feel ok. To be fair I look quite different with eye makeup on, as my eyelashes are red/clear- i.e. invisible.
Can I get an amen from my redhead/blonde friends with light lashes?
BUT, I get it. I look different. Here’s the deal- I’m ok with it. At 33 years old, I have finally learned to be ok with my freckles, invisible lashes, sensitive skin that breaks out the SECOND I put on a product it doesn’t like (wrinkles AND acne, growing old is GREAT, haha), incredibly pale skin and dark circles under my eyes. No matter how much sleep I get, this is what they look like- benefits of fair/translucent skin.
Also, I’m a mom. There are days (a LOT of days) that Ian comes home to find me in the same sweats and hoodie that I was in when he left for work. Being put together allllllllll the time is exhausting. So let me be the first to tell you- you have a pass. Ladies, if you feel like rocking sweats for an entire day- do it. If you feel like not wearing makeup- do it.
Life is hard enough as is, without us putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves. I am ALL for looking appropriate in appropriate situations (read: leggings are NOT PANTS), but cut yourself some slack. The part I love the most about being a stylist is helping people feel better about themselves. More “put together.” I am not going to shame you into feeling like you need to wake up 2 hours early and primp every day. I have NEVER been that person, ask anyone who knows me. I want you to look and feel amazing, but if you’re having a day and you just need a break, take it! Haha, if you’re having a YEAR, take it. Just know that I’m here to encourage you. No one is perfect and I know that social media tends to show the “highlight reel” for most (especially us bloggers) and that can lead to others feeling insecure or inadequate. Just know we all have our struggles- whether that be weight, acne, hair issues, body issues, whatever. No one is perfect, I promise.
P.S. If you want to join in on this movement/topic and don’t have a blog just post on Instagram using the hashtag in the title #JGTHBodyPositivity or tag me @JerseyGirlTexanHeart I’d love to read your stories too!


4 thoughts on “Body Positive Post #5: Blogger Feature #JGTHBodyPositivity”

  1. Thanks for sharing girl! It's so important for us to remember that makeup isn't everything and to have a positive body image! Thank you for being such a fantastic role model for everyone! 🙂

  2. What a lovely piece by Adriele and one that is so well written! I agree that bumping into people you know when not wearing makeup is pretty much inevitable – and yes, no one is perfect, and one a comforting thought that is as we're all in the same boat 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  3. Thank you for sharing part of that post, it was a good read!

    And I agree entirely. There are more important things than perfect makeup and perfect outfits. Some days just call for staying at home in PJs, and it's perfectly fine to have those kinds of days! Or weeks, or whatever! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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