Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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New, Spicy, Fun, Bold, Interesting… some of the many words that come to mind when I think of Fresh.

Me being the girl that I am, There’s just something about getting my nails done that just makes me feel… put together and complete. & Let’s face it, we use our hands everyday; all the time non stop. So why not take pride in how they look!  While many people overlook hand maintenance  because A. Not necessary for them or B. No desire. I on the hand enjoy it!

I haven’t always been this way I must admit. ( Blame it on my career choice) But I see multiple clients a day and must come off “well maintained” . So for me not only is it a must but it’s also a chance to express my personality and creativity. With that being said, nails have kind of turned into my niche and my go to activity to add some sass or freshness if you will .. to my everyday life to kind of spice things up!

Whether it’s bright colors, bold charms or outrageous designs; the statement is yours to make. So say what you want, express yourself and rock it!

& If all else fails… here’s a few choice words from my wise mentor.

If they hate, then let them hate & watch the money pile up ” – Curtis James Jackson III

– Liv

***** So now that you know about my nerdy nail obsession and how it keeps me feeling fresh for days, I’d love to hear about what makes all of you feel the same!

Inspiration here 

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Affordable Fashion Part 1

🙂 So today I figured I would keep it short and sweet.

Being a girl, I feel like wanting to have pretty things and shopping is just in our DNA. ( maybe not for all of us but most. Although I do think that all girls do love these things some just don’t know where to start or find what speaks to them.)

Maybe that explains my excessive online shopping habit and Sephora addiction.

For the past week I’ve been scouting around trying to find the perfect pair of Plus Size Boots that actually fit and some cute staple pieces for work. ( Stay tuned for that Haul Post! )

& I personally have so many favorite stores I love to check out and that got me thinking about what other majestical stores I don’t even know exist! So I thought I would share some of my personal Go to stores!

1. My personal favorite . Forever21 .// Not Only do they have stuff for almost everyone! Young, Male, Female, Plus! But they actually have a lot of affordable  stuff ( I’m usually a clearance shopper ) It’s a Win win in my eyes!!

& the accessories department is one of my favorites! ( especially the rings & hair clips! )

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2. It’s Growing on me, Torrid..// I usually come here to look at .s h o e s. and  .a c c e s s o r i e s.  During Holidays I find that they have the best options for Plus Size Costumes and Accessories. I will say shoes wise, order a half-size up! ** They have the best clearance sales so always keep a look out for discount codes before making any final purchases.

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( Current Sale Discount Code : ” BOGO50CLR” )

3. New on my exploring list; Modcloth ! They have clothes for everyone as well & lots of cool random stuff ( imagine Target meets vintage cool shit. )! They are modern with a hint of vintage , so you’ll have fun exploring around their site. Make sure to click around. & I just read an article that they are getting more designers for Plus Sizes as well so keep a look out for that! ** Comment or Tweet me and I can send you a 15$ off coupon for your purchase. ( yay free money ) Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 3.11.49 PM

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4. My Secret Place, 599Fashion. Here’s the thing, Everything in here is 5.99 OR LESS. Yes you read that right, five dollars and ninety nine cents OR LESS. I like to keep this place in my arsenal, It’s VERY affordable but definitely hit & miss quality wise and style choice wise. I’ve gotten a lot of amazing pieces from this place, lots of my go to cardigans or cute work shirts, great quality. But every now  and then you may get a dud; not so average piece . Think along the lines of D.E.B quality.

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**Beware: Clothes go fast on here, so if you see it.. GET IT. If you like it a lot; get two! Learn from my mistakes. They don’t restock! Once It’s gone, no chance! 

-Liv

Have any recommendations for me? Tell me your go to places! I’d love to check them out!

.// Comment below & let me know! 

( + 2 majestic points for unintentional rhyming ! )

Motivation; Carpe that fucking Diem.

Let me just tell you Today was the first day I’ve been to the gym in two weeks. As shitty as that is to admit to myself because I was doing so good; It’s time to face the truth.  But I went and I worked out. Had my delicious spark ( which makes life so much easier )

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& Here I am  multitasking  by blogging and cooking. So I’m pretty much a badass. Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker are pretty jealous of my skills. Maybe I’ll share a food blog later.

So back to the point.// Motivation. It’s there! You have it! Everyone has a reason they need to just stick with it.

I hate when people say  ” O screw it! I already ate something bad today; might as well just eat whatever else I want now!”

{ NO! DO NOT do that! Just because you slip up and accidentally use ranch dressing or whatever it may be doesn’t mean your whole day is ruined ; just keep sticking to it. It’s a lot easier to burn off the calories from an accidental pop than it is from a whole day of eating shit. /endrant }

Find your motivation and focus on it, focus on it even more in-depth. Make it bigger and use it to your advantage; think of all the possibilities!

1. Find it . 2. Give it all you have. 3. Give yourself a deadline or goal. 4. Never stop. 5.Repeat.

For me my motivation mentally is happiness and contentment but physically my motivation is the Caribbean. You read that right , I’m going to the C a r r i b b e a n.  In November ,  126 days to be exact.  For a destination wedding!!! ( no not mine silly ) 

It will be my first adult trip/vacation by myself. I was pretty nervous about it but I’ll worry about that when the time comes.  Applying for my passport was pretty easy in fact. Ugh.  Here I go again getting sidetracked . So YES Caribbean = motivation.

I want to look and feel fucking fabulous, have confidence. Not worry about how I’m looking in a swimsuit with a t-shirt over it to hide myself. I want to live in the moment and experience everything around me! This might be my only time that ill be in the Dominican Republic! I want to carpe that fucking diem  to the fullest extent! & maybe meet an adorable local to talk to me in a foreign language and fall in love with for 5 majestical days ( HA ) .

So I will use this at my motivation for the next 126 days and own that shit. ( Post pics along the way )

Use it to my advantage, when you have motivation you want that ‘thing’ so bad! Make it yours! Go after it & never stop!

But most importantly remember that you are not alone, ever.

Just because you can’t find resources sometimes and it may not be the easiest doesn’t mean they do not exist. And if by chance they really don’t, make them yourself. Remember that you control your life, no one else does. No one is going to give you the life you want ( if that was the case I’d be a immortal 22-year-old with a dancer’s body married to Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling would be my side boyfriend & Ellen DeGeneres and I would be sipping margaritas in her backyard every weekend.)

You have to MAKE the life you want.It took me a long time to figure that out. I’m finally here though on my journey of life and I don’t plan on quitting till I get to my destination.

**This isn’t just motivation words for weight-loss . I’m speaking in every aspect of life; work,health,dreams,goals.

As my wise mentor Miley once said ” We can’t stop, we won’t stop

– Liv

Question of the day:  What is YOUR Motivation? and for what?

Doing It Plus Sized

Cupcakes, chips, pop .. name it all. I Loved it & well lets be honest I still do. Chips might be my weakness; it’s the crunch factor. Got to have it. BUT I don’t need it that’s for sure.

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Hi. You can call me Liv.

I’ve been plus sized my whole life, well maybe except when I was the cuttest mad little turd running around at the age of 5. But other than that, over weight for as long as I could remember. I’ve been through it all .. name calling, untreated depression , hopeless, binge eating , diets , the whole thing. Jr.High & H.S weren’t the best but bareable due to my semi niceness and somewhat comedic personality.

Pretty much my whole life I’ve tried to ignore who  I was or becoming, out of sight out of mind.. but one can only ignore mirrors for so long or take sooo many high angled selfiess before they have to face reality. I will never be skinny, nor do I want to be. But I WILL be fit and healthy I can promise you that.

Instead of trying to fight and ignore who I am ; like its some big secret… I’m going to accept and embrace it ! I AM A  YOUNG PLUS SIZED WOMAN. & Even though  I am such,  I CAN STILL LOOK DAMN GOOD and I have every right to do so!

Skinny does not define sexy, CONFIDENCE defines sexy!

I would have loved to have someone show me that its okay to be plus size when I was younger and how to dress myself and what styles suited me.  & WHERE to buy such clothes and accessories! But no such luck, theres so much I want to do with this blog, Show you PS Girls to love yourself, YOU CAN look just as good as those skinny bitches!

It’s okay to be happy with who you are and its okay to accept who you are.

You are not alone, I am  here to help and guide you style wise, Ive been there and done that!

Like I said I am overweight and PlusSize , I’m on my weightloss journey to a healthy me but am aware I will never be a size 2 ! I just wish to be a happy and healthy woman AND work it for all my plus sized woman out there!

Accept what you cannot change, Change what you cannot accept.

– Liv