Perfectly imperfect | Body Positivity

When I posted the above selfie, I’ve received great feedback; and who doesn’t appreciate positive feedback? Even though I always welcome constructive criticism, positive comments and feedback, undeniably, give a warm and appreciative feeling. – If I’m being honest with you, this post was totally unplanned. I shot this casual look on a weekend running errands with my husband. I liked my simple and cute outfit, but I didn’t like the pictures, (except this cute little selfie that didn’t show my whole body). Why? you asked… Because… well, I thought I look fat in this outfit. I wasn’t going to post any other pictures beside the selfie on my social media pages, especially not on my blog. I was obviously concerned about the judgement and criticism I may receive… Yet, fast-forward to this morning, here I am sharing a whole head to toe picture of this look with the world!

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This is me getting over my body consciousness and being vulnerable in the hope that this inspires someone out there. Isn’t it funny (and irritating) how sometimes you find yourself being proud of the little results you are seeing and the next day you’re beating yourself up, because a certain outfit (or situation) actually made you realize that you’re rather stagnant or going backward in your journey? I can totally relate!

 

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A few days ago, I was all smile in front of my mirror pinpointing to my husband and kids the transformations I’m seeing on my body, and how some of my clothes are starting to fit again; and just a few days late, it’s that same me complaining about how I look fat in the picture and that I believe I gained more weight. Whether the latter is true or not, what is one to do? … And this is for all my ladies struggling with weight loss or any other situations in life! Keep working toward your goals and seek help if needed, but never give up or dwell on the things that aren’t working. Some things take time; and it’s okay. The end result, whether it’s long or short-term, is the definite reward that should keep you motivated and keep you going. Just remember that the goal is to be consistent in whatever positive action you’re taking toward your goals. Keep pushing, you will not lose. 

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Culotte : Similar Here and here  | Top: Here  | Hat: Here | Sunglasses: Similar | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Similar| Earrings : here 

Thank you for reading and have a great rest of the week!

Love & Light, 

Edwige 

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15 Comments

  1. May 30, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    My Motto: . . enjoy every moment of everyday!!! This is especially true when suddenly the people in your life leave you to a final resting place. We all forget that this life and this body is all we got right now and we need to LOVE it. I am not saying that we should not make changes to our lifestyle to improve the quality of life. I’m saying. . . . Do whatever gives you Joy Sis.

    • Edwige
      Author
      May 30, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much sis ! I needed these words and I really appreciate you! Love!

  2. May 31, 2018 / 10:40 am

    This is such an honest post, lady- and one I can definitely relate to. Some days you feel empowered and good about your body, and then the next those insecurities creep back in. Sending you all the good vibes on your journey- keep talking about this + sharing your experience!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Edwige
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 11:51 am

      Thank you so much Laura! It really does feel like that! I appreciate your feedback and comment and yes, I will continue to share my experience! Have a great day! XOXO

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley!I really appreciate it! I totally agree. There are always that one day lol! I will definitely keep talking about it! XOXO

  3. May 31, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Never ever call yourself “fat”! Look at you, shiny girl! When I opened this post I looked at your pictures first, thinking that this lady radiates confidence and happiness. And when I read it I realized that behind that hide vulnerability. Edwige, we all have our battle to fight no matter if we are “fat” or “thin”. You already have everything you need to be happy. You are beautiful , please, remember it! I love everything about your look.

    Tatiana
    https://myfabforties.blogspot.com

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Aww, Tatiana! Your sweet comment made my day! I really appreciate you! Yes, I agree that we all have our battles; I just hope this inspires someone else out there, to stay positive and love themselves no matter what… Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me those kind words of encouragements! Much love

  4. Jay
    June 1, 2018 / 2:42 am

    I scrolled up and down looking for fat and didn’t see any. Could you tell me where its supposed to be cos im struggling!! You always take great selfies. 😉 x x x

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Awww, I really appreciate your kind words! It means a lot! XOXO

  5. June 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

    You look amazing Edwige! We all have those off days – mine usually coincide with that time of the month when I feel bloated and sluggish. I love your striped culottes and white sandals, and the hat really suits you! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I really appreciate you for commenting and the encouragement darling! Thanks so much!

  6. Madie
    June 2, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    You are beautiful. Period. But it’s inspiring that you share your vulnerability and insecurities with the world because we all can definitely relate. Love you

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much Madie! It means a lot! I hope this inspires someone out there! I love you too! Kisses

  7. June 3, 2018 / 12:58 am

    I think everyone; men and women have their own insecurities no matter how they look or no matter their sizes, big or thin. Whenever I look at your pictures all I see is your beautiful face and very beautiful smile.

    • Edwige
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Awww! Thanks so much Beauty! really appreciate your kind words and yes, we are all fighting our own battles! XOXO

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