Feeling Confident in Your Clothes + LuLaRoe Giveaway!

*I received these articles of clothing in exchange for a review. As always, my opinion is 100% honest & my own.*

Who’s awesome? I’m awesome! 

When I heard our neighbor’s 5 year old son make that proclamation outside our window, I smiled a big smile.

Now that’s confidence. I thought.

As I settled back into doing whatever it was I was doing, I had to ask myself if I could make that same proclamation with such conviction.

In general I do think I’m pretty awesome, lol, but I definitely have moments when my insecurities get the best of me.

Confidence: 

a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
“she’s brimming with confidence”

When it comes to my body, the struggle is real! For the past 2 & 1/2 years I have felt very unconfident about my midsection.

My mom belly or ‘melly’ as I like to joke, simply hasn’t been the same since my not-so little Lily made her entrance at nearly 9 & 1/2 pounds and a second C-section. I know how incredibly blessed I am to have carried my babies, and my 5 year old recently told me she loves my squishy belly because it’s where she used to live.😊

That perspective certainly melted me, but it’s hard to always share that sentiment. 

I can go into several reasons (or maybe you’ll call them excuses) as to why my body isn’t “back” after all this time, or why I haven’t been consistent with the workout plan and eating changes I’ve strived to maintain.  I can feel sorry for myself and my circumstances and get flustered whenever I catch that awkward angle in the mirror, and stay in that very defeated place. OR, I can take some steps towards appreciating the body I have been blessed with as healthy and strong, flawed and beautiful. I may not be “there”, but this is still my body and I want to love it well.

I can do some things to feel good about the skin I’m in, and one such thing is to find outfits that make me feel confident exactly where I am now.

This is where LuLaRoe comes in.

It’s tough to buy new things when you’ve yet to reach your goals, but I for one don’t want to go  through the painstaking process of putting on ill-fitting clothes and then walking around feeling self-conscious every day. And I will not believe the lie that I don’t deserve new and nice things until my body is a certain way. 

I finally bit the bullet and tried LLR some months ago, and I’m so glad I did!

Whatever your opinions are on that “crazy leggings company” (they have so much more to offer by the way), I can tell you that for me this has been a very, very happy and worthwhile discovery. And while the leggings are smooth like butter, lol, they aren’t even my favorite thing! Ha ha!  

LuLaRoe has a variety of styles that fit a multitude of body types and that’s what I love. No matter your shape you have options that make you feel great, and not like you’re just getting by.

LLR consultant Kayla Butterworth sent me a stunning teal Classic T, and my personal favorite, the Carly, to get me ready for the summer. 

The Carly is a dress that can be styled in so many ways. You can see other style ideas here, but I never thought to add the Classic to it until Kayla suggested it! I love this because layering gives you a multitude of options!

I truly enjoyed adding these pieces to my closet and I now look forward to figuring out my outfit of the day instead of dreading it.

I don’t ever want to forget that yes, I am awesome, and that runs far beyond skin deep. It’s because of who God created me to be!

Kayla and I want to help you put your best foot forward too, so we’ve teamed up to give one winner their choice of a Carly or a skirt from her inventory!  

Enter below!

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Tell me, what article of clothing do you feel beautiful in?

 

75 thoughts on “Feeling Confident in Your Clothes + LuLaRoe Giveaway!

  1. I love your dress, girl!! It looks so stylish and I love the patterns on the dress. You definitely look confident and radiate beauty! And happy blogiversary! 🙂

  2. You are stunning . Thank you so much for partnering with me. I swear, what you wrote could have come directly from my mouth as well. I fell for lularoe because after my second c-section of a 9.8 pound baby… well pretty much exactly the same situation as you! We are blessed mom’s and I’m so happy I met you ( in IG land )

    1. I had no idea we had this in common!! You look amazing and are doing wonderful things by helping others look and feel amazing too!!

      Blessings,
      Patricia

  3. I absolutely love the message from LLR! So many people struggle with body issues and so much of it comes from the media but it also comes from the clothes themselves and how they’re sized and fitted. But what I love about LLR is that it’s true to size and the average woman. It’s also made for ALL sizes of women and you don’t have to feel bad about what size you are with them. I just really love this company and everything they stand for. Including their crazy leggings haha.

    Also, you look absolutely amazing!

    XOXO,
    http://fromunderapalmtree.com/

  4. I’ve heard so many great things about Lula. I can relate I have a 10-month-old so after she was born I hated my body.I couldn’t fit any of my clothes, I bought a bunch of workout out clothes and I basically lived in them. I also went and bought all new clothes to make me feel better and confident. I didn’t want to wait to lose weight to look good. I wanted to look good right away because I knew how I felt about myself would rub off on how I treated my family. Now 10 months later the clothes that I bought are almost too big. Moral of the story we put so much pressure on our bodies. I took my time ate what I want feel off of my workout schedule but I got back up. You are super inspiring and I want this dress now LOL!!!

    https://www.autumlove.com/

    1. Yes to this Autum!! We do put so much pressure on ourselves! I’m glad you are feeling confident and you look amazing too!!!

      Blessings,
      Patricia

  5. Girl, you look amazing!! I also am self-conscious about my mid-section. I’ve heard of LuLa Roe, and I even have one pair of their leggings, but my body type is so weird {at least to me anyway}, that I find it hard to shop for clothes without trying them on first. I absolutely love the different outfits you pulled together using these two pieces…it all looks great!

    1. You’re beautiful Larissa!!! I hear you on the trial and error of sizing, but once you discover what style works you can rock it!!

      Blessings,
      Patricia

  6. I hear you! I could do just about everything and anything and my stomach will NEVER be the same after two boys and two c-sections. I’ve got a tummy full of stretch marks and loose skin. Oh well. I LOVE my LLR stuff I have. My next purchases will be a Carly dress and a Nicole dress! Thanks for sharing your story:) We all need a reminder to embrace how we look now. We are all in process, be it spiritual, physical, emotional or mental. Can’t wait til heaven when my stretch marks just might vanish:) hehe.

  7. This is such a great post. I love when kids have so much confidence and always hope that no one will take it away. Lularoe has awesome shirts and dresses. Not a huge fan of their legging but love everything else.

  8. Work it mama!!! I had a bit of pep talk to myself yesterday and said “confidence is key!”. It’s sad that we have to even remind ourselves to love our body but when we do it is sooo worth it!

  9. I’ve never tried LuLaRoe… But I really want to try the leggings. I am always confidant in my yoga pants.

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