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