I started this blog because I didn't see a lot of women like me writing about everyday, liveable, and most importantly affordable fashion. Style for real life. Real, real life. Not life as a twenty something single girl in New York City. Not life as a part-time model, part-time socialite in some big city in Europe. Life as a woman, a mom, an entrepreneur... a normal, sometimes boring, woman with a budget that doesn't usually include clothes for myself. That kind of woman. And for a while I think I was feeling like I started to get away from that.
On top of that I started to feel really really discouraged with the state of my health. I make no excuses for being a plus-sized woman. I'm a big girl, a curvy girl, a *whatever adjective pleases you* girl. It took a lot of pizza and chicken wings and beer to get this body! But all joking aside I didn't like that I would get winded chasing my kids through the park. I didn't like that I couldn't run for more than a minute without huffing, puffing, cramping and whining. I didn't like feeling weak. I wanted to feel strong. I'm not on a crazy quest to get super-skinny or anything like that - I'm on a quest to get stronger, faster, and healthier all around. So I picked up on running again - something I hadn't done seriously since I was about 17 years old - literally half my lifetime ago. And once I started again I realized how much I loved it - how running feels like freedom and joy. That running makes me feel strong. And I started out only being able to run for about 1 minute... and 9 weeks later I can run for almost 40 minutes without stopping. It feels good.
But I have missed the blog. I've missed you - your emails and comments. I've missed sharing the ideas and style that I can come up with. And I've missed your encouragement and support in making myself a strong, powerful, and even beautiful woman.
All this to say - I want you back, readers. I want you back for good. I'm committing to 2 posts a week - I think that works with my new running and workout schedule. If I do an extra post here and there - well, bonus - but I don't want to try and overdo it.
So whaddya say - will you take me back?
PS - I loved this outfit - it's super comfy and funky. Enjoy.