I was super excited for today’s post because it was another conquered milestone for me. About a week ago I went to celebrate with a friend who was getting married in Cabo, and it was such a memorable weekend. First let me remind everyone that I suffer from a chronic anxiety disorder, so flying for me is a scary thing. I went to Bahamas in May but the flight was only 2 hours, so I wasn’t that scared. I was having major anxiety not only because the flight was longer but also because of some of the things people were saying about Mexico. My boyfriend was supposed to go with me, ended not being able to go so I took that as a sign that I should not. I prayed about it and ask God to just remove all fear from me and allow me to have a good time. I am so glad I went because I had an awesome weekend; I stepped out of my comfort zone, and even conquered my fear of height by zip lining.
I have been working hard on my body over the last few months. I want to be a healthier me, so I have literally been on a strict diet. So going to mexico I wanted to really show off my body, step out of my comfort zone and really embrace my body. I shopped at some budget friendly sites, but still managed to get some cute pieces. I wanted to show that you don’t always have to spend hundreds to look great, its all about how you wear the clothes and your confidence.
I found this Instagram boutique called Icon boutique and fell in love with this piece. I was Looking for a pop of color and this bikini was the perfect fit for me. It’s originally $20, but I got a discount code and ended up paying only $15.
Sheinside is my guilty little pleasure. If you are someone on a budget, you really need to check their site out. Had this vision in my head of myself running on the beach and have the wind blow through my hair and looking like a beach Goddess. This cover up did that and more!!!
Laser cut bathing suite: Sheinside(here)
Lipgloss: colourpop cosmetics (here)
Can we talk about this one piece bathing suit??? I bought this one as my least favorite one because it was black and plain. Then I put it on and my mouth dropped to the floor. For the price that I paid this bathing suit gave me all the life I needed. it complimented my body so well, it ended up my favorite look of the weekend.
Slinky maxy dress: Asos (here)
Shoes: Gojane (here)
Clutch: (old) similar (here)
head piece: Claire’s (old) similar (here)
I went to mexico to attend a friend’s wedding so I wanted to look great and still be comfortable. Although it’s super hot and humid, I still wanted to look classy and dress up a little so this little number was a winner. Since I had braids I wanted to wear this cute headpiece just to add a little something to my hairstyle.
I really do hope this post inspires you beyond just the pictures, but to go out there and step outside your comfort zone. Never in a million years did I ever think one day I would have the courage to not only be so comfortable in my body, but to share my life with the world. I am trying to get back the years I’ve wasted hating who I was and how I looked. Embrace who you are, love who you are and don’t ever feel sorry for doing so.
(s/o to my friend Franceska for being a great sport and capturing all my moments)