Fashion Fits Everyone || Volume 6

9.26.2013

This woman here is an inspiration. I have admired her for longer than she realizes. I met her once almost a year ago when I was a tiny blogger and she impresses me more every single day. Following her journey to being healthy has been beyond inspiring. Introducing Diana from Livy Love.


Like any girl, I have a true love for make up, fashion and just always trying to look your best. That's not to say I don't love snuggling up in my pajamas, but I do love to get pretty when I am going out and hanging with friends or a date with my husband. I think that confidence plays a huge part in all of this because by the way someone dresses, shows a lot about their self esteem and how they view themselves. I have been on both ends of the spectrum! I have been where hiding behind my clothes was a comfort and I didn't want to put myself out there too much because I wasn't completely confident in who I was. I have also been extremely proud of myself and I think people have responded to that positively which in turn makes me want to keep being that way.

My body has changed quite a bit over the last few years. I have had 2 babies, gained some weight, lost 40 lbs, gained it all back and then some and now have lost 70lbs. I have had to learn how to dress my body after so much change, which hasn't been super easy. It sure has been nice to go down a few sizes smaller, but what used to work for my body doesn't always keep working. I think I would say I am a pear shape. I have hips, a big bust and my waist is getting slowly smaller. I like being curvy. I feel like in the media, there are far too many stick thin girls and I will be honest, it kind of looks creepy. I do just want to be healthy so if wearing a size 12/14 pant means healthy, then I am all for that. I like to wear form fitting tops that accentuate my waist. I guess this style is empire. It's flattering for basically every body type and I feel comfortable in it.
My style consists of lots of colors, patterns and textures. I am not afraid of coral pants or a sequin top. I wouldn't probably wear them together, but balance is key. I shop a lot at Asos or Forever 21 which is known for pretty trendy fun clothing and I am such a fan of all of that. If you are searching for your style, don't be afraid to experiment. There have been so many times where I have seen a blouse at a store, never thought I would like it, try it on because the color was pretty and ended up loving it. You may think your body is only meant for a certain fit or look, but you just have experiment with all the options out there.

 photo FFEButton_zps3ece9ed1.pngNot everyone considers themselves fashionable and honestly that is totally okay. I don't think fashion is the answer to every life problem, but I know it has boosted my self esteem on many occasions so for that I am truly a fan. If you look good in yoga pants and a cardigan, you rock that outfit with confidence and people will see it. When I feel pretty, I know others around me feel my confidence. I hope by doing that I can help others who need a boost when they are having a "fat day" because lets be honest, we all have those now and again. We are all unique and beautiful women and lets show off our best selves!
Kelsey Eaton said...

Yay for Diana! Love her!

dani krum (love me, dani marie) said...

Love Love Love this post and sweet Diana!!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

She is perfect for this series! What an amazing lady. Thanks for having her post!

Jessi said...

I love Liv! I keep seeing her photos on instagram and she is SO inspiring!! 70 lbs is incredible! And she's always been super cute and stylish :) I'm a pear too and as much as I hate my shape sometimes I agree that having curves is better than being stick thin!
Jessi
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