Man oh man. This past weekend in DC sure as heck felt like summer and this young lady right here is grinning from ear to ear! The 90 degree humid air begged for lounging at a rooftop pool and thank goodness DC has a plethora to choose from! On Saturday local designer, Maria-
breakfast for lunch Fashion for Breakfast and we met up with the 3rd piece to our group, owner of DC’s best vintage shop, Kizzy! The 3 of us together is always a guaranteed great time and to add to a great Saturday morning, fellow Baltimoreans Raven and Deanna came to splish splash at the Embassy Row Hotel pool with us. No joke, I am comtemplating getting a membership to this pool! Not only is it walking distance to my job but it was everything and more in ambiance, diversity of people and decor. I am low-key obsessed!
While I was editing these pics, I realized that I am far “thicker” than I ever thought I was. I guess I have a vanity mirror permanently in my head that does not showcase my cellulite or back rolls but these pics of me in my suit perfectly captured all my imperfections. Instead of trying to airbrush or “fix” them, I have decided to just let it all out in all its glory. I may not be completely happy with my shape at the present moment, I also know that I am doing nothing to change it. The only cardio I seem to get lately is shopping and the only strengthening routine involves lifting my fork to my mouth. Ahhhh I love to eat!
If you watched any of my past snapchats, you would know that I absolutely adore where I work. We have awesome perks and my favorite one is our Summer Fridays. We have the opportunity to leave work at 1pm every single Friday during the summer season, no questions asked. So last Friday, I left work and scampered over to Georgetown to do a little window shopping… oh ok I lie, to do some shopping and fell in love with these high waisted side slit bathing suit bottoms from Forever 21. I rarely wear matching suits so I knew I would have a top to pair them with once I got home. I am all in all pretty pleased with how this worked out!
Sometimes you just have to offer yourself some compassion and roll with your rolls!
I do not have anything against photo-shopping or image alterations, I just chose not to. I want everyone to be proud of whatever shape they are in at this precise moment and not stress over the superficial. As long as you are healthy, who cares what little bumps and lumps you may have… we are all BEAUTIFUL!!!!