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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now + Hat Giveaway!!

5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
Top c/o // Bottoms c/o // Coverup // Hat c/o

I am so excited to be showing off my favorite new swimsuit today from Kingdom & State (take a little walk down memory lane with my last 2 K&S looks here and here)!  I love how many great mix and match styles they have.  I immediately fell in love with this ots top (that can also be worn below your arms) and these striped bottoms.  I took these pictures on the beautiful beaches of Pensacola last week.  I am already missing this pretty view too!

Today I am teaming up with Ivory Closet for their Positivity Campaign, and thought this would be the perfect time to talk a little more about body positivity and write about the reasons to love your body.  There is SO much body shaming going on these days, especially with social media.  Everything looks perfect these days, and when we see something that doesn't seem to look perfect, sometimes we pick it apart.  I want to stand up for all the people out there today who have felt this at one time in their life and share 5 reasons you should love your body right now...because life isn't perfect and neither is anyone's body. 

1.  There is no such thing as the perfect body, the perfect height, the perfect legs, the perfect waist, etc.  The grass always looks greener on the other side, but chasing a perfect body is impossible.

2.  As long as you're healthy, THAT is what matters.  Focus on being healthy for yourself and your family.  We all come in different shapes and sizes, and some people who are a size 2 may not even be that healthy.  Being thin doesn't always equal what's best (but sometimes it may.  That is different for everyone.) 

3. Being impossibly thin isn't always sustainable for everyone.  See number 2.  Being healthy is much more sustainable for me than losing 30 lbs, never allowing myself any sweets and running 5 miles each day.  Instead I prefer to eat healthy (but yes I did allow myself a dessert on Mother's Day) and workout at least 4 days a week.

4.  You're overlooking so many other amazing features you have.  For instance, I have always loved my legs and my eyes.  Find what you love about yourself and play those up.  And what about your other qualities like you're a good listener or a problem solver??  We are so much more than just our bodies.

5.  We are always harder on ourselves.  There are probably plenty of people who are envious of your body or certain features, meanwhile you're stressing over them.  That goes to show that no one is perfect, and no one thinks they are.  If it wasn't your waistline, it would be something else you would be worrying about.  And life is way to short for that!

Thanks for stopping by and reading today; it means so much to me!  P.S.  Make sure you enter to win a hat from Ivory Closet below.  They can personalize it with any city abbreviation.  xo.

5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
5 Reasons to Love Your Body Right Now by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels

22 comments:

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Such a lovely hair and outfit!! So cool!
xx
Mónica Sors
MES VOYAGES À PARIS
NEW POST: CALIFORNIA DAYS... IN N OUT

Gold Coast Girl said...

Such great reasons and love these photos! You look great!
~Samantha
http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

Amanda Nicole Walker said...

That's such a cute suit. And I am loving your hat too! I need an 803 one!

xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

Nataly Schma said...

I love this suit on you! Looking so fabulous!

Two Peas in a Prada said...

I love this message! You look gorgeous in that suit!

Lily A. said...

LOVE this post, girl! I am not super comfortable with my body, I am a plus size gal and often find myself being way too hard on myself.
You are so right, there is no such thing as a "perfect body!"
Thank you for this.
PS - You look amazing!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

Regine Karpel said...

Love.
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Straight A Style said...

They have the cutest suits, and I love this coverup too. Great post and topic. We all have bodies that are amazing and so capable. So many reasons to love!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Adela Guerra said...

You look amazing darling! Such an inspiration!

Adela
http://www.hautespark.com/

Ruth Maldonado said...

Love the message of this post. You are gorgeous and can seriously rock that bathing suit!

http://www.mylittlenest.org

What Nicole Wore said...

This is such an important message -- especially going into swimsuit season! Thanks for sharing Laura!

Shira said...

Love this. I think we even need to be careful with what we decide is healthy because people seem to think they're doctors nowadays- deciding that someone automatically must be unhealthy because of their weight in reality they have no idea. We all come in different shapes and sizes and focusing on balance/health as opposed to a body size is so much more important!

Natasha said...

i absolutely love EVERYTHING you said Laura... something we all need to remember and remind ourselves we are GREAT just as is!

Khanh Nguyen said...

This is such a sweet post, I love it! Btw, you have the cutest coverup <3

https://www.myblackcloset.com/

Meagan Brandon said...

What a great post! And you're so right...there's always something we wish were different about ourselves. Positive body image is something that affects almost every woman out there. You look amazing in this beachy look---loving that poncho!

Meagan
www.meagansmoda.com

Anna E. Fox said...

Love the body positivity! This post is great!

NotJessFashion said...

I love this inspiring post, Laura! You look great in the swimwear and I love the coverup!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

Mollie said...

Loved this post! We are definitely always hardest on ourselves!

Xx Mollie

KatWalkSF said...

So much body positivity! Love it!

-Kat
http://www.katwalksf.com/

Elise Von E said...

Love this post. It is always so hard to not feel negatively about our bodies, so I really enjoyed reading these reminders. Beautiful photos and I love your suit!

xx, Elise
www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

Meghan said...

Body positivity is such a great message! Also I love your suit babe!

Morgan Flinchum said...

Can we get an amen for #1?! You're so right!! We are all different and need to celebrate that!

-Morgan
How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com