Got this gem in my @diaandco active box and I think I'll keep it. If I've learned nothing else in this life it's the value of putting your mind over matter. I've been keeping a transformation tracker for the last 6 weeks, which includes my daily struggles and how I conquered them. Guys! Every. Single. Time. It's been by using my mind in some way to overcome whatever obstacle stands in my way. I've told several clients lately that the mind is a powerful thing and you have to train it to work with you or it will work against you. I tell them that because I know it to be true for myself and I'm blessed to work in a field where I can see the truth of that in others' lives as well. I'm working to pay attention to my thoughts and create a new default. Instead of self-doubt and self-sabotage, it's about empowerment and self-belief. That shit is powerful. You can do this. I can do this. We can do this. Mind over matter. ❤️
Today’s adventure was a sunset hike in our favorite park, Joaquin Miller. We tried the Big tree trail via @alltrails , if u swipe right you will see we got completely lost and never found the connecting trail to loop around. So a 1.7 mile strut tuned to almost 2.5 miles, but we had fun (well everyone but Zoey😂). I love these trails because they all connect and you can literally keep going for miles. Next time we are gonna get out earlier and wonder a bit and get lost!
“Your journey is unique to you and undefined by anyone else” This podcast with @liisonlife of the @soulhomework podcast means so much to me. When I had PCOS raging, male patterN balding, hair growing from my face wearing my now ex husband baggy jeans and flannel shirt in line at the grocery store... I saw something that changed my world. After years of disorder eating.. anorexia and binge eating.... I desperately wanted to feel worthy and validation from the outside world. Beautiful was petite and blonde according The the magazines and media and I was anything but... I had no idea I needed to create my own worth and validation. Standing in line at the grocery store I picked up a magazine called Mode Magazine.... flipped it open and saw her. When I saw her, I saw me. Liis didn’t know it at the time, but she impacted my world in such a profound way.... I had no idea that not too many years later I would be working with many of the women I saw in the magazine as a plus size model and my personal platform I created called FitHasNoSize was born. They weren’t just words. I wanted to shift the idea there was one type of fit. This is over 20 years ago. This was my hope to pay it forward to others who saw themselves in me... as the plus size model that there was not a size fit. Crazy to see what a full circle moment that was. Liis is now a dear friend, with a passion to serve and she started an amazing podcast that I had the honor to be a part of called Soul Homework. I would love if you listened to the episode and follow this amazing woman and podcast. Women lifting women from our hearts. Once you listen I would love to know what you think by leaving a comment here and as a comment on her podcast. By linking arms, supporting each other, And sharing what changes us.... together we change the world breaking the cycle http://www.liisonlife.com/soul-homework-podcast/
#whatiseeinher @diaandco campaign feature: Marcia McNair of @sistasonfire and @longislandgirltalk. Marcia is a renaissance woman determined to make the world a better place for women around the world. We all have a responsibility to use our #voice and take action to #liveyourbestlife. Who do you celebrate for the #diaandco campaign?
♥️GIVEAWAY♥️ Happy Galentine’s Day (....and almost Valentine’s Day)! I know V-day can be magical for some and just another day for others, which is why I’ve taken a lot of pressure off of myself to celebrate the somewhat silly holiday. On G-Day and V-Day, I celebrate myself! So... #wcw goes to ME 😈🥰. Also, @diaandco has inspired me to recognize some of the women who inspire me with their new #whatiseeinher campaign. So in honor of Galantine’s day, I’d like to say thank you for being such a force and light in my life to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU! You’re the reason I’m here, and you all empower me to stay confident and fierce. As a thank you, I am giving you $50 off your next @diaandco box! All you have to do is tag your #wcw in the comments (even if it’s yourself) and follow @diaandco . See my example entry in the comments! 💗💗💗💗💗 Picking a winner on Friday at 12 PM CST! 🥰 Feeling inspired? Post your own #whatiseeinher and tag @diaandco. Learn more on NatalieintheCity.com! 😘 📷 by @iam.rorie #diaandco
#sibexpo Sistah Shout Out!! We love our Sistahs, and they love us back!! ❤️✊🏾❤️ Shout out to the stylish and savvy #plussizeblogger Shatera Taylor @adiva2adore!! We can’t wait to see you and your crew at the Sistahs In Business Expo! Thanks for spreading the word, we’ll see you soon!! 👋🏾 • NJ/NY/CT don’t miss #sibexponj on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-7pm at the Robert Treat Hotel in Downtown Newark!! Tickets available NOW!! Go to www.sistahsinbusinessexpo.com for tix, event info, sponsorship opportunities, and MORE!! #linkinbio
Now this last outfit here is one of my favorites, this look here makes me feel like a school teacher. I’m wearing a black Carolina Ponte pencil skirt ( by the way it has zippers on the sides of it ) with this lovely Marta sleeveless V-neck blouse and to get more of a preppy look I added the Chamomile Moro jacket by Ryan Wythe. @diaandco #diaandco#mydiastyle
Next is the Carolina Ponte pencil skirt by Cameo and I’m wearing it with this beautiful Annalise cold shoulder tunic and you can add a belt and some jewelry to bring the outfit out.... @diaandco #diaandco#mydiastyle
So I have received my @diaandco box and I loved everything in it. I had to do a quick model in the outfits before work this morning. So the first outfit is The Erie maxi with Slits on the side. @diaandco #diaandco#mydiastyle
Thank You @diaandco for the fantastic #dearashby event last night with @ashbyvose and @jschwartz00 to discuss the #whatiseeinher campaign and our #valentinesday plans. Click on the bio link and head over to the #dressingroom8#youtube channel to join the conversation 💖💖💖 Shout-out to the one and only @oprah!
I know I’m late, but Cookie Lyon my pick for Day 2 of @diaandco’s weekly post challenge #whatiseeinher - a female fictional character that I love. I mean what’s not to love? A boss with stylishness, sassiness and fierce loyalty that can cuss you out and love you up all at the same time. Yep. That Cookie is really something! Don’t judge me...
I’m 10 minutes behind but it’s still Tuesday in the West Coast so YAY hehe. #whatiseeinher choose a fictional character?! Fran Fine of course! She knows how to make you laugh, she’s strong, gorgeous and her sense of style?! And we’re both in love with Mr. Sheffield!!!!!!! Heck yes! Her and I would totes be BFFs ;))) Who else loves #thenanny?! #diaandco @diaandco
@diaandco challenge for the month is to share the love “What I see in Her” and I want to call out my love for the creation of characters by Jane Austen. Elizabeth Bennett is by far my hero for living life to the fullest and not settling. For following her dreams and being head strong. #whatiseeinher#diaandco#strongwomen#diadomino
For @diaandco 's #whatiseeinher campaign, I'm sharing fellow @curvykilicrew member, @sink.ships. Although we have yet to meet in person, her words constantly make me think and inspire me to do better. She's also a fantastic cheerleader and really shows her support for people in the crew. She also has some cool looking tattoos 😊 . . #whatiseeinher#curvykilicrew#diaandco#inspire
Cliché - maybe. But Oprah is my pick for Day 1 of @diaandco’s weekly post challenge #whatiseeinher. She inspires me beyond words. Boundless. Intelligent. Beautiful. Brave. Wise. Powerful. Authentic. Mogul. Philanthropist. Entertainer. Creative. Resilient. Determined. I could go on and on. EVERYTHING!!!! Miss Oprah is everything. Period.
Dia & Co launched the celebratory #whatiseeinher campaign this week to introduce our/your worlds to the womxn we/you love! Take part when and if you can! . . The first day is a womxn who inspires you and I chose my dear friend and Mountain Goat @jen.m.buck !!! I met Jen at drop off at my kids school in Vancouver and am so grateful we became friends/kin! She’s so rad and outdoorsy and badass (she guided a women’s XC trip in the attic!) and is generally one of the most generous and welcoming people I’ve ever met! . . . #curvykilicrew#diaandco#nordicskiing#unlikelyskiers 📸by Jen.
Happy Thursday! 💕 I am finally sharing how I styled my pieces from my first @diaandco box! I’m a college student and nanny so I live for a good casual look! Love this top and the little detail in the back, especially for us big hipped girls, that extra room is golden!