Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

Now chanting - No More Solid!

It is officially summer time, plus beauties!  That means it's time to show off some skin.  Legs, arms, feet, etc, but keep it classy.  Also, summer is the great time to try some new styles.  

Now, I didn't have an elaborate shopping trip today, but it was enough for me to tell you about it here.  In other words, this is probably not going to be a long shopping post.  So, I went to Lane Bryant (@lanebryant) today with the goal of only getting underwear.  I had said I would get a top, IFF (math geeks know this as if and only if - I have a math minor, LOL) I found something I really liked and knew that I would get a lot of wear out of it.  With panties on my mind, something else caught my eye.  There was an absolutely gorgeous top that had my name (well, my gov't name) on it, but that price did not.  I went in today on a budget and that was truly out of range.  Disappointed, I went to go find me some panties (smaller size, if I may add) and then proceeded to check out.  

The la…

The art of the flashback

So, I've been doing this blog for over a year now and I'm pretty sure that you have learned a lot about me.  I know a few weeks ago I told you what type of underwear I liked and you know that I haven't had a bikini wax.  You know some other things to, but I've told you so much that I don't remember what I haven't told you.  However, something happened today that brought something back to my memory.  It wasn't anything major, but it was enough for me to remember a day in college.  

College is the place where I met many of my best friends.  There is something about college that brings people together because we are all finding ourselves.  The really great things is that if you can all survive each other during that time, you are basically friends for life.  I wasn't the confident writer in college.  In fact, I wasn't even a confident person.  However, everyone that I hung around still loved the outfits that I wore.  

One day, the group of 3 amigas (that…

The skinny diaries

Well, for the second time in 72 hours, I have been told that I am getting skinny.  Ok, people, I think that I have made it very clear that I am not the size of what America considers skinny.  However, with my weight loss, people are loving to call me skinny.  In fact, someone told me today that if they blinked, they would have missed me. 

This is all totally cool and flattering, but I just decided to make a lifestyle change.  I'm not doing anything special.  I am still eating what I want, just smaller portions.  I've changed my diet to account for me not being able to work out.  And, I have incorporated 5 to 10 minute workouts to tone myself and to keep myself active.  I'm really proud of myself.  Also thanks to Kymberly Nichole (@Kym_Nichole), I've been motivated to do infused water again and I am loving trying different combos.  (Go follow her people because she is awesome!)

Skinny?  That is so not me.  I am grateful for the compliment, but at the same time, I refuse t…

The Shopaholic Diva

I don't know if you have been following on twitter for the past couple of days.  You can find me @TheShaylaEm.  However, I have been talking about cleaning up and out my closet and donating my clothes to others.  Well, I posted that same photo to my personal Facebook page -you know that one that is actually my government name.  LOL.  A former classmate of mine reached out to me and asked what size they were because she was in need.  She told me her story about what was going on and I was more than happy to help her.  On the other hand, there was something else that she said that really made me smile.  She told me, "you have a great sense of style".  That made me think about how blessed I was and it made me think about my style.  
Her saying that to me made me realize that more people are paying attention to my style than what I think.  I love taking photos and I love sharing my experiences with people.  I never thought that people would be paying attention to the outfits …

Fear of 14

Well, the one weight loss dilemma that I wanted to avoid has finally happened.  Thanks to me being so consistent with my new lifestyle and with the help of the fabulous app LoseIt, I have lost 41 pounds.  I have 14 more to reach my weight goal.  As happy as I am for myself, I'm a little bit scared.  

Losing those pounds has helped me make it to a size 16.  I probably haven't been that size since early college.  Well, of course, the next size for me to get down to will be a size 14.  Truth be told, that is when my weight started getting out of control in the first place.  

When I was a younger and a size 14, I was in that awkward stage of my body trying to figure out what it wanted to do with itself.  Not skinny by US standards, but I was good with myself.  However, people started telling me how not proportioned I was because of my chest size and the size of my behind.  What can I say?  My family is blessed in some parts of the body.  Those words really hurt me, so I thought let&…