I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes.
—Yves Saint LaurentQuote of the Day
In addition to the many important updates on current events (which I hope you’re paying attention to), Yahoo’s homepage had a very good article relating to women and modeling. I’m sure just about everyone that visits this site has, at some point, seen or heard of Victoria’s Secret model, Doutzen Kroes. What you might not know is that she is positioning herself as an advocate for positive body image campaigns. She’s also 28, has had babies and doesn’t fit into everything she tries on.
What?! I know what you’re thinking…”A perfect body NOT looking good in everything??!” Well, I guess that means that we all have what we have to work with and should be grateful for what makes each of us beautiful in our own way.
The other thing I love about this article…Krous explains what it is that keeps her in modeling shape. Although great genes are helpful, you are responsible for being the best version of yourself. A thoughtful diet and a commitment to health motivated exercise can keep you feeling great and, well, help defy gravity as you inch on in years. Going overboard in any direction can be damaging, but discovering a healthy balance between proper nutrition and movement is the key to both feeling and looking your best. Just like Krous goes on to explain as well, keep in mind that your habits often times become the habits of your children. How do you want them to see themselves and live their lives? Do you want to teach them to find balance? Then you have to find it for yourself.
Check out this article and maybe rethink what it is that makes you beautiful or be inspired by one of the “beautiful” people that has a body with flaws just like anyone else.
Photo Credit: Yahoo! Images (Click Link or Photo Above For Full Article)
I love the elegance of simplicity. The art of coordinating a wardrobe at one with itself can sometimes be overwhelming, but choosing classic shapes and complementary color pallets can make it so much easier.
I love the shape of this lovely white top. The fabric is light and airy and it complements the female figure so nicely. It creates interest without exposing too much skin. The bottoms add an element of intrigue via their shimmery brocade print but keep a structured form that elongates the legs and continues the theme of simple elegance. Both of these pieces are extremely well made and fit true to size. I love them together and I think you will too.
So, without further ado, I present today’s Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day!
Happy shopping, fashionable friends!