flex friday: why you NEED a thigh gap.

okay, i know what you’re thinking. “wow, emily, you’re being kinda shallow…hypocritical even.” well lucky for you that title was some MAJOR clickbait and this flex friday post isn’t about why you NEED a thigh gap, but rather why you DON’T.

truth time: i caught myself obsessing over my body again. the thought that my legs were too big, that i needed to lose weight, and that i didn’t “look good” anymore…whatever that means.

i feel like every post i write like this (or anyone else writes for that matter) always comes back around to killing comparison. and i’m kinda okay with it because i know it’s something i need to keep hearing, so i know someone else needs to hear it too.

first off, i don’t understand body fads. in the 50s, curvy was “in.” then stick thin was the thing. now it’s the big butts and itty bitty waists. well let me tell you what’s really “in”…YOU. YOUR BODY. your beautifully and wonderfully made body. something i’ve had to realize is that we are all built completely different. we carry weight in different places. some build muscle faster than others. i have pretty muscular legs and arms, thanks to sports all my life and my bodybuilding phase. i’m not going to have teenie, little legs like the girl’s i compare myself to. AND THAT’S OKAY.

i love my muscular body. i love being strong, but i also love being healthy. so yeah, i may not ever have a thigh gap, or the tiniest waist, or the most capped shoulders because i don’t want to starve myself to get them. AND THAT’S OKAY.

see a trend here? god made you in his perfect image.

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.”

psalm 139:14

top: Romwe / leggings: Adidas Originals / sneaks: Nike

today’s look…ruffles + tips for trying trends.

heeelllllooooo, lovebugs! so you’ve probably seen ruffles EVERYWHERE this fall. on tops, on sweaters, on sleeves, on skirts…on literally everything. initially, i wasn’t the biggest fan of ruffles and frilly things. y’all know me, i like simple, easy-going outfits like look like i didn’t try too hard. but sometimes you’ve just got to step out of your comfort zone, try something new, take some risks..isn’t that what fashion is all about?

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how to: bar cart on a budget

well hello friday! thank goodness for the weekend, am i right? i’m SO excited for gameday tomorrow, (go pokes!!) but today i’m just as excited to share my bar cart with y’all! this has been a long time coming. remember way back when i shared my bar cart pin-spiration and wishlist? i wasn’t sure why i wanted a bar cart..i think i just thought they were pretty, but “decorate a bar cart” made it as #25 on my “by 25” bucketlist so it had to be done. 😉

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