Supporting small businesses has always been important to me, and if you have been following me for a bit, you know I love to give shout outs from time to time to some of my favorite small businesses! With it being International Women's Day, I thought it would be a good time to share about my birthday day trip up to Lakewood, OH that I took and spent the day supporting small women-owned businesses and loving every bit of it!
While my issues may prevent me from my original plans, there is no reason that I have to give up on life or all my dreams. I just need to modify them to fit the situation. It is not perfect, but doing this can give you a better outlook. Having a more positive outlook can affect the way you live your life.
If you happen to see something on Instagram or Pinterest...or even when you are out and about, but you don't know how to get a hold of it in your size, try these tips. I very much suggest this especially when it comes to vintage inspired dresses because I see a lot of my favorite prints by my favorite designers being passed off on Amazon and Ebay as knockoffs. Also, when looking for something by your favorite brand, start keeping a list of small boutiques to try because they just might have what you are looking for, plus shopping small businesses is just awesome!
Sometimes life happens in a way that makes us scared. Sometimes things happen that screw up our plans and goals so badly that we want to give up, that we can't see a happy ending, or that we think we cannot obtain our dreams. Don't give up on your dreams! Re-evaluate them. Start slowly. Start simply and build on that.
Sourpuss makes a lot of cool dresses and accessories. However, you can find their clothing at small retailers like Sudzy's, which is nice because she is a peach, but also smaller retailers really help you find dresses that fit your style!
Last Fall, I did this amazing shoot with Ivory Rose Photography for Heels For Combat Boots that was published in their cookbook, and I shared an image from that for Memorial Day. In honor of Independence Day, I thought I would share a few more from that set! Enjoy and have a safe and happy… Continue reading 4th of July…Pin Up Style
The other week, I found this adorable black sundress at a local plus-size thrift store! Yep, you heard me right...an entire thrift store just for plus-sized women called Love Thy Curves! It is amazeballs! I originally was looking for something in a pin-up style, but I could not pass up this cutie! With the… Continue reading Plus Size Summer Thrifting