Links I Like

Once again, I’m rounding up a few my favorite links, articles, and videos. Facebook is one of my biggest time-sucks. But it also provides me with inspiration and motivational content to share with you! So, it’s a win-win right? Basically, I do it for you. So that you don’t have to waste your time sorting through all the nonsense to find these gems. You’re welcome!

Body Positivity

I’ve always loved dressing up and wearing costumes. But this piece by TaLynn for The Curvy Fashionista helped me understand how Cosplay can be a gateway to self-love. Fashion is one of my greatest forms of self-expression and I identify with TaLynn’s journey of finding herself through fashion.

“I learned how fashion can help me express the different aspects of myself, the parts that not everyone needs to understand, but I need to show. I could be wild, audacious, fun, carefree, joyful, rageful, intense, scary…I can use fashion to speak to and express all of me.”

Image via The Curvy Fashionista

This piece showing 20 photos of big bodies breaking all the damn rules in 2018 is proof that you can be athletic AF regardless of your weight.

Scroll ➡️ I was made to believe my whole life that I'd never be enough in this body, and I'd certainly never be fit or healthy or strong. I still have to remind myself that it's bullshit and that I write my own story, I make my own rules, and I am worthy right freaking now. As I've gained weight this past year (I don't weigh myself but I can feel it) I have struggled to believe in my strength. We all go through phases where life gets heavier and we have to be stronger – strong in knowing who we truly and what we deserve even amongst chaos or a few steps in a direction that doesn't serve us. I deserve to show up for myself and yes, I still need the reminder sometimes. The biggest lesson I learned when I began my yoga practice was about limits. I let my body limit me my whole life until I realized it was actually my mind playing tricks on me. I didn't try. I didn't put myself out there. I didn't do what I loved. It's true that your body can limit you, but there is no greater barrier than your mind. I come back because this shit is hard, it challenges me, it teaches me. I need that. I'm here and I can. Stop yourself from trying, stop yourself from seeing the possibility and as far you'll ever know, you couldn't do it. But what might happen if you believed you could?

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Fashion

Just as style is sizeless, style is timeless. To be as chic as the influencers below is #goals.

Lyn Slater is the Accidental Icon. This fashionista was minding her own business, heading to New York Fashion Week decked out in Yohji Yamamoto. While she was waiting for a friend the paps started taking her photo and a star was born. I love the no-fucks attitude Lyn has towards fashion.

 

This cute couple has been married for 37 years and compliment each other in more ways than one. They love wearing matching prints, patterns and color schemes. I’m not sure if future Bae and I will match as well as these two do. But we will sure as hell coordinate when the occasion calls for it.

Travel 

One of my goals for 2018 is to see the Northern Lights. Technically there are a few countries I could view them from. But Iceland is also home to the Blue Lagoon and I’ve been wanting to take a dip.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m already having Game of Thrones withdrawals. My symptoms don’t usually reveal themselves until summer. But knowing there will not be a new season this year has got me itching for my Fix. One solution would be visiting some of the filming locations. GoEuro has mapped out the itinerary for me and it would only take 60 hours to complete. That’s less than the time it would take to binge watch every season!
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Another possible solution would be visiting this Game of Thrones Ice Hotel that just opened in Finland.

 

 

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