Dressing for Summer When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Dressing for Summer When You’re Not Feeling Confident

I hate the summer. 

Yeah, you read that right. I hate it. The inevitable sunburn, the heat, and the fashion that comes with it. I’ve never enjoyed wearing summer clothes. I’d much rather wear pants and sweaters than shorts and dresses. Part of that is personal preference, but if I’m REALLY honest it goes deeper than that.

Maybe you can relate: I like pants that hide the shape of my legs. I’m always nervous to wear bathing suits in public. And don’t even get me started on skirts. 

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If You’re Grinchy Like Me…

If You’re Grinchy Like Me…

If I’m REALLY honest, December is a tough one for me…

As always, I’ll be real with you and admit that apart from my birthday (bless Sagittarius season), I practically dread December. I know that sounds SO Grinchy (I love the Grinch, so I’m really okay if you call me that), but I simply do not resonate with the holiday hype. For years I’ve attributed this to the past circumstances of my life; whether it be family stresses, living situations, working long retail hours, finances…the list goes on. And with this Grinchy perspective it’s clear I take even greater notice to the societal obsession of unrealistic expectations that truly have nothing to do with Christmas at all.

Oh and for the record, I know my perspective on the holiday’s is not for everyone, but I also know it is for someone.

And if that is you, I’m really excited you’re here…

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3 Steps to Setting (and Achieving) Goals in 2020

3 Steps to Setting (and Achieving) Goals in 2020

How writing out your dreams into an actionable plan leads to success…

Okay, I know it sounds too easy and very cheesy but when you set goals, write them down, and REALLY plan them out, dreams DO come true!

Let me explain…

It’s 2020! And on New Year’s Day I spent my time reviewing the goals I had set for myself in 2019. WOW, was that ever a rewarding experience! At the start of 2019 I FINALLY applied the advice of SO many successful women; I wrote down my goals. This list of goals spent the entire year prominently displayed on the front of my planner, reminding me of my purpose DAILY. If I’m REALLY honest, this small action truly defined the trajectory of 2019 and led to so much success!

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Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

How introducing Mystic Tan into my beauty regime has taken my body confidence to the next level.

If you’ve been following along here at A Grim Sense of Style, you’ve likely realized how important viewing ourselves beautifully is to me. To be honest, I’m not quite sure exactly how I became so confident or when it really happened. But I am sure that over the years I’ve learned to love myself through a range of sizes, shapes and mental states. And you know what? I’m really, REALLY proud of that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve ALWAYS loved my curves even before the Kardashian’s made it cool (thank you Kim), but we all have our moments, am I right? I’ve observed over the years that as we get older our bodies change suddenly (something I’ve REALLY had to come to terms with having PCOS) and it can be a struggle to embrace a “new” version of you.

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