I’m a senior in college and like every other senior in the world, I get this question at least once a week: What do you want to do after you graduate? I get it from my family members, peers, bosses, and everyone in between. I wish that I had a good answer for them, but all I do is shrug and say, “I don’t know yet.”Continue reading “Thoughts from a Senior in College… What’s Next?”
It’s officially the month of LOVE & I LOVE IT!
And I know, that has the potential to be unpopular opinion. But WHY?
My theory is that, GIRL whether we like it or not, we allow the month of love (and heck, every other month of the year) to revolve around someone else and the validation we get from someone else choosing us.
But what about US? What about YOU?
What if you loved you & chose you regardless of celebrating the month of love solo or with a partner? What if you loved you and chose you EVERYDAY? After all, isn’t that what love is all about anyway?
Here at Ditch the Clique, we believe we can’t be good for ANYONE if we’re not good for ourselves first. And GIRL we want that same love for you too! So to inspire you to love you more this Valentine’s Day season and B E Y O N D, we’re sharing a few of our favorite confidence boosting brands who empower us to love the skin we’re in E V E R Y D A Y!
If you’ve attended a Ditch the Clique event or follow along with me on Instagram (shameless plug HEHE) you’re likely familiar with my Adore Me obsession. With the tagline “do whatever you want in our lingerie” and housing colorfully creative underwear and sleep styles from xs to plus size, there truly is something for E V E R Y B O D Y!
Bravissimo is fuller bust brand & newer friend of Ditch the Clique, and we already can’t get enough of their curve loving styles. Designed for boobs size D – L, they house over 94 sizes and 25 brands for the “1 unique YOU!” My current favs include the Penelope and Enya styles ideal for vday and BEYOND!
Oh & NYC friends – stay tuned for the reopening of the SoHo Bravissimo shop coming soon!
Also designed with a fuller breast in mind (hello cup sizes D-K) Curvy Kate is ALL about empowering you with the knowledge to select the best shape and most comfortable fit to be BeYOUtiful! Sharing daily fit tips & the latest boob news, Curvy Kate is more than bras and swimwear but THE Instagram follow of 2022!
Looking for confidence boosting resources BEYOND bras? Explore Ditch the Clique’s upcoming LIVE events and join our 1:1 confidence coaching for community & accountability in pursuit of the life YOU dream!
who is Rachel?
Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!
Follow Rachel @rachelkgrim
Recently I went to a concert with my friends (Jonas Brothers for the win!) As the sun went down, the air grew crisp and the sky cleared — it was the PERFECT night for a concert. We made our way to our seats, passing group after group of young women laughing and taking pictures, excitement in the air. If you’ve ever been to a concert, then you know some people go all out. Crop tops, everywhere you look.
I should have been swept up in the excitement, but instead, a part of my brain kept locking onto every woman I passed and thinking: I wish I looked as good as she does. Once I started, I couldn’t stop: in line for the bathroom, waiting to get drinks, even when we finally made it to our seats. I continued comparing myself to those around me to see how I measured up. Whose outfit was cuter? Who looked prettier? I told myself it was for “outfit inspiration” (good try, April) but we all know that’s not completely true. I tumbled down a hole of comparison.Continue reading “The Comparison Trap”
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…Continue reading “If You’re Grinchy Like Me…”