Exciting news about lingerie

I have been toying with the idea of carrying lingerie in the studio and offering personal lingerie consults for about a year now.  I was hesitant. I was hesitant partially because of space limitations for carrying stock of said lingerie, and partially, because I was having trouble finding lines I loved that were also available in plus sizes.  Today, I am happy to announce that I made the decision to go ahead with it.  I received my first shipment today!

The thing I’m the most stoked about is that all of the lines I’ve chosen go up to a 3x in size.  Many of my clients are plus-sized. It’s often very difficult to find plus sized lingerie in store locally.  Many of my clients have to deal with ordering pieces online and hoping it fits when it’s received.  That feels like such a shot in the dark and I wanted to fix that problem.  Since I’ll only be carrying a small selection of lines, I can know exactly how each piece will fit in each size.  Even when I have to order a particular piece, there won’t be any guesswork on the sizing.  I couldn’t be more excited it!

Want to come shop from my stock?  Call me to set your complimentary personal shopping appointment today!

lingerie, new offering

Is the week over yet?

Have you ever had one of those weeks where absolutely everything seems to go wrong?  Well I had one last week.  And you know what the worst part is about those weeks?  Trying to let go of the negative feelings they foster.

I am an absolute believer in the notion that you get back what you put out and I try to be positive most of the time.  But, there are just some weeks that seem to snowball with one piece of bad news after another.  I know that the more I let it affect me, the more bad things will happen. But letting go can be hard. Sometimes I will do something extra creative to try and reframe things in my mind.  I’ll paint (though not well), draw or style a new photographic art piece.  Sometimes doing something physical like working out will help.  And when it’s warm out, I like to just take a walk in the woods.

You may not know this about me, but I like to be in control of things.  It’s part of why I own my own business.  But sometimes I have to remind myself that relinquishing control can be just as powerful and productive as holding on to it.  Earlier this week an opportunity fell through, and I’ve spent most of the week trying to figure out how to replace it with a different opportunity.  A good friend reminded me that letting this one go allows another one to find me. She reminded me that I don’t have to micro manage everything.  That, just maybe, this one fell through to make room for something even better.

So what is your philosophy when everything feels like it’s falling apart?  How do you let go of the negativity and find your positive?

“I need to lose weight first” …

I hear this all the time.  And I even say it myself occasionally.  It seems our weight (wether your a size 2 or 22) seems to hold us back from doing so many things.  It’s the number one reason women give me for no booking that session for themselves now.  So today, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before.  I’m going to let you see two sides of me.

I am currently at my biggest weight ever.  A year of stressful life changes will help that along pretty readily.  And while I could let it influence my every decision, I choose not too.  Did I just get a new gym membership?  Sure I did.  I deserve to work on me and be my best version of myself, and that requires me to get healthier.  That said, my weight doesn’t stop me from getting in front of the camera.  I refuse to be that mom who doesn’t have pictures with her kids because “I look too fat”.  I refuse to believe that I’m not beautiful or sexy because I’ve gained some extra weight.  I refuse to let the “ideal” make me feel like less of a person, or less of a woman.

before pic, with the weightHell in heels t-shirt, laying on back, still carrying extra weightfeet on wall, pearls

Please excuse the bad cell phone pic, but I wanted to show that just because my body is full of flaws, it doesn’t mean I can’t still look pretty darn sexy. (A big thanks to Sara Means for helping me!) I may not ever be the “ideal” woman, but I’m ME.  I deserve to celebrate that every single day, and so do you.