I know my loyal readers have wondered why I haven't posted a blog entry since July 5, 2014. Well, let's just say I took a very long break. You guys have probably had questions such as "Where did she go?" and "Why the sudden halt on blogging?". To be honest, LIFE happened. You know, the roller coaster ride that takes you on all kinds of curvy twists, turns, ups and downs. I sort of let my emotions get the best of me and I stopped blogging. For one reason, I didn't feel I was inspiring full-figured curvy divas such as myself in the way that I thought I would. I felt as though I was just a tiny voice in this gargantuan blogging world.
There's already so many great bloggers out there with huge platforms. For example, Chastity Valentine of GarnerStyle displays such exquisite style, and she nails it each and every post. Oh my gosh I love her style! Kristine of TrendyCurvy, well this lady is unapologetic as she serves it up on a silver platter. Her curves are flawless!! Another, Thamarr of Musings of a Curvy Lady slays me with her color coordination and beautiful silhouettes. I look forward to reading all of these lovely ladies blog posts. And well me, I'm just little old Kishina...lol.
Truth is guys, I almost gave up on doing something I love because I began comparing myself to others. I've learned, in my time away, that I'm the only one who is best at being me. There are no carbon copies, I'm an original. My love for fashion and style choices has never wavered. But to be honest, my confidence did. I've gained weight and that's another reason I quit blogging. I felt unworthy to showcase fashion choices anymore. But who am I kidding, that's what this blog is all about right? I've just added a few extra curves...lol. While those fabulous bloggers that I mentioned have a huge fan base and thousands of followers, it's okay for me to be me. I've finally arrived at a happy place in my life right now. I'll blog from now on because I love it, and not to compare myself to others. There's only one me.
On to the the deets of this fabulous outfit!! This teal colored knit top caught my eye in Goodwill the other day. It was new with tags!! $38.00 new, but of course, my price $4.25. You just can't beat that with a bat. I immediately knew I would style this top with a pair of denim jeans and my newest favorite tribal print scarf. You will definitely see this scarf again on a future post...lol. I wear it with a lot of blouses. It was a thrifty find as well at only 5 bucks *breaks out into the Dougie dance*. My shoes $7.99. These jeans another Goodwill find $4.25.
One thing that I envy of all those great bloggers I mentioned is their awesome photographs. I'm still working on shooting at the right angles and such. My photographer is currently my 12 year old son...lol. Yep, he does a pretty darn good job. I'm always having him adjust angles while I'm still learning the best lighting conditions. So, yeah I'm doing my best in showcasing my style to you!!
In closing, I've learned to laugh more while taking that loooong break. And that includes laughing at myself. So I hope to add a smile to your day or evening with these bloopers my son captured during this shoot. He said, "mom you have blinked so many times on these photos". I told him it was okay, and that I appreciate him helping his mommy. Thank you for reading, and please leave a comment if you have enjoyed this post!! Hang on for the ride, there's definitely more to come!! Smooches!