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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Feature Guest: Felicity

Hey guys. I'm trying something new. I'd like to feature a guest every month. The outfits will be will be a range of whatever makes the guest happy. The whole point will be to show that you guys can wear whatever you want. Being comfortable and happy in your skin is the most important thing.

The first guest I'm featuring is Felicity. She has a really cute outfit and follows my blog. I asked her some questions. Here's what she said:

Would you describe the dress your wearing: the colors and how the material feels?

Well the top is a whiter color than I expected. I thought it would be cream. It's a pretty white with black polka dots. The top is pretty thin but it didn't really show through for me. The bottom is a bit of a different texture. I'm having a hard time describing it. It almost feels like wind pants if that makes sense. It's very thin and light weight, but that's good for here (CA) since it's hot almost all year round. It flows nicely at the bottom and it doesn't stick to my body!

What about the belt?

The dress came with the belt. It was the perfect size for the dress. It fits perfectly. It does stretch a bit. Very cute! I love the bow!

How do you like the shoes?
I LOVE them! They were even better when they got here then they were online! They fit perfect. The only thing is that since they button on, when you don't have the attachment on, you can see [where it attaches]. Other than that, it laces up well and I like that I don't have to have that part on, it makes it match with more outfits. They were actually pretty comfortable to walk in too. The material is more velvety than I thought as well. Which I love!

Where would you wear this outfit?
Hm. I would wear it to maybe an interview. For sure I would wear it on a date!

How do you feel wearing the whole outfit?
I feel very classy! It makes me smile and I feel very happy and comfortable to wear it.

Thank you Felicity for sharing!

If you are ever interested in showing up on a blog post or just want to share an outfit, please email me or leave a comment below.

Have a Happy Color Day!

P.S. If you're interested in purchasing the outfit Felicity is wearing, check out the sites

Use the code "bethyhime" for a discount! :D

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Numbers Aren't Important: Secondhand Adventures

Hey guys. It's been a very long time since I've posted. There's so much to say today. First, I've been super sick :( but I'm finally feeling better :) Flu viruses are awful.

Second, I've run into a sad problem. I'm running out of awesome pants for Crazy Pants Friday, so today I decided to remedy this issue. I visited two second hand stores today and tried on more than 30 pairs of pants! Fortunately I have a lot of patience, lol. There were lots of fun bright colors and patterns to be found. It was a lot of fun hunting for pants awesome enough for CPF. Here are just a couple examples from today:

I wanted to tackle a sensitive issue for a lot of people out there, men and women alike. Sizes and numbers. It is so easy to go shopping today and get discouraged. Last time you went shopping you were one size, but this time you are two sizes bigger. It can feel very frustrating. Today I'm telling you that sizes don't matter! That's right, I said it. Sizes are not important! The numbers are just guidelines. They are starting points to find clothes that fit and feel good on you.

I try to act what I preach. I must confess I feel self-conscious about my tummy sometimes. I try to remember that I am healthy and that's the most important thing. Being healthy and happy about yourself. That's what this whole blog is about: me wearing clothing that makes me happy and sharing with you guys.

Today walking through the second hand store I started looking at the sizes of my last shopping trip. I'm somewhere between a size 6 and 8 in pants. I just used this as a starting point, but I didn't limit myself to just 6s, 7s. and 8s. I also looked at 15s and at 1s and all the in between sizes. I found patterns I liked and materials that felt good. I wasn't even paying attention to the sizes.

In the fitting rooms, I got some pretty surprising results. The size 2 pants fit great! Then the size 5 pants were too tight. Size 11 pants were too loose, but the 13s fit perfectly.

I feel the sizes are so arbitrary anyways. A pair of size 7 pants are not the same size as a pair of 7s from two years ago, five years ago, ten years ago. If the sizes change so much across time, brands, styles, why should we let the numbers bother us so much?
This realization is so liberating to me. I had to share with you guys.
Here are the tags of pants that fit and I actually purchased today just to show you how ridiculous sizes really are:
Size 13 Juniors
Size 9 Juniors

Size 7 Juniors
Size 6 Womens
Size 10 Petite Womens
Size 2 Womens

I really wish and want you guys to take this to heart. You are beautiful! It doesn't matter if you're wearing size 2 or size 22. Being healthy and happy in your skin is more important than any number whether it's weight or pants size. Finding clothes that fit and feel good is more important than trying to only wear size 4. It's perfectly fine and I encourage you to try different sizes to find what feels best.

If it were possible, I would give each and every one of you a hug and a smile. Try to accept yourself for how you are. You are beautiful no matter what size you wear.

Shine Bright and Beautiful!!

P.S. Obviously this issues fires me up a bit. Please leave questions and comments. I'd love to continue discussing this with you guys.

P.S. More pictures from my shopping trip are on my Google+ profile. Check them out. Like and Share your favorite pants!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

First Day of School!!!

Sorry guys, instead of my normal Crazy Pants Friday, I'm doing a first day of school special.

Thanks to everyone who read and voted my post from yesterday.

Today was my first day of my last semester of my undergraduate degree. It was really exciting but kind of bittersweet too.

Anyways, I wanted to look my best. As you guys know, I went shopping on Sunday and bought a couple dresses.
This is the dress that got the most votes yesterday.
It's super colorful and happy. I paired this dress with black knee high boots. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.


Remember to Shine Bright and Beautiful!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

School Shopping Trip: Vote for the Best Dress!!

Hey guys. So I'm starting my final semester tomorrow. Super excited.
Naturally, I went shopping to find some new cute school clothes.
On Sunday, two of my favorite ladies and I went and found some adorable dresses.
For something different and fun, I've decided to put together a vote to see which dress you guys think I should wear tomorrow. To keep this interesting, I only took pictures of the patterns and colors of the dresses not the whole dresses. Whichever one wins will have a special post devoted to it on Saturday.
Please leave your vote in the comments below.

Dress A:
This is a simple red orange dress with a beautiful black lace around the waist. It's kind of a shorter dress. It's super fun and summery.

Dress B:
This dress is a black base with this beautifully colored pattern all over it. The sleeves are a bit longer. So it's perfect for a fall day.

Dress C:
This dress has a yellow base. This pattern is kind of striped and swirled around the dress. It has lots of colors and patterns in it. This dress also has longer sleeves perfect for fall.

Dress D:
This dress is pretty simple. The top half is leopard print and the bottom half is black. Super classy looking.

These are the only descriptions I'm going to give. If you want to see more of the dress, vote for it. The dress with the most votes will get a special post and I'll wear it for the first day of school! Happy voting!

Have a Happy Color Day!