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You have probably noticed that I haven’t bene posting as much outfits lately. The honest reason to that is because Ive gone through a lot this past year. Due to hormonal changes I have gained 20 pounds in less than a year. It might not be visible as much as I think. But mentally its a heavy burden knowing. Hormonal weight gain is the hardest one to get rid of because its all internally. I know that I have a long journey ahead of me if I want to get back. Starting with thinking differently.

I didn’t post because the social media world have an image of what the popular girl looks like. I compared myself too much to other people. Models, the old me mostly and saw two different people. Now I realized that my weight gain is my battle, no one else. And it shouldn’t matter to anyone else either. If someone follow me only for how I look, you’re here for all the wrong reasons. 2017 is the year of changes, and the year of improvements. Thats why I have stepped out of my shell. Stopped comparing myself to others and going back to be the me that I once was.

Shop my look at the bottom of the post.

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  1. Oh sweetie, I know so well how social media makes you compare yourself to others and how low it can make you feel. And like you said. Your hormonal weight gain is not visible to anyone else but you, but I know it is something that burdens you. If it makes you feel any better I truly think you look better than ever and are as gorgeous as ever too! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lots of love,
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/

  2. babe, never compare yourself with other people. it always hurts. we are unique in our way. I always had problem with my under weight, because people was so mean how skinny i am, yeah even skinny people get bulled. I think it is just people are jealous of something. You are beautiful and we love you not matter how you look and people around you do the same!

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

  3. The standard of the fashion industry has always been all about being skinny, which honestly, I think is really toxic for young girls. I know it’s going to be a constant up hill battle for you, but please just know you are beautiful inside and out!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    โคClothestomidnight.com

  4. First of all , I do understand exactly what you are saying about hormonal changes and comparing yourself to others. I’m 43 and have 2 healthy children but the ages of 23-33 had serious changes, fertility challenges, and I even developed a severe eating disorder. Enough about that – 20 pounds or no 20 pounds you look so unbelievably gorgeous!!! I love this entire look. The hotdog shirt. The fur jacket. The jeans. The loafers . I just love it all and can’t even pick my favorite!

  5. You are gorgeous inside and out! I am so glad you shared this because I think you are so beautiful and it really doesn’t matter whether you are 20 pounds heavier or not. And you are right – if people follow you depending on your weight, you don’t want them anyway. I love this outfit and your style rocks. This is something I would wear head to toe. Love the graphic, cute tee with these frayed denim and slides. Total outfit perfection. I can’t wait to see more from you this year! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  6. Girl you look beautiful and weight gain is totally a normal phenomenon! Whether its hormonal or age, it’s a fact of life and I find that looking at bikini models and popular IT girls and comparing yourself never puts anyone in the right mind frame to learn to love yourself! I use to stress all the time about my weight but have recently just learnt to love myself and not give a f**k what others think! Keep rocking girl!!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/new-zealand-with-princess-cruises

  7. Babe, you look amazing in that fur jacket and so sorry to hear that you’ve been suffering from hormonal weight gain. You look gorgeous nonetheless ~ I’ve been fretting over my weight gain after marriage as well .. And the worst part is that my face is the first to look bloated and it’s so obvious in photos ๐Ÿ™ Hope you resolve your weight issues soon though xx

  8. I’m glad you don’t worry about the current standards that social media influencers (with great body) have set. You are your own beautiful and we love you the way you are. Love this outfit, the fur coat is so cute and I adore your loafers too.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  9. Hormonal weight gain is the worst because it’s so unpredictable. I totally get what you mean!! I think you’re beautiful the way you are. Be yourself, love yourself. Your hotdog shirt is fabulous!!

  10. I love the new attitude you are bringing to the new year. I think you look beautiful just as you are and your sense of style speaks so much to the world. Don’t hold back babe. You have so much inspiration to share with everyone!

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

  11. I hear you – I put on 40 pounds this year and it’s hard to get in front of a camera. That said, I’ve been forcing myself not to hide anymore. I just went and got a few new pieces to mix in that actually fit. When you look good you feel good. That said I think you look great. You may not feel your best but you still beautiful. Don’t let anyone (even yourself) tell you otherwise!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  12. Weight gain is the hardest on women, we are always under so much pressure to lose weight and look a certain away. I completely understand how you felt, but I just want to say that you are so gorgeous just the way you are and that you look amazing in this look. I am sure it wasn’t easy to share this, but I am sure you have inspired many others reading your post.

    xxx

    Sarah

    http://sarahatiq.com/

  13. So sorry to hear about your weight gain struggle! I put on some weight a while back when I stopped working out regularly. Then, even though I started working out again, I couldn’t lose the stubborn extra pounds. It seems like my metabolism just adjusted to my new higher weight and trying to get rid of it is such a struggle so I can definitely relate. Often times there are factors other than simple calorie intake and calorie burn contributing to weight and it’s so frustrating!

    xx freshfizzle

  14. This is such a COOL outift! I cant decide what I love the most. Jeans, fur jacket, t shirt or shoes?!

    And dont eat yourself up about the weight, you look AMAZING (beautiful, unique and urban), f*** the weight! <3

  15. Let me just tell you how absolutely phenomenal you look! I want every piece of this outfit in my wardrobe! I know how difficult hormonal issues can be as I am dealing with some of my own currently. I love the point you bring up about getting back to yourself. I think it’s so easy to get swept up in it all working in this industry and how much of a relief it is when we let go of everyones expectations (even including our own) and start embracing ourselves!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  16. I can totally relate to the whole comparison thing. I used to do that for a while then I realized, it is one of the things affecting my happiness and I stopped. Moreover in social media, everybody is their best and pics are curated. Having said that you look beautiful and that outfit is simple and chic
    xo
    Anju
    http://www.codedressed.com

  17. I completely understand and I’m so glad you can share this with us. To me you are beautiful the way you are!!
    Btw, this is one pf my favorite looks sweetie, you look so natural!!!

  18. Love this outfit! You are beautiful inside and outside! I definitely know how you feel and this year I have decided not to compare myself to others. I am me and only me. Thank you for sharing babe! Xo

  19. You look so beautiful please don’t stop posting outfits. I know exactly what you mean though. I took medication after a car accident that basically aided me in gaining over twenty pounds. It’s not easy but take it day by day and realize this is not forever. xo
    xx Belle

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