Merry Christmas OOTD

Merry Christmas Fashionistas!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! Today is my favorite day of the year! Christmas is finally here and OMG I can’t wait for the all the festivities to begin – Baby Jesus, Midnight mass, yummy food, family bonding, oh the list just goes on and on!

But you know me by now, of course I can’t forget all the OOTDs that go along with Christmas!

Let’s start with Christmas Eve shall we?

My very first midnight mass #blessed

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Ready to greet baby Jesus with red lipstick and a gold headband

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Christmas Day Jammies #santaself

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Christmas Day outfit

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Merry Christmas ❤

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Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista thoughts:

What did you wear this Christmas?

Any fun makeup looks you tried today?

Surviving the holidays during Eating Disorder recovery

“You’re going to be fine”

This seems to be the motto I’ve been telling myself every day for the past month and a half. (Yes, for me the holidays and festivities start the week of Thanksgiving)  As much as I love the Christmas season and spending time with my wonderful family and friends, I can’t help but constantly think of the food that awaits for me.

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Now I totally understand the importance of food and eating moderately, but as a girl who unfortunately, often falls back into her ED habits, food can be the enemy sometimes. Going out with friends for dinner and drinks is so much fun but in the back of mind as much as I hate to admit it, that voice is still whispering “Do you really think you should eat that? Did you burn off enough calories at the gym today to consume all of that?”

Moments like these, what do I do? Back when I had my eating disorder, I would of course stop eating and immediately start giving excuses on why I’m not eating. During the beginning stages of my recovery, anxiety would flood my mind and I would have a full on panic attack trying to fight the ED thoughts before trying to pick up the fork to eat again. This holiday season, surprisingly, has been a lot better. I still get anxiety but it is a lot easier to tell myself to not to be afraid of food. To know that I’ll be ok if I eat that yummy slice of pumpkin pie. I’ll be fine if I eat the cheesy lasagna square. I’ll be fine if I go out and celebrate with drinks and dinner with my friends.

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So with Christmas arriving tomorrow, ED thoughts are bound to pop up. What am I going to do? Focus on something else. Now I’m not saying to ignore those thought because from personal experience, ignoring them will eventually explode into another anxiety attack. So go ahead and acknowledge it, but don’t let it stop you from enjoying the holiday festivities. Focus on the time spent with family. Focus on the laughter and joy that Christmas brings. Focus on the beauty that Jesus Christ is born and the love that comes with it. Most importantly, I’m going to focus and appreciate that this is another year that I’m an ED survivor and nothing is going to take that away from me.

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Love yourself this holiday season. Share that love with someone you know that might need it. Christmas is all about joy and love and that all starts with you and loving your body ❤️

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Smile through the darkness and love your mind, body, and soul ❤

Xoxo,

Christine

Fashionista Thoughts:

What’s one thing you love about yourself?

What’s something you are looking forward to this Christmas?

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter my beautiful fashionistas!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because well…Jesus is so awesome! I mean he died for our sins and rose back to life! #IJustReallyLoveJesusssss!!! Another great thing that I love about Easter is the pretty colors everyone wears to Easter Sunday Mass!

Easter Sunday is a happy celebration, which means happy colors!! Today as I celebrated Easter with some really awesome people, I saw so many beautiful outfits ranging from pastels, florals, stripes….Ohhh it was ahhhmazing! I’ve never been more impressed with Easter fashion until today! #LookingGoodForJesus

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The Beautiful Seniors celebrating Easter as a family ❤

What did I wear for Easter? I stuck to my favorite color (of course) pink! As you can tell, I was all sorts of pink. The key thing to remember is that when you’re going to wear one color, play around with the shades! I wore a blush pink eyelet dress from Forever 21, my tan ankle boots, my favorite pink Coach ponytail scarf used as a headband, white Kate Spade Bag, and to finish off the look, Apple Pink Tinted Lip Balm from Cailyn!!

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Easter Sunday Brunch Outfit! #50ShadesofPink

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Today was such a wonderful day spent with beautiful people, beautiful outfits…just beautiful everything! I would go on and on about the fashion here but I think these pictures do all the talking!

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Orange, pink, and blue, OH MY!!

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Posing in florals #SpringIsHere!!

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Look at these guys working the bowties!!

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Photo Credit to all my friends: Katelyn, Louis, Rachel, Joe, Alejandra, and my blogging buddy Alison (Daily Moves and Grooves)! Sorry I would have taken my own pictures but I was feeling under the weather, which is probably why this post is super short today. Nonetheless, these beautiful pictures do the fashion perfect justice!

Fashionista Thoughts

What did you wear for Easter?

What is your favorite part of Easter?

Comment below!

Xoxo,

Christine