Tag: selfesteem

How to rock a plus size bikini (video interview)

plus size bikini

Yay! Last month Anna Nooshin and I got together again for our second video for her YouTube channel. This time we talked about being plus size during the summertime. I showed some outfits and a my favorite plus size bikini ofcourse!

The viddy is in Dutch so just like last time I’ve translated some of the highlights. During my teens and twenties I avoided the beach. Some of my followers will remember my first post about my beach body and plus size bikini. I’ve come a long way and started to love bikinis more and more. My palm print Gabi Fresh bikini represents my change. This is the first bikini I own that I truly love. Having a plus size bikini that I really dig also made it easier for me to feel good when I wear it. I’m still a big fan of Swimsuitsforall and their collabs with bloggers en models. But I’ve also been shopping swimwear at Wehkamp and Monki. If you’re new to wearing a bikini order some goodies online. And figure out what shape and model makes you feel comfortable.


Anna also asked me if summertime makes me more aware of my body. And yes, it does. For me this has to do with the fact that I’m showing more skin during Summer. When it’s Winter I can hibernate and watch Netflix on the couch, but when the sun is out I like to be outside too. When it comes to food I try to eat healthy stuff 80% of the time. To me this is a great balance. I’m still not working out in the gym a lot but I do walk around Amsterdam for hours. Something that isn’t just great for my body but for my mind as well.
plus size bikini

One of my most important body love lessons is smiling at myself when I stand in front of the mirror. Uncomfortable at first, but it makes the start of my day truly better. I’ve also stopped focussing on the things about my body that I don’t like and started to look at the bigger picture. I am a complete person. I’m not just my fat. I’m not just my cellulite. So I remind myself to look at all of me instead of parts of me that I don’t like.

At the beginning and the end of the video I also show some Summer fashion. A lot of cute stuff from MS Mode, ASOS Curve and Monki. My favorite bikini is featured too, I’ve combined it with pants with palm print, just like the bikini. How cool is that?

plus size bikini

Most important, don’t let the way you look at your body dictate the way you live your life (during Summer). Put on a cool bikini or a bathing suit. Hug your body with a skirt or dress. Rock those jeans. Put on that freaking bikini! You are worthy of lots of sunshine and positive vibes.

Keep on shining!

 

 

 

Thursday Thunder: Stefanie a.k.a. ClassyCurves

ClassyCurves

Miss ClassyCurves is a lady I’ve been following for a while now. She’s sharing her love for dressing up her curvy body (and her handsome French boyfriend) on Instagram. After getting to know her wardrobe and body positive vibes I felt like it was time to get to know her a bit better. So I had to ask her for a Thursday Thunder! Meet Stefanie the daycare teacher who turns into ClassyCurves at night and during the weekend…

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Thursday Thunder: Siphokazi Veti

Siphokazi Veti

“It was the happiest day of my life when I realized I was allowed to love my body”

 

Instagram makes me crush a lot. On girls that is. A while ago I bumped into the gorgeous Siphokazi Veti (22) from Johannesburg. She doesn’t just share beautiful pictures but she shares her beautiful mind as well. She is an accounting student and was greatly influenced by arts, that’s why she loves to write. I just had to feature Siphokazi Veti as Thursday Thunder on my blog. Get to know this lovely lady a bit better!

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Thursday Thunder: Maria Merckens

Maria Merckens

Thurday Thunder is back with a bangin’ babe! Meet Maria Merckens (24). She is a mix of a Dutch dad and a Surinamese mom, considers herself an island girl after living in the Carribean for years and has been modeling fulltime since last year. What is her view on body love and self acceptance?

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Gabi Fresh is back!

gabi fresh

When I woke up way too early this morning I saw the first image of the new Gabi Fresh Swim Sexy collection for Swimsuits for All. I love Gabi and her style so I obviously had to share the new campaign on the blog!

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I am enough

I am enough

Not good enough. Not strong enough. Not smart enough. Not thin enough. Not witty enough. Not pretty enough. Not sporty enough. Not social enough. Not friendly enough. Not sexy enough. Not normal enough. Not out there enough. Not politically engaged enough. Not creative enough. Not rich enough. Not worthy enough. Not lovable enough.

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Thursday Thunder: Marianne Nykjaer

Marianne Nykjaer

‘You will never be able to love your body as long as you cringe at the thought of looking at it’

It’s Thursday again, so you know what that means: time for some thunder! There are so many inspiring women out there and this is my way of celebrating them – and asking them all about their body confidence. This weeks Thunder comes from student, model and blogger Marianne Nykjaer (26). She’s from Belgium – give me waffles please!!- and absolutely gorgeous. And she got some pretty damn good advice for us too!

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Hello beach body!

beach body

How to have a beach body? Have a body. Go to the beach. Right. I know this to be true, now, but for years it wasn’t that simple for me. Life just wasn’t a beach. Even though I loved the beach, the sea and being sun kissed, I didn’t like my body on the beach. Especially not in a bathing suit or bikini. I felt like I didn’t belong there. The beach is a place for slim, toned and perfect people. At least that was what I told myself.

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