I am so super excited to introduce a new series to you guys! A monthly style collaboration with Delayna of Delayna Denaye.. Keep reading to get the full scoop!
I believe, despite what the world tries to tell us, that beauty is not defined by one body type. It is not defined by any one color or size. Yet we struggle with body image. We do ridiculous things to get our body to look "perfect". We are depressed, self loathing, jealous; all because we play this crazy comparison game. Who defines perfection anyways? Why does perfect have to be one body type? This thought process needs to be changed and that is what Delayna and I hope to accomplish with our new collaboration; Style Monthly Alyssa X Delayna.
We're two different people, with two different body shapes, hair color, and personalities. But we both love fashion. We love to feel confident and we know the power of a good outfit. If you are wearing something you love, your self esteem goes up! Not to say that our self esteem should be based solely on our wardrobes, it shouldn't. But I also know we as women want to feel beautiful, as we were made to be. There is nothing wrong with that. And having the right outfit can do just that.
Once a month (for now!) Delayna and I will pick a trend and style it in our own way. We will link each other's post at the end so you can head over and see how the other person styled it. This will hopefully encourage you that wearing what you feel confident in should not be based on the size and shape of your body. That totally different bodies can wear the same styles and still look good, as well as give you multiple ways to wear one trend.
Do I have days where I feel absolutely unattractive? You bet! Do I struggle to compare myself to other's lives, accomplishments, blogs, bodies..? Absolutely! But I have to stop and check where my heart is at and stop those thoughts, those lies, from playing in my mind! I know this can't be done on my own or by my own strength. I know I'm not alone in these struggles. Let's band together and throw out these ridiculous standards. Let's build each other up and look for the good and the beautiful in everyone, including ourselves!
P.S. I have to mention that we intended this first post to be an introduction, we did not discuss a trend to style yet we both showed up in stripes! Haha! So we decided this one could be about styling stripes ;) Both our looks are right on trend, and Delayna's especially will transition right into fall! Don't you love her turquoise necklace? And those leopard print heels?? All the heart eyes!!
Click the link below see Delayna's side of the story