Self Magazine Photo Shoot

I was profiled in the February issue of SELF Magazine in an article on healthy weight and self-acceptance. It was a wonderful experience and I was able to do it with my mother, sister and niece. Definitely something I will never forget. With regards to the world of photo shoots and stylists, this experience really opened my eyes. So much goes into a simple photo shoot and it really is important to experiment with different designers and styles. My look consisted of a JCrew sweater, Eileen Fisher tank top and Eileen Fisher jeans. I loved it all!

But what was most important about this article was that it was about self-acceptance and having a healthy body image. I love clothes and makeup and jewelry, like most women, but I also believe, truly believe, that beauty comes from within. A healthy lifestyle is key. I exercise every single day, in any way I can. I walk, swim and run. I get outside and MOVE! Being active keeps me sane. It keeps my stress level in check. It gives me confidence and allows me to enjoy my life (and delicious summer cookouts). I don’t obsess over what I eat, I just keep moving.

JCrew Makes the Winter Sparkle

I am officially obsessed with the way JCrew is taking on the holidays. Everything is sparkling and glittering like diamonds. ¬†This particular little number will look absolutely perfect paired with a “Little Black Dress” for a holiday party. It is simple and elegant and dresses up any outfit. You will be amazed at how your mood can be lifted when you are carrying something as glamorous as this party clutch.¬†glitterati party clutch jcrew

Here are a few more sparkling items from JCrew.

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Drapey Sequin Tank in Warm Taupe

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Dulphine Sequin V-Neck Sweater

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Lumiere Dress