Outfit Details: Skirt - borrowed from Jenna of Smitten // Bodysuit - Urbanog // Boots -thrifted //
Sunnies - BCBG Generation // Pyramid Necklace - c/o Oasap
I was actually reading an article on Refinery 29 last night about a "new" trend called the Healthie. Basically, instead of the selfie photos on instagram, its taking it to a new level by posting dieting results and workout pictures, etc. Basically the question behind the article was: is this trend just plain narcissistic or actually inspiring to both you and others? Personally, I am pretty unfazed by the trend. I feel like our generation is so used to (over)sharing, its really nothing new. I have friends on facebook that post daily workout times and always am seeing before and after juice cleanse results on instagram. I think if you are feeling good about your progress and what your doing it is your right to share about it if you want, and if it bothers you seeing it or gets annoying, you should just scroll right on by the post. Though I don't know if its something I personally would do and I do think there is a tasteful level to be maintained in the sharing department, I do enjoy reading exercise results and detox regimes once in a while on others' blogs! Hearing about success stories, what works and what doesn't, and people being proud of their bodies doesn't have to make you feel bad about yours. I usually try to approach it as "take it or leave it". If you think its inspiring or helpful, take it. If you think it is annoying (which I agree it totally can be), just scroll on by, skip the like, the heart, or the pin, and go on about your day. Anyway, just my thoughts, I would love to know what you think!
On the tangent of fitness and personal appearance, this bodysuit from Urbanog is pretty risque for me! I bought it on a one day flash sale for a really reduced price because I loved the print and thought it would be fun to try something new. R doesn't understand why its a bodysuit and not a swimsuit. I said its because of the material being not fast drying and lined as well, but hey if you want to wear your bodysuit swimming you go for it! I paired it with this gorgeous lacy skirt I am borrowing from Jenna over at Smitten. Since it has a comfortable high waisted fit, it was the perfect way to be just the right amount of covered up. Jenna also just had her birthday yesterday and she has the CUTEST style, so you should definitely stop by her blog to say hello and wish her a happy belated birthday!
Hope you're all having a wonderful week!
p.s. I am posting over all the Flock Together Blog today and would love if you stopped by to say hello!