Of all the winter holidays, I like New Year's Eve the best. It's a time for celebrating the past and looking ahead to the future (champagne flute in hand!). Technically, Bombshell Beauty began here - at a time in my life when I needed a creative outlet and I wanted a place to talk about plus size fashion. But really, Bombshell Beauty began here:
This is me, age 5, wearing the best Christmas present ever: hand me down dress up clothes. They were hand-me downs from an extremely stylish woman who worked with Grandma Kappy. I received them because I was too tall and too curvy to fit into the dress up clothes found at Toys R Us or the Sears toy catalog. I felt like such a lady in my grown-up shoes and dresses...and so was born a love of fashion for plus size girls! (Even if I didn't exactly know it, then).
Even during my teenage years, when I dressed to conceal my plus size body, I was still interested in fashion and expressing myself through clothes. I think I had to go through that period in my life in which I was uncomfortable in my own skin; it was an important step to coming through the other side of self-confidence.
In college and throughout my early 20's, I continued to grow and evolve - both as a woman and in my personal style. Again, not everything was a hit but it all led to who I am today.
I've been blogging here for almost five years now, and have surely gained so much more than I've given. Good friends, great readers, amazing opportunities to work with Lane Bryant, Luxe Bridal, Sealed with a Kiss, LucieLu, City Chic, L'Oreal, Dove...it's pretty unbelievable. I am so grateful for everything that's happened here over the past several years.
I'm also looking ahead to what I want and need in my life over the next year, the next five years, and beyond. And I'm excited and grateful for what's ahead. I may not know what, exactly, that may be...but I do know that it's time to focus my attention on other areas of my life. So this will be my last post as Bombshell Beauty. Thank you for being here with me; for leaving comments or simply checking in every few days. I truly appreciate you.
To all of you Bombshells, I wish you a very Happy New Year. Filled with confidence and fabulous clothes, of course! Cheers!
Reverie Dress- c/o LucieLu
Vintage rhinestone necklace- Grandma Kappy's
Manicure- Cajun Shrimp by OPI
Red lipstick - Rouge Noir by Julie Hewitt
Chardonnay - Kendall Jackson