Casual Friday/The Emancipation of Me

TGIF everyone!

When I woke up Thursday morning I was pleasantly surprised to see myself on the WordPress homesite as apart of “Freshly Pressed”. I was honored to have been selected. The amazing comments that followed made me feel even more grateful. I want to thank EVERYONE who viewed and/or commented on my “Perfectly Pleated” post. Your comments mean so much to me because this time last year I was not the confident, smiling woman you see. I didn’t like myself and would bombard myself with hurtful thoughts. The way I dressed mirrored how bad I felt inside. I would wear frumpy, unflattering clothes because I felt ugly and wanted to hide my body. This began to change after having surgery to remove a 20lb tumor from my abdomen in November 2011. As I recovered from my surgery at home, I did some real soul searching. The outpouring of love from family, friends and co-workers helped to me stop hating myself. I decided to banish all negative thoughts about myself. I threw every piece of frumpy clothing I owned in the trash. I was not going to be that Georgette anymore. I was going to be the Georgette I always knew lived in inside of me. From that point on, Ive never looked back and couldn’t be happier.

Again, thank you for being wonderful and have an awesome weekend!!!

Skirt (formerly a dress): Old Navy

Blouse: Gap Outlet

Necklace: Forever 21

Bracelets; NY & Co.

Sandals: Steve Madden

Belt: dont remember! lol

39 Comments

  1. July 14, 2012 / 5:15 am

    Good for you. Amazing, positive blog. I think you look fabulous x

    • July 15, 2012 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment! πŸ™‚

  2. July 14, 2012 / 6:02 am

    Color blocking looks wonderful and festive on you. All you need is a party – woop, woop.

    • July 15, 2012 / 1:58 pm

      Yes! I love the color combo I wore. I plan to wear it again!!!

  3. July 14, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    I was very glad to find you via freshly pressed…wonderful site. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. July 14, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    What a difference a year can make! Right?? It sounds like we were in similar situations. It’s wonderfully empowering to love yourself!
    Katie- Hems For Her

  5. July 14, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I love that color combination! I find as I get older, I’m more inclined to pair unlikely colors and have had people tell me they wouldn’t have thought of those two colors together. I’m not sure if that was a compliment or not, but I’ll take it as one!

  6. July 14, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    You will most certainly inspire women in similar situations, and you look gorgeous. Inside and out.

  7. July 14, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    Beautiful inside and out !!

  8. Ruth from New Zealand
    July 14, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Well let me tell girl that positive thinking is paying off for you! your warm open smile will win hearts wherever you go. I hope that the universe contiunues to bring you happiness, good health and great happiness.

  9. July 14, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    You’re a beautiful woman and a great example to follow. I’m happy to have found you via Freshly Pressed!

  10. July 15, 2012 / 12:43 am

    You are fab lady! And you have a rocking sense of style. Thank goodness you have unleashed it so we can be a part of it!

  11. July 15, 2012 / 4:24 am

    I’d love your thoughts on how you know what colors to pair together. I’ve always shyed away from that and have been a pretty basic black + color, or denim + color girl, but I’ve seen a lot of great color combos (including yours!) and would love to get more adventurous. I’m just worried about looking like a clown. Any tips?

    • July 15, 2012 / 1:50 pm

      Trust me you wont look like a clown! Red and yellow are good colors to start with being more adventurous. Pair a red skirt or pant with a yellow top. Also green and yellow go well with one another. I go into my closet and start throwing things together to see how they will work. Youll be surprised at how many combos you can make with the clothes that you have.

  12. July 15, 2012 / 5:25 am

    I love love love your color combinations! And you’re making me want to cut my locks! Way to rock the short cut!

    • July 15, 2012 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you! I wish I had locks! I think they are so beautiful!

  13. July 15, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Yay you luv! So glad you were able to shake those false thoughts and live your true reality!

  14. July 15, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    Reason #2,385 why you are so amazing! Love this post! Keep shining!

  15. maria
    July 15, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    wow – such an incredible story, its remarkable and wonderful during your healing that you decided to honour yourself, you are one amazing woman! LOVE the colours on you, i need those colours in my wardrobe immediately!!! x

    • July 16, 2012 / 1:11 am

      Thank you so much! Seeing your comments always makes my day!

  16. July 16, 2012 / 6:37 am

    Though I haven’t been here for the journey, I’m here to throw some support you way for having reached this (happier) milestone. By the way, you’ve DOMINATED colorblocking. (:

    • July 16, 2012 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you for the support! I appreciate it so much!!!

  17. July 16, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    The color combo is fab! You always look good, but I think it is mostly because of your contagious smile!

    • July 16, 2012 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much! I call my smile the “32 watt” smile because you can probably see all 32 of my teeth! LOL

  18. July 16, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    Love all of the color in this outfit. I’m so glad that you found peace with yourself, and that it gave you the confidence to blog!

    • July 17, 2012 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much for always being so supportive! I really appreciate your comments!

  19. Sharell
    July 17, 2012 / 1:44 am

    Hi, I haven’t been reading your blog for long, but I am inspired by your sense of fashion and your smile that in every picture seems to radiate with true happiness, that only comes from within. I too was were you were and have grown to know that it’s nothing like loving and accepting yourself. God bless you and I look forward to your future postings.

  20. July 18, 2012 / 1:16 am

    Gorgeous color combo here! Kiah

  21. voluptuousliving
    July 24, 2012 / 5:07 am

    I love pink and yellow! They are my favorite colors! Props to you for being bold enough to wear them together! You look great!!!

    • July 24, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you! It was my first time pairing these colors together. I plan to use them again!

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    • August 1, 2012 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you! I will definitely stop by your blog & check it out!