Hazy Beach Day

20 May 2014

I am never one to turn down a beach day. Last tuesday my boyfriend and I decided to skip town and go to rockaway beach....



The trip was exactly what I needed. A little escape from the city with my man. We went to rockaway tacos and roamed around a nearly empty beach on an overcast day. It was so peaceful, and the perfect little escape.

Another thing I wanted to talk about in this post is body image and being comfortable in your own skin. It's nothing I am trying to hide-- I have gained weight in the last year and I know that now as a 25 year old, my body has evolved into more of a womanly shape. Who knew I would get boobs and curves at this age, but the only thing that matters is that I am happy where I am at. It is all about self-confidence at any shape or size you are. I have been recieving some comments about how I have gotten 'fat' recently and I just want to re-iterate the message that happiness comes first. I probably won't ever be stick thin again. This is who I am and I am proud of it.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

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wearing: top c/o Lovers + Friends LA; shorts & hat vintage; kimono c/o Shopsosie

48 comments :

Anonymous said...

Aww Bonnie you look great! Love the summer outfit!!

mane untame said...

This is such a gorgeous location and outfit. I love that your message is to be happy because sometimes with such fashion-centric lives we forget to strive for pleasing the self instead of pleasing others. And you look amazing so I have no idea what those other people are even talking about.

ManeUntame

Vivian Yuen said...

You are nowhere near fat, Bonnie. Great kimono!

LIVE.IN.LOVE

~

Brooke said...

I've been reading your blog for years, and I want to just tell you that you have the most LOVELY body shape and none of is stay the same weight forever! Eff tha haterz, they're jealous of your beautiful clothes, blog, personality, and life!

Panty Buns said...

The beach there looks lovely and so do you. I love your Lovers + Friends LA crop top. Oh, to be 25 again! Enjoy, and have a fabulous week as well!

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Rory said...

Those red boots--ahhh!!! Love them.
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com

Rachel Sullivan said...

Rock it, girl.

Rachel

Amy said...

It baffles me how anyone can call you fat.. You look as gorgeous as ever! This is such a lovely outfit too :)
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Helen Veyna said...

Bonnie,

Thank you so much for providing such a positive message about body image in this post. It is a message that is important for your readers to hear, regardless of their age. You are smart, beautiful and have an amazing style--I can't understand why anybody would feel like they have the right to make such hateful and negative comments about you. Keep up that positive attitude!

-Helen Grace

Sweet Helen Grace

Holl JC said...

I adore your kimono, just beyond stunning Bonnie x

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Claire S said...

Oh its so harsh people have said that to you! You always look stunning and such a normal weight for your age Gisforgingers xx

Sian Deciantis said...

Did I just read people have been commenting saying you're getting fat? Are they blind, you are a perfect size and I'm so glad you've not taken the comments badly and decided to go on a diet or something. One of the reasons I love your blog is because your not super tall, super skinny you are relatable, real and exactly how I would want to look.

Inês Brito said...

So amazing and beautiful!

mariel janina said...

lovely outfit as always, the setting makes it even more amazing, this makes me want to head to the beach right now :)

also you look gorgeous Bonnie, definitely not fat, you're gorgeous <3

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Mariel said...

Thank you for this post!! I've been reading FOS for awhile, but rarely comment-I must say though that it's sooo refreshing to hear someone talk candidly about body image and loving their own skin. So thank you for this :)

And just for the record how anyone could call you fat is beyond me. You look great!!!

Xo Mariel
Http://drippingdreamvintage.blogspot.con

The Braided Bandit said...

I just HATE that the internet/ social media gives people the opportunity to have a nameless face and say whatever mean shit they want. You look f*cking wonderful bonnie!
xo Hannah

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Randi Zimman said...

You look amazing and your positive attitude just makes you even more beautiful! And thanks for sharing. I'm currently 5 months pregnant and my body is changing everyday. I really needed to hear this message. Thank you for the reminder! : )
Xo, Randi

http://eye-see-you-randi.blogspot.com

Valerie Blubaugh said...

Haven't noticed a thing! You keep doing you girl!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, your outfits are so awesome and look very cool! I am truly inspired of your work! I hope you have a wonderful day!♪

Desirae Smith said...

It disturbs me that anyone would call you fat. I've been reading your blog for years, and honestly have not given your weight any thought. You look lovely as ever!

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Chelsea Candelario said...

I love your outfit!
I especially love the shorts <3
I've learned to always be comfortable in my own skin no matter how big my size is. I think that people begin to get nervous during the summer, but I learn to embrace it by still wearing shorts and skirts.

xx
destroyed-beauty.blogspot.com

Elliementary, My Dear said...

I'm approaching 25 and my body weight has been somewhat shifting as well. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one haha. Your attitude on your weight gain has inspired me to stop worrying about mine :)

cheyenne said...

people should mind their own business, you look amazing. and in any case people should not comment on each others bodies, no matter how much one weighs. great post, great message, and great outfit ! :)
xo, cheyenne

Zhcsyra hp said...

wowwwhh love this sweet outfits and awesome photos *_*
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Isti Sugiharti said...

I totally agreed with you and I really like that outfit!

Alice said...

I've been following your blog for a while, and I have to say, you have a wonderful figure!
I didn't get my curves till I was 28, and it was a bit of a shock, but now I love them.
Embrace your body, you only get one :)

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Roos' notes | Roos said...

I really love those shorts, great shots! X

sienna ana belić said...

very cool!
xoxo Sienna
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Hello Dolly said...

Haters suck. Go you!

Nikki Williams said...

you look amazing! love the kimono! keep doing your thing, lady <3

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Cheyenne said...

Love the kimono!
xx

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Robin Brook said...

You're so inspirational! Love your entire outfit too http://bethebteam.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

Charlotte said...

Clicked on this for the lovely pictures - looks like a great day out! - but I loved the body image message you put in at the end, it's nice to be reminded of it every now and then.

My Gaby said...

love your style! love how to combine textures!!

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abbycake said...

First, I wanted to say that I love your red boots. Also, my bf and I have been taking a few beach mornings to ourselves and it IS the best way to relax.

Second, your positive attitude about body image is refreshing. You look stunning and I am happy that you feel good, which is the most important thing.

xx Abby a geek tragedy

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Kacie Cone said...

You look great! Always such an inspiration!

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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Bonnie, you are absolutely gorgeous. Anyone that says you are 'fat' is crazy. I totally agree with you on accepting yourself, and the changes your body will make though! I've been following your blog for YEARS and you are an adorable lady and a huge inspiration. xo

Anonymous said...

Love your attitude towards your body! More people should think like this, this is why I always try to give my friends a good feeling about their body :)

2000 said...

Ah, so wonderful! I love the location too!

Sian said...

You. Are. Beautiful. Thank you for sending this important message. xxx

Mahipal Nehra said...

Love the color of your dress! gorgeous dress! i love the shape.!!

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carlier charlotte said...

Super ton message sur le corps !!! Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi ! (magnifique look, comme d'habitude)

Gina said...

Hata's gon' hate. You look fabulous, and don't let anyone tell you different.

P.S. I love Rockaway and go there often in the summertime! Caracas is my fav place to eat.

XO,

Gina

www.popcornandpandas.com

Claire Vareka said...

you're an inspiriting person, Bonnie! wish you beautiful days! xoxo

 

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