Hello friends. My weekend was quiet except for a night out on Friday to see Neil Gaiman at Carnegie hall. I've grown to love him over the last year so what a treat to hear him read his new book with a string quartet. An epic evening, one I will remember forever. Here is a recap from when we met (and spoke) with him last year.
July 1 - 31
I'll be gone from this space for a while to focus on my 31 days in July program (registration closes tonight) and my 52 Photos Project community. Envision me like this for the rest of the month: in my favorite maxi dress, glass of pinot in hand, savoring the space I'm in.
I'm coming back August 1st. Do you instagram? I do (and quite often, I might add). Follow me there to stay in touch.
Do you remember than I was choosing a companion word each month to accompany my word of the year? I'm ok with revealing my word of the year with you now... it's STRENGTH. Mind, body, soul building strength.
I didn't pick an accessory word for June because June is crazy busy for us with end of the year school activities. I barely made it through but yay!! it's all over now.
Going into July, I'm choosing SINCERITY as an intention and as partner to go hand in hand with my main word, strength. (Jan-May accessory words are right here).
I will see you in August. Love. Love. Love. xo Bella
It's all about the maxi.. the skirt, the dress.. Maxi everything. Unless my legs are tanned and toned, I will not be wearing shorts. I have good legs that could use a some toning but right now, they are milky white.
Milky white legs + shorts = NO. Just NO.
I picked up two maxi dresses from a new boutique in town. This one & this one, both the same brand just different colors. The store owner is the model and you should definitely follow her instagram ... she shares her goodies there and they sell out before hitting the store! Her name is Candace, her store is Dazzle Candy, and she's got curves herself ... so she dresses me up for events so I just love her!
I'm also loving this higher cut, cotton number I saw on etsy.
(click the pic to visit seller's store)
I love the feel of the fabric, how it flows loosely around me. The lack of button and zipper confinement is so freeing! I feel like dancing all day. So the dresses require that I keep up with my shaving/moisturizing/pedicure routines ... and you know what? I feel sexier anyway when my legs are smooth, exfoliated, and soft to the touch.
These are the fabrics & styles I'm loving & living in this summer.
*This will be my last curvy girl post until August!! I will be taking a blogging break for the month of July to focus on: my creative sensual 31 day email program, redesigning my website, giving super love and energy to my 52 Photos Project, road tripping up and down the New England coastline, and finally, summer living! My kid is off of school and I want to enjoy every morsel of time with her. Her days will be free, but she has weekly afternoon vocal, piano, guitar, and band lessons. Girl is serious about her music.
July will fly by like a lightning flash. Do you want to savor and infuse your days with exquisite, sensual rituals to help you stay grounded in the present? I've got nothing to teach you, only guidance to offer that will help reboot your spirit at this hot, midyear point we have found ourselves in. Come with me, the details are here. I'm so delighted with the women that have said yes!!! These are the ladies I feel called to connect with.
Oh, hai! New moon tonight!! What kind of magic are you planning? Personally, if my local tribe could get it together, we might have a new moon goddess gathering, a la Mystic Mama ... maybe next time (July 26, 2014) So, fire pit it will be. I have new crystals & posts it notes filled with great intentions as well as some stale energy I need to let go of.
Hey! Let's stay connected!! Me + You. I'm on instagram (a LOT). Follow me there to keep up with my July shenanigans & my curvy girl Thursday insta shots!!
Much love to you on this magical day!! xo
Say what you want out loud today.
Ask for what you need.
You are deserving.
PS.. thank you for all your emails on my nerve compression flare up! Update: I saw the chiropractor who said it's a mix of thoracic outlet & now, carpal tunnel syndrome. The quick weight gain didn't help, but the weight is only half the problem. This is major muscular/skeletal/nerve compression. I'm on a treatment plan of physical therapy with him and.. acupuncture! FTW.. he said it will help. I am all over that.