Yves Saint Laurent once said, “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.”
What is confidence? Can it be bought? Can it be taught?
As a plus-size style expert, women of all sizes ask me, more than anything, WHERE I FIND MY CONFIDENCE. I believe that SELF-ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE is something you have 100% control and power over in your life.
Here are three quick tips for starting to cultivate confidence:
First, it is important to acknowledge a few things you love about yourself. You have to love the skin you’re in, because if you don’t no one will. We all have problem areas, start to focus on your “positive areas”. The more you complain about your thighs won’t make them thinner, so take a walk instead. Your thighs may never get smaller, but the feelings of accomplishment, the fresh air and the energy you’ll feel after the walk are priceless!
Second, train yourself to be confident. Everyday so many thoughts run through our minds that are negative, self-hating, self-shaming and cause us to break down. You must begin to take these thoughts captive and replace them with loving and positive thoughts.
Third, affirm yourself. Stop waiting for the recognition of others and affirm yourself. I love using affirmations to start my day. Write a few on a mirror or on a card you place on your desk or car and use them to build yourself up. They can be as simple as “I love me” or as intricate as “I am an interesting, beautiful and unique person with lots to offer the world”. Get creative!
How we portray ourselves to others attracts business, love, prosperity… draw people in with your confidence. BE IRRESISTABLE. You have control over this. I hope you will take these thoughts and give yourself the grace to be a work in progress. Take this challenge one day at a time so eventually you become the BEST you.
Marcy Guevara is a stylist, host and motivational speaker. Connect with her at www.themarcyminute.com
MEET MARCY: TV Host & Plus Size Expert
She’s beautiful, witty and shares my love for The Oprah Show, cute shoes and getting women to open up and share their story! In the latest SOS webisode, Marcy gives us her two-cents on the Dos & Don’ts for Plus Size Fashions.
GREAT GIVEAWAY! Marcy is giving one lucky blogger/viewer a copy of the fabulous book, “How To Never Look Fat Again” by Charla Krupp.
You’ll never get dressed the same way again once you discover:
• Smart, easy ways to hide arm flap, a big bust, a muffin top, back fat, Buddha belly, a big booty, wide hips, thunder thighs and heavy calves—and that’s only half the book
• Which fabrics, colors and styles make women look fat
• Absolutely the best shades, shapes and brilliant buys to make the pounds invisible
• Clever solutions for special fashion situations—workout gear, evening wear and even swimsuits!
• Which products, fashions and services you shouldn’t waste your money on
• The top 10 tips that will make you look thinner by tonight!
So, if you’ve ever put on a piece of clothing and asked, “Does this make me look fat?” finally, here is the book that will answer your question.
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ENDS SEPT 15, 2011
Gear up for Fall with leopard, faux fur, fringe, cords and great menswear pieces! You know I’ll be doing a webisode on how to wear leopard!
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As many of us are in the quest to reach our goal weight and optimal fitness- how far is too far? Can a woman get too ripped?
In this candid, behind-the-scenes webisode, Plus Size Expert Marcy Guevara and Makeup Artist Vio Meyners chat about whether or not female TV Hosts should reveal their bare arms on camera. They bring up how ripped Kelly Ripa’s arms are and if that makes her unrelatable to viewers.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? COMMENT BELOW!
Here’s my two cents:
I actually love a sexy, toned, muscular arm on a woman! Over the years, I have gone through phases where I wanted really rock hard arms then decided I like the way yoga kept my arms long and lean without the bulk. I gain muscle really easy and have to be careful with weights. At the end of the day, we all have to be able to look at ourselves in the mirror and like that chick staring back at us. Whether you prefer a more soft, womanly appearance or a strong, muscular look- DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! But, remember keeping our arms toned now will help how we look when we’re older. You know the old arm wave and the bra overhang is not so pretty!
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