Body Positivity w/ Ideology Active

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Hey all and happy Monday! Today’s post is going to be a bit more personal, as I am discussing a bit about body positivity.
As so many of you know (and maybe some don’t) I started this blog originally just as an outlet for my fashion sense. While I love reading so many blogs, I found myself never being able to fit into most of the clothing featured. I decided to start blogging because dressing for my size and my shape was a totally different world than what I would see on other blogs.
I partnered with Ideology Active (sold exclusively at Macy’s) to talk a bit about body positivity and what it means to me. Weight has been a struggle for me my entire life. I was always the heavy kid growing up, and I can still remember some of the things that people called me, and still call me until this day. While it’s tough to deal with now, I have found ways to move past words, and promote more of self-love. I decided years ago that when I go out into the world every single day, I will always put my best foot forward.
My belief in putting my best foot forward is to always show up dressed for the part. That is a huge reason of why I am so dressed up so much of the time. While I may not be the ideal size to some, I have come to accept my body and my curves in a way that has allowed me to dress them.
With that being said, workout clothing has always been a hassle for me. Tops were never long enough, never fit quite right, and yoga pants never quite stretch over my thighs. Ideology Active caters to women of all shapes and sizes and is one of the more affordable brands of workout clothing. I also really love that they are promoting this idea of body positivity as a way to help girls and women who may struggle with their bodies.
I would love love to hear your thoughts on any of this below! Please, feel free to share your stories!
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Look One: Jacket | | Top | | Tank | | Yoga Pants

Look Two: Jacket | | Tank (pink) | | Tank (gray) | | Yoga Pants

*Thank you to Ideology Active and Macy’s for sponsoring this post. Thank you for always supporting brands that support this blog!

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  1. 8.29.16

    You look amazing in your workout gear, Denise! And love your conversations about body positivity. It’s so important to not only love and appreciate our own bodies, but compliment and empower other women. No matter our size, we all have the same struggles in finding our “happy place” with our own figures. So glad to be living in a time where more and more women are embracing their natural figures and loving it! xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

  2. 8.30.16
    Violette said:

    Nice sporty look!

  3. 8.30.16
    Tamara said:

    One thing for sure there’s no ideal size. We will never be able to please people, there will always be someone unsatisfied with the way we look, dress and act. We are all beautiful with our different sizes, shapes and colors!


    Tamara –

  4. 8.30.16
    Ramonne said:

    We all have trouble with our bodies! I was looking for a brand that knows how to please a woman. You look fabulous sporty!

  5. 8.30.16
    Amanda said:

    You look amazing in all of this gear babe! I think it’s so important to have the discussion your having. Regardless of size we as women we all struggle with this issue to some degree. I never realized the importance of being body positive until I had my daughter. I remember a specific time making a comment about my far from tone and stretch marked tum in front of her and had a realization of OH MY GOODNESS I cannot and will not ever speak negativity out loud again! I think I actually heard myself for the first time. I never would want her to every think having stretch marks is something to be upset about. Thankfully she was 1 1/2 at the time and I doubt she’ll remember but it was a very enlightened moment for me. Thanks for sharing this post! What a great conversation to have!

    Amanda |

  6. 9.3.16
    Sam S said:

    As a curvy Asian woman living in Malaysia (yes, not asians are petite!) I fell in love with the brand ideology active during my recent NYC visit.
    I must however mention how heartbroken I am to find out that I can’t buy any of their gorgeous new season looks as I can’t seem to access the Macy website?
    Any form of advise on how to go about purchasing their gorgeous new collections is greatly appreciated.