DietingFashions Journey

by dietingfashion on October 28, 2019

In 2011, I started DietingFashions as a fashion blog. I had my second child late 2009 and I suddenly felt lost! It took me almost 2 years to lose the baby weight and it took a lot of diet and exercise to get me back on track.

Not many people knew but my mom began to develop a lump on her breast in 2011, which she masked as a bruise from when my toddler accidentally kicked her while sleeping. The lump was the size of a plum. It didn’t grow for years.

I remember that I threw myself into this blog as a creative outlet. My career was mentally taxing and my home life was exhausting with 2 kids under 4 years ago. My insecurities were growing out of control.

DietingFashions became a place I could review products, dress up and look pretty, and even earn revenue. It was a win!

I just wanted a peace of mind that I could earn a living doing what I find creative and not be burnt out. I had to find ME which seemed lost among my kids and family.

March 2011 with my kids.

In high school and college, my creative outlet was my poetry The Dead Poets’ Society. People would submit their poems and I would publish it. My greatest achievement was a group of students from Denmark submitted their poetry to my site as a class project.

So DietingFashions was an on and off blog that I maintained. I had all these ideas and stories but all remained in draft. I just could not keep up with the trends! It wasn’t me to try this trend or that. I was still put off by my body.

Why didn’t this lovely shirt fit me like it did before? Did it shrink or did I get fat? How come my feet got bigger and wider all of a sudden? Was that a clump of hair that just fell out?

Yes. My body was on strike. And I didn’t understand it any more. I felt like a failure. I felt old and miserable at 29.

Everything had a silver lining and it was my third pregnancy in 2012. She was unexpected. We were trying for our third child , but nothing for a really long time. I decided to just stop trying.

Sometimes, not stressing will bring rewards. Mid 2012, after I booked a Disney trip for the end of the year, I began to feel queasy just thinking about fish. It was the strangest thought while trying to eat this piece of tilapia and I couldn’t do it. ‘Am I pregnant?’

Yes I was. That’s also when I knew the blog had to be put on hold. Three kids running around while I wasn’t sure how mentally and physically prepared I was, the blog was definitely something I would revisit at a later time.

2013 photo of our little family.

I do think it is time I restart my blog. My journey is ongoing. It is not only fashion but mental, physical, and even a spiritual journey. I hope you will continue this journey with me.

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Cosabella Bella Pajamas

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by dietingfashion on August 31, 2019

I was introduced to Cosabella pajamas through StitchFix. I knew of Cosabella as a lingerie manufacturer but never knew they created pajamas. I love the fit and the soft jersey feel. I know sometimes jersey material doesn’t last as well but after wearing the Bella pajamas for 6 months, I’m obsessed. Material is Pima cotton and modal. Machine washable but it is recommended to line dry. However the set I got from StitchFix allowed dryer and it’s held up.

Now I sleep in long sleeves and long pants to keep warm through the night. Cosabella does make short sleeves and sleep shorts for those of you who prefer that. Sizing is true to size. It did shrink a bit but not much. I do prefer that way on my petite frame.

The pajamas are expensive but I have found $45 pajama sets on Amazon. You just have to keep checking back. TIP: Save the item for later in your shopping cart. You will be alerted by Amazon when the item drops in price or increases in price. TIP#2: Sign up for a Honey account. Honey is an app that will show what the item’s price sold for within the last 30 days.

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Summer Wedding Cocktail Dresses

by dietingfashion on June 24, 2019

As I’m nearing the end of my 30s, I find that more and more of my friends are getting married. HAPPY!

I find that Summer Weddings in Texas and the South, in general, are super hot and humid. Most of my friends request an attire of Cocktail. It’s not difficult to find pretty cocktail dresses but I wanted to put together a list of dresses that I find are slim fitting and stylish.

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Summer 2019 Popular One Piece Swimsuits

by dietingfashion on June 21, 2019

When summer arrives and the heat index creeps beyond 90 degrees, we all want to hit the pool. No matter how much I workout, I really only feel comfortable in a one piece swimsuit. I used to just buy my swimsuits from Target, but after receiving some bathing suits from Trunk Club, I’m hooked with better fitted suits and very cute styles.

Below are my Summer Swimsuit Picks for One Pieces.

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Laneige BB Cushion Makeup Review

by dietingfashion on March 29, 2017

Guys! My first Youtube video is up! I’m so excited. I have always wanted to post videos and just finally got over my nerves. Please subscribe to my channel for more upcoming videos.

Target has a great line of cosmetics. I normally just buy face wash and cleansers but was in the market for a BB Cream. I’ve used BB Cream before but it was very thick and felt weird on my face.

Remember to use your Target Red Card to receive 5% off every purchase. Apply here.

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