Self Love
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It's hot in Baltimore, so I've been soaking up lots of sun. To stay cool and chic in the heat, I slipped into this fabulous Jessica Choker Romper. There are so many things to love about this piece. Shall I count the ways? Yes, let's. 

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Ok first, the open back and deep V neck give a grown up vibe to the typically youthful romper design. Plus it's the perfect aid for staying cool. I can feel every breeze right on my skin. Second, the naturally wrinkled texture makes this a no fuss piece. I can pull it off the hanger and throw it on, no iron needed. Just the way I like it. Third, I'm still obsessed with chokers. This romper has one built into its design, which makes me love it 10 times more. 

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I turned my printed duster into a headscarf to add some pattern and spice things up a bit.

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What I like most about this romper is the color. I love the way this golden orange looks against my skin. I'm so thankful for growth, because many years ago, I was afraid to wear colors like this. I thought bright colors like orange and yellow wouldn't look flattering on my dark skin. I also thought dark colors like brown and black would blend too much with my skin. 

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 I was seriously lacking in the self love department. Since then, I've learned to love my skin color, and myself, from the inside out. I know many people still struggle to accept things about themselves, whether it's their skin tone, body shape, hair, or any of the other things we tend to nitpick about.

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To help promote self love and acceptance, I've listed some quotes below. They've inspired me to love myself a little deeper and I hope they do the same for you. 

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"In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. "

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” 

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“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”

"Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is."

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Photography: Mom, you da best


*This post is sponsored by Tobi, but all opinions are sincerely my own. Thank you for reading!