What I wore 6/9/2017

Top Burlington Coat Factory, Cardigan Kohl’s, Jean Levi’s, Converse Flower Canvas High Top Sneakers, Glasses Zenni, SMILE FREE 🙂

 

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What I wore on 9/1/2015

Have a Great new month of September 2015. Dress Sears ($5.00-Clearance), Cardigan thrifted, ($4.99) Shoes Marshalls Dept Store ($19.99)…. ..Love this dress 🙂

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Red Paris fashion

Red Paris fashion

**Imprisoned in the Fat Body**

**Imprisoned in the Fat Body**

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 I started my weight loss journey on June 5th, 2013. I started at 238.0 pounds as of 10/15/13 I weigh 200.6 pounds. This 38 pound lost has been amazing for me. I feel better I walk, run and go up the stairs without my lungs falling out of my chest. Overall I’m doing great, or I so I thought. As I have lost all of this weight I had a much different thought of what the “skinny” me would look like or feel like. I have lost the weight I see it in my clothes, my face, my feet since most shoes are big on me now, my fingers and my body.

This is great, but yet I still “feel fat”, I look in the mirror and don’t fully like what I see or the person looking back at me. I still feel like a big girl. I don’t know why or how to explain it, it’s just an awkward feeling. I went shopping for smaller clothes and even though I did not walk over to the plus size department like I used to I still found myself looking at the x-large clothing, the size 16/18 or the clothes with stretchy material. As I try new clothes on I’m amazed that I fit into a medium or pants are a size 12-14 to me this is amazing but also scary. What if tomorrow I’m fat again? How will I look once I lose the last 15 I want to loose and how will I feel? And most of all what’s up with this chunky belly why am I losing weight on my ankles, feet and hands.

I will take a flat stomach over skinny fingers any day. I feel like a prisoner in my body, not because of the weight like I used to but with the thoughts of my own insecurities and the pictures of what I thought losing 38 pounds would be like. The pictures of this wonderful, thin, guitar shaped body. This is nothing at all what I see in the mirror; then again I was not bored with a guitar shaped body, lol. The point of this article is to state that as women we see these images of what our society considers, beautiful, sexy, thin, slender or the wow factor.

And in reality this is not who or what we really are, I would like to wake up tomorrow and have Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez or Jillian Michaels body, but those are their bodies not mine, and I have many qualities that they would die to have if they met me. I am a beautiful woman, mom, wife, person, fashionista, coupon queen, Christian woman with or without the weight. My inner beauty radiates on the outside and when people that never looked at me now speak to me and tell me how great I look, how wonderful I look now that I have lost this weight, I’m thankful for the positive and encouraging words.

But they quickly forget that I was just as beautiful and wonderful before the weight loss it’s the same wonderful filling just with a different outer smaller package.

What Zulema’s Talking About

What Zulema’s Talking About

**EVERY MONTH I’M GOING TO FEATURE MY FAVORITE THINGS OF ALL, THOUGHTS, FASHION, PSYCHOLOGY, ARTICLES, TRENDS ETC**

 <*SEPTEMBER 2013*>

<*WEIGHT LOSS*>

*As of June 5th, 2013 i decided to change my life in evrey way, eating, diet and body image. I have always elt like that fat kid and valued my body by the size of my skirt, dress or pants. Even though i’ve always known im fabulous (lol). But as i’ve been working on my outside fabulous self. I have learned to love myself no matter what weight, size. i am. So here are my before and after pictures. I am a work in progress but im doping it one meal at a time.*Before and after

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The Psychology of the Color Pink

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The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. It is the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.

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Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect. Studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves and create physical weakness in people. Violent and aggressive prisoners have been successfully calmed by placing them in a pink room for a specified amount of time. Exposure for too long can have the opposite effect. The color pink puts people in touch with the nurturing side of themselves, through either the need to receive or the need to give, nurturing and TLC (tender loving care!). Be aware of this if you have a friend who constantly wears pink as it may indicate a need for acceptance, support and unconditional love!   Pink is a non-threatening color seeking appreciation, respect and admiration. It doesn’t like to be taken for granted and just loves to hear the words ‘thank you’. Pink can signify good health, being ‘in the pink’, and success as in ‘everything’s rosy’.pink-fashion-31

The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. It is the color of uncomplicated emotions, inexperience and naiveté. A constant and exclusive use of pink can often lead you to become immature, silly and girlish, abandoning your adult responsibilities. Pink can also remind you of earlier childhood memories, associated with nurturing and comfort from your mother or a mother figure. Pink, from a negative color meaning, can represent a lack of will power, a lack of self-reliance and a lack of self-worth. It can indicate an overly emotional and overly cautious nature. Combining pink with other darker colors such as dark blue, dark green, black or gray, adds strength and sophistication to pink.

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The Color Pink Represents:

Unconditional love: Pink relates to both unconditional love and romantic love. Compassion: Empathy and understanding are the fuel for pink’s nurturing. Nurturing: Pink is both the giving and the receiving of love, understanding and respect. Hope: Pink inspires the possibility of a positive outcome.Sanrio_Hello_Kitty_Plush_Blanket_Pink_1Effects of the Color Pink:

Calming: Pink calms our emotional energies. Non-threatening: Pink lacks any aggression or anger, although the deeper pinks can be more assertive and confident. Affectionate: Pink offers warmth and tenderness to friends and family. Caring: Sensitivity and tender loving care relate to pink’s feminine and intuitive energies. Immature: Pink is the color of the sweet young girl, before life’s experiences take over.pink-fashion-satchel-purse-114sh1185jpink

Emerald Green

Emerald Green

Valentino dress
$5,510 – brownsfashion.com

Metal shirt
choies.com

Leather jacket
$400 – zalando.co.uk

Carmen Steffens peeptoe shoes
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Revlon nail polish
$15 – placedestendances.com

Winter White

Winter White

Yummy Yellow

Yummy Yellow

Ted Baker jersey dress
tedbaker-london.com

Barry M neon nailpolish
$4.81 – bankfashion.co.uk

What I wore on 4/21/12

I just love this great Vintage Top, I purchased it for only $6.99 Thrifted. Dress Marshalls like (8 yrs ago). Shoes JCP. I love this look the polka dots with the Turquoise top and shoes, very retro. I love this look.

COLOR PALETTE

What I wore on 4/14/12

I just love these 2 awesome colors. Turquoise and Hot Pink. So here they are together.. What do you think? I received a lot of compliments in church today. BTW.. Pastor Aaron’s Sermon today was on fire. He preached about “HOPE”.. I really needed to hear it today. God really has a purpose for each on of us and even if the most difficult moments in our life, we should not lose HOPE, because  through adversity and torment is where we gain Patience and the Hope of everlasting Life.. I was truly Blessed today! Have a Happy Sabbath 🙂

**MY INSPIRATION**

SCRUBS, SCRUBS AND MORE SCRUBS!

So as you all might know i am a mental health counselor at the main hospital. I also do medical interpreting. Well recently i changed positions within the hospital and now i am a full time Medical interpreter/Translator. I love it better hours and pay. Either way here is my big conundrum. I have to wear scrubs wich is great and wonderful. But i cannot wear my Great heels with them. So as i started looking into purchasing scrubs i found that 99% of the scrub tops are all box shaped. Yes their are great designs and bright colors but how do you fashion a scrub top? So here i am, but as it has it my wonderful husband says to me. Babe why dont you accessorize your own scrubs with scarfs and pins. You are good at this. So here it is ladies i need your wonderful ideas. Here are some of the scrubs tops i liked!!!

What I wore 10/8/11

I was inspired by this “Instant Style” in the Instyle Magazine i just loved this so here is my interpretation. Dress Kmart clearance $3.99,  Cardigan New York & Comp, Belt $3.50 Rainbow’s, Leather Shoes Sears, Michael Kors Brown leather purse with chains.

The Psychology of Art Inspired by Georgia O’keeffe

In 5th grade i had the best art teacher Mrs.Martin in Dwight Elementary School, in Ct. She introduced me to the most beautiful paintings i had ever seen, since then Mrs. Martin has passed away but the love she inspired in me lives on forever. Georgia O’keeffe was the first artist presented to me and since then i have loved all art but inspired by her the most. Here are some of my favorites.

Marc Anthony @ Kohl’s

My husband loves, loves, loves fashion. And when i told him about this new line he was very excited. Here are some of the great pieces you will find @ Kohl’s 🙂

 

“AS YOU CAN SEE MY HUSBAND WAS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTED IN THE Jennifer Lopez CLOTHES LINE 🙂 “