I’m so excited, you guys. If you follow me on Instagram you might already know – today I’m on a plane (yet again) heading to San Francisco! All by myself. No kids. Just me. And although I’m going for work, the fight alone is like a mini vacation! I cannot wait.
So I thought it’d be fun to share my trip with you all! I am heading to San Fran for the Stitch Fix Vacay! They invited me, along with Jen from Jen Loves Kev, Molly from Still Being Molly, Erin from Living in Yellow, Jill from Baby Rabies, Veronika from Veronika’s Blushing, and Kilee from One Little Momma.
To be quite honest with you, I’m nervous! I generally don’t get nervous for these kinds of things but this time I am a little. Not because of the girls, I’m sure they’re going to be amazing. I think it’s about the clothes. It’s kinda funny because I couldn’t put my finger on why I was nervous until I started thinking it through. See, mostly I am pretty content with the way I was made. I’m super tall, specially for a girl (6 feet!) and I’m not thin and I have big feet. I wear a size 10 jeans and have got some thighs and a booty to go with it. I really am super cool with all of that. Being tall isn’t so bad and my husband is a huge professional basketball player so him and his friends make me feel tiny. I also married a black man who likes some junk in my trunk. Good to go right there!
It’s when I get in a situation with other women & trying on clothes and all that, it makes me nervous. That is when I feel huge. No one wants to feel like a monster, you know? Like “I’m sorry honey, we don’t have that in your size.”
Now I think Stitch Fix is super fabulous and I love them because their clothes fit the sizes they say they are. I’m generally a medium but then of course if you shop at F21 I’m more a large or XL – knowwhaddimsaying? So I know they have clothes to fit me, I just get nervous thinking about being the only monster in a group full of cute, petite, small ladies.
But you know what, I’m all about confidence and encouraging women to embrace who they are, not who they think they should be or even who society thinks they should be. I am Natalia Simmons. I am 6 feet tall with a size 11 foot. I am not, nor will I ever be petite. And that is OK.
Sometimes you have to fake a little confidence to get it going. I’ve always been a good confidence faker whether I feel it on the inside or not. I’m super excited for this trip, I know I’m gonna have a great time. Like I said, my insecurities don’t come from any negativity from the ladies or Stitch Fix, I know they both will be fabulous which I know will make it a lot easier! In fact, I keep telling myself that Stitch Fix has been styling me for a couple years now and they’ve known my size all along and they still asked me to be a part of the event! So I think I’m okay!
I want to be an encouragement to women here on my site. I don’t want people to think they have to look like the next person just to feel like they look good. However, I am still human and still struggle with insecurities like the rest of us. I hope you don’t mind me being a little open and honest with you guys today! I think the point is when you feel that way, you’re not a lone, we all do at some point or another. The important thing is to fight those insecurities and work to be secure in the way God made YOU. Because YOU are beautiful and perfect. And so am I.
Thanks so much for the pep talk, you guys are awesome!! Follow me on Instagram or the hashtag #StitchFixVacay to stay up to date with everything that’s going down this week! I’m going Paris to San Fran to New York to Paris. Should be a fun week!!