Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Jada Keown

Posted on April 18 2018

Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Hey there! My name is Jada! I have a bunch of titles, but some of my favorites are wifey, mama, small business owner, and fashion & beauty enthusiast. My mom and friends called me JadaBug growing up, which then evolved into Buggy into my college days. So you can call me Buggy. Or JadaBug, or just Jada! Whatever fits your fancy.

I decided to start this blog and boutique for a number of reasons, honestly. I’ve worn plus sizes for literally all my life. (I can remember wearing a pair of my sisters size 14 GAP shorts in the 4th grade, and couldn’t figure out why the other girls were making fun of me? I mean my shorts were from the Gap. Insert hair bounce emoji. Turns out, it was because I was as big around as I was tall! #growingpains) But, even as a college athlete, in amazing shape, I was still considered { plus } in the fashion world. I honestly don’t think my bones would even allow me to be any smaller. Crazy, right? Well when it came to clothing, fashion was always friend of mine. I would want to wear fun outfits, but wouldn't neccesarily feel comfortable. Mainly because I would hear things like, “big girls shouldn’t wear big crazy patterns” or “crop tops are not for plus size” or my personal favorite, “skinny jeans are for skinny people.” And well, quite frankly, I would hear those things in my brain as I was trying them on. So, I would stay in my lane of boyfriend jeans, flats, solid color tops and cardigans. Especially after I had my son. (which is a whole other story for anotha day!)

Fast forward to about a year ago. I was super annoyed with my body and myself. So I naturally started my 100th diet, joined a Crossfit gym, and I was on my way to a happier and healthier Jada. I’ve lost around 50 lbs to date, but fret not. Ya girl is still very plus sized and fabulous. But, I had no clue how to dress this new-ish body of mine. I decided to turn to my trusty friend, the internet. Lawd, did I find inspiration. Plus size women of all shapes and sizes, wearing whatever the hell they wanted! And looked ridiculously good doing it!

These women, paving the way for plus size, gave me the confidence to wear any thing I wanted; two piece bathing suits, ripped skinny jeans and booties, high waisted jeans with a shirt tucked in, sheer body suits and all. All of the confidence I have developed, has now found its way into Blush Room Boutique. I refuse to put { Plus Size } in a box. If you want to wear a crop top like a millennial at Cochella, then by all means, DO IT GIRL! If you feel comfortable and want to rock it, then you most certainly should! 

So here I am, ready to share my secrets, favorites, and all things women and of course a little Blush Room Boutique talk. And if you made it this far, thanks a million for taking the time to read about this crazy journey of mine! Stick around for more of my quirky, weird, yet informative posts! You won’t regret it!

XOXO,

Buggy, or JadaBug, or ya know, just Jada

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