Saying I do to My Body
This past October, I got married. I did it up pretty big, too. A big, white, cupcake dress, two hundred guests from near and far. Nine months of preparations, crafting, and DIY-ing whipped by in a pleasure-filled blur of prosecco, friends’ faces, and silk organza. And now I’m a Mrs, living with a Mr. in a new apartment.
This year’s summer send-off was perfection. We got together a gang of pals for an unconventional girls trip aboard The Porpoise, and spent five days island-hopping the Georgia Strait.
If this sounds like an absolute dream, it was. Come relive the journey with us.
I wanted to start a place on the blog where we hear from everyday women of all ages, sizes and walks of life regarding body diversity, struggles, confidence and the pressures of womanhood. I want to hear these stories because they remind me that I am not alone in my thoughts and my shame and I am sure they will bring the same sense of comfort and community for many of our followers as well.
Today you will hear from me, because in order to ask vulnerability of others we must first share ourselves.
For a while now we have wanted to talk to our customers about body shape and introduce that theory on our website, so we decided to team up with the girls from Smithery to bring their knowledge of dressing for your body shape into the world of swimsuits!
Let us live out this sweet, sweet denial. (Plus 4 ways to trick yourself too.)
If the paint brushes in our shop window confused you this summer, we’re sorry. Blame the people at Creative Life, a community arts initiative for at-risk youth and member of Nettle’s Tale 10% Club.
Ten percent of each Nettle’s Tale swimsuit is donated to an organization chosen by the woman who inspired its design. In the case of the Kimberley top and our best-selling Magic Bottoms...