Fierce OOTD: Printed Shorts, Being Normal, and Taking Charge of My Health

Have you ever had an outfit look so awesome in your head and then when you put it together and take photos for a blog post it looks less than awesome?   That’s what happened to me in with this outfit and I was seconds away from not posting this at all.  Then I remembered this post and decided this morning I needed to.  For one, it goes to show that fashion bloggers don’t nail every outfit, every time.  We don’t live in a perfect world with Pinterest closets and magazine worthy outfits.  What we want to create and what we put together sometimes doesn’t translate.  And you know what?  It’s okay to be normal and talk about it.

Another reason I did this post is more of a personal one.  I realized I need to take charge of my health.  It’s not that I hate my body.  After having my daughter and going through some scary health complications, I have a lot of respect for my body now.  That’s why I need to take better care of it.  It’s been six months and I have to make more of an effort to get rid of this baby weight that’s been hanging around.  Working and being at home can be a great thing when it comes to being healthy or it can totally sabotage it.  Stress and lack of sleep has been sending me to drive-thrus instead of my fridge so yesterday I made the decision to get it together!  I’m not doing anything drastic, cutting down on white carbs, incorporating more fruits and veggies¸ and not letting too many hours pass without eating something.  The exercise part I’m still trying to figure in because my days are still so unpredictable but I will make it happen.  I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted!


{White Tee:  Rainbow; Printed Shorts: Sears Outlet; Wedge Sandals: Old}

Alright, onto the outfit!  These printed shorts are from my latest shopping trip.  I was never one for printed shorts or pants but I was drawn to the summery orange color and flowly fabric.  The price was right too ($5!) so it was worth taking a chance. Man, they are comfy and the material is light, which is what you need in this Florida sun.  The shirt was a total fail.  A white tee would be perfect with the shorts so I’m on the hunt for a better fitting one.  To stay with the tropical vibe, I broke out my wedge sandals, so excited they still fit!  I felt like my old self.  🙂

natural hair

{Gold and Black Earrings: Forever 21; Pendant Necklace: Beals Outlet; Beaded Cuff: Old}

With the fashion jewelry, I totally broke one of my rules – if you have on a big necklace, go for small earrings.  But my hair was craving big earrings and my neck needed some kind of pendant action going on so I gave in.  I like that it doesn’t look too much, staying with neutral browns and blacks.  I whipped out my beaded cuff again so my wrists aren’t left out!


Have you had an outfit you dreamed about not work out like you hoped?  What did you do?

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  1. I’ve had a lot of health issues over the past year, and I’m finally getting to the point where I realize what I need to do and I am doing it. It’s so hard to be healthy! For me, I have more of a nervous temperament so when I’m anxious/scared/stressed, I don’t eat, which is as bad as eating TOO much. I need to do a post update on my diet and health because I feel like I’ve learned so much in the past year.

    Have you been to a nutritionist? I know that’s a big help to a lot of people.

    • MJ

       /  April 25, 2013

      It is hard to be healthy. I haven’t been to a nutritionist though. It’s been something I’ve always been meaning to do.

  2. If you can figure out the exercise thing, let me know! Every day I start out with the best intentions, and the next thing I know the day is over and every minute was filled with something else.

    • MJ

       /  April 18, 2013

      Oh that always happens to me too! When I do, I will surely let you know! 🙂

  3. Well I’m glad you posted it because, hand on heart, I love this outfit! It’s so lovely and fresh with the white tee and the pretty print on the shorts, I love the shorts length on you and the wedges are awesome with the rest of it. I wish you all the best with the health kick – good for you! I am thinking of starting one myself – the extra long winter made me comfort eat a lot and stay indoors rather than excercise and now my favourite garments are all straining at the seams!

    • MJ

       /  April 18, 2013

      Awww thank you soo very much! That totally made my day because I was soo on the fence with this.Oh I totally know what you mean! There are days I don’t want to leave the house either and that can be dangerous! 🙂


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