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Hmmm, So What Makes My Style Unique???

When it comes to my style, there are a lot of things that make my style unique. All of my life, I’ve pretty much been up and down as it relates to my weight! Often times, I let my weight stop me from doing the things that I loved the most!  I would hide behind big, boxy and frumpy clothing! I knew I was into fashion but who would believe a big girl knew anything about fashion! I guess you could say, I was embarrassed; scared that people wouldn’t take me seriously because I wasn’t skinny!

Then, one day it hit me! I realized I was just as beautiful if not more than any skinny girl! I would no longer be ashamed because I wasn’t a size 2! I was going to start embracing my body and my size! I started taking small steps to lose weight! I mean, I’m no supermodel but I knew if I could at least lose 30lbs. that would be major for my self esteem and ego!  I was happy about my new found freedom, I also knew that being a plus size girl meant that there were certain rules I needed to follow! I also knew that I needed to wear styles that were not only flattering but complimented my body shape.

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But most importantly: I just wanted to have fun while showing off my own personal style!

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I also began expressing my style through my makeup…

While I’ve never been one to wear a ton of makeup, I do believe in enhancing your beauty! I’m a minimalist when it comes to makeup but I do believe in the power of a good lipstick! Once I got over my own issues, I started experimenting with different colors. I began wearing colors that I once perceived to be off limits.

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And through my accessories…

Anybody who knows me knows, I’m all about accessories! I truly believe in statement pieces! I will take a regular outfit and jazz it up with the funkiest shoes, handbags and accessories!

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Ladies and Gents….  It’s time to embrace the current you while working on a new an improved you!

So, when you ask me what makes my style unique, it’s simple… I’m not afraid to try new things, if it works great and if it doesn’t at least I tried! My style is me, it’s who I am! When I get dressed, I’m dressing for me! I feel confident and that my dear is what makes Raijean unique!

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About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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