I Hate My Belly, So I Got My Belly Button Pierced.

I Hate My Belly, So I Got My Belly Button Pierced.

Hello my lovelies!! It’s Saturday again, and you know what that means… blog post! And this week I’m talking about something I never thought I’d do. As an experiment I decided to get my belly button pierced in order to learn to love my stomach.Belly button

I’ve wouldn’t say I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my stomach. It’s pretty much always been more of a hate-hate relationship. And it wasn’t until recently, when I was having a chat with my mum about my relationship with my body image that she told me about how having her belly button pierced years ago that it’s helped her to love her stomach.

It’s funny to me to think that my mum has issues with her stomach, because she looks incredible, and I can’t see any flaws with her stomach, she’s had 4 kids and still looks amazing!! She told me that when she got her belly button pierced, it made her focus go to the piercing, and not all of the little things she thought were flaws. And voila, she now doesn’t hate her stomach!

Also, I would just like to add in here, you haven’t got to have a flat stomach to have a naval piercing that looks great. They look great on anyone, especially if you have confidence! So don’t think that you shouldn’t get a piercing because you haven’t necessarily seen a photo anyone of someone with your body type with one, because that’s what I thought. And guess what? I was wrong!

So.. After umming and ahhing over whether or not I like belly button piercings and whether or not I would look good with one (I don’t know why I tried to work out if it would look good on me.. as someone who doesn’t like her belly, in my mind, of course I wouldn’t suit it!); I decided that I should just do it!

After all, what’s the worst that could happen? I could hate my stomach still, or I could love it! Lucky for me, it was the latter.

One thing I will say is that if you do decide to go and get a piercing or any kind of body modification, please do your research! I personally watched the video below and spoke to lots of people who had it done and checked out reviews from tattoo and piercing shops. Once I’d done all of that, I felt a lot better about getting pierced because I knew what I was getting myself into!

Pre-warning: if you’re a little squeamish, skip past the video!

It’s been a week now since I got my stomach pierced and safe to say, I absolutely LOVE it! And for those out there wondering if it hurt, I won’t lie, it did; but it only hurt for the few seconds it was being done and after that I didn’t feel any pain.

Two things I would recommend if you ever get a naval piercing is to one – make sure you’re cleaning it well (I used rock salt water twice a day) and to wear loose clothes around your stomach or wear crop tops whilst it’s healing! For me this meant for the past week I’ve been living in leggings and oversized tops during the work day and then crop tops when I’m home; which I’m not mad at because I love oversized stuff!

So, here’s what my belly looks like now! And as you can see from my face in these, I feel great about my stomach now and am loving my body a lot more than before!!

It’ll be a few more weeks until I can change the jewellery, but I’ll probably keep it in a lot longer before I change it to be safe! But I am looking forward to some warmer weather so I can go out in more crop tops and not freeze! Here’s some new crop tops I bought recently:

Since having my piercing I have found a new love for crop tops, as I am now not worried about my stomach showing and having to constantly pull my top down! I understand that some people might say that I should just accept and love my stomach the way it is, without a piercing, but I just needed that little extra something to give me a hand. And that’s okay.

Moral of the story, love your body, we’re all on our own journey’s to loving ourselves and being positive about our bodies is a great step. All of those little things that you think are flaws, really aren’t! They are just part of how your body is telling your life story and that’s a beautiful thing.

Well, that’s it from me for today! Have you got any piercings? What about your belly button? Or has this made you think about getting yours done? Let me know in the comments, I always love interacting with you! Have a great week lovelies!!

Love,

Victoria Blog Signature

Summer Staples

Summer Staples

Hello everyone! Hope you’re outside enjoying the sunshine, after all, summer is finally here!!

So.. today I’ll be taking you through my style staples for this summer! A lot has changed for me since last summer, so my fashion has changed a lot too! And on that note, let’s dive in!

  1. Stripes.

Stripes were a staple for me during spring and now again for summer! The only difference between my stripes in summer is that we’re all about bright, bold colours that pop! You can find these at Newlook!

2. Crop tops.

I’ve always been self conscious about my stomach, and I never thought I would be confident enough to wear them! Oh how times are changing!! I love crop tops paired with high-waisted jeans, high-wasted shorts and midi skirts. I think anyone and everyone can rock the crop top trend regardless of size or shape, if you feel beautiful, everyone will see that! (partly because you are.. duh!) You can find these at Pretty Little Thing!

3. Sunglasses.

This one’s a no brainer, it’s summer, you’re gonna need some shades! I love how putting on a pair of sunglasses makes me feel, like a boss ass bitch. Put those sunnies on and enjoy the sun! You can find these at H&M!

4. Maxi dresses.

These are something that I struggle to find for myself because I’m only 5ft 2 inches tall! Which means it’s a mission to find a maxi dress that doesn’t drag along the floor! So here’s some dresses for ladies of all heights, shapes and sizes! Find these at Boohoo!

5. T-shirt dresses.

I love love love t-shirt dresses, they’re so comfy and can be dressed up and down! I like wearing these with tights on cold evenings if I’m off out with long necklaces and heeled ankle boots. These dresses are all from ASOS and most of them are available in all body types/sizes!

6. Denim Jackets.

I’ve always struggled with this trend as I’ve never really known how to wear denim jackets; but recently I’ve found that I love wearing my denim jacket with t-shirt dresses during the day or with jeans in a different tone with a cute top! These are all from Topshop and they have so many more styles online in loads of colours!

7. White trousers/jeans.

This one can be a scary one for some people to wear, for example; me. I’m always terrified I’m going to spill something on them or sit in something! But I’ve sort of come to terms with that fear and now I love wearing them on a bright sunny day! Pairing these with a bright or cropped top is always a winner! Go to RiverIsland to check out some more of these!

8. Bright Bags.

Bright bold bags are super cute for summer, whether it’s a big shoulder bag, crossbody or clutch, these will make any outfit fun and ready for summer. Above are some that I love! Who would’ve thought that Next would have such cute bags!!

9. High-waist trousers.

These look great nearly all year round, but for summer, tie waist trousers have been one of my go-tos. They look great paired with a cami top tucked in, some cute heels and a blazer! Perfect for a night out or wear them more casual with sandals instead of heels. Find these at Newlook!

10. Shorts.

Shorts are always a summer staple, regardless of the year. When it’s really hot you don’t want to be walking around with loads of fabrics on! So, that’s why shorts are perfect because if it is a little warm with a breeze, I love wearing shorts with a slightly oversized light jumper and cute trainers. It can take a while to find the right pair of shorts for you, but it will be worth the wait! You can get these from ASOS!

So that’s my summer staples for this year. Hope you enjoyed checking them out and maybe you found something on here that you’re going to add to your own summer staples! If you’re not sure about wearing something new, I’d totally recommend trying it out at least for a day, but more often than not, you’ll find that you look amazing!

What are your summer staples? Let me know in the comments so I can try them out!!

Have a great bank holiday everyone!! Love,

Victoria x Blog Signature

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