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My name is Stefanie. I was born on a Greek island but now I live in Tennessee. I am falling in love with minimalistic fashion and this is my life journey.

International Women's Day - We are all Wonderwomen!

International Women's Day - We are all Wonderwomen!

...for in fashion as in life, understanding where we have come from can be as good a guide as any in considering where we might be going.
— Justine Picardie, Editor in Chief Harper's Bazaar-UK

Happy International Women's Day ladies! We are ALL Wonderwomen! Today is all about us. Today is the day we should make an extra effort to love, build up and encourage each other!

I wanted to write a post to encourage you and me to look back at our greatest achievements and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. It's easy to forget that even though we might not yet be where we want to be, we are definitely not where we were. I don't know about you, but it's been a long week, and I'm excited for today to be a day of encouragement! 

To begin, I am sharing a round of some of my favorite photos throughout the years that make me feel the most beautiful! 

Photo by Penny Koupe

Photo by Penny Koupe

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Linda Vanoff

Photo by Linda Vanoff

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Photo by Colleen Stavrakos

Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that we are strong and beautiful! 

Here is to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.

In FASHION...

Let's all take a moment and enjoy the fact that for the first time in history, 27 Plus Size Models walked the runway during New York Fashion Week. The event was established in 1943, and it takes place twice a year; yet NYFW FALL/WINTER 2017 marked the first time plus size models were represented in larger numbers. 

Michael Kors made history as the first mega label to cast a plus size model - Ashley Graham.

Prabal Gurung followed Christian Siriano's example and is now designing for curvy women with Lane Bryant.

Dia&Co, as well as Stitch Fix, are making personal styling accessible to the average American woman, and Curvy Magazine is the newest publication bringing editorial content to plus size fashion.

All this is extremely encouraging! It serves as a reminder to women of all sizes that they are beautiful and accepted!

Last month I saw this quote, and it almost brought tears to my eyes because the feeling is mutual. I hope it encourages you as well:

As a little girl, I dreamed of walking the runway at fashion week. Never in a million years did I think it could happen without being a size 2. If only I could go back and tell that little girl she didn’t have to change herself to be beautiful, she simply had to love herself as she was, because women come in all different shapes and sizes- all equally beautiful.
— Tanesha Awasthi, Girl With Curves

and I will leave you with this...

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
— Proverbs 31:25, NIV
Picture is copyrighted under Etsy Shop Owner's Catherine & Sarah Satrun

Picture is copyrighted under Etsy Shop Owner's Catherine & Sarah Satrun

Know Your Shape - Love Your Body

Know Your Shape - Love Your Body

Sailor Skirt and Kitten Heels

Sailor Skirt and Kitten Heels