a rant, a rave, and a reveal



So, this post is going to be a little bit of a rant but I
feel like it’s something I need to get off of my chest. It’s not intended to
hurt anyone’s feelings, but I felt like something needed to be said.


I always wanted my blog
to be a happy place, a place I could go to as an outlet for myself. My creative
space where I can share my fashion, ideas, funny stories etc…so typically I
don’t rant on here. I try to keep it positive for the most part but the fact is
in real life there isn’t always happiness 24/7 and because I live in the real
world I’m privy to experiencing things that are not always sparkles and
rainbows.


Recently while doing my
daily blog reads I noticed a little trend going on between a few of my favorite
blogs, Katie from Hems for her, and Molly over at Still Being [Molly] recently
wrote about something that I feel very strongly about. You can read both the
post here and here.



Now neither of these two UH-MAZING women are a size 4 but I absolutely ADORE their styles and
personalities. Katie and I share a love of Old Navy [Still waiting on the
sponsorship – ahem!] and Molly and I share a love of all things Target and
TriFABB [Shameless plug]. When I read their post I have to admit I was angry! I
wanted to know who left such negative comments on their blogs and why. I wanted
to hunt them down and ask them what’s so great about them that they can put
others down?! Of course I couldn’t. I like to live by a rule my mom taught me
from about the age of 2, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then you
shouldn’t say anything at all”
. That’s not to say we can’t have opinions, or
that we have to sugar coat everything but there is a right and wrong way to
handle things. Some things are better left unsaid, especially rude
things! 


As bloggers we often
bare ourselves to our readers, at least if you’re an honest blogger you are. We
write post about our personal lives, our happy times, and sometimes our sad
times. We make ourselves very vulnerable to basically ever
yone! I mean our stuff
is on the World Wide Web! I don’t expect you guys to like every single outfit I
post or make every recipe I say is amazing but I have to be honest in saying I
do expect you to be respectful, while being honest. I want you all to tell me
the truth but there is no need for harsh negativity. Beauty comes in all shapes
and sizes and colors. Being a size 2 is no better or worse that being a size
22. That’s one thing I love about blogging and reading blogs the most, getting
to see everyone’s style! It’s great to see how people dress their bodies. It’d
be boring if we were all the same!


So to Katie and Molly, I’m
so sorry for the awful comment(s) made and I just want you ladies to know that
personally I think you guys ROCK! I love reading your blogs and I love seeing
your outfits and you should keep doing what you’re doing. Anyone who thinks
otherwise can kick rocks!


In keeping with the bare
theme, my husband was kind enough to take these pictures [No worries, I DO
have clothes on, just looks like I don’t] I never wear my natural hair on the
blog, I usually get it straightened because I wasn’t sure my curls were
fashionable BUT if Katie can look kick @$$ in a bathing suit and Molly continues
to do her gangsta lean then I sure as heck can wear my curls for y’all!



I hope you take to heart
what I wrote, I know you guys have been super supportive and very sweet towards
me but just know that our words can hurt others so always be mindful of what
you’re saying and how you say it. Let’s keep our little corner of the blogosphere
a happy place.


xoxo,

Marissa

I’ll be back to my regular outfit post later this weekend, I just needed  to get this little rant out :o)

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