It’s Not Your Door.

𝐈𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫. ⁣

I’m guilty of trying to force those doors open. Trying to fit in to a box that wasn’t mine to be in.

I was driven by the constant need to fit in. Be included. Be LIKED. Fitting myself into a mold that just wasn’t me.

It was almost exactly a year ago when I decided to say “YES” to myself. ⁣
The real me- not the me that I thought I should be, or the one others wanted me to be. ⁣
⁣Did I wake up one day and suddenly not care what others thought?

Of course not.

I still struggle with that. Everyday. But what I did do was decide that MY opinion mattered more than anyone else’s.

Do I like who I am? Am I being true to myself? Am I happy? Are my actions affecting my loved ones?

Those are the questions that I constantly ask myself, especially when I find myself feeling less than or knocking on those doors that aren’t mine.

The last year I’ve found out more about myself and embraced my truth more than ever before. It’s been quite a year, and I’m so proud of my growth.


My only regret?⁣
𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳. ⁣

They Call Me Mama.

No one can prepare you for the high volumes of love that fill your heart when you become a mother, just like no one can prepare you for how hard it can be.

Its only fitting that the thing that brings us the most joy also tests our sanity and patience.

We learn to soak up the small moments, take all the pictures, and the power of a few deep breaths.

We learn that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. That there are different ways to parent and it’s OKAY.

There are hard days. Days where we don’t feel like we can keep giving it all, but somehow we do.

It isn’t easy to see the beauty when you’re in the thick of it all, but these are the days we will one day look back on and wish we could go back and slow time down a bit.

Motherhood is messy, chaotic, wonderfully beautiful, and unlike anything else.

I’m incredibly blessed to have these three precious souls call me mama.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mamas out there. 🤍

Jerika

April Outfit Summary

Is it possible for a month to fly by and drag on at the same time? Because that was how April went for me.

With not many places to go except the mailbox and grocery pick ups, my outfits were pretty limited to in home mirror shots. I did take some time yesterday to have a little fun trying on some new items and throw together some new outfits!

If you’re new here, and wondering what these posts are about, heres a little run down.

Every month I do a summary of all my outfits I have posted on LIKEtoKNOW.it on the blog for easy navigation and browsing! This month I’m doing it a bit differently and starting with the outfit last posted, instead of the first!

Here we go!

To shop- you can click each photo for complete details, or use the links below the photo to shop a specific item! Clicking the actual photo will take you straight to the LIKEtoKNOW.it post!

**Note- This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products that I personally use and love, or think that my readers will enjoy.

April Outfit Summary

Overalls 30% off right now! // Tank – also 30% off. 🙌🏻 // Bracelet // Sandals // Earrings // Hat

Tee // Shorts // Sandals

Kimono // Tank- similar HERE // Jeggings // Sandals // Bralette // Earrings // Bracelet

(Not so) patiently waiting until I can wear this on an ACTUAL Vacay!

Tee (code MAY15 to save!) // Shorts // Sandals // Hat- similar HERE // Bracelet

Same tee- dressed up! Graphic tee over a swing dress.

Tee (code MAY15 to save!) // Dress // Sandals // Bracelet

Linen Pants // Tee // Sandals // Bralette (code MAY15 to save!) // Earrings

Tank // Shorts // Shoes // Bracelet // Sunglasses // Necklace

Kimono // Tank Top- similar HERE // Jegging // Shoes // Sunglasses // Bracelet

Chambray Shirt– Almost sold out, similar HERE // Tee // Jegging // Bralette (code MAY15 to save!) // Necklace

Sweatshirt // Bralette (code MAY15 to save!) // Necklace // Earrings

Thermal // Joggers // Nail Polish

Kimono // Tank // Bralette // Jegging // Earrings- Similar HERE // Chair // Throw Blanket // Pillow and Pillow Cover

Kimono- similar HERE // Tank // Bralette (code MAY15 to save!) // Jeggings- Similar HERE // Shoes // Necklace

That’s everything for this month! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

If you have any questions about the items above or navigating the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, feel free to contact me here or through instagram!

xoxo,

Jerika

Hey Girl, Lets Talk Body Shapes.

Let’s talk body types for a minute.

(If you don’t know yours, keep scrolling. We will get to that!)

We’ve all had that piece of clothing we were SO excited to purchase, then put on and H A T E D, right?
It looked good on the model, your friend, the mannequin- but it just doesn’t on you.

Here is where body shape comes into play. Knowing your shape (hour glass, apple, pear, and rectangle are the most common types) can help you to find items that work will for your body, and also how to style them!

Women weren’t made from a “one size fits all” mold. We come in all shapes and sizes.

For reference I am a pear shape!

If you don’t know your shape, I would start with the image below! This is the easiest way to find it.

(clicking the image above takes you to the original pin. this is not my image.)

This blog post is another great resource on the subject! The images below are from the post as well.

Keep in mind – body shape is not the same as body size. Body size is an individual’s body measurement. So someone who is a size 4 can be a pear and so can someone who is a size 12!

Here are a few more handy pins straight from Pinterest with tips for each shape as well!

(clicking the image will take you straight to the pin!)

Apple

Rectangle

Pear

Hourglass


I hope this helps you to find items that fit your shape well, and most importantly that you LOVE! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out here or on IG!

Some ways I’ve styled by pear shape- lots of high waist Jeggings and waist defining tops! The links below allow you to shop each look!🤍

Top Left // Top Right // Bottom Left // Bottom Right

xoxo,

Jerika