Welcome to The Candid Millennial! I’m so excited that you’ve stumbled upon my little piece of the internet! Here you’ll find posts that talk about life as a millennial and unique tips/tricks on styling a bootylicious figure.
Life in our twenties can be somewhat of an obstacle course between learning a new career, adulting, juggling priorities, and making time for ourselves, just to name a few.
Finding Beauty in the Booty
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced, even before my twenties, is how to dress my body type. I’ve continually felt frustrated and defeated as I discovered that clothes are simply designed to fit one main body type: straight. The long, slender legs and long, slim torso type. The outfits I see all over my Instagram feed are SO cute, but I can only pull off some of these looks.
What about the women out there that aren’t petite, but aren’t tall? What about the women that have a little [or a lot] of junk in the trunk? Dresses don’t fit the same, jeans don’t fit the same, those cute, loose fitting tops that are so in right now.. just don’t look right.
I am 5’5″ and have an hourglass shape. My weight fluctuates between 125-135. My legs are short. I’m larger on the bottom than I am on top, but I am finally getting to the point where I’m no longer looking in the mirror wishing I simply had a different shape.
Because there are options, and there are ways to style this figure that is totally flattering. I’ve grown to love my shape and through trial and error, have found pieces that are perfect for these curves.
I’m SO excited to share with you the beautiful clothes and outfits I’ve found to be the perfect fit for our body type. And I promise to always give a truly honest, fully candid opinion on the things I share on this blog.
I aspire to build a blog that millennials enjoy visiting, a place where we can see that we are not alone in this adulting journey. Most importantly, women are the most beautiful creatures on earth and we should truly believe that and be that example for our peers and the younger generations.
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More About Me:
To start, I just wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to all of my readers and those who continue to stay engaged. Without your support, I could not continue on this journey!
My name is Mary and I live in Dallas, Texas with my boyfriend John and my rescue pup Zoey. I work full time in sales and also take on freelance digital marketing clients. In my free time, I love working out, singing, interior design, writing, blogging, watching live music, Instagramming and drinking wine with my closest friends and family. Oh, and Bravo is my guilty pleasure. (#notashamed)
I am very involved with the charity Big Brothers Big Sisters where I am a Big Sis to a sweet and talented girl, Athena. I also serve on the Board for Big Leaders where I handle the marketing and event planning for our group. I am a HUGE believer in mentorship and know that with a little guidance, encouragement, and understanding of what is possible, young lives are changed through this program.
Bitten by the creative bug at a pretty young age, I was bored watching TV. I had to be up, exploring, creating or doing things such as painting, crafting, building, and learning.
I loved creating my own businesses. My favorite part was designing signage or marketing materials. I also enjoyed learning a new song to sing or playing the piano. After realizing I was super passionate about music, my parents enrolled me in singing lessons.
Singing is where I spent most my free time in middle school and high school. I sang in the jazz, varsity and acapella choirs. I also sang in the youth worship team at my church in Plano.
Outside of school, I took lessons and performed with a few different schools including the Septein Group and the School of Rock. I was incredibly lucky and had several opportunities to sing all over the DFW metroplex. During this time, I performed with many talented artists who are now international pop stars.
One thing I learned from my passion for music is this: if you are passionate about something, focus on that one thing like a laser beam and do something to get better at it every day. Practice. Audition. Build. Try. Learn. Grow. Surround yourself with like-minded people who also love what you love and are passionate about it. Most importantly: don’t give up.
I majored in public relations (Wreck Em Tech!) because of my music background and love for writing. The idea of publicizing a musician and being in the music business was exciting but ultimately ended up being a dead end for me.
Upon graduation, I quickly started looking for marketing and advertising jobs in Dallas. I quickly learned that an agency is where I could gain the most amount of experience + exposure in a short amount of time with the goal of rapidly advancing my career. Today I work in sales as a regional account manager where I educate my clients on how to grow their online presence through SEO, SEM, and web design.
Goals for TCM
My biggest goal would be to connect like-minded millennials by building a community where being honest, authentic and resourceful is key. Everything I write about comes from genuine experiences, feelings, and thoughts.
Being young in your career isn’t a cakewalk. Learning about the constantly evolving industry of digital marketing isn’t as common sense as one might think. (Just ask anyone who’s ever worked with Google). And being new to a big city isn’t always a daily Instagram photo waiting to happen.
Most days, I sit in traffic, I make mistakes, I overcommit to things I don’t have time for, and I have mini panic attacks. Sometimes I feel that my eyes are wider than my stride. But I’m here to share the beautiful truth about being a young, professional woman with BIG goals.
I would LOVE to hear from you! Tell me about yourself, your journey, where you are now and where you want to go! Tell me what questions you have or what you want to know more about. Or, simply share your favorite blogger with me! I follow and subscribe to new bloggers daily and love the motivation that comes from others drive and creativity.