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Love Yo Self Day!

January 26, 2018

Love Yo Self Day!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I know this holiday brings up many different feelings for people. Many people will be super excited for February 14th - they'll have the chocolates, flowers, and gifts ready for their special someone. Some single ladies will also have this covered - getting their "Galentine's" Day celebration on with their gal pals.

But for some people, it will be a sad, tough day. They could be newly-single or their lover could have died years ago. They could want love desperately but just can’t seem to find the right person. Or they may be in a relationship and still feel lonely and unloved.

Whether you are over-the-moon about Valentine's Day...

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or think Valentine's Day is about as much fun as passing a kidney stone...

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This post is for YOU. No matter your current relationship status, there is one thing we can ALL have right now - a wonderful relationship with ourself that fills us up and makes us feel whole. The truth is you don't need someone else to complete you... Sorry Jerry, I complete me, thank you very much!

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You can start your romance with yourself RIGHT NOW. Plan a date night with yourself and do something you absolutely love: go to a movie, take a bubble bath, get a mani-pedi, get a massage or a facial, rent a room and sing your heart doing solo karaoke, TREAT YO SELF!*


 

Want to take the self-love up a few notches? Years ago, a mentor recommended I do a Louise Hay exercise, where I had to look at myself in the eyes in the mirror and say to myself, "I love and accept myself exactly as I am." I cried the first time I did this because I didn't love myself at all back then. All I saw were things I wished I could change. I was shocked when I became aware of how much I truly loathed myself and I made a commitment that I would choose self-love instead of self-hate.

I didn't know how I would do it, but each day I set the intention to be a little more compassionate with myself. I learned to forgive myself when I made mistakes. I let it be OK that my skinny jeans didn't fit anymore, and I went and bought clothes that fit me and made me feel BEAUTIFUL. I wrote lists of things I liked about myself that slowly started to become things I loved about myself. And I stood in front of that darn mirror, really looking at myself, and the voice that told me I wasn't enough began to change to a kinder, gentler voice.

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One day I looked at myself in the mirror and I began to cry because I saw a beautiful, strong, healthy WOMAN staring back at me. I knew at a cellular level that who I was did not depend on my jean size or whether my skin was pimple-free and young-looking. I knew that I was perfect just the way I was and that my body was an awesome freakin' miracle!

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So this Valentine's Day, I encourage you to start the journey of falling in love with yourself and be your OWN Valentine. I truly believe that we can change the world with LOVE and that begins with loving ALL of who we are.

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LOVE YA!

XO Natty C

*PS: If you'd like to Treat Yo Self to some new Dare Fashion, coupon code: iILOVEME will take 15% off all styles in red, burgundy and pink until Valentine's Day. And some of those styles are already discounted 25% as part of their Mid Winter Sale!

 




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Size Guide

Relax. Don't worry. If you don’t like the way it fits, you can return it… no questions asked.  It’s important to us that you LOVE the way Dare Fashion makes you feel about yourself!

Among the images for each product listing is a style-specific size chart. For our tops and dresses, you can get your Dare size with ONLY ONE measurement of your bust!

Please use the size charts as a guideline. Our fashion is made to these specifications, but due to variations in the stretchiness of the fabric and how it is sewn, there may be some slight deviations from this chart. But please rest assured, all of our styles are designed to fit a range of body types, with features such as stretch fabrics, corset lace-ups,  and spaghetti ties in the back to customize the fit.

And did we mention... if it doesn’t fit, you can return it, no questions asked! So buy with confidence. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!