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29 Aug

Real Me Collection with Aerie.

i love my body. i love these photos of my body. why? because they’re real. they show my stretch marks and soft tummy and my thick thighs and everything that makes me a real woman. in today’s social media culture that is plastered with impossible images that only get skinnier and smoother with each post, it’s important for us all to remember what real looks like.

i think it’s so sad that pretty much every woman i know {including myself for years and years} has a mental list of things they hate about their body. this list of personal “flaws” they see in the mirror likely have been an insecurity for them since they were a pre-teen and has probably grown over time. this is because society tells us as women that our worth is inseparably attached to our sex appeal and how well we match up with airbrushed magazine covers. this couldn’t be further from the truth.

what’s truly sexy is real. in the words of Kendrick Lamar in HUMBLE.: “show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks!” true beauty in life is not modified and distorted, it is natural and lifelike. i love seeing women who love & accept their body and aren’t afraid to rock their realness.

i love Aerie because of their commitment to celebrating and empowering what’s real. seeing Aerie’s beautiful Real Me Collection on models who are unretouched and natural in their beautiful diverse shapes, sizes, and skin tones is so refreshing. this new Collection truly feels like a second skin and is so comfortable & cute. from the starry details on the hip of the panties to the empowering “tattooed” script on the back of the bras, the Real Me collection is made for strong and confident women everywhere.

remember that you are beautiful and every inch of you should be celebrated because it is real. i’m proud to say i love my body, and i want to help you love yours too! if you’re ever having a down day, message me! i will be your cheerleader. supporting and empowering other women is the only way we are going to get rid of this harmful beauty myth in society and take back what really matters: being real.

xx

Real Me full coverage lightly lined bra in honesty c|o Aerie
Real Me boyfriend brief in chestnut c|o Aerie
distressed open cardigan
Chanel tennis shoes

Real Me bralette in chestnut c|o Aerie
Real Me boyfriend brief in chestnut c|o Aerie
distressed denim jacket
Chanel tennis shoes

Real Me full coverage unlined bra in ballet pink c|o Aerie
Real Me boyfriend brief in ballet pink c|o Aerie
light pink slouchy tee
Chanel tennis shoes

thanks to Aerie for sponsoring this collaboration!

photos by Chantel Marie

49 Comments
  • Aryanna | Rosé & Chambray

    This is so beautiful! You look amazing, and your confidence radiates out of your pores. Thanks for setting such a positive example for girls everywhere.

    XO,
    Aryanna

    August 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply
    • Hamidreza nejati

      Very nice

      August 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • Cordially Barbara

    I love this so much. You look absolutely radiant. I also love the area that you chose to shoot!

    August 30, 2017 at 4:49 am Reply
  • Jeannette stampar

    Amazing!! You are super beautiful and so confident!! We need more people like you in this world….love it! ❤️

    August 30, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Paulina Angeles

    Sarah,

    I cant thank you enough for how much have you helped me in the last 2 months since I stared following you and specially today with this post. I’m engaged with an incredible man that loves me for who I am (a size 16) and tells me how beautiful I am everyday. However my family doesn’t think like that, yesterday my dad told me that I should start loosing weight if I wanted to keep a handsome men like my fiancée, because men are men and after a year or so if I didn’t look thin he will start looking at other thinner women. I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a little kid, nothing seems to work and having people telling me things like that its just wrong even if it was my dad. Thank you for letting the world know that beautiful is not a size 0 with “flawless” skin because you are beautiful!! and for helping me see that because today you made me feel stronger despite what other people say. I’m working on my confidence because I still feel ashamed to hear a sleeveless dress because I don’t like my arms or feel stressed when I don’t find a cute wedding dress that fits but reading your blog and your photos on instagram helps me realize that I can love my self and I can love my body. Thank you again!!
    Xo
    Paulina

    August 30, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Debbie Savage

    You look absolutely stunning! You are beautiful inside and out! The collection from Aerie is so pretty and looks comfy too! I can’t wait to check them out! xo

    August 30, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply
  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    What a gorgeous photo shoot! I love the realness that shines in the pictures. What a gorgeous spot to shoot these! And those Aerie pieces look so comfortable!

    August 30, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Carly T Young

    HOLY COW THESE ARE GORGEOUS!!!

    August 30, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Katherine - Engineering In Style

    You are so beautiful! I love the confidence that radiates from all of your pictures and posts. It is truly inspirational.

    – Katherine
    Engineering In Style

    August 30, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    I will seriously never get over what a beautiful woman you are, inside and out. I’m sure I’ve said similar things before a million times over, but THANK YOU for being such an inspiration to me and so many others – advocating body positivity! It needs to be encouraged so much more in this culture, so I’m grateful for individuals like you, and companies like Aerie, making such an amazing impact! LOVE YOU!

    August 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • miriam

    you’re so rad!! love this post so much and i love that you’re so confident!

    August 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Megan

    Sarah you are so stunning in these photos! You are such a babe!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    August 30, 2017 at 11:48 pm Reply
  • Shelby Back

    These photos are stunning! And I love Aerie and their messaging, its so refreshing & REAL!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

    August 31, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Megan

    You are beautiful inside & out Sarah! Such an important message to share!

    Xo megan

    August 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm Reply
  • Greta

    You are such a mega babe! So proud of what you’re doing for positive body image.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    August 31, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • Sarah Lindner

    Seriously you look just amazing! I wish i had half ur confidence! It just shines in ur pictures! I will def have to check out aeries collection

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    September 1, 2017 at 7:23 am Reply
  • Shannae Ingleton Smith

    I am sooooo here for this! You look gorge. It is so important to support brands that are inclusive. I’ll definitely be checking out Aerie’s new intimate collection

    September 1, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply
  • Azanique Rawl

    You look AMAZING girl! More power to ya!!

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    September 1, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Lindsey

    I always love shopping at Aerie because of their Real Me photos on the wall! The little stars on the underwear are so cute too. You look fabulous!!

    Lindsey
    http://www.seamlesssea.com

    September 1, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Maggie

    What a cute collection!!

    September 1, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Danasia Fantastic

    This post is so beautiful! Your confidence from within definitely shines outward in your photos and encouraging words!

    September 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Kasey | Running in Heels

    These photos turned out stunning and so did your post!

    September 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Ashley Zeal

    These photos are unreal! So proud of you!!

    September 2, 2017 at 7:27 am Reply
  • roxy

    Beautiful photos! Love the setting and I adore Aerie’s undergarments. They fit beautifully and show off my curves in all the best ways possible.

    September 2, 2017 at 8:33 am Reply
  • Liz

    You are so gorgeous! Love this so much!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    September 2, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Lindsay

    I wish I had a fraction on your confidence!! You are so inspiring

    September 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Erica @ Coming up Roses

    You are so gorgeous and so are these photos!

    September 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply
  • Adaleta

    What awesome photos this location is amazing!

    September 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Jenna Colgrove

    what a cute suit!!

    September 3, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Kimberly Smith

    You look amazing & I love the message you’ve shared!

    September 3, 2017 at 5:04 am Reply
  • KatWalkSF

    These photos are everything! So fab!

    -Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

    September 3, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Maria muting

    Thank you for this and the reminder to love yourself and body! I woke up this morning feeling really down about how I looked and thinking about going on vacation tomorrow and having to be in a bathing suit. Everything you said hit home but my body is real and beautiful I need to embrace it!

    You look stunning and the backdrop of these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

    September 3, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Victoria

    you look gorgeous! this is why i love american eagle and aerie – encouraging real women to love their real bodies! LOVE IT AND YOU!

    xoxo,
    Victoria
    http://www.agallonofglitter.com

    September 3, 2017 at 11:02 am Reply
  • Mary Gui

    you look amazing, and this underwear looks so comfy! also love the location of this shoot!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    September 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Ashley DTKAustin

    Always so beautiful! And these shots are stunning. I love the location!

    September 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • Annie

    You are goals! I don’t think I could ever pull off a shoot like this! You go girl!

    September 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    Love this photoshoot! The location is perfection

    September 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Sara

    Girl, you are not only beautiful, inside and out, but I’m beyond inspired every time I visit your site!

    xo, Sara

    September 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply
  • Betsy Burleson

    First off, amazing photos and you are gorgeous. Your self-confidence is truly contagious. I also love how aerie supports real women. Hopefully more companies will follow suit!!
    Thanks for being so honest and real with us.
    Betsy

    September 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply
  • ashley houston

    Thank you for sharing so much with us. I love the body confidence and you are GORGEOUS

    September 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    I love American Eagle and the message behind their campaign. It is so important to love your butt
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    September 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • kelly torrez

    What a beautiful series! I love the simplicity of their products, definitely a great message behind their brand!

    Birdie Shoots

    September 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Nicole Leffew

    That’s my favorite line in Kendrick lamar’s song! Beauty comes from the inside anyways! I don’t care if you are 90 lbs or 900lbs if you are a mean person that is what makes you ugly! You have beauty inside and out babe!

    September 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm Reply
  • Nita

    such an amazing collection and you look gorgeous babe!

    September 4, 2017 at 12:26 am Reply
  • kathryn

    You are looking fab girl! I need your confidence!

    September 4, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply
  • adriana

    You look gorgeous – I wish I was this confident! So envious! The Aerie collections have gotten better and better over the years, they have some of my fav things!

    September 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Elisabeth McKnight

    I love how Aerie has been taking a stand for body positivity – and these photos are beautiful :)

    September 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Tabitha Faith

    I love this so much! You look awesome and you’re inspiring to boot!

    September 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Jennifer

    What beautiful photos! You look absolutely stunning!

    Jennifer Ashley // http://www.prettylittledetails.com

    September 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply

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