This week we have a special guest blog post from one of our sweet customers whose hard work has inspired us! Meet Courtney who last year we helped her find a dress for her anniversary after losing 100lbs! She tried several things on but we won’t forget her coming out of the fitting room with a smile on her face when she had found her outfit! She continues to lose and has lost a total of 120lbs and we now have to tell her you need a smaller size thats too big on you! Hope her story is an inspiration to all to have the confidence to try anything on! She has worked extremely hard and so proud of her. You look amazing and it is always a pleasure working with you! Thanks again for sharing your story with us!
Courtney with her family in her first outfit from B.loved!
“I have been on an incredible journey this past year and a half finding myself again. Over the past 15 plus years I kind of lost site of whom I was. I knew I was a good wife and mother but who was Courtney? During my journey I have lost over 100lbs and am slowly finding myself again and realizing that I like myself. Before I had lost weight it I wore what fit not what looked good or I liked. I didn’t enjoy going shopping, being in pictures, or really going out much because I didn’t like what I looked like. As a started to lose weight a friend suggested that I reward myself with a new outfit every time I lost 25lbs. I thought this was a great idea because in the past I would have just rewarded myself with food. So as I started losing weight I started to enjoy shopping again; not only did look better but I felt better physically and mentally. It is not only about what you look like on the outside but what you feel like on the inside and for the first time in a long time I was happy with me! So right around when I hit the 100lb loss mark it was also my husband and mine 10 year wedding anniversary. My husband is my rock and has always been my #1 fan! I loved my wedding but I did not love my dress or going shopping for it. So for our 10 year anniversary I wanted to find a dress that I felt pretty in. A friend told me about a new shop that just opened up in downtown canton called B. loved. She said they had some really beautiful and unique clothes. So I went in the shop one day and started looking around but it was a little crowded and I was a little nervous to ask questions and try things on so I left. I guess in my mind I was still the girl that couldn’t fit into anything. So much of weight loss is mental. Anyway I still really wanted to go back because I saw some really cute things. So one morning a couple of weeks later I went back in and there was nobody in the shop but the owner, Mandy. So I went up to her and introduced myself and told her a little bit about me. As soon as we started talking all my nervous feeling were gone. I probably spent over an hour in the store trying on clothes. Mandy went around the store and hand picked a bunch of stuff for me to try on. She made me feel so comfortable. Believe it or not I found 2 dressed that I loved so I got both! After that first of many shopping trips to b.loved I realized how silly I was walking out that first time. Not to long ago I had Mandy hold some stuff I saw on Facebook so I could come in and try them on. Mandy wasn’t there when I went in but I had the pleasure of meeting Lindsey. She spent some much with me and gave me some great advice and opinions. B.loved is one of those stores that there is pretty much something for every body type even down to a pretty accessory that just adds that little something extra. Mandy, Lindsey, and B. loved are a huge part of me feeling comfortable in my skin again. I stop in pretty regularly and when my mom comes visit for California I always to take her in for a shopping trip.”
Thank you Mandy, Lindsey and B.loved for being you!