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How to Start a Journey of Self-Actualization and Self-Love

I met Felicia last year when I was searching for boutiques to partner with as an influencer and she’s one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.

 Felicia also created Felicia Tees, this one she designed after herself!

Felicia also created Felicia Tees, this one she designed after herself!

 

Her boutique has so many items that make you feel proud to be an Indy native, but also inspire you and make you laugh. That’s how you know she really cares about what she does. From her little dog chi chi to her 60 (yeah you heard me) handmade artists and over 100 brands/vendors, she’s invested in building a community. So when I happened upon her shop one day, I was totally rewarded by how kind, upbeat, and genuine she is.

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 Felicia also hand-dips vintage and used tees for custom and unique designs!

Felicia also hand-dips vintage and used tees for custom and unique designs!

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We chatted for a bit about what she does, and I browsed through so many different clothing options, accessories, and decor. Her shop is a homemaker’s absolute dream. I absolutely love this Indiana outline that’s supposed to be hanging on my wall but might be resting on my dining room chair (i’ll get to it one day, ha).

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I purchased this tunic (pictured left) because I’m all about being s u b t l e and she gifted me the Fight Like A Girl crop top. When I first thought about wearing this crop top, I was in the middle of a fitness kick. I was super gung-ho about being the fittest I could possibly be, but I was ridiculously unhappy… like I could fake it so well but I was furrowing into the ground inside. I took the shirt to be very literal. My thoughts were, “I can pick stuff up and put it back down! I can run half a mile in 53 minutes. I am crushing this!” But this last year has really changed my interpretation.

 

This time around, I know that fighting like a girl means a few things:

I’m happy and optimistic because that’s the path I choose every day.

I'm confident in my appearance, with and without makeup. 

I’m bold because I know what I want for my life.

I’m honest even when it’s going to be a hard conversation.

I’m scared sometimes but I don’t let fear stop me.

I’m friendly but I don’t have to smile just because someone tells me I should.

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Most of all, I am strong. And even if I have a weak moment, I am anything but weak.

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If you’re feeling under the weather, wondering if you’re not worthy, disappointed in yourself or situation--your feelings are valid. Life can be pretty tough and I don’t know when things are going to get or really be better because you’re on a path made only for you. But when you get tired of letting life win, what I do know is that it’s time you fight... like a girl.

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