Me, Myself, & I
I’m 22, pursuing my passions, and working to make my dreams a reality. I’ve always been into fashion and beauty ever since I can remember (I was applying lipstick perfectly for ballet recitals when I was 5 years old and my red glitter shoes went with every outfit). I chose to start a blog because I want to showcase my ever-changing conception of fashion and beauty while learning how to make fashion functional with my Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Growing up I got frustrated because some of the fashion trends that I wanted to wear didn’t integrate with my medical supplies (e.g., skirts were a huge issue for me because I didn’t want to have my pump and its tubing showing). Over the years I’ve learned tips and tricks on how to make fashion functional with my needs as a T1D.
My style is constantly fluctuating depending on my mood and my day, but if I had to put myself in a box I would label my style is sweet with a little bit of glam and a lot of edge–lots of denim and leather, with tshirts/blouses, studs, metal, and cute shoes. You’ll also never catch me without winged eyeliner and perfectly plucked & shaped brows–they go perfect with any outfit!
Hopefully, you’re here because you love some of the same things I do: fashion, beauty, Star Wars, Disney, and figuring out how to curate your own personal style.
About the Blog
The Luxe Flux personifies my interpretation of what’s currently trending, “luxe”, glam, etc. in the fashion and beauty industry. I love clothing that makes me feel confident and put together, but still allows me to change, or “flux”, how I wear it and the style it conveys. Luxury to me doesn’t always = expensive. Feeling luxurious is about how items make you feel– it’s not just for clothes though! Beauty products are a huge part in making me, and my skin, feel like I’m ready to conquer the world. I love nothing more than a killer eyeliner, false lashes, and an amazing shadow palette.
I strive to provide a resource to celebrate the love of fashion and beauty. I want to empower, inspire, and be a resource for Type 1 Diabetics, and others, to find a way to make fashion functional in their daily lives.
Life with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
I was diagnosed with T1D when I was four years old. Living with T1D is a constant balancing act that I have to work on each and every day. With T1D I must regularly monitor my blood-sugar level, continually infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance my insulin doses with eating and activities throughout the day and night. Living with T1D has never been easy, but its gotten better over time with the help and support of my family and friends. If you’re living with T1D take advantage of JDRF’s resources and support.
What is T1D? (Check out JDRF.org)
Most people don’t know that Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is different from Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Though T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure.
- 1.25M Americans are living with T1D including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and over a million adults (20 years old and older)
- 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S.