ellevalera ellevalera

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ᴇʟʟᴇ ᴠᴀʟᴇʀᴀ | +Model & Singer  Sassy opera singer by day, plus model by night Sharing my life while inspiring others to make peace with their body + food. 🌴LA gal w/ Bicoastal MGMT

There is always light trickling in, if you choose to see it. ✨ To say I had a major personal breakthrough today would be an understatement. I've never been one to let go and let the light in; I've always felt a need to try to control and react, and I'm finally just accepting the things that I can and can't control, taking stock in all that surrounds me right now in the present, and feeling grateful for all the light in my life. What are you grateful for right now?

I trusted my intuition about as much with you as I did with this whole underboob trend. At least I can say I tried. 😂

🌅While I love a great vacay, there’s nothing like coming back home. Anyone else get that nice comfy feel when they return to their nest? | New polka dot shots from the second happiest place on earth: @target

When you inhabit a larger body the world is constantly telling you that you aren’t allowed to thrive. The promise of living is tied to the next weight loss attempt or diet. I share my journey with the hope that other women will learn to honor themselves as works of irreplaceable art in whatever body they currently inhabit, taking back their joy and realizing that even if the world around them treats their bodies like problems, they don’t have to.

Robe @debshops
Suit @gabifresh for @swimsuitsforall

I know you miss me. 💜 Adios Mazatlán. I’ll be back.

I stopped wearing makeup on my trip because it wasn’t covering up the emotional turbulence behind my eyes— or handling the Sinaloan humidity 😏🌴

Tunic by @debshops
Suit by @gabifresh for @swimsuitsforall


I’m on a bit of an Insta/ social media mental health break while I travel to Culiacán and Mazatlan to visit family, and also process life a bit, which can be so tragically joyous and painful all in the same breath. Sometimes it’s important to get off social media and breathe a bit.🌴

PS: this dress by @kindomshop is THE perfect summer travel dress because not only is it lightweight and 100% sustainable, but it has THREE removable zipper tiers, meaning it transitions from a short dress, tea length (seen here), into a long maxi instantly. I love this dress and hope I can own it in every fabric pattern!

Some Sunday night, no makeup rooftop vibes. @rosegal_official is making it a little easier to stave off an early case of The Mondays with this cute set! Who else gets #thesundays / #themondays too?🌴

Snag this cute set and take a couple coins off by using “Ellexo” at checkout!

#rosegal #ad #cuteset #loungewear #venicebeach #rooftop #rosegal_official #cozyclothes #sundayeve

Fresh-faced after my first IPL facial with @laseraway yesterday! Have you ever tried IPL or would you??

OK LET’S TALK ABOUT SKINCARE: I didn’t know what IPL was until trying laser hair removal (#bestthingever btw) with Laser Away and learning that it’s a good solution for getting rid of redness, discoloration + dark sun spots! I’ve noticed this one sub spot in particular cropping up and annoying me.

You can check out the whole procedure over on my IGTV and feel free to ask any questions. I’ll definitely be going back for round two next month and keep you all updated on the changes I notice in my skin!

In the meantime, what facials do you swear by and what procedures/ routines do you follow to keep your skin healthy?

There’s a misconception that clothing that shows rolls, bumps, and lumps is “not flattering.” 🙄 You know what isn’t flattering boo? That judgey, leftover antebellum corset mentality. #nope

#letsroll #bodycontouring #forever21plus #duster #freethejiggle #plussizepower #fashionblogger #lastyle #losangelesmodel #stylegrammer | Photo snapped by @thevintagehoneybee

Raise your hand if you’re needy AF but also really cute 🌝🤚🏻

Flashing back to Feb. with @jonvankuren in #santabarbara. Spent my day clearing out hard drives and found thousands of cute photos and vids that I never shared. #fbf

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