Personal growth has dramatically changed the way I see life and view myself. This blog has been instrumental in helping me change my perspective on many things.
Fashion is so much more than the actual clothes, it is a way to build self confidence and express personality. Take this dip dyed skirt for instance. It signifies a great deal to me as I am an artist, a girly girl, lover of color, and fan of quirky.
The biggest thing I have learned over this past year is the laundry list of things I always viewed as negative about myself are actually attributes that I am proud of and are positive features.
Being a short-waisted, large armed, thick thighed, ultra pale, awkward nerd, I saw these things as something I needed to fix or cover up. Ultimately, I was unconsciously comparing myself to what I considered “normal”. Just as in the past I thought my freckles and widows peek were features I were ashamed of, I now show them off proudly.
I got this lovely raspberry and rust ombre skirt on clearance a little bit ago and I am ready to transition it right into fall. Today I am wearing it bear armed with a lace tank because of the heat wave still going through the West Coast. I would have never done that a couple years ago.
I am turning these “negatives” into positives (which they have been all along, I just finally realized it) as every woman should. We are made beautifully and we need to honor our bodies and personalities by embracing those “different” features.
What are your special features that you used to view as negative?
Lace Tank: LOFT
Levana Ombre Skirt: Anthropologie
Macrame Braid Belt: Target
Knit Sleeve Moto Jacket: Target
Zippered Faux Leather Mini Satchel: Forever 21
Pointy Toe Flats: Target
Today’s Postivity Note
Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.