*This post is in collaboration with JCPenney.
After giving you a review on the Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+ line at JCPenney in my inside the fitting room post and my at home try on of my order post, today I am styling the pieces I got in a special Lookbook along with a video. I wanted to join in on the #HereIAm campaign and share something to women that was inspiring beyond just the fashion. Thank you for being a part of the Designing From My Closet community as I so appreciate my readers. You are all so beautiful.
There was a time when I placed stipulations on my happiness.
When I was thinner, when I had more money, when I accomplished this goal…then I could allow myself to be happy.
The problem was that I was wasting my life away…waiting in anticipation for these things to happen. And then when I would reach an accomplishment, it was never what I expected it to be. Where was the happiness?
One day I realized that there was no amount of weight lost, no amount of money, no amount of my idea of success that could result in me being happy. I asked myself: Why can’t I be happy along the way to reaching for a bigger and better life?
This one moment, this one moment in time is all we have. So today, here I am in this body that is the weight that it is, here I am in my forties redefining my career, here I am working towards being a greater version of me. All the while, loving myself, being happy, smiling, laughing, crying, pondering, discovering, creating, inspiring.
Living in the present regardless of circumstances and being happy with who you are is a celebration of life. That woman who looks back at you in the mirror every morning should be celebrated. Your life is a gift and letting dreams not yet accomplished diminish that gift is…well it just doesn’t seem right.
Get out there, be that woman that other women look up to, be that woman that makes other women realize that not being perfect is beautiful, be that woman that makes other women feel inspired.
5-Pocket Skinny Jeans
Quilted Pencil Skirt
Pleated Faux Leather Skirt
See the JCPenney #HereIAm Campaign video
Today’s Postivity Note
Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate, drama, or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be.
Thank you to JCPenney for providing me with a gift card that allowed me to purchase three of the items shown in this Lookbook.