This particular ensemble may have just moved to the top on my list of favorite outfits I’ve “styled”. I adore this romper, and while I’ve had it since last Spring- I’ve worn it pretty plainly until now! I will be honest and say that I didn’t get to wear this out of the house because it was a bit chilly and I didn’t realize it. As I look at it now, I’m thinking there might be specific events where it would be appropriate.. but I may not feel completely comfortable just wearing this, ya know, any ol’ place! I’m pretty confident in my outfit choices, so I trust my instincts on this one. Ha! But alas- dressing up is always half the fun of it for me and this was definitely almost a “play” dress up photoshoot!
Speaking of confidence - I really want to thank those of you who visit, take the time to comment, “hype” a photo on lookbook, etc. “Confident” is not a word that I (or anyone?) would have used to describe me in my teenage years. I’ve always been very quiet and more comfortable blending in. I started to break out of that a little once I started doing hair shows and modeling for Redken, but I remained fairly unsure of myself in social situations. I’m can still be quite shy when I first get to know someone (have a glass of wine ready and we can push past that quickly) but, this blog has really given me a sense of self. It may sound silly- it even does to me. But finding my own personal style and having the confidence to put an outfit together that stands out a little has put me outside of my box a bit. For once, I like standing out- I don’t care if someone is looking at me because I’m happy with me. I’m not saying that I NEED clothing to do this for me, but it was a step outside of my comfort zone and a step in the right direction. And you all are a big part of it. Running a blog and being able to express/document my life and all of the things that I’m passionate about is almost a therapy for me- and when you all comment and give feedback … well I guess it’s a bit like this photo (haha- I’m not even a big deal so maybe not..) but really, every single one of you makes my day.
Moving on: this romper was actually given to me by the sweetest lady at work. She is in her sixties and I think she might have every piece of clothing she ever owned in her twenties! I’ve received a few really awesome vintage items from her and for that I’m so grateful! The brown skirt in the last post was her’s as well. Generous people really warm my heart. <3
I think I’m going to write more about confidence in the future and what it means to me. I loved this entry where Elizabeth talks about different body types in the blogging world, and she’s so right. There really are women of every shape and size running fashion blogs and doing it beautifully. We (women- not just bloggers) all have such a reason and right to be confident in who we are and how we carry ourselves. And that doesn’t have to mean you’re vain or stuck on yourself- just be happy with you! I hope I (and you) will always remember that.