Shake It Off
|Dress: c/o Crash & Burn Jacket & Belt: Target Boots: Just Fab Rings: c/o Shop Lately|
Hello from my apartment car port! Hey, blank yellowish slats work well for a backdrop, right?
Lately I feel as if my style has pulled together and formed into an edgy street style. For example, for class and Senate, I settled on this tie dye dress from Crash & Burn and a leather jacket. Plus, my killer boots from Just Fab topped it off. Just wearing this tough ensemble inspired me to play around more with my photography while getting these shots.
Don't you love that feeling you get when you're wearing something that inspires you? It seems odd that you can get that feeling from something as simple as clothes, but why are fashion bloggers popular? Its because they inspire! So of course, we feed off our own inspiration to create even better posts and projects.
And on that note, I think we should all take a moment and just admit we're human and have flaws. Why should we let that prevent us from wearing what we want? Why should I stress over whether I've got a perfect manicure, gorgeously curled hair, or a Barbie-like figure? I'm not going to look like that all the time (let alone every now and then) so why analyze every little fault until I can't even enjoy my day? I'm not built like your typical modelesque fashion blogger. I have athletic muscles and a pudgy stomach. But hey, at least I've got a functioning body that allows me to do things. This body has made it through endless preseason practices, intense Spinning sessions, scaled telephone poles, strutted on five inch heels confidently, and hasn't scared off admirers. So why should I feel insecure in who I am? Why should any of us? If you've got both your arms, legs, and they're functioning, then be grateful!
As girls especially, I know we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look a certain way. It's a never ending struggle, and we all have our weak days. However, when those self-disgusted days come along, try and shake it off. Put on your pair of hottest shoes, let your hair down, and play some dancing music. Because when you think about it, life is far too short to focus on these miniscule details that hardly anyone else even notices.
Learn to love yourself, including the flaws.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well