It's amazing how something like blogging can bring out the best and worst in us. My life is filled with this swing of emotions. One minute I am so frustrated because I will never reach the status of a certain blogger or I will never have "the look" or no matter how hard I work, it will never be good enough. But then I find myself swinging the complete opposite way, too. How blessed I am to have made it this far, blogging has brought me to a place I never thought possible and helped me connect with people I never would have had a chance to meet, otherwise.
I was reading an old guest post I had done, years ago, and I was surprised by the words I had written. At the time they must have felt true, but in the moment I was re-reading it, years later, it was something I needed to hear, something I was struggling with now. I may not have "the look", nor will I ever, but who cares? "The Look" is boring. I am unique! I don't look like all of the other bloggers, I look like ME, I stand out.
As I thought about that, I pictured some other bloggers, whom I admire and look up to, one's who don't necessarily have "the look". I was suddenly struck by the confidence they exude, even through their blogs. Their uniqueness is exactly why I love them, so much! They are sure of themselves and of their style. It's something I need to be better at and try to emulate.
So if you have "the look" or if you don't, if you are tall or short, thin, curvy, athletic, blonde, brunette, red-headed, raven, freckled, flawless skin; whatever- just be true to you. Your differences make you beautiful. Your differences are what inspire others, they're what inspire me.
collared sweater- c/o sheinside
leggings- agnes & dora
necklace- c/o the land of salt
rings- c/o prismera / fifth & mae / style lately / loopsway / grandma's
This collared sweater is from SheInside and I love it! I have always really liked the collared shirt with a sweater look, but sometimes it can be uncomfortable to wear. This faux collar gives the same look without me having to wear two layers. It's like two shirts in one, plus it is really comfortable.
Do you have any tricks to making layered looks more comfortable?