i had this thought one morning – that the clothes i choose set the tone for my day.
it inspired a bit of a fashion mantra:
dress for the day you want to have,
not the one that’s trying to have you.
today and every wednesday, i invite you to link arms, blogs, and instagrams in solidarity.
here’s to saying something we can’t take back.
this little idea is really scaring me . . .
this is about clothes and style and trying new things and being brave and doing days on purpose.
but it’s also about so much more than clothes.
i feel completely and utterly unqualified to light this fire of self-worth revival,
but it’s waaaaaaaaaay too late.
i dropped the match and i’m afraid to stamp it out in these booties i love so much.
so i carry on despite my insecurities . . . and share a secret with you this week.
do you know about the magic mirror tilt?
the way that cheap mirror you bought at target for your dorm room can be transformed into a mindset-shifting portal to awesomeness?
well, let me enlighten you.
by propping my mirror with the bottom a few inches from the wall, the subject – ME! – looks taller & thinner than a mirror flat against the wall would suggest.
do i know that this is a false representation of myself?
sure. i can see the slight difference in, oh, everyothermirrorintheworld.
do i care?
to me a mirror serves two purposes:
- to make sure i don’t have anything in my teeth, stuck to my shoe, or coming out where it’s not supposed to,
- and to set the record playing in my head to a positive tune for my day.
because what others notice first is how i feel about myself.
and if it takes a little mirror magic to put an extra dose of confidence in how i carry myself, i think that’s worth it every time.
so before i start my day, i make sure my last look is in that magic mirror. i pick something i like about myself today, even if no one else will see it. red lips, a favorite necklace, the collar on a new plaid shirt . . . and that’s the picture i play in my head.
there’s a beauty worth reflecting in you, too.
share it with us.
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