I know that the most of the people that visit my blog come for the outfits and the pictures. Don't get me wrong, this is a fashion blog above anything else, and I'm incredibly happy that is serves its purpose as one. I myself enjoy looking at other people's beautiful pictures and it is what keeps me coming back to their websites over and over.
I am trying a new format with this post and I don't know if it will go well, so roll with me. I figured I could bring a little more personality and heart into my texts. If you are just here for the pictures, great! Thank you so much for checking them out. And if you are interested in what I am writing about today, which you can probably guess from the title, that's great too! Either way enjoy my ramblings and/or photos!
Today's real talk will be about confidence. I feel like I can bring across my point about it best using fashion as an example. Of course, it is applicable to so much more in our lives, sometimes in more obvious ways and sometimes not so.
Whenever we go shopping with my friends that know about my blog, they will always manage to pull out something from the deep dark crevasses of a store and tell me "Could you pull off wearing this on your blog". To which my obvious answer is yes (duh)! That's how some of my favorite outfits on here came to be. The black tulle skirt, the weird cardigan that covers me to my knees, the flowered uncle shirt that I wore with a snapback with cat ears... and of course this number right here. As a teen, my budget is the thing stopping me from creating much crazier outfits that that, but I sure would like to.
I bet everyone reading this has something outrageous, gorgeous, unnecessary, extravagant, stupid in their closet, that they bought because they love, but they have never worn it. I know the feeling. The fear of looking plain ridiculous in public and trying to unsuccessfully hide your outfit behind your arms as if they would cover up your whole body from other people's eyes.
Now, I bet everyone reading this has seen another person wearing something unusual in public. Whenever someone dresses out of the box, we might stare at them, we might whisper to our friends to look at them while casually holding our gaze in the opposite direction so they don't notice... But here is the thing - each and every one of wishes there were more people like this in our world, people that normalize weird outfits, that normalize the expression of self, and that normalize standing out. Because we all love to stand out from the crowd. Most of us are just too afraid to.
People that rock their style look so cool for one reason and one reason only. Psst, it's not because of their clothes. It's their confidence. I could write an entire essay about how doing everything with a confident look on my face has bettered my life more than anything else could. But I could also not bore you with the details and just ask you to observe confident people yourself. They're not cool, they're not gangsters, they don't know more than you do. Some could be the definition of what our society calls "losers" if their confidence were stripped away.
You can train confidence like you can learn to ride a bike. And you will never forget how to confidence like you would never forget how to ride a bike. Start speaking more clear, start walking slower, put your chin up, and never let insults from jealous people belittle you and hold you back from the things you enjoy.
And that was it. I tried to keep this fairly short since I'm not sure how well it will do. I did enjoy writing this though, so I might think about making longer articles from time to time, separate from my outfit posts. But since I am just a stereotypical common white girl from the blandest kind, I need your feedback! Feel free to give me an honest opinion on what I ca do better in the comments.
See you next time, cheers!
dress | Zara top | H&M leggings | H&M shoes |
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