First things first, lets talk perfection, and comparing. I compare myself all.the.time. Whether it be other blogs I read, people I see at the grocery store, in the magazines. Ugh! It's exhausting and quite annoying to be honest with you! I mean really- I get annoyed with myself! Haha!
I have chatted on here a few times before about my body image and whatnot. Blah, blah, blah- I don't like the way I look, I could be healthier, skinnier, whatev.
You are probably thinking "where the heck is this coming from?!" I know- I usually post a few pics, add a little bit of commentary and call it a day (or a blog post, if you will).
As I was getting my things together to head out for the day and take my pictures of my outfit for this post, it was as though nothing was fitting right or coming together. My pants were too big (FYI- if you get these pants, size down! I am by no means tiny, but a large ended up falling off of me after a bit of wear), my hat looked ridiculous, on and on and on!
I start to take my pictures, and my hat won't stay the way I want it, I can't get the camera to focus correctly, I forgot to paint my nails, my pants keep falling down, and then I notice the lettering on my shirt is in fact navy blue, and not black like I thought it was. Hahaha. Fail.
At this point, all I am thinking is what a lame post this is going to be, because nothing looks right, and I look like a hot mess, especially compared to the other bloggers I follow who-to me- are always so darn put together and perfect and beautiful (inside and out).
Then it hit me (or was that just a massive gust of wind?)- one of the things about my blog that I love (and a lot of other blogs I follow) is that I am not perfect. I am a mother, I am an everyday woman, I am you. I have flaws, I show them, I (try) to embrace them and share them with you.
Hence- a jacket that may be wrinkled, nail polish that is chipped 99% of the time in my posts, lipstick might not always be applied, I am not the skinniest and most fit, my hair isn't always perfectly in place, and my pictures may not be the greatest all the time because that is life (and I am not lucky enough to have Tabitha glued to my hip, or have an amazing camera!). That is my life.
Moral of my story? I am not perfect, which makes me real, and hopefully relateable to my readers, to you! What you see on here, is most definitely real, honest, and my life! I know I value that so much in my fellow bloggers. It definitely gives the blogging world a sense of community :)
Now...onto What She Wears link up for January with my love co hosts Meagan at Because of Jackie, Dawnelle at Just Dawnelle, Brandi at Run Style Run and Jalyn atThe Red Closet Diary! In this dreary time of year, nothing is more fitting than adding a pop of color to your look. Kind of brighten things up against the bland backdrop that Mother Nature provides us!
For me, adding a pop of color during the winter months is something as simple as adding a bright jacket. I love how they can pull together a whole look- especially if what you are wearing underneath may not be so fashionable! I have had this jacket since last year and it always seems to brighten my day when I toss it on!
Jacket: Old Navy (last year) /// Shirt: J Crew /// Pants: Old Navy (remember to size down) /// Shoes: Sam & LIbby via Target (on sale in stores!) /// Clutch: TJ Maxx /// Beanie: Target /// Hand Warmers: Target
So now its your turn! Link up your pop of color! It can be an outfit, a collage, whatever fits! Just be kind and link back to myself or one of my other beautiful co hosts! Don't forget to check back with all of us next Tuesday to see who we all chose as our own favorites from the link up. We will also announce our February link up theme!