For me, what makes me feel confident and empowered is something as simple as the perfect lipstick and a great pair of sunglasses. There may be days where I am not a fan of my outfit, or I didn't feel like doing my makeup, but oh how easily you can fake a complete look, and the confidence/empowerment that goes along with it. A pair of sunglasses can easily hide the lack of sleep/makeup, and a great shade of lipstick instantly polishes off any look!
I don't know what it is, but that perfect shade of red or brownish/nude (my most recent fave) lipstick instantly gives me that feeling of confidence and power, and an extra pep in my step!
My husband and my parents are also major influences for me, and help give me that feeling of empowerment. No matter what career path I have wanted to take since college (and there have been many), or what business venture I want to embark on, they are always behind me, supporting me in every way possible!
Blazer: Elizabeth & West (similar) /// Tee: Target /// Jeans: Elizabeth & West (similar) /// Sunglasses: Karen Walker /// Dress: Old Navy /// Moto Jacket: Old Navy (similar) /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Nasty Gal /// Shoes: Forever 21 (similar) /// Purse: Target
I am so excited today to be partnering with ShopStyle and Dress for Success for ShopStyle Bloggers Give Back! December 8th and 9th, ShopStyle Collective Bloggers (including myself) that are participating in this campaign will be donating 10% of their sales from their blog and social media outlets to Dress for Success. ShopStyle is also kind enough to match each donation, dollar for dollar!
Just to give you a brief background, Dress for Success is a great non profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. They provide a network of support, professional clothing/accessories, and development tools that will help these women grow and thrive in their professional and personal lives. In other words...they help make women feel confident. Whether it be providing them with a new outfit for interviews, equipping them with the best interview training, or just simply a pat on the back and a "you've got this," Dress for Susccess gives these women the confidence they need! A great shade of lipstick can't hurt either!
What makes you feel confident? Is it that amazing pair of heels, or something simple like a great pair of sunglasses?
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