Like I said in my last post, I'm not a super confident person, but as soon as I put on my first outfit, I knew it was going to be a good day. I will say that it took a glass of wine to loosen me up, but I really did feel pretty. I think it's easy to feel beautiful with the right makeup and a cute outfit. I am by no means a model...you can probably tell by these pictures that I'm not. It's not about that. It's about feeling good in your own skin and owning it. I'm pretty sure I had more confidence as a blonde than I do as a brunette. I'm not sure why, but it's taken me awhile to adjust to being brunette, but it is my God-given color, so I feel like I should love and appreciate it :)
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I think one thing that moms struggle with is that they feel like they have to look after everyone except for themselves. I think that only becomes true if you let it. If you take time to make yourself beautiful then you'll feel a million times better. I don't mean you have to put on a full face of makeup everyday, but do something for yourself. I find one of the things that makes me feel the best is running. Running has kept me in shape and it gives me "me" time where I can clear my head and reflect (or not). When I feel fit, that makes me happy and way more confident.
Sweater top, jeans (Kensie) and Moro Cobb boots from Alta moda; Longhorn and Double Drop earrings from Bent by Courtney.
Military Jacket, Moro Cob boots and Splendid t-shirt from Alta moda; Double Drop earrings and Studded Horn Necklace by Bent by Courtney; bangles by Bourbon and Boweties.
Dress and shoes (Bamboo) from Alta moda; earrings by Bent by Courtney; bangles and necklace from Bourbon and Boweties.
How chic is this look? I kind of love the v-neck of this dress and how flirty and fun it is. It's got lots of girly detail with a tie-waist...and it's one of those dresses that you could spin for days in. The wedges that were paired with it are comfy and classy...you could pretty much wear them with anything. This dress really made me super confident because it was girly yet sophisticated. I'd wear it to a wedding and dance the night away or to a nice dinner with the hubs. I could also make it more work-appropriate with a jacket and different heels. Dresses can make anyone feel confident because it's easy to find a style that looks best on your body...and you can camouflage certain body parts that you aren't crazy about.Dress and shoes from Alta moda; necklace from Bourbon and Boweties; earrings Bent by Courtney.
No matter what you're wearing, you should feel good about it. If you feel good in running pants and a t-shirt (hey, sometimes I think "darn my butt looks good in these running pants") then rock it. There's no reason for any woman to have low self-esteem and not feel confident in her skin. If you're a mom, you should be proud of your body...you gave birthday to a tiny human and carried that kid for 9 months (that's pretty freakin' awesome).
If it's clothes that make you feel better, check out some of my looks (and tons more) at Alta moda...if it's jewelry Bent by Courtney and Bourbon and Boweties have some awesome pieces...and if it's makeup, I swear to you, Elijana Cosmetics will make you feel amazing!