top: h&m // skirt: club monaco // heels: aldo (old) // sunglasses: karen walker // necklace: club monaco // watch: michael kors
As style bloggers we are assumed to have quite a high level of confidence.
I mean, we basically have photos online for the world to see right? In my case, I've struggled to have confidence in myself. I constantly scrutinize my photos, outfit and body to the point where it can get a little annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this but I'm actively trying to be happy with what I have and stop focusing on what I don't. No, I'll never be model tall, I won't always have something new to wear, and I'll always have some curves.
I almost didn't post these photos on the blog solely for the reason that my hair was au natural. Silly reason I know, but when you always take photos with your hair done it's quite hard to see it otherwise. Moving forward, instead of focusing on the negative in photos, I want to focus on what I do like. What do I like in these photos? I've always liked my shoulders, so this top actuates them perfectly! I also love how this skirt cinches at the waist which is super flattering ;)
Here are some tips I'm going to use moving forward to boost my confidence:
1.) Work it! I've been trying to actively workout more often and it actually has helped me with my confidence, I also feel less stressed out when I have worked out for the day.
2.) SMILE! Nothing looks more confident them smiling, it also makes you more approachable!
3.) Embrace compliments! Nothing feels better then getting a genuine compliment from someone you know or even a stranger. Keep those compliments whenever you need a boost ;)
4.) Hang out with friends! Friends are always there for you and let's face it, you're always in a better mood with your friends around.
5.) Set goals- give yourself a goal, it could be a large or small but visualize it happening and tell yourself it will happen!