Lately, I feel like I've come into my adult self.
I feel like I've figured out a skin care routine that works well for my skin type.
A lipstick shade that puts a bit of pep in my step.
I know the fastest, most thorough ways to clean our home.
I don't know why I connect that with growing up.. but I do!
By no means do I (nor will I ever) have it all figured out.. but recently, personal style has been something I've really thought about. Obviously we're all different and have variance in our thoughts and opinions, but I've come to think personal style is rather important. What do I mean by personal style? I guess I just mean that for the first time in my life, I know what clothes I think are cute and what styles will feel flattering and give me a little bit of confidence. And I love it.
I've shared in bits and pieces about my journey with health and fitness. Bits and pieces that I hope are read with grace in your hearts. I think it's connected, but maybe it's not. Being active and eating mostly clean foods has left me energetic and happy and ready to go. It's given me a little boost of confidence and I've really had fun with trying different styles of clothing. I recently bought an army green military style jacket. WHAT? I know. I'm wild. I love it.
I really think that people get caught up in embodying a particular style, fueled by pinterest and magazines and things like that. I hear people talk about it all the time with their homes. I love neutrals but I love color and I love modern but I love classic and which one of these styles should I have? I really just think it's important to wear things you like, to put things you like in your home. So am I going to wear my army jacket one day and a Lilly Pulitzer dress the next? Absolutely. It's also notable that no one pays near as close attention to you as YOU do. People say that often, but it's something I've thought about a lot recently. It's humbling. It's freeing.
Moral of the story is, I want to encourage you to try on a shirt in a new style or go to Sephora and try all the different blushes until you find one that's a perfect fit. I've come to believe that embracing femininity is important. I think it's important to feel confident and beautiful and exactly as God created you. If a new lipstick or a favorite shirt helps you embrace that... I just think it's good.
These are a lot of thoughts from all over the place. I just think that we go through such a journey.. starting in elementary and middle school we want to look like everyone around us and wear the same things and fit in. And then people want to be hip and different and unlike anyone else. I've finally wrapped my head around the fact that I can dress like myself, be like myself. I should wear something because I like it and not be afraid if someone else likes it too and I'm not original or if everyone else likes it. Live life, people! :)
What are your thoughts on personal style? Isn't it funny how we constantly change.. even photos from a few years ago I'm dressed so different!
These random thoughts wouldn't be complete without a photo of my ultimate style icon,