dress, heels, scarf worn as a belt and heart shaped bracelet: H&M (bought at different times throughout the years...) / pinwheel: gift
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be yourself and why we are aloud to be anything we want to be (as long as it's positive and respectful of others). Self acceptance has been a long journey for me and I'm so grateful that as I grow older I am now in a place where I can just be at peace with who I am, and maybe be a little proud too of the path I have taken.
When I first discovered the world of personal style blogs, I was so happy to find bloggers of all shapes, sizes and nationalities. Variety is SO inspiring! In a world where we are more than ever bombarded with ready made images that have for sole purpose to make us buy more stuff, I was so happy to find real girls I could relate too. And their energy was just palpable through the screen.
I love looking at life with the enthusiasm of a child and I find beauty in everything. This is me. I walk around with props that make me smile (this pinwheel fro example). I love everything colorful and I wear bows on my head if I feel like. For real. If you cross me in the street: this is how I look. Maybe not the stereotype of a married women who completed a Master's degree (in gender studies no less) and produces movies. But I'd rather look like how I feel and express myself than be put in a box. And surprisingly it works pretty well for my career (heck, I've attended business meetings in this dress and even shot a roof top video in it...).
I think stimulating the imagination is never going to be out of style. Neither is feeling empowered. At the end, it's all about the energy it creates. You have to live, and dress, from the heart of you. Being yourself is a feeling that is unconsciously perceived by others and makes you shine. So shine on!
For more food for thought on the subject I recommend reading Elizabeth's inspiring post on her blog Delightfully Tacky about individuality. You should also check out Rosel's post about fashion blogging, it was very interesting and sparked a great conversation!
Have a great day everyone and see you soon!