song of the day: 'just the way you are' by billy joel
i wasn't going to post these pictures. i liked the outfit, felt very comfortable, the mirror assured me i looked good, then i loaded the photos on to the computer and i got a totally different feeling about it. i don't know if i just didn't capture it correctly or if the angles were wrong or what. but i just don't love it. then this morning, i was reading kendi everyday and she talked about the discrepancy between what you see in the mirror and what your camera reveals. then you start to doubt yourself and think ugly thoughts about how you look. but that she made a commitment to posting every day and to show who she really is, and not just the polished and perfect version of herself. so after reading her post, i looked through my pictures again. i still don't love them and can pick out numerous flaws, but i don't want to be so wrapped up in that. i've been thinking so much lately about inner beauty and getting beyond what is just seen on the outside, and i don't want to just write those words and not believe them. i mean, i could still inspire someone else. plus, all day long i felt great so i need to just not be so self-conscious. hello! i take pictures of myself and post them on the internet! if i wasn't too self-conscious before, there's no reason to start now. so here it is, the not-so-awesome me, but me nonetheless.
and another big fat thanks to those who've made the pledge! and to a new pledger, lauren of sparrow & urchin (oh my and she's super cute and uber talented, check her out!). i will get around to making a special list over in my side bar with the names of the ladies who are participating. plus, lauren had a great idea about featuring handmade and vintage etsy shops or otherwise to get people headed in the right direction. so with that in mind, if you have a shop, would you mind sending me your link? some of you i already know have an etsy but there may be some of you out there that i'm not super familiar with and i want you to be featured as well.
blouse-thrifted, ann taylor
cardigan-thrifted, ann klein