song of the day: 'don't let him go' by reo speedwagon
i've introduced you to pauli girl before so i won't go into it again, i just think she's awfully photogenic so i thought i'd include her in today's post.
i have been loving all the good discussions going on in the blog world lately. like ms. morgan's post yesterday was so fantastic. her photos were gorgeous, she looked amazing, but the best part was the transparency of her message. it was about the struggles we all have about comparing ourselves to other women. and how from the outside, a stranger may look prettier than us and seem like she has it all together and then it makes our flaws stand out in contrast. i could've written a novel about my own shortcomings in the comment section of her blog (as it was mine was pretty stinkin long). but i think that's not what all this is about. i think our community of personal style bloggers (i don't like to call myself a fashion blogger because i know next to nothing about the 'fashion' world) is such an accepting group. we are here to lift each other up and encourage. i see that more and more. sure, there are mean girls out there who choose to leave snarky comments under an anonymous heading, but they are few and far between, and thankfully those people haven't discovered my blog yet! but yeah, i have a laundry list of things i don't like about myself, but i am learning more and more to get over my insecurities. that comes with age (seriously, i don't think it's possible when you're young to fully appreciate who you are) and the fact that i do have an amazing husband who constantly tells me i'm beautiful. and no, i don't think you have to be married or even in a relationship to get to that place of self acceptance, but you do have to surround yourself with good and loving people. if they wish only to bring you down, then you just gotta get rid of them. they aren't worth your friendship. and when it comes to strangers, i'm sure from the outside we look good to them :)
jeans-vintage, from a lady's estate and i think they were her sons!