Self confidence. Did you always have it? Some people are born confident while others have to work to appreciate themselves. I'd like to think that comes with age. Sadly, for some...it never does.
Have you ever thought about what makes you feel the most confident? Is it a certain outfit? Being around certain people? Music? It could be anything. Heck, it could be after a 30-minute work out giving you that euphoric high that only happens when you accomplish something. At least that's how I feel.
As a young mom, I think about confidence a lot. You'd be surprised how much of a topic it is for an almost 5 year old. I think we have to accept a certain level of responsibility as a parent. We need to set the tone for these little people. And it makes me think. I have my struggles and areas of vulnerability but what am I projecting on these little girls on a daily basis?
Well, I've got two big campaigns coming up and I'm baring all! Brutal truth here. No nudity...c'mon now! But I am going to take a big breath and share two posts soon that only make me slightly uncomfortable...okay, a lot uncomfortable! Part of it is for me, ironically I'm hoping it makes me more confident, and the other part is for my girls. Maybe one day they will look back at this virtual diary and say, "Hey, let's celebrate women...flaws and all. Let's celebrate what makes us unique!" It's a bit like our own mini Dove campaign, but not executed nearly as well nor with the same budget!
So tell me...what makes you feel most confident? I'm dying to know! (hint: I've always thought a smile is everyone's best accessory!)
In approximately eight minutes <as I write this...> I turn another year older. One more year! I could write you this long diatribe about what I've learned this year but we'll save that for my NYE recap. I'll give you the cliff notes. This year I learned one thing:
Let's shop eh? It's been awhile, right? I've been struggling to hit a rhythm with my blog posting schedule...perhaps even hobbling but I will deliver! I promise. I am so excited to enter a new season and in dire need of tops. Why is it we are always low on tops? Is it just me? No worries, I've found some great ones.
P/S Are you as obsessed with bow mules, loafers and sneakers, too? It's literally taking everything in me not to purchase a pair but that's what birthdays are for!
I'm breaking out the sundresses. It's official. <REJOICE> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had one of the best Mother's Day celebrations thus far. The weather was gorgeous. We hit the zoo, ate lunch outside, took in all the flowers at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and topped it off with a froyo date. It was amazingly perfect and I am so grateful for this little family of mine.
It's always fun to look back and conjure up creative ways to reinvent your wardrobe. It's also a best practice. As my husband so aptly put it the other day, "Are we in the 'wear once' mindset or what?" He asked this after I rented a dress from Rent the Runway. And he's probably right...I have many dresses in my closet but that's a different story for a different day!
Spring is the yin and yang of fashion. It you live in Chicago, you might actually turn both the AC and the heat on within the same day. It's what inspired today's post -- 20 pieces to take you through transition weather. Blouses, denim, dresses and strappy heels. Some of my favorite items and ones that you should stock up on because they never go out of style. I find myself layering a lot during the season because you can always shed the layers = smart dressing!
Twinning is the new black. I'm sure you knew this! Well, looks like I'm on-trend again because this past Easter my girls and I dressed from head to toe in Lola and the Boys. And it was awesome! We wore their leaf dresses which were more than comfortable to entertain in and play in.
If there's one thing you can count on me for...it's bringing you on-trend footwear for every season. I am shoe obsessed. Always have been...always will be. Which makes today's post most delightful as I am ready to embrace the cutest, embellished flats in the form of SANDALS!
When it comes to little lady dresses...I am rendered useless. Just absolute mush. I melt for my girls in dresses and it just so happens that Easter is around the corner, my friends! Meet Pippa & Julie: you're go-to source for the most darling dresses ever!
Oh my lord. It was just Monday and here I am posting at nearly 5pm on Thursday. I realize I need to get my schedule under control. Noted.
Santa is always kind to me. In particular, this past Christmas, his shopping was on point! More of that to come in my first style post...which I am trying to wrangle up as every photographer wipes the cob webs away. Anyhoo, even though I am not in the market to be shopping at the moment...I have been saving some fabulous finds for YOU!