I could certainly talk about this amazing leather jacket, or my obvious obsession with neutral pieces but honestly, something has been heavy on my mind lately. Recently, I posted a photo of some amazing boots and naturally I tagged the company (to display how obsessed with them I am, and still am). Soon after the image was reposted, and when I clicked over to see the image they had tagged me in, it wasn’t so much my image at all anymore. What I ended up seeing was a stretched out, photoshopped version of my original photo. My first thought was complete and utter self doubt in myself, “Did they stretch me out because I’m 5’4 and not 5’10?” “Are they embarrassed that my thighs touch?” “Do I not work out enough?” All these ridiculous questions I began to ask myself, which led me back to my original thought.
Sure I am 5’4, I have a curvy shape, and yes, my thighs touch. In most cases, I don’t wear very much makeup, I couldn’t care less about hair and eyelash extensions and I am much to lazy to get a fake tan or fake nails. But guess what… I can dress my ass off and honestly I love dressing for my shape and showing women how to dress for theirs too! Whether you are 5’10, or 5’2, curvy or skinny, we all have different shapes and sizes, and thats what makes us all beautiful individuals.
If you blog, or even just go to blogs for inspiration, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Don’t let the bubble of society of what is “beautiful” or “ideal” shape how you feel about yourself or even how you compare yourself to others. Be inspired by what you love and keep creating. I am always so blown away at what I learn from each and every one of you, even if thats from blog stalking or just reading all the amazing comments I get on Eleventh & Sixteenth.
I know this blog post is completely off the subject, but I just wanted to remind everyone:
Photos: Haley Nord