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Building Some Confidence One Ruffle At A Time

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hello all! Happy Friday! Today's post is going to be a little different than usual, but thanks to Dia&Co, I am going to branch out a little, so stick with me please. I would love to hear your feed back so please comment below or email me at leftylivinglife@gmail.com
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I think every girl at one point or another has had issues about her self-esteem and how she looks. I certainly have! It is something I have struggled with for years and sometimes still have problems with. Despite this insecurity, I have tried not to let it affect my outlook on life and my style. However, that only works so well. They were still tons of styles and cuts of clothing I would never wear because they made me feel unattractive or uncomfortable in general.
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It wasn't until recently I really became comfortable in my own skin and how I looked. A lot of this confidence came with growing up and figuring out who I am as a person. But a lot of it also came because I decided I was tired of other people's opinions and ideas of beauty getting the best of me. I reached a point a few years ago where I decided that I was going to wear whatever I wanted because I liked it, not because someone told me it made me look pretty or because it was trendy. 
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Let me tell you, since then, life has been so much fun and picking out my outfit everyday is a joy and a true reflection of me. Take this off-the-shoulder body suit for example. If you had told me I would be wearing something this skin tight and low cut a couple years ago, I would have laughed in your face. But now, I didn't even hesitate to buy it 3 weeks ago and I've already worn it twice! It is so fun and girly and it makes me so happy when I put it on. 
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Clothes are so important to me. They are a creative outlet, safety net, and a true reflection of me everyday. My goal when I get dressed is to be 100% me and also feel happy and inspired by the clothes I'm wearing. Feeling confident and letting go of your insecurities is incredibly difficult, but I challenge you to try even if it's just for a moment. Buy the body suit or the neon jewelry. Take a fashion risk and buy something just because it makes you happy. I'm sure you'll look fabulous! Thank you to Dia&Co for giving me the opportunity to talk about this today! Until next time, XO 

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