Embrace Yourself

April 20, 2015

There’s so much that I want to tell you guys! This weekend Nick and I enjoyed a little staycation at The Woodlands Resort and it was fantastic! Expect a dedicated post on that later on this week. I was also one of those crazy people at Target for Pink Sunday (aka Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration that you have to live under a rock to not heard of) and it was so much fun. Yes, you read that right. Fun. Granted I didn’t have my heart set on anything in particular and I may or may not have grabbed half the store when I ran in there but it was FUN.

Anyway, I’m not here to talk about staycations or Lilly for Target today. I want to talk to you guys about embracing who you are.

Shirt: c/o Jordandené  /  Cardigan: Target  /  Jeans: Old Navy  /  Necklace: Rocksbox  
Earrings: Kendra Scott (thanks to Meg for letting me borrow them, and for these pictures!)

I’ve talked about how important comfort is to me on this little blog before. The whole “beauty is pain” concept just doesn’t register for me. If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, you aren’t going to be confident. It’s a fact. Pretty sure I read it in a magazine or two. Being a fashion blogger to me isn’t wearing whatever designer is popular that week. It’s choosing what reflects your personality and what you feel confident in. I’ve learned to embrace my unique style and even though it may be different from many others in the blog world, I’m proud of my differences.

Something else I’ve struggled to embrace about myself is my fair skin. Growing up I spent almost every day outside playing. During the summer, we were constantly on the beach or at the pool so I had quite the tan. Nowadays I’m lucky if I can hang onto a tan for a day. So many people are lamenting their pale skin or talking about tanning. Sure I can see the appeal, but I have come to love my porcelain skin.

I’ve also embraced my geekiness, especially on the blog. It’s something that has slowly crept into every aspect of my life since the 8th grade and I’m finally comfortable calling myself a “geek girl,” whatever that means. I know that there are people out there who like to throw accusations of “poser” around and question what exactly being a geek means. For a while, calling myself a geek on the internet scared me because I didn’t want people evaluating if I was “geek” enough.

I’m not saying I’m perfect. In fact, I have quite a long way to go. But I guess getting older forces you to be comfortable in your own skin and embrace what you have. And I’m learning every day.

What are things that you are learning to embrace?

Talk Nerdy to Me (Comicpalooza 2015 Giveaway)
Geeky Chic

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