Tuesday, August 3, 2010

confidence is key

I got back from New York last night, and I am making the semi permanent move to California tomorrow. Between traveling and packing I've been pretty busy, but I promise to catch up on everyone's blog ASAP.
I'll also be posting pictures from the NY trip very soon, but I wanted to post these pictures first because my pink eye is practically gone and two good things came from it...1) I got to wear these cute faux reading glasses 2) I realized that I don't need eye makeup to look good ;) That's not to say that I didn't miss my mascara immensely, but it felt nice to leave the house without it and still feel good about myself.
Lately I've been noticing how hard so many women are on themselves. They look back at photos and they are constantly pointing out something wrong with their hair or legs or arms etc. While I am not the poster child for confidence, I feel pretty darn good about myself. I took my pink eye all around Atlanta AND New York with little to no makeup and didn't think twice about it...and I honestly think people didn't notice my eye because of the way I carried myself.BTW isn't this red Elliott Luca bag fabulous? I rediscovered it during all my packing.
Anyway, I guess I just say all this to say that we as women need to relax. None of us are perfect and never will be, but we are all beautiful and we need to own it. You'd be amazed at what a little moxie can do for you ;)

wearing:blouse from local boutique, urban glasses, f21 skirt & necklace, elliott luca bag
worn to: dinner at legal seafood with the fam for my mom's bday

"With confidence, you have won before you have started." Marcus Garvey


  1. Confidence is key and you have it. You look great.

  2. Love the zipper and the beautiful colors in that top. I agree we do need to lighten up (talking to myself).

  3. Have a safe trip to Cali! YAY to moving to the West Coast!

  4. gorgeous top! have fun packing and moving babe!

    xoxo Mode Junkie

  5. I love the blouse, the bag and the glasses. And you're right, we are very hard on ourselves (at least I know I am). It's all about changing your mindset and how you see yourself. It;s not easy but the end result is totally worth it!

  6. I totally agree with you! I hope you enjoyed your trip to New York. I'm actually making plans to go back.

    Happy to hear that your eye is much better.

  7. You are so right. None of us are perfect and we are too hard on ourselves sometimes.

    You look raaaaaaaaaaadiant.

    Good luck with the move. =D

  8. I love the print on that top. It looks fab with your lovely red bag (how you could you ever forget that you own it!!!).
    You look great without make-up so there was no reason to worry about going around town with a bare face. As I've gotten older, my attitude has been adjusted to embrace what I have. That doesn't mean I don't have days when I wish something was different or better on my body, but this is the one I have, so I'm going to love it.
    Good luck with your move!!! I've never had to pack up and move quite so far. I know lots of patience is going to be necessary.

  9. As always, I love what you are wearing. Your confidence message is so beautiful and true.

  10. Love the exposed zipper in the back of the blouse, you look fantastic!

  11. stunning shirt!!!
    You look amazing!!


  12. Cute cute!
    Are you on Twitter?

  13. Confidence is always key! You look awesome and I love the exposed zipper

  14. im with you on the eye makeup thing.. well sort of . i mean you definitely look great ..but sometimes i honestly feel like icant go a day without eyeliner.. my eyes look squinty and my lashes are so thin that s why i need it.. i guess imfoing what you are saying most women do lol .. but i cant help it

  15. love the outfit! so pretty, and thank you for all of your lovely comments! i always look forward to them! and you look very pretty in glasses by the way!


  16. lucydazilma i don't have twitter. i don't even have facebook, but i'm thinking abt signing up.

  17. How could I have missed your blog?
    Yay for brown bloggers, and forgive me for being so freaking late!!


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