I challenged myself at the beginning of this week to stop being lazy about my outfits just because i have nowhere to go, and instead start getting dressed up in clothes that make me feel good about myself that day.
I still had ups and downs in my day…stresses over blog-related things not going the way i want, anxiety trying to sleep at night while my head’s too full of “What’s next? How do i succeed in what i try?”, self-doubt, frustrations, and hints of bitterness i had to figure out appropriately dealing with. But not nearly as much as has plagued me over the last several months. And i handled it all more quickly and efficiently.
I was surprised just how much more empowered i’ve been feeling with this simple task. By putting on clothes i love, and doing so for no apparent reason besides deciding i want to, i’ve also been putting on confidence.
By choosing to get all dressed up, i’ve been able to more easily remind myself that i can choose to be the way i want in other situations too. I’ve been so much more proactive and willing to just try…which i haven’t been for a while.
What do you think? Will you try getting #AllDressedUp this week and see what it does for you?
‘Cause if you have been feeling like less of yourself lately, i challenge you now.
Items in the outfit:
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- Playful daisy print dress: Mudd, bought at Kohls. $26.
- Fairytail-esque scalloped lace skirt: Divided (by H&M), bought on Poshmark from @giathejetsetter. $14.
- Soft, black leggings: Felina, gifted from my mom, bought at Costco (I think). $?.
- Adventurous combat boots: Top Moda, bought at Urbanog.org. $18.90.
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I love the idea of dressing up even if you have nowhere to go! I dressed up at home on NYE while the rest of my family was in sweats ? I just bought a tulle skirt on Poshmark–so unuseful! But I’m dying to wear it anyway with a chunky sweater and go… nowhere ? Who knows where? Clothes for clothes sake ? I love your pretty, fun outfit in this post!
I love that! Haha, tulle skirts are certainly one of the less practical articles of clothing available…But that tulle and sweater look really is a fun one! And sometimes, that’s all it needs to be…Sometimes life doesn’t call for practicality! Sometimes it’s more beneficial for our emotional health to simply have FUN with what we wear! 🙂
You look super cute and that dress is so pretty!
Thank you so much, Sara!
Your post is so inspirational and motivating. I have the habit of not dressing up when I don’t have to go any where. I feel like I become part of the house hehehe. You are right I will try.. ?
So glad you were inspired, Via! ?
I totally understand that feeling of becoming “part of the house”.
I am crazy about your post… oh yes that’s such good inspiration.. i love comfortable clothing.. but then again any good reason to get dressed up is even better.. lovely post
Thank you so much!!
I agree. 🙂 Best of all, though = comfortable + dressed up.