Fashion + Self-Love Party Recap and Game Results

On February 14th, 2018, the first ever Fashion + Self-Love party came to completion.
Two weeks were set aside, here on Story Behind The Cloth, for the purpose of celebrating self-love and -care through fashion. We celebrated through giveaways, games, and daily guest posts from 14 of my wonderful blogger friends. It was a beautiful experience and i’m so thankful to everybody who helped host and those who celebrated with us!

This post is for those of you who may have missed the party, or parts of it–Or for anybody who may want to reminisce and look back on the encouragement that was given during the event.

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Eighth Round: Highlight Reel vs. Real Life – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Savana Rae talked about loving ourselves and having confidence despite how social media (especially INSTAGRAM!) can often make us feel.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. Your favorite OOTD from your Instagram posts
2. An untouched selfie–No filters, no edits–Just your beautiful self
3. That clothing piece that makes you feel unique and wonderful just as you are

Fashion + Self Love Party: For the Love of the Gram – A Short Guide for Increasing Self-Love Despite Social Media Influence

Guest post by Savana from Official Savana Rae.
Instagram has so much interesting content and impressive content creators. However, the bar is set very high. When the bar is set as high as it is, growing may become an issue. It mainly drives attention to the biggest accounts–which undermines the rest no matter how good your content may be.

I have noticed that a lot of people have been affected by this, and a big loss in confidence has increased in my fellow influencers and those who follow me.

I want to give you some self-love advice that I myself follow when I feel low, because let’s face it–we all have THOSE days.

This guide to increase self-love is one that I find incredibly useful, as my mom reminds most days that we all need to love ourselves first so that we can be at peace. Think about it this way, if you didn’t love yourself, how can you feel at peace?

Fashion + Self Love Party: Perks of Being Single & “Self-Date” Outfit Ideas

Guest post by Erriel from Erriel J’s Life Chronicles. 
I am only 21 and I enjoy being single, honestly. Not having to worry about someone else and just focusing on yourself for a while is refreshing, honey!
For Valentine’s Day I am treating myself to a “self-date” which means I will be taking myself out on a date! But, what do you wear on a self-date?
Here are my top 3 outfits for a Valentine’s Day Self-Date!

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Seventh Round: Love Yourself – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Eliza talked about the benefits of loving yourself deeply and unconditionally, and how a little tiny bit of narcissism can ACTUALLY be a good thing.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. That piece you feel most attractive in
2. A piece you don’t own but think you would look STUNNING in
3. Outfit that describes who you see yourself to be

Fashion + Self Love Party: 5 Reasons Why Narcissism Can Actually Improve Your Life

Guest post by Eliza from Aesthetic Distance.
Narcissism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture. When we call someone a narcissist, it is almost never a compliment. They have a reputation for being sociopaths. We say we can’t stand them, but research shows we actually tend to view them as more confident, intelligent and attractive than other people. Sure, at the extreme (which is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder), it can lead to a lack of empathy and a sense of entitlement. But then why are so many narcissists successful and well-respected? Since we live in a world of “the personal brand,” I’m here to dispute the bad reputation of narcissism and talk about the good parts of being a narcissist.

Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt – Sixth Round: Self-Discovery – #FashionSelfLoveParty Game

Today Imaan talked about experimenting with trends and new clothing styles for self-discovery.

Now’s your turn to find and photograph clothing that will put this idea to action!

Photograph one or more pieces that fit one of these criteria:
1. That piece you didn’t expect to like or look good in
2. That piece that helps draw you out of your comfort zones
3. A trend that you think you might try

Fashion + Self Love Party: Channelling Influences to Suit You – How Style and Identity Bring about Personal Change

Guest post by Imaan from The August Clause.
Identity is something that I have struggled and still do struggle with, and I can confidently
say that I have an existential crisis almost every second day. I took my personal experience
of struggling to fit into a specific mold and tried to make sense of it, with the one thing I
love– fashion.
The more I started to incorporate small, subtle trend pieces the more I saw the way I dress
evolve, and funny enough, the more I started to understand myself.

This or That #FashionSelfLoveParty Game Round 4

“This or That” Fashion + Self-Love Party Game Round 4!:
Which are your favorites of Gwen’s Poshmark items?
Like to vote for your favorites!

Fashion + Self Love Party: Labeled, Only By Yourself – How to Define Your Own Personal Style

Guest post by Gwendolyn from Reckless Resale.

We like clothing labels.
Could you create a label that fully describes your content? Would you be able to list all your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs? You can imagine the lengthy list of instructions on the label would require.
Practicing self-love naturally affords you with increased confidence, poise, and self-assurance.
Practicing self-love naturally assists you with defining your own personal style, labeled only by yourself.
Here are some simple steps to help you create that personal style:

Fashion + Self-Love – A Valentine’s Day Blog Party.

Online Valentine’s Day Blog Party with Giveaways.

14 Days of Fashion and Self-Care.

14 Days of Fashion Self Love Valentines Day Blog Party. Twitter

February is a month in which many people celebrate romantic love, but forget to love themselves. Self-love is crucial; it gives us healthy confidence and makes it easier to truly love others.

Fashion is an industry often rife with insecurity. Glossy magazine covers and beautiful models can make many of us feel lesser. Both in our own eyes and our idea of the eyes of others. We feel like we need to measure up. But that should NOT be the case! Can it be different? I believe so, and so do my 14 guest-bloggers you’ll be meeting very soon!

This blog party will be celebrating self-love through fashion.

This event will take place within the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s. We will be celebrating varieties of beauty and learning how to better love ourselves for who we are and how we express ourselves!

Starting on February 1st, 2018, one guest blogger a day will be speaking to you about how you can overcome insecurity and embrace the beautiful, unique individual you are. You’ll be able to find all of these posts here on Story Behind The Cloth.

P.S., there will be games and prizes!

What will the blog posts be about?

The details are a secret! But each post will correlate fashion and self-love together. They could be about:

How clothing, the fashion industry, or beauty standards can cause a lack of self-love…And how to conquer that.

Ways you can use clothing to better love and uplift yourself.

Ways people misuse clothing as a way of giving false self-love (Like unhealthy shopping habits being used as a coping mechanism)…And how to gain better control and make better use of our clothing and money.

An outfit that symbolizes love to the writer and why. Plus what love means to them.

❤Mental health and fashion. Anything on how the two do or do not go well together. 

Let me introduce to you this Blog Party’s co-hosts, who will be guest blogging over the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s!:

  1. Lena, from Lena Dee XO. Day 1:
    How to Fall in Love With Yourself this Valentine’s!
  2. Cheyenne, from Not So Faux. Day 2:
    4 Brands that Celebrate Diversity and Body-Positivity
  3. Deanna, from Lucky.Love.Life. Day 3: 
    Savvy is Classy – A Sweet Mess in a Dress – Why You Don’t Need to Go Broke to Dress with Confidence.
  4. Alix, from All Lady A. Day 4: 
    Clothing Sizes Do Not Define You.
  5. Charlene McElhinney. Day 5:
  6. Josie Mills, from Open Mind Fashion. Day 6:

  7. Lindsey Puls, from Have Clothes, Will Travel. Day 7:
  8. Alice Allen, from A Lot on Your Mind. Day 8:

  9. Lia, from A Southern Girl, Lia. Day 9:

  10. Gwen Bielicki, from Reckless Resale. Day 10:
  11. Imaan, from The August Clause. Day 11:
  12. Eliza Romero, from Aesthetic Distance. Day 12:

  13. Erriel Dennis, from EJL Chronicles. Day 13:
  14. Savana Rae, from Official Savana Rae. Day 14:
    For the Love of the Gram – A Short Guide for Increasing Self-Love Despite Social Media Influence.

Are you able to attend? I hope you can!
Let me know in the comments!

You can also RSVP and invite your friends on the Facebook Event page:

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Want to invite your friends?

I’ve created special invites you can print or use on social media:

Printable Invite cards:

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(Be sure to print double-sided/duplex! Or only print page 1. Looks best in colored ink, but i made sure it also prints well in black and white.)
Page of 10 Printable Invites – 14 Days of Fashion & Self-Love – Print Here.

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