Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wore: Being Brave

I have a fashion comfort zone and bright colors are not part of it. There's that voice in my heard that loves a new look or a new color pallet but it constantly telling me it's for someone else, not me. Many of you don't know that I had a weight problem growing up. Middle school age was the worst. I was the fat kid. Not that I got teased a lot, but I filled my own mind with so many negative thoughts. Things like I wasn't good enough, that I wasn't smart enough and I was ugly. To this day I still get haunted by those childhood memories.

If I'm being honest, I have a fear. I will not leave the house without makeup. I've made it a shield to the world. Honestly. I ask myself how something as simple as makeup can make such a huge impact on my day-to-day life, even my emotions. It does boost my self confidence and makes me feel pretty. Without it, I feel vulnerable, weak and exposed.

Then I remind myself, God made me in His image. My body is borrowed while I'm in this world, that everything I am, and everything I do, is for Him. His word says:

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." 
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Little by little, I am breaking this mold that's been effecting my life for over 20 years now. I'm easing into it with a splash of color. Now if my daughter wouldn't have put this outfit together for me, I would never in a million years put these two bright colors together. Aqua and coral? Oh my. She told me to trust her, added a scarf, earrings and some flats. Guess what? I really liked it!

{Wore: Tee & Scarf - Wet Seal ||  Skirt & Earrings - Styles || Shoes - Local shoe store} 
  I wore jeans, t-shirts and Uggs everyday.
Not anymore. I encourage you to break out of your fashion comfort zone and try something new.

What makes you feel vulnerable?
Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday
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29 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I feel a little self-conscious about super bright colors too. I don't want to draw that much attention to myself!

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  2. OMGosh I LOVE your outfit!! It looks amazing and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. You rock! This post was so inspiring, and you're stinking beautiful!

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  4. Very laid back and bright look! Love it!

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  5. What a great look for you! I love your earrings and that skirt is adorable!

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  6. you look amazing! I love the color and even more I love the owl earrings!!

    xxS

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  7. You are Gorgeous & those colors look beautiful on you! That skirt is so cute!
    -Jen

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  8. You can't go wrong with a maxi skirt and I think it's more comfortable than jeans--you look good and those colors are great!

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  9. What a cute outfit! Great colors.

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  10. So glad you went with your daughter's advice. The colors are so happy and vibrant. You look great!

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  11. You are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the bravery and the colors are gorgeous

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  12. I love the color combo! My best friend is my go-to person for advice about clothes. Her motto is: you don't know if something looks good on you or not until you've tried it on. So I've tried on a lot more outfits than I normally would!

    Love ya!

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  13. I love the aqua + coral combo! One of my favorites by far! I've always loved bright colors but I can definitely see how they scare others!

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  14. looks great! just wear it with confidence and you can totally pull it off

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  15. You look gorgeous! I love it!

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  16. such a beautiful outfit! yay for colorblocking!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  17. You are gorgeous girl. And I can totally relate to all you are saying. Ive been big most my life... so believe me I get it! Being brave is hard! But I love those verses and your thoughts on breaking the mold. :)

    BTW I cant imagine you as "the fat girl/kid"! But "fat" or not you are SUCH a beautiful person, inside and out... and I imagine you always have been!

    Love ya,
    Maria-Isabel

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  18. what I cute outfit, I love that skirt, the colour, the style. Awesome. Good for you for jumping out of your comfort zone.

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  19. Wanted to stop by and say thank you for linking up for blogworking wed! I hope you met some great new bloggers!

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  20. Beautiful! I need to break out of my comfort zone! I have a love/fear relationship with bright colors!

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  21. I love those two colors together! You look fabulous as always!

    Happy Wednesday!
    xo breanna

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  22. Such a pretty outfit!! You look beautiful! xo Heather

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  23. do you think your daughter will help me get out of my black, blue, grey rut. Need more colors in my wardrobe. You look beautiful!!

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  24. Very beautiful outfit! It is amazing how long those childhood memories/fears follow us. The only lesson we should gather from them is their perseverance!

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  25. way to go girl...see color isn't so bad is it?! ! LOVE the bright coral choice...you look so great and what a perfect color on you!! :-)

    xoxo
    Aarean

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