I decided to start this blog because I was feeling lost. I had just had my first child 10 months prior. Words can not describe the love I have for her. However, I was starting to feel like I wasn’t me anymore. Then I started to be upset with myself, because I was thinking, “It isn’t about you any more”. Now I find myself asking, “Why can’t I have both? Why can’t I have the love and joy of being a mom AND the joy and happiness of loving myself?” Shouldn’t I lead by example? I decided that is OK to keep the things that make me – me. Fashion and style have become a big part of what makes me – me.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really came in to my style. I am still working on defining myself more when it comes to my style. Along with also trying to be open to new things. Not just in fashion, but in all areas of my life. Style for me means that I can accept all of me and be comfortable in my own skin. It means that I am able to change my preferences daily depending on my mood. One day I may be feeling a little girly and that it is what I am going to be confident in. Another day I may be feeling a little preppy. What may work for me and my style, may not work for you. You may be willing to push the envelope more. Hopefully I can too one day.
My hopes for this blog are obviously very personal to me. One big hope is that through my style journey I am able to love myself more. Hopefully I will exude that confidence to my daughter and she will grow up knowing how amazing she is as well. Secondly, I hope that I may be able to be an inspiration to others. Maybe it’s something as little as trying a certain skirt shape. I’m not looking to be the next Ashley Graham. I just hope that if someone out there is reading this and you feel the way I felt, it’s OK to love yourself. It’s OK to take care of yourself!
To read more about how I came to be, check out my very first blog post!