Tuesday, February 26, 2013

U.G.L.Y. I Ain't Got No Alibi

First - that title is like, the best, mostest greatest abomination of grammar on this blog - double negatives FTW ya'll! The previous sentence is a close second.

Getting older is an interesting thing. It's funny to look back and think about all the simple things I was unwilling to do because of what others might think. Or, rather, because of what I assumed others might think. Opportunities I passed up, times I kept quiet, times I couldn't quite be fully myself for fear of judgement. Though these times are not completely gone, they show up less and less. As I become more comfortable with myself as a woman, an artist, a dreamer, a word-maker-upper, and a random thing doer - I begin to appreciate the things that make me me. I can admit to myself that sometimes I like me. I still have many days where I wonder what the heck me is doing, but we mostly get along.



These sneakers that I'm wearing....I love them. They are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Why? Because I think they're hideous. I think they are quite ugly - like, why-would-anyone-wear-those type ugly, and I love them for it. When I considered buying them, I thought, "these are ugly, they are too trendy, how would that look? What would people think?"

Then I thought, "Get a hold of yourself woman! Get over yourself! Also, arguing with yourself in your mind is weird - you should stop that. But at least we're not doing it out loud, right?? Hahahaha! You're being weird again."

You know that saying, "A face only a mother could love"? That would apply here - ya know - if shoes had faces.

I'm coming to a place where I can be unapologetically me. Where I accept that there are things that need changing and strive to work on those while accepting that there are things that I can be confident in as well. I do/say/wear what I feel and, with God's help, I just become the me that I can be most proud of. And today  I'm proud of the chick who wears hideous shoes just because she feels like it.

The leather on the jacket compliments the leather on the pants nicely I thought. So I wore them. Together. Pictured here.



What are some things (quirky or otherwise) you enjoy about yourself?

Hat: H&M
Ring: Forever 21
Jacket: Bar III
Top: Kensie
Leggings: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Steve Madden

8 comments :

  1. Love the sneaker heels!! Who are they from? I just made got some sneaker heels, want to buy them in every color imagineable!
    Malinda
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  2. I wanty sneakers!!
    xo
    Taylor
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  3. Where was this post 3 years ago when I wanted to buy some neon pink Reebok high tops but was too afraid cause they weren't "in style" and I was afraid of what people might say or think? I could have used some encouragement then lol! I still think of those shoes and what could have been...(drifts off into chin in hand reminiscent thought..)

    Great post on loving your sense of style and who you are. As I've gotten older I've been more daring with my style and willing to be like "fugg it...if you don't like what I have on...then that's great because you don't have to wear it." Boom! And it helps me to feel unique, daring and a little more confident because I had the courage to wear something that others may have not looked twice at.

    BTW...totally love the hat. I need to get more. It's one of those accessories I never think to buy.

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  5. great post,somewhat encouraging..Love yourself hun,it's the best feeling ever. love the sneakers,xo

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