Spring, Style

Why It’s Important to Feel Confident

Good shirts can adapt to multiple situations. Great shirts do that while making you feel pretty. This shirt? It fits an easy, breezy day out and about. Anddd it fits a fun night out. Win-win, right?

Ready for the Day:

off the shoulder day look

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SheIn Top (c/o) // Jeans // Floral Wedges (similar)// Old Navy Purse // Banana Republic Earrings (similar) // J. Crew Factory Sunglasses

The Day Look:

Ready for the Night:off the shoulder night look off the shoulder night look off the shoulder night look off the shoulder night look off the shoulder night look Darling, Dearest

SheIn Top (comes in four colors!) (c/o) // Faux Leather Leggings (similar) // Nine West Shoes (similar, similar) // Banana Republic Earrings (similar) // Old Navy Clutch

The Night Look:

Truth: I had a really hard time deciding on this shirt… for a really pathetic reason. I really like it, and had been wanting it for weeks. The first time I wore it, I was almost too timid to walk around with it on. Which is silly, and I know it’s silly. But see, here’s the thing.

I live in a small town, with eight K-8 schools and one high school. My husband and I are both teachers, and we go to one of the larger churches. The chances of going anywhere in this town and not seeing someone we know? That’s basically impossible. And like I said, we’re teachers. We have a certain code of ethics to uphold in addition to our own moral standards. This means my wardrobe is devoid of anything that can be construed as “sexy.” And you know what? I’m not necessarily ok with that. Why? I’m in my mid twenties. I’m allowed, entitled even to feel like I look good. Actually, I think it’s important that I do sometimes. At any age, really.

This top makes me feel young. I feel ready to tackle a big city downtown, I feel ready for drinks with the girls. I feel ready for a date where my husband can’t take his eyes off me. I feel ready for a nightlife, which is something that I don’t feel ready for often… or at all. Picking a top for a night out with my husband is a nearly impossible task because even out of my extremely vast closet, I don’t have many items that convey that date night feel. Tops that make me feel special and stand-out worthy.

Confidence is a good thing. There is always going to be the possibility of too much. But if an article of clothing makes me feel confident, feel like I’m not quite past the days where late nights are acceptable and expected? The only harm in that is the kind that I might inflict upon myself. Feeling confident makes me exude that confidence. It makes me appealing in the eyes of my husband, it makes me more enjoyable to be around. It can easily be contagious. Which makes it all, the timidness I have to overcome and the tension I might feel stepping out of my comfort zone, so worth it.

I’d love your thoughts on this, on whats appropriate and what gives confidence and what you wear to make you feel good!

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