Hey loves! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful sunny Tuesday! Oh and happy July!!! It's officially summer so bring on the beach, bonfires and crazy tan lines. I wish I could say that I have an exciting summer vacation planned but I don't haha. But I can tell you that EVE will be launching a pretty awesome campaign soon so stay tuned because you totally don't want to miss out!
One thing I absolutely love is quality time with my husband. So, this weekend we went to the mall just to hang out, walk around and enjoy the day together. While we were window shopping I spotted this super cute pair of round-framed sunnies. I just had to try them on! I yanked them off the rack, slapped them on my face and looked at my husband for approval.
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He gave me that "eghh" look. You know, that face someone gives you when they don't want to hurt your feelings and tell you how they really feel? Yeah that look. I totally got the hint and placed them back on the rack and we started to walk out of the store.
It's crazy because something so small like a pair of sun glasses actually made me realize something kind of huge. I started to see that I often allow people's reactions or opinions to influence a lot of my decisions, especially when it comes to my style. Sometimes I won't buy something I really like because i'm afraid of what someone might say about it.
I noticed that I often don't embrace my uniqueness because I look for validation in others.
I buy a lot of really cute things but never end up wearing it because i'm fearful of other people's opinions. As we walked out of the store, my husband could totally tell I was in deep thought about something and said, "If you like it, then rock it!" This is something that I constantly tell others but never applied to my own life. Immediately, I turned around and headed back into the store to buy those glasses! I wore them the next day and got tons of compliments, along statements like, "Aww, those are so cute! I wish I could wear something like that!" or " I could never pull that off." In my head I was thinking, why cant you? I quickly recognized that I wasn't the only one who struggled with self confidence. Everyone is different and unique in their own way. Think about it: how boring would it be if everyone had the same interests or the same style? Be different, be unique, and don't worry about what people will say because there will always be critics in your life.
Today, I challenge you to step into your newfound confidence and find someway to represent your uniqueness. Whether it's wearing something in your closet that you've never worn before or __________ (you fill in the blank). Whatever it is, I encourage you to be yourself and don't look to anyone else for validation. Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can posses so you better ROCK IT & OWN IT!!!
Have a beautiful day loves!