(boots - zulilly, quilted vest - Kohls, navy striped tee - Loft, jewelry - Kohls, pink scarf was a gift)
the number of posts per week and regularly scheduled subject posts, in other words I let myself off the guilt train of not measuring up.
My criteria now is will I inspire anyone to enjoy life, care for others or love themselves more with my words. That's it. No need to write words to simply fill up cyber space. Who has that kind of time? I don't to write it and I'm sure you don't to read it.
Now that doesn't mean my posts will all be life changing, heavy handed, soap box jumping posts. It means let's enjoy this life we've been blessed with and live it with an attitude of thankfulness seeking beauty in the ordinary, even it's just getting up, foufing our hair and changing out of our pj's or yoga pants.
(boots - Kohls (similar), jeans - Loft, pink tee - Walmart, vest - Old Navy, jewelry - Kohls, scarf - gifted)
My friend Jen wrote the most profound post last week and it is really what inspired me to hit the keyboard again. I encourage you to go read the whole thing here but today I want to focus on one quote in particular...
"-Buying clothing that fits me now instead of things that would fit me if I lost 10 pounds. Or 20. Life is short. Dress cute." Jennifer Kershner
Isn't that so true? How many of us are waiting to dress cute when we can fit into those clothes that are stuffed in the back of our closets or even the ones that the twenty something year olds on our fashion pinterest boards are wearing. Or maybe you stay at home most days like I do. It can be so tempting to lose interest in our appearance. I know health issues and finances might limit our choices but my encouragement would be to do what you can.
(gold tank - Target, Navy sweater - Target, gently distressed jeans - Penneys, Shoes/Jewelry - Kohls)
About a year ago I made the decision to dress my body cute at whatever weight I'm at. I use pinterest as inspiration and adapt to my proportions. And I'm having so much fun doing it. Would I still like to lose ten or twenty pounds? Of course, but even if that never happens I can still dress cute because life is short and I will never be any younger than I am today and I have a secret for you, neither will you.