Another week, another Wednesday, another pink outfit. I have to say… these posts are quickly becoming what I look forward to most. I get to pull out the pink regularly and I get to speak a little bit of what’s on my heart in the here and now. Real quick, let me touch on this pink off the shoulder sweater outfit… then we will have some girl talk. One: This pink off the shoulder sweater is my jam, it’s almost sold out…. but they have another that is truly more chilly-fall appropriate and the same color. Two: I’m obsessed with these shoes. The pink shade keeps going in and out of stock, but the teal are going strong and the color is really on trend for this season. My sunglasses are via Diff Eyewear. I love the style of them, and that the purchase of one pair equals donating eyeglasses to someone in need. Win-win! You can use Glitter25 to get 25% off yours! I’ve worn this outfit more times than I would like to admit, but if it ain’t broke… you know.
I’ve really felt the need to speak on this for a while. It’s a catch 22 in the online world, but this needs to be addressed IMO. Transparency. It can be very hard to be transparent online. When you feel like you’re constantly being judged, want to make everyone happy, and the worst… when you struggle with people not liking you. I’m over here hand in the air saying;
“This girl… I care too much… way too much”.
I struggle with being 100% transparent. I for one, don’t like everyone knowing all there is to know about me. I would like to keep a piece of something that’s just for me and those closest to me IRL. At the same time though, I started this blog with the conviction to speak to women about my struggles growing up, with my body image, with grief + loss, and so much more. I never want to come across as being fake… or sounding like “OH MY GAH I LOVE THIS TOP YA’LL” when I have real life struggles going on that are breaking me down. For that reason sometimes I don’t post as much at certain times. I do that so I don’t have to feel fake, but it also hurts me sometimes from not being consistent like I would prefer to be. I’m going to start just sharing how I’m feeling… and posting regularly. I think sometimes you need to hear about how I love my outfit… and it was the high point in my day when other things weren’t going so well. I want you to understand the truth that when I’m for lack of better words feeling “shitty” and gross and not even close to enough… That’s real life and it happens to me on the regular. I feel like speaking our truths helps us relate to one another. It helps my life seem a lot more like yours… and to break that image of “pretty pictures” and “perfect lives”. Now, I do think some things should remain private. Family issues, fights with our spouses, finances… those things to me are off limits. That’s something that is truly just 1-1, not for the whole world to be involved in. Everything else for the most part though is fair game.
I want you to come here and see a real person, with a real life, and with real struggles. I want you to know that your circumstances don’t define you. I want you to feel less alone.
I think we can accomplish that.
I started this group several weeks ago to adjoin my facebook page. I’m going to start doing daily posts, weekly lives, and sharing articles and resources on topics that we often don’t feel safe talking about. I’d love for you to come join us!