Happy Sunday, lovers!
Where did the weekend go?? I swear it was just Friday and I was leaving work, excited to actually get some shit done since we were in San Diego for a week and then came right back to work.
And what did we accomplish?
Nothing. Not. A. Damn. Thing.
We bought a new lawn mower yesterday, mowed the lawn, and took some blog photos, and that was basically it. We didn’t clean, do laundry, wash the dogs…
And I have to be honest when I say that I don’t feel guilty or stressed that we didn’t tackle that to-do list. Sometimes it’s nice to just allow yourself to reset and recharge and really just do nothing.
Which brings me to the point of this post.
Doing nothing and not striving for perfection is so much better.
As a new(ish) blogger, I look at other blogs and see how crystal clear their photos are. How perfectly curled their hair is, the hours they probably spent getting ready – picking out outfits, doing their makeup, accessorizing..
And I used think that I had to do all those things too if I wanted be successful or get noticed. I did an entire post on the comparison game in the blogging world, and I guess you could say that this is a part 2.
I’ve had to really stop reading other blogs or focusing on everyone else’s Instagram and the filters they use, because I really want to stay in my own lane and find a way to stand out that’s authentic to me.
And perfect, is the exact opposite of who I am. I’m messy, I wear more top-knots and messy buns more than anyone I know, I hate dressing up, I’d rather just wear a CC cream and some mascara, and if my closet could magically be filled with Keds, t-shirts and a hundred pairs of jeans, I would be one happy camper.
The topic of this post came actually to me as I was getting ready and I was getting frustrated with a huge zit on my chin, my hair was not even coming close to cooperating, and I couldn’t find my favorite black sweater.
I finally just had to take a second and say “fuck it”. Who cares if my makeup isn’t perfect or my hair is mess. That’s kinda the story of my life and I feel like it’s nice to just let that side show on the blog.
Obviously, everyone wants to see nice photos and cute outfits, and I still strive to never just put something shitty up, but I’m not going to stress about everything being 10000% perfect before I take photos or upload them. It’s exhausting and it’s not authentic.
Now, if my hair and skin happen to like me the day of a photo shoot, I’m not gonna argue.. But I also will stop having insane mood swings when things don’t go my way.
“You don’t inspire others by being perfect. You inspire them by how you deal with your imperfections”
So, when you get down on yourself or decide to just throw you pajamas back on and your hair into a ponytail because you don’t look amaze, just remember that it’s your confidence or your attitude that shines through anyway, and that makes you look better than any outfit or layer of foundation ever could.
Ok, now! On to outfit deets!
I was actually beyond excited and shocked with the lovely peeps over at Tobi.com reached out about a collab.
I had literally just been snooping around on their site 2 days before. This striped dress, is c/o of Tobi.com and I am in love!! It’s insanely universal (black wedges and a cute faux leather jacket? yes please) or if you’re more casual- converse and a cardigan. It’s also really soft and really comfy.
I’ve never been much of a dress person, but this dress has swayed me.
I’ll most likely live in it the rest of the Summer.
Off to watch Salem and drink some tea! Night, babes!
| Thank you, Tobi for gifting the product
in this post! As always, all opinions are my own. |