December 10, 2012
let your heart be light
I know this is a summer dress and I'm wearing it in the winter, but I don't care. That's what happens with 90% of my winter outfits, anyway :) I got it last week from the big Tulle Black Friday sale. This dress was on my radar for probably a year, so I was psyched when it went on sale for $18. The cardi is also from that sale.
Don't you just love Christmas lights? They're so gorgeous. Too bad the actual glow of the light didn't show up much this shoot. But that's a lighting issue... It would have to be darker to see the glow. But if it were dark, you wouldn't be able to see the pretty dress or the pretty girl in it :)
Yes, I know. Women in our culture aren't supposed to acknowledge anything positive about ourselves, especially having to do with looks. We're supposed to play dumb and play ourselves down, and be unaware of the power of our goodness and valuable traits. Otherwise we're vain and narcissistic.
Well I'm sorry. I just can't with that today. I can't be bothered. Eff that. I'm too tired to fake it with the same faux modesty that we're all used to. I go through enough negativity in my own brain every day. Tearing myself apart for everything imaginable. I think we can all relate to that.
Today, I'll just come out and say it. I like the way these photos came out. I like the way I look in them.
Not that a woman's looks should be put on a pedestal above all else that she is.
And not that I think everything should be all about inflated positivity.
There obviously should be balance. But a lot of people are pretty okay with tearing themselves down, or minimizing themselves. I could've written something like "I think these came out okay, but I'm not sure!" Even though that's not what I really think.
Honestly, we put up with enough negativity. And so the opportunity came along for me, where I actually think something positive about myself. I'm not going to keep it to myself. At least today.
dress- tulle/ cardigan- tulle/ headband- anthro/ necklace- f21/ tights- c/o we love colors/ shoes- thrifted
photos by matt panton
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