The first blog I ever started reading that wasn't a live journal was Gala Darling's. This month, she's proposing a project of "radical" proportions: stop trying to please others, and make the world better by being our best and true selves. Sounds good to me. I'm certainly lucky to have a boyfriend as my Valentine this year, but I'm completely on board with her proposition to be my my own "Valentine," and light up the world through acceptance and love, starting with ground zero.
"I’m delighted to announce that from now until the 28th of the month, in addition to your regular content, I’ll be dishing out tips on how to really truly madly deeply fall in love with yourself! Topics will range far & wide. Girl love...honoring & respecting yourself, positive self-talk, being assertive, manifesting your own dream girl persona & self-marriage are all up for grabs! Homework will be assigned (though it is totally optional, of course!), & I’ll be asking you to participate by sending in photos, stories & spreading the word!" - GalaSounds great! Speaking of self-love, while outfit photos may seem silly to some, it really is worthwhile to have the motivation to not dress like a slob everyday, and walk into a public space not feeling invisible and sloppy. The clothes don't make the man by any means, but they can help make the attitude. Self-love made manifest round one!
My attitude is triple improved in this outfit, because I got the skirt for free at Tolly's Rock N'Swap last Saturday!
Skirt: free and snagged at the Austin Rock N' Swap
Hoodie: Fossil (note those awesome pockets!)
Tank: Banana Republic (can I be any more preppy?)
Dove necklace: from Little Rock
Butterfly necklace: from Etsy
My photographer makes me feel very pretty. What makes you feel beautiful?
If you're wanting to throw embarrassment, self-consciousness, any any other suffocating hang-ups to the proverbial wind, consider participating in the radical-self-love challenge, and swing by here!