Work That

When I was a young girl, I always shopped with friends. Shopping always took a long time because we never ventured far away from each other. We were so insecure, we didn’t trust our own instincts and personal taste and we constantly needed each other’s approval. 

I’ve grown up and grown more comfortable with myself. I still shop with friends occasionally, but only to enjoy their company - not because I need their approval. 

Although I love fashion and staying abreast of current trends, I don’t let fashion dictate my personal style. Not all styles are flattering, no matter how fashionable. I’ve taken the time to find styles that work for me, fit my budget, my personal aesthetic and make me feel fierce! 

I love First Lady Michelle Obama’s confidence and personal style. As First Lady, she has access to the world’s top designers. She could easily wear designer clothes exclusively. Instead she infuses everything she wears with her own sense of style. It doesn’t matter if she’s in J. Crew jeans or haute couture, she exudes elegance and confidence.

In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."

You are beautiful. Accept yourself. Work what you’ve got.