Thursday, November 14, 2013

Whomp, Here It Is




As of today, the momentous November 14,  shopaholic girls with sad bank accounts and zip codes, too, can feel Parisian for a day. Hop on over to hm.com to feast your eyes and thin out your wallet.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Messy





     Obviously, what you wear reflects your mood. Today, after reaching for my phone in the dark of 5:50 am to read the email stating that I did not, in fact, get a callback for auditions (see previous post), I promptly decided that today would be a burger joint t-shirt and scarf combo day. That being said, 1, I do not wear t shirts every day, 2, I wear t shirts even when I am in the most joyful of moods, and 3, I find it very important for mental well-being to still appear and feel put-together even with said tshirt on. Yesterday I had some nice French stripes and a scarf going on, but I felt much less "put-together" than I do today. It all comes down to how you carry yourself on any given day. It also has to do with the hair and makeup that we pretend is not important but, in all honesty, really is.

     I'd like to take a minute and reflect on a newly discovered truth that has been revelatory in my life: even the girls that say they "just wake up and go" and have beautiful bed-head curls--ha! They actually do try just like the rest of us. Everyone has a hair routine. Everyone. Now, how your hair naturally dries of course has to do with the cut and the thickness and the texture. But everyone has a hair routine. If you don't, get one. I went the longest time believing that since a certain friend of mind claimed that her beautiful waves were just a product of sleeping, that I, too, did not need a hair regiment in order to obtain such hair. Nope. Not true. It doesn't work that way. So children, always remember:

1. Some people just have to try harder than others to get their desired outcome.
2. Everyone tries harder than you would think. Everyone. Just take my word for it.
3. When in doubt , get a better hair cut. Works wonders. Also take my word for it.

     All of that to say, being put-together is important in shaping how you appear to others and, more importantly, how you view yourself. Confindence really is key.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bold


     Life imitates art. Art is expression, as is fashion, therefore I firmly believe that "fashion", no matter what that funny little word may mean to you, is art. 
     In my daily growing love for Christ, I am realizing how beautiful life is when it is an expression of true love for Him. He was the original creator, and He gave us art and expression in all its forms. If this is true, then why should we not make our life bold with expression, all the while pointing back up at Him, giving Him the glory and credit? Life is magnificent and fleeting, and was given to us to give back to Christ. It pleases Him when we are passionate about gifts He has given us.
     God did not make any boring people or write any boring stories. Be your not boring self. 
     I had an audition for our school musical today. The people that the director will remember are the ones that were bold and different and funny and memorable. Yes, everyone sang on pitch, congrats. But did everyone do their monologue in a spot-on Midwestern-soccer-mom accent? Nope, only one freshmen. And she was awesome. And we will all remember her for her successful mission to stand out. 
     I guess what I'm trying to tell you guys is that beauty is not boring. Expression should be bold--not for attention's sake, but out of gratitude that you were NOT made to be just like everyone else. Thank God for that! He made you to live differently and live for Him. God uses weirdos to do awesome things. So wear whatever the heck you want to wear! 

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