Ever have those days where you have to get loud with yourself like a coach in a locker room to get going for the day? That was me yesterday! I was struggling from the time I opened my eyes and had to turn off the great dream I was having where I was a talk show host with great hair. Not a talk show host that sits in those high chairs though (I HATE high chairs). Waking up from that to the realization that I have to do not talk show host things was quite devastating.No worries. I rallied. If i have said it once, I have said it at least three times, when you don’t know what to do in regards to your wardrobe, a scarf and ponytail will save you. A ponytail you say? For a girl with a round face such as yours? Yep. That’s exactly what I am saying. Much like the pep talk to get out of bed, I usually need one to put the hair up and let other’s see it. But today, today was different. I liked it from the word go. Could this mean that I am getting closer to falling madly in love with me? Let’s hope so.Out the door we go with a great scarf (don’t you just love the hint of sparkle in it?), a great ponytail and my favorite Valere Renee bag. The fact that I had a baggy shirt on that I didn’t need a generic spanx for was a bonus (generic spanx as in I don’t buy the name brand because…well for reasons that would get us into a whole other blog. I buy from Dress Barn and ladies if you haven’t checked them out, YOU NEED TO). I’m tired and angry and just want the end of the day to come as quickly as possible. Or so I thought. Wait, what is this feeling? I’m not tired and angry. I’m ok. I actually feel pretty good. Humph…well this is odd.See, we get so used to dreading a work day or other things or we get so used to letting the “blah” of the alarm going off trick us into being crabby the whole day. And guess what? We don’t really have to. I KNOW! It feels weird to me too!I hesitate to even type this, but dare I say, I even feel sexy today. Maybe it’s the nude wedges (nude shoes are just too sexy to me). Maybe it’s that my shirt keeps falling off my shoulder (see pic below for an 80’s flashback). Maybe it’s that my coworkers (who are all guys) willingly told me I looked pretty today. It could be the dangly earrings.NO WAIT….I know exactly what it is (although all of the above definitely contributed). FOR THE FIRST TIME ever in my life, I looked at the pics I was trying to capture for the purpose of showing you all and I was happy with me. I REALLY liked what I saw. All of it. I literally had the thought of “oh wow, for lazy dressing you look really great today. You totally pulled this off. And that inner peace business is really working out”. I cannot remember the last time I was that nice to me. I wasn’t that nice to me after seeing some amazing pro shots taken of me in my outfit shoot this weekend. Yet, here I sit “ok” with an iPhone shot of me in a ponytail. MAN THIS FEELS GOOD!Then, as if the heavens were sending me a flashing neon sign message, I come across one of my favorite Instagram chicks who wrote this. Soul Sister confirmation is what we will call this. Love this chick!
Fat ass. Lard whale. Mr Kool Aid. Beached Shamu. Your clothes are too tight. You should eat less. You are why America isn’t great any more. You’re lazy. You smell. You take up too much space. You’re a disgrace. You’re ugly. You can’t sit here. Rhino. Piggy. Elephant. Fucking loser. Forever alone. Air waster. Chair breaker. Ground shaker. Chubbasaurus Rex. These are just some of the words people have used to to describe me. I can wear them, and allow them to choke my spirit, or I can take them off and reject them for the garbage they are. I can’t change another person’s intent. These words were meant to hurt. However, intention isn’t affection. Only I get to choose on whether their words matter. In the end, I hold all the power. It’s easy to forget when we hear shocking and upsetting words, but don’t let that initial stun make you forget. You get to choose what hurts. You are in control. You don’t have to wear those words. After all, they don’t belong to you. #bodypositivity #inspiration #selflove
A photo posted by Glitter (@glitterandlazers) on Sep 15, 2015 at 10:23am PDTTuesday, you were good mister. You were very very good!Outfit:Old Navy topNude wedges from walmart.comTHE BEST bag from one of my fav local shops Valere ReneeScarf – well it’s so old that I don’t even remember where it came from! 🙂
I have a confession. I LOVE this messy hair up in ponytails and buns business. I just love it. But I’m scared of it. I have a round face, my nose is too short, and my chins…well…there are a few of them to choose from.
This is the kind of self-attacking that happens every time I pull my hair back into a ponytail. And it is time that it stops. I have great hair (even if it’s thinning) and I love the look of a good ponytail. So, today’s the day that I embrace that. Today is the day that I decide to wear a ponytail because I like to and not just because it’s a good distraction from skipping a hair wash for the day!
I have become more and more aware (and more and more saddened) at how much self-attacking I do even in the little things. And we all know that a lot of little things make bigger things. Just think of the little comments you make to yourself throughout the day when you pass by a mirror or run into someone you think is cuter than you.
Who would’ve ever thought that a little box of goodies that I received to try would lead to such discovery in my journey to loving myself and gaining confidence. Who knew that a little ouchless elastic band would change my life for today? I love the colors, I love how it fits my ponytail….and more importantly, I love the price compared to the ones I have found in boutiques. It’s like Goody’s knew that I needed just this little band to change my whole perspective and get excited about ponytails! J
So, do it ladies (and gents if you’re so inclined)….embrace the ponytail. Say “screw you fanned hair look around my face to seem thinner”……let the world see your face…..and the cute ouchless bands you choose to pull it back with!!
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.