Tuesday, July 07, 2015

self image + $25 giveaway

top:c/o The Mint Julep Boutique, shorts: Old Navy, sandals: Target (similar), undershirt: thrifted, watch: no longer sold (similar) belt: thrifted

So, I've been thinking a lot about self image lately. Thinking about how I'm constantly putting myself down and talking bad about the way I look.  I started thinking about Hazel and how I don't want her to ever think she isn't good enough. And then it made me realize that she watches my every move, she learns everything she does from me -which is reeeeally scary. I am her example of what women are, what makes us tick, what spins us around, and I'm starting to realize that I'm not such a good example. 

Thing is I've always been self conscious about the way I look. After having Hazel it has been a whole other story. I never realized how much having a baby could change your body. Just this morning I was getting ready for the day when I started talking about how ugly my hair looked -I'm going bald, and how these bags under my eyes are getting worse -lack of sleep, yeeeeah probably.  I caught myself halfway through the end of that last part and thought -precision of language!  I know she can't understand what I'm saying, but if I start changing now it will be that much easier for me when she can understand me. 

And so, here I am July seventh two thousand fifteen, saying goodbye to negative self image talk. Yeah, I know I'm not going to just quit it cold turkey, it will take some time, and I'll let you know how I'm doing.

And if you promise to stop talking bad about yourself you can enter this awwwesome giveaway -kidding, you can enter it either way, but really, be nice to you.

So, I really like The Mint Julep, I love looking through all their clothes and picking out different things to buy, I mean seriously: I feel like this would be my patriotic shirt while also being a weekly staple because it looks so comfortable, and I love this because you can dress it up or dress it down.  The top I'm wearing is especially my favorite because it's great for nursing and it's so versatile -I'm quite addicted to button downs as of late. You can wear this top with jeans, shorts, a skirt, really the possibilities are endless.  So to celebrate our beautiful selves, and to celebrate how great we look for being where we are today, while also celebrating the end of negative self image talk, we have a giveaway!

Thank you to The Mint Julep for sponsoring this post. All thoughts are my own.


1 comment:

  1. Good for you! It's so true with our daughters following our example. I grew up hearing all the women in my family talk about dieting and needing to and on and on. I've never had a weight issue, but I've certainly struggled with body/self image over the years. Having two little girls has made me acutely aware of it, and like you, I do my best to not talk negatively about the way I look---but also I want to not feel negative, either. It's a process, and not always a forward-moving one...



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