|Dress: Handmade, Jacket: DIY, Jewelry: Handmade, Chucks: Journeys|
I think one of the favorite things, for me, about having a blog and blogging my daily outfits is the sheer amount of things I own that have my finger print on them. What I mean by that is almost everything has, in some way or another, been customized/designed/painted/beaded/sewn by me. Look at this outfit. With the exception of the shoes and the belt (Wal Mart), I "made" every single thing here. And I think that is awesome. When I was very young I had a goal that I would wear one thing I made every day and I think I've accomplished that very well.
With this look I'm trying to keep some of the Mori inspiration with a seashell, my lace embellished jacket and my flower hair clip. Ever since finding out about this style, I keep trying to make my outfits more "mori".
I'm a little tense today. Last week was not the best week. It had a lot of parts where I felt personally attacked? Especially an instance one facebook where, when discussing bullying and weight in response to THIS news, I was told I didn't know anything about being bullied by a complete stranger who doesn't know me.
So, without going into detail about this past week or my past in general, I assure you everyone knows what it is to be bullied by friends, family members, school mates and co-workers. It is not fun. While I try to keep things light and fun here, I've got problems that I have to work on almost all the time. I've been lower than low, and sometimes I let people put me there when I shouldn't. And it sucks. Everyone has been there and it really hurt to have this stranger just disregard my feelings when they don't even know me.
What I take away from these experiences is strength. At the end of the day, whether I'm wrong or right, I fight to be myself, to get beyond the influence of bullies, and that is what is important. I AM ME. And I'm never going to apologize for that, no matter what.
It's funny that Stacey posted this P!NK video last week because it's been my theme song for the last few weeks. I've been playing it non-stop on repeat because the message is important. You ARE perfect. And so am I, just the way that I am.
Blogging, having this connection with people all over the globe and making the online friends that I have, gives me confidence and courage to get through the bad days. It has really helped me open up and be more myself with other people. It helps me over look the bullies in life.