Lately I’ve been writing a lot about my younger years, so here’s stacking up another of those tales on my blog. When I was in my early teens or even younger there was a girl I knew who thought I tried copying her style of dressing! Oh the problems of a teenager or shall I say girls!Looking back I smile at the idiosyncrasies of childhood.
Anyway so the truth is, like every girl I did want a big wardrobe, infinite shoes and long hair ( yah!) but not like someone else’s,just my own! As years went by my dream of a big closet kept getting bigger, but priorities then were different, with braces in my teeth and tresses that couldn’t be tamed, I buried my head in books to get grades that would get me somewhere, and what I lacked in beauty (which even then I considered superficial) I strived to compensate with personality. Perfectly shaped eyebrows, long eyelashes flashy outfits and the perfect body, all things that probably symbolise an attractive woman were never attractive enough for me because the goals were different! Good education and grades were more enticing than the hollow compliments from boys at high school.
Today when I have a wardrobe I’m happy with, shoes I can strut around in and hair long enough, putting together outfits for my blog is something I enjoy but I think what I love more is ‘writing’ for my blog, sharing pages from my life, silly little things I thought or did growing up that have smugly taken a seat in my shelf of memories. I don’t want to become a blogger who explains how to style black boots during winter or a white shirt during summer, not that I judge those who do, because it’s all creativity and I respect it!
But I feel creativity is more than just wearing beautiful clothes and taking pictures. As girls we are so vulnerable because the society constantly wants to brand us with adjectives likes ‘beautiful or pretty’ more than they ever do ‘smart’.
So for all young girls out there, don’t worry if you don’t have a ‘bank of daddy’ to fund your expensive purchase, and never ever wait for a Prince Charming to pay your bills. If you want to value beauty, go ahead, be pretty but be smart first and be intelligent, be hardworking be conscious that beauty will fade and no matter how cliche that sounds, it will happen; you’ll then be left with your wit, humour, intelligence and personality. And when you use your hard earned money to pay for that expensive handbag or build your dream closet you will congratulate yourself for what you have become and how far you’ve come!
So onwards and upwards you go girls!
What I’m wearing
Bag: Forever New ( no longer in stock)