The once or twice a year that I go shopping for clothes for myself, I always make sure I look my best. I take extra time deciding what to wear, make sure my hair is nice, and put on make up. My husband can't understand it. It's not like I'm planning to impress anyone, and usually I'm going alone and not with a friend. But I tell him, it's all about confidence. If I feel like I already look good, I'll feel better about the shopping experience.
I've always had issues with confidence. Growing up, I was the shy one, the quiet one, the follower, the peace-keeper It's been hard for me to learn to have a little more confidence. I wish it came more easily for me, but I have to live with the personality I've got.
So I'm learning to do what I need to help me be more confident. I know looks and dress have little to do with actual confidence, but knowing I look my best helps me fake it 'til I make it. If I look well, I can for a little while pretend I'm not that shy little girl.
|What I Wore:|
Skirt, Belt, and Leopard Print Tank: Old Navy
Cropped Cardigan: Zellers
Teal Tights: Joe Fresh
Necklace: Gift from Kevin. I think it's from The Bay
Boots: Shoe Warehouse. I love those boots.
I'm actually really surprised that I had the confidence to wear this outfit to church on Sunday. I was sure the teal tights would just be way too bright with the olive. But I decided to try it anyway. I liked how they looked, so to balance the colour, I swapped the pink cardigan I had planned to wear with this aqua one, and put on my a-little-too-fancy teal necklace. I can tell I'm learning more about fashion, because I didn't sit in church regretting my choice as I normally do when I chose to wear something a little too out-there.
Are you a confident person? Or do you fake it like me? Please leave confidence-building tips in the comments! I can use all the help I can get!
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