"Every truth has two sides;
it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either."
As most of you know by now, I write not only about fashion and beauty, but also about thinking positively and one of my main goals is to help boost self-esteem and fight depression. To make my blog posts a little easier to follow I will be splitting each post into two: beauty on the inside and beauty on the outside; both will tie in with the theme of the post. Hopefully this will make my my blog easy and more enjoyable for you to read! Comment and let me know if this new post style is helpful! (Continue reading below for today's beauty on the inside and beauty on the outside...)
| Biker Vest: c/o Fevrie | Dress: H&M | Booties: GoJane (sold out-similar, similar) | Purse: B.P. Nordstrom (sold out-almost exact, similar) | Sunglasses: B.P. Nordstrom | Hat: H&M |
| Shoe Pain Relief Serum: c/o Sole Serum |
BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE:
Consider both sides before judging
In this life we often pass judgements and get judged by others. It is a part of human nature that we are constantly battling. I've had many conversations about religion lately with various friends and I had a discussion today with one of them how people are often judged for possessing specific beliefs by those who do not share the same beliefs; at the same time, we are also judged by those holding the same beliefs for either upholding the belief too strongly or not vigorously enough. Often these extreme judgements can come from the same people. All of us have made the mistake of judging someone unfairly, and I am no exception. Constant judging and comparing of others is addicting and becomes a constant dark spot in your mind. It is important that when looking at the beliefs of others, whether they be cultural, political, religious, etc. to consider both sides. It is imperative to see the opposing side before casting judgements on others. This helps to clear away the dark assumptions and allows us to make educated decisions for ourselves, as well as helping us understand other points of view. I often play out opposing arguments in my mind so I can more accurately understand others and make more informed decisions for myself. So my challenge to you for this post is when you find yourself making a judgement, take the time to study out the issue to see both sides and take time to understand and evaluate instead of judging.
BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE:
Consider mixing two clothing genres for more interesting outfits
Usually when I am putting together an outfit, I am aiming for a specific theme...boho, girly, preppy, etc. However, sometimes I find it fun to mix it up a bit and combine two clothing genres in one outfit, I find it makes some of my favorite clothing pieces more versatile.
In this post I combined:
Leather + Floral
Usually I style leather jackets and vests with jeans, slacks, dark colors and other accessories that fit more with the typically feel of a leather vest. Today I wanted to do something different, so I decided that to get more use out of one of my favorite leather items, I would pair it with a floral dress! I loved how the floral pattern and flow of the dress softened the look of the leather vest (this favorite of mine is from Fevrie, I love the quality of their items). It makes the vest more versatile so you can wear it in a casual setting, as well as to a more formal event.
*My last little beauty tip of the day is a new product I found that I LOVE! It is called Sole Serum. I get asked all the time when I am out at stores how I can walk in the heels and boots I do. Honestly, I don't have a ton of feeling in my feet anymore which makes it possible to wear a ton of shoes most find uncomfortable, however, even I have those pairs of shoes I love that my feet just can't handle. Sole Serum is seriously amazing, you can put it on your feet and BAM...you can wear your favorite shoes without flinching. Totally worth it!
Thanks for reading, I hope you liked the new post layout!