Swimsuit season is upon us, folks. For some of you, it’s already here. This can be a time where, as a woman, you may feel self-conscious about your body, for what ever reason. Well, girlfriend (yep, I’m playing the girlfriend card), there is no need. There are so many swimsuits out now that complement any shape, size, and style preference.
When choosing a bathing suit, as yourself these questions: (1) Do I have enough support; (2) Do I feel comfortable; (3) Can I go to the beach now. Well, maybe that last question is the longing of my own heart. The beach is my happy place.
Here are a few different kinds to get your gears going.
On Sunday mornings, I want nothing to do with nothing. Then again, that goes for any morning. I am not a morning person. Although, when I am well rested enough to be up early in the A.M., it feels great. Sometimes. My goals for the morning time are to be on time (if I have somewhere to be) and/or to not kill anyone for talking to me. Especially if I or they haven’t brushed their teeth yet.
Simple outfits can feel very rewarding to me. I look presentable, I don’t look dowdy or unkempt. If I throw on some lipstick, then it looks more planned than it actually is, haha.
I’m a vocalist, so you will rarely find me without a scarf in the cooler months. I use to have quite the collection of scarves, but with the help of a few good friends and The Mission Exchange Thrift + Vintage store, I’ve been able to pare down to the essentials: leopard print, grey, red, pink, zebra print, a few fun colorful ones, and mustard. I’m going to try and find a new leopard print scarf because the one I haggled for $5 in Chinatown is getting a bit grody.
I haven’t had a pair of pointed toe flats in a while. So I was excited about these because they had a little flair going on. I’m not typically this matchy-matchy, but sometimes it just works out for the best. And…I was on time.
I wish I could say that I woke up, had breakfast in bed, or any breakfast at all for that matter. I woke up a little later than I wanted, to a beautiful card from a beautiful friend. We tried to figure out what to eat but since we couldn’t decide, we got some work done, lounged around for a bit, then got ready for an early dinner. We ate some sub-par italian food. I will say, their sauce was amazing but this was completely overshadowed by their overuse of a microwave. We went to a movie, ran into one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and spirited young ladies I met a few years ago. We made a trip to Wally World and got some treats for our furry boy and went home. We are polishing the night off with a little Dexter and the SECOND SEASON OF HOUSE OF CARDS. ‘Twas a good day.
While taking outfit photos, my camera was acting a little ‘cray’ so I did a jig.
Over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of things going on which made style the LAST thing I was thinking about. I don’t take pride in looking frumpy but sometimes you have to do the bare minimum to get by. At this point, I’m ready to jump back into the fun of wearing what I love and loving what I wear. I’ve made a few goals for myself in regards to my personal style. After looking back on a bunch of pictures, I noticed that over the years, I don’t wear as much jewelry as I use to. For the most part, I don’t like wearing a ton of accessories at once, but seriously?! This is getting a bit ridiculous. I have enough accessories to open a small store.
In general, I think most women don’t want to waste a good outfit but I’ve decided I don’t want to live my personal style life by the number of outfits wasted. I’m deciding to wear what I want to wear because I want to wear it when I want to wear it why I want to wear it and how I want to wear it…whew.
So, these are my personal style and beauty goals….in no particular order:
– Wear more jewelry
– Wear heels more often
– Get rid of closet items that I don’t love
– Organize beauty products
– Get fitted for contacts
– Add more skirts to my wardrobe
– Get rid of products I’m not using or don’t love
– Acquire a few evening/cocktail dresses
What are your personal style and/or beauty goals for 2014?