What do you see in the mirror? Are you your worst critic? I know that when I look in the mirror, I am always picking out my flaws. Why do we do this? Do men do this, too?
It all starts in the morning when I am putting on my makeup. I use one of the 5X magnification mirrors to apply all my makeup, and that really, really, shows everything. Your pores look huge in those things! There is not a wrinkle, or fine line, that won’t show up.
After that wonderful experience, I move on to the changing my clothes phase, in front of two huge mirrors in the bathroom. I have tried to put my clothes on with the lights turned off, but I couldn’t find my things. Haha There is just nothing good that is going to come from standing in front of a mirror in your bra and panties. NOTHING!
But why do we feel this way? I read a story once about this lady. She is quite famous in some circles, but I am not going to mention her name. She talks about how she was never considered a beauty. She said she is short in stature, rotund in girth, has frizzy unruly hair, and just overall not a classical beauty type. (Her inside is pure gold) One day, she was having makeup applied, and the makeup artist commented that this woman had perfect lips. She was thrilled because she now had something of a physical nature that made her proud. She said from that moment on, she always thought about her perfect lips as she applied her lipstick.
We all have something that makes us unique and special. Do we even take the time to acknowledge this? My husband has many fine qualities, but one I have always envied is, his perfectly formed feet. He has those toes that go from little to big in perfect form. I have the type where the toe, next to the big toe, is longer. I like his better. Haha Maybe you have a graceful neck, your eyes are beautiful, or you have long fingers. It can be a multitude of things.
If I was picking out my best asset, it would probably be my hair. It is thick and usually easy to style. Bertha has the softest skin known to mankind, a baby has nothing on her. And Sandy has gorgeous hair and a beautiful smile.
Your homework is to look in the mirror each day for your best asset. Acknowledge how wonderful you are in your own unique way. THEN, I want you to tell a friend, or a family member, what you think their best asset is. You will probably make their day.
Now, for the outfit details. The chambray shirt is from Old Navy. I have worn this multiple times, and I like it better each time I wear it. I can’t believe how versatile a shirt like this can be. If you don’t have one already, you need to find one you like. The jeans are Old Navy as well. They are high-rise Rock Star distressed jeans. What I like about this pair is, the level of distress in small, so you get a modern look but not too youthful. Some people do not like the heavily distressed jeans, so this is a nice compromise. The crochet vest is an old one I bought at Cato’s and is no longer available, but here is a fun one with fringe. The necklace was a gift from Sandy. It is from a boutique we shop called the Neck’d Ladies. I have on my renegade bracelet, and my Michael Kors watch. The khaki colored ankle boots were from Cato’s several years ago. They are not very comfortable, so I don’t wear them often. Here is pair that looks similar.
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