shirt: target (with lettering from hobby lobby) | cardigan: forever 21 | skirt: the rose nest | flats: old navy
make-up inspo: twiggy/mod 60's (similar look here) | mua: my sister alicia who is way better at make up than I am :)
For this blog post to make much sense to anyone reading, you first need to know that I have a weird obsession with the 1960's. I seriously sometimes think that I was born in the wrong decade. I love their music, movies, tv-shows, social culture, and of course their style and fashion! When the theme for our #bloggersFALLfor trend was set as bold eyes or lips for this week, I knew immediately that I wanted to do something inspired by the mod-60's, and what better inspiration to use for bold eyes than Twiggy!? She was famous for her bold eye look with the cut crease and dramatic drawn-on bottom lashes, and I thought that it'd be a blast to try and put a modern spin on the look while still keeping her as the true inspiration. Since I knew that it'd be completely impractical for me to rock this make-up on a regular nannying/momming day, I figured that I'd save it for when I had an opportunity to get out of the house and dress up a little bit! I love mixing patterns and colors when I can so I chose to pair the make-up with a basic burgundy checked cardigan, striped skirt, and my FAVORITE yellow lace-up flats! I also specifically chose to pair my "going out" look with my "imperfect" tee because the back story behind it hits so close to home for me. I'd be lying if I said that I've had a super easy time loving my post-baby body. I seriously LOVED being pregnant and obviously love Emery more than anything in the whole world now that she's here, but once Emery was born I think that I expected my body to just bounce back to what it had been before getting pregnant and that definitely has not been the case. From weird looking boobs that will never be the same after breast-feeding to loose skin and belly that both used to be tight, I have and still am struggling to come to a place of self acceptance where I can really feel confident and comfortable in my own skin again. A few months ago I ran across a message that read, "imperfect." I instantly fell in love with the motto and went to work to create the shirt above so that I could constantly have it as a reminder. Whether it's a post-baby body or something that you've been struggling with since middle school, I feel like most everyone probably has something about their physical appearance that they consider "imperfect". I feel like it is SO important to remember that those little so-called imperfections are far from actually being imperfect; in fact, they really are what makes you as perfect as can be! Whether it's a physical trait that makes you unique from everyone else, or something that tells a story of an experience you've been through and a challenge that you've overcome, your body is so beautiful and perfect just the way it is, and accepting it as such can seriously be such a life changer. It is easier said than done, but everyday I'm working to change my mindset from "look at how imperfect I am" to "I'M PERFECT" just the way I am. :) Be sure to check out all of my lovely blogger friend's looks below and to follow #bloggersFALLfor on Instagram to keep up with all of the trends we've featured so far! Sorry for the longer post, but I so appreciate you for stopping by and reading! You are all so wonderful and I love you all! :)
I'm Chelsea. I'm a wife, mommy, photographer, and lover of life's little adventures. Join me here to celebrate the beautiful things in people and life.