Due to lack of cameras and lack of photoshop, I will not be posting any outfits. Perhaps after my move to Vancouver, I will be more trendy and useful in the blogging world. For now, I will just write how I feel and what I'm thinking. I wanted to write down the few tips I've learnt to give myself that extra confidence boost when leaving the house or just out and about. When I say "quick results", I don't mean a diet fad that will shave off that extra 10lbs, or how to gain muscle quickly. These are automatic tips that help me feel beautiful no matter what situation I'm in.
1. As I've matured, I've realized that everyone has something that they don't like. And some people find it beautiful, others do not. But what's important is to concentrate on that thing that makes YOU beautiful. For me, it's my thin waist. I love it. I love how when I wear a belt, it makes me feel like a model circa 1950's. I feel empowered to show it off, as if it's my gift to the world and, and that I owe it to myself to accentuate it. BTW... My waist is by no means "thin" in the model world". I wear a size 16, and if I'm wearing a belt around my waist, it has to be XL. That goes to show that I'm looking at it in my own way; the way that makes me happy.
2. If you have a problem with your body, try to step away from the picture. This may sound too philosophical, but you need to look at yourself as if you were your own best friend. Essentially, BE your own best friend. For example.. I used to hate my chubby fingers. They look like toes. In every picture. I can't hold a glass of wine and look elegant because it looks like I have the hand of the Michelin tire guy. But, whenever I complain about them, my friends say they're cute. And now, whenever I really look at my hands, I just think about how adorable I am.
3. Although this is so unbelievably cheesy and cliché, this gets me every time, and can always put a smile on my face. If I'm feeling down, no matter where I am, or what I'm doing, I'll hum (either in my head or actually aloud): "Born this way" by Lady Gaga. I've linked the cover by Maria Aragon because she is just too cute. No matter what size I wear or what stores I have to shop in, if I feel that my personality is too outlandish and I don't feel like I fit in, this is what I listen to. I feel like there's no more need for me to explain. It's an amazing song.
Well, that's enough procrastinating for me, I need to go study for an Anthropology exam.
Let me just pat myself on the back, that's TWO blog posts in one day. :D