Madewell Mini Vibes
I was looking around the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale actually IN STORE the other day at the Domain Northside...
Wasn't feeling great, was breaking out a ton, barely put on make-up and had on clothes that I only keep because they are comfy. The shorts are comfy because I've literally had them for 10 years and they have molded perfectly to my shape and are the same softness as a piece of paper that has been wadded up over and over again until it's like fabric. And the shirt is my go-to for that time of the month when I'm feeling all bloat-y, ya know? And it has huge white paint splatters all over it because I thought it was a good idea to paint the ceiling in it one time. So I was looking GOOD.
Anyway I was low on iron (as always...I really need supplements!) and I was feeling very MEH when all of a sudden a very much preggers girl around my age walks by and besides being literally the most beautiful person I've. ever. seen. she's put together, she smells nice, she's bright and cheery and I'm thinking to myself, 'I'M NOT EVEN PREGNANT AND I CAN'T EVEN MUSTER HER CHARISMA and LEVEL OF SELF CARE.' She was on fire! Props preggo lady.
I on the other hand, was having one of those
days weeks. Where the laundry piles up with no excuse and I wear the same thing...a lot too long. Where I haven't brushed my hair in awhile, and on that note when did I last shower? You get it right? These kind of weeks happen!
But what that beautiful pregnant lady didn't know was that she inspired me to wake up the next day and try a little harder. To take care of my self a little better. To try and put my best foot forward out in the world...
So I put on this Madewell mini skirt the next morning, curled my hair, put on my face (as my meme likes to say) and I didn't solve any major world problems or anything, but it was almost like being one step closer to being able to do something good because I felt better! You know that whole "dress the part" or "dress up, show up and never give up" saying, there's definitely something to it.
Anyway, I dedicate this post to that lovely pregnant lady. Thanks for the pep in your step! It helped me to do the same.