Friday, May 13, 2011

I flossed really hard this morning...


And it kinda hurt.


Shirt: lace doily shirt from ideeli - get an invitation code here - Cardigan: Victoria Secret sale $10 -
Ankle Jeans: Anthropologie, Level 99 via eBay $16 - Leather Oxfords: vintage via eBay $15

Remember that little rant I had last week about embracing your natural beauty? Well I’ve decided that I want to continue that by doing a post every week about natural beauty. The idea is that at least once a week, I will do a post where I only wear only one item of makeup (or none, depending on how I'm feeling). Today is the first one. I got up this morning, washed my face, put on moisturizer and lipstick, and I was set to go! How liberating is that!?!

  

I really think that the general standard for beauty in our society is really damaging. Even among the blogging community, who are the epitome of honestly in the fashion world, a lot of the blogs that do really well, are written by sweet darling girls that 99.9% of girls in America will never look like, nor should. So. Here is to us girls of all shapes and sizes. I'm a 140 pound, healthy, happy girl who doesn't need makeup to be beautiful. Doesn't that just make your heart sing?


So I'll be posting an "I'm a natural Beauty" post every, and talking about healthy body image. I'm thinking about making it into a weekly link back post where others can join me in shedding their masks if anyone is interested. Which you should be. Because we can change the world gals. So grab a button, and spread the word.

-Heather

Ps. I created a link page! Check it out here and lets get linked up!

9 comments:

MayRay said...

I love that idea! You are beautiful - inside and out. As far as natural beauty goes, you may want to check out operationbeautiful.com I think it coincides really well with this post :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I LOVE purple on you, and that lace top is so pretty :D
And so true! You don't need to be skinny to be beautiful, you just have to be yourself :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Heather said...

its so true!!!

Jennie said...

That's actually a really, really good idea! I have no problem going places without a speck of make up on, but if I look nice and I'm only wearing one type of make up, I think I would be really self-conscious.

Erica said...

I love so many things about this blog! One, your lace shirt is beautiful. Two, you are very right about natural beauty. So many girls hurt themselves, have damaged self-esteem and do all sorts of unhealthy things because of what society deems "beautiful." And last, I love your short curly hair! Mine isn't as short, but I too have curly hair.

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ChiccaStyle said...

So true!!!I am totally in love with your shirt and you look great!
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andie jaye said...

i love it!!! this title caught my eye in your side bar and i'm sooo glad that i clicked it. i rarely wear makeup anymore...((who has time when all i do is chase my toddler :P )) appearance is sooo overrated, isn't it? sometimes i feel self-conscious when around all the other "designer moms"... but then i remember that God made me ME, perfect. if it's okay with you, i'd like to do a post on this topic in the future. i'll put a link back to this post. also gonna snag your button for my sidebar... xx a new friend, andiejaye

Heather said...

Andie I am so so glad you found this post! Its all about spreading the word, and like you said helping women remeber that the way God made us is lovely! I'de love you to do a post on this! Let me know when you have a link up so I can link back to you! So nice to have new friends!!!

-Heather

Georgie said...

love that shirt!! :) and the coplete outfit :))