Growing up, I always tried to be someone that I was not.
When I was four, I tried to be Demi Moore, in that I cut my hair super short and practiced crying as beautifully as she does in "Ghost" while I was in front of the mirror. Her husky voice aside, I haven't really adapted anything Demi Moore-ish, though... except maybe her taste in younger men. Badum-tss!
But seriously. During my teenage years, I pretended to like music that I didn't like just because cute boys that I liked liked it (how many times did I, like, say like in that sentence?) and I even tried all sorts of stupid things just to fit in, even though I wasn't enjoying myself half of the time.
I'm proud to say I'm past that stage, though, and have evolved into a stage where I no longer care what unimportant people say or think about me and I no longer strive to please other people or try to get other people to like me.
If people don't accept me for who I am, then that's too bad. I move on.
What matters is that I'm in a happy place, and that's what the smiles in the following photos are all about. :) These photos were taken by Gerd after we watched the rehearsals for Ballet Philippines' "A Midsummer Night's Dream", by the way.
pink slip-on sneakers from Keds
blue denim top from Folded and Hung
colorful peacock bangle bracelet from Bangkok
tribal print skirt from Fashion Infinity
This is the first piece I'm posting from Fashion Infinity and I've got to say I love this skirt to bits!!! It doesn't hike up when I try to walk (a common problem that I have with tight skirts because of my not-so-small bum); it's eye-catching; and it goes with practically anything. No fuss! Plus, their clothes are super affordable - I can't wait to get more stuff from them! :D
Own your unique qualities and happiness and contentment will follow.