Abby’s 5 Tips To Destination Fabulous For Blind & VI Women

The Harmony of Beauty & Blindness

it s about walking boldly with confidence transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindnessIt’s not about the dress you wear, but it’s about the life you lead in the dress.” ~Diana Vreeland

Living in a culture that places a great amount of emphasis on physical beauty, as blind and VI women we can often feel left out. However, in some ways, I believe we are better equipped to appreciate the beauty in the world around us since the lack of sight helps us to filter out those things that do not enhance our lives.

    1. Be You – Delight in your femininity. Love you. Validate you. Trust you. As you begin each day remind yourself that you are enough. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and reject the notion that you have to fit in. Be courageous, be authentic, know your worth.
    2. Grooming – Think of yourself as a work of art. Treat yourself as the masterpiece you are by prepping the canvas that is you; bask in the practice of daily personal grooming.
    3. Cosmetics – Let go of the belief there is something wrong with you that needs to be fixed. Choose to wear cosmetics because you want to experience the feeling of a physical transformation and not because you feel pressured to conform.
    4. Clothing– Wear what you like; like what you wear, and above all else wear it with confidence. If it doesn’t make you feel good, ditch it. Your wardrobe is an outward reflection of you, it requires great care and attention.
    5. Accessories – Indulge in accents to supplement your outfit and unleash your personality. From jewelry, bags, belts, footwear, headwear (including wigs) and let’s not forget our white canes.

Beauty is so much more than a shiny exterior. Beauty, real beauty, is deep, passionate, and resides in the essence of you; your character. Being real is fabulous!

Image: Real Beauty Transcends Barriers | “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive one another.”  Sexy red midi dress, black heels, black handbag and the white cane. Image is the property of and


  1. Bingo!!! You hit the nail on the head Heidi! Feeling fabulous or beautiful shouldn’t be restricted to our “dolled up looks”

  2. Oh my goodness yes the distractions are getting considerably worse with all the technology and numerous devices. This is one of the reasons I value my disconnect time. It’s great being able to get with so many people all over the world but it can be draining to be connected 24/7. I think you might have said previously that we have to have balance. Have a nice holiday weekend Camie💗

  3. I read this just after coming back from our building site and cleaning up. I had been wearing a fetching outfit of old jeans and a warm jumper, as well as old elastic-sided boots and – it felt fabulous to be back in farm clothes! Fresh air, birdsong, getting out and doing some hard physical work (sowing a green manure crop on the future vegetable patch). I guess there’s more than one way to feel fabulous and in the end it’s about being ourselves. I enjoy getting dressed up, too, when the occasion arises 🙂

  4. I love this line- “…to filter out those things that do not enhance our lives”. That is a skill every person should learn! There are a lot of distractions in this world from the good and simple and real and it’s so easy to get caught up in those distractions, but they never satisfy because they aren’t genuine and authentic.

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