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Delight In Your Feminity

Description is on body of post.Pictures are great but they don’t always tell the whole story. For many of us on social media our pictures tell the story we want to convey which can be in stark contrast to our reality.

As an advocate working to change perceptions on blindness and sight loss, my pictures attempt to show confidence from a blind perspective. What they don’t show is my insecurity but that’s okay because I know who I am and I don’t want to come across as someone I am not.

I’m not perfect, far from it. I laugh at my foibles, quirks, and even the changes in my body I cannot control. I love the uplifting feeling that takes place when I throw on some hair, do nakeup, and get dressed to face the world but make no mistake I am the same person before and after. I love being feminine and encourage others who want to feel the same way to do so despite what life throws your way.

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. ~Steph

Image: Tri collage of me posing in front of my counter wearing black leggings, three-quarter dolman sleeve top looks sort of gray, orange pointed toe slingback flats, black obi belt, black leather short necklace with a silver pendant, and silver drop earrings.

Have a great Monday!!

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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #4

How To Dress Up A Tee

photogrid_1480643732111I’ve always loved dressing up. Skirts and dresses were my norm about 15 years ago. When I began working for one of the big 5—now recognized as big 4—accounting firms, I adapted to the business casual dress code environment by opting for more slacks.

Even though I’ve worn more slacks in recent years I still prefer skirts. Dressing up the skirt in the collage was “so easy a caveman could do it,” no offense to cavemen I just always had a desire to say this.

Planning to wear mostly black and cream-colored clothing this winter meant I only needed one or two new pieces to add to my wardrobe. Sticking with my something comes in/something goes out philosophy as a result of buying this Philosophy skirt at Nordstrom Rack, I gladly gave up two dresses.

What I wore: A black v-neck tee, obi belt, opaque tights, and ankle boots were paired with a beige pencil skirt. Simple earrings and a sparkly brooch finished off the look.

Have a lovely Sunday!