I haven’t done a fashion blog post in a little while and I would like to tell you why!! Fashion is something I have always had a passion for, but recently it has been something that has brought negative feelings into my life. I became so obsessed with what I was going to wear, constantly stressing about trying to achieve ‘the perfect body’ that dressing myself actually become some what of a struggle and a stress that having my photo taken was the last thing that I wanted to have done. For the past few months, all I have wanted to wear is sports clothes and put minimal effort into getting ready. Purely to avoid the absolute stress it causes me.
The world that we live in today is full of pressures to look good, to wear the most up to date clothes and to have that perfect body. We are surrounded by advertisements featuring people that have societies perception of ’the best bodies’ ’the prettiest faces’ etc. Every time we use our mobiles we are constantly being bombarded with pictures and adverts of what is the ‘ideal’. We have become so shallow as a society even the way we date is starting to focus purely on the way we look.
I know that these issues are at the forefront for a lot of young people and can affect your everyday life if you let it. I let it, and for a while I let it control the way I lived my life. It was at the forefront of my mind constantly. The way I looked, the clothes I was wearing, how slim I looked. I would think in my head ‘when I lose a few pounds I will get back into the blogging’ ‘when I look a little better I will start again’. These feelings even began to affect every day life. Getting dressed was such a stress that sometimes I would chose not to go out because I felt like I looked awful in everything I put on. Imagine, not going out to meet your friends because you are so concerned with the way you are dressed and the way you look.
You are probably wondering why I am telling you all of this. Well, I decided to share it with you because I am sure there are millions of people in the world that feel like this on a daily basis and let these feelings rule their lives. Why are we allowing them to!?! Why can’t we live our life in the here and now. Be happy with the way we are right now and live each moment to the full. Stop waiting to shed a few pounds, who knows what can happen between now and then. Embrace who you are and the amazing qualities that you have right now. Don’t get me wrong, at times I still struggle with this but I am tired of it controlling my life and I am taking positive steps to stop it. And remember, half of these images that you see of the ‘perfect’ everything, most of them are completely staged!!
Here are a few photos of what I wore today. I decided that today was the day I wanted to be the black sheep!