Without a doubt, my biggest flaw is caring way too much about what people think of me. I'm very insecure about how people perceive me, both in person and from my blog/social media. Most people probably think that I'm stuck up, materialistic, and self-absorbed from posting pictures of myself all of the time. The truth is, I'm a very down-to-earth gal and my happiness is rooted in experiences rather than tangible products.
In fact, the main reason I started blogging was to have a professional portfolio to show in a job interview. Coming from a small town in Virginia, I don't have internship experience or a ton of open doors in the fashion field. Don't let my internet persona fool you. My joy comes from love, puppy kisses, music, and laughter.
I'm not your stereotypical college chick. I've been in a relationship with my middle school crush since I was a junior in high school (and I'm now a senior in college) and we currently live together in a small college town. I don't go out very often. I don't have a lot of close friends, but I love the ones that I do have dearly. I spend the majority of my time curled up on my couch with my husky and my boyfriend.
With that, I'm also very modest. Every Halloween I've tried to dress a little more revealing like a stereotypical college student and end up looking like grandma came out to party. I don't think it's a bad thing to show off your body and I don't label those that do any differently than those that do not, but I feel like I'm wired very differently than people my age when it comes to what I feel comfortable in.
I've always had a fear of people thinking I was self-absorbed or stuck up for showing off the body that I've worked for. When I was asked to do this campaign, I was very weary of promoting lingerie, but I loved the message behind it. My guidelines were: "In this campaign, you will reveal at least one insecurity, fear or weakness. At the same time, you can freely style the selected pieces and emphasize the confidence you get from wearing La Senza." My weakness is caring too much about what people think, but today I am choosing to leave that behind.
There is nothing better than feeling whole-heartedly good about yourself. "Look good, feel good" isn't always a motto to live by... but it does work occasionally. For instance, I personally feel on top of the world when my bra and undies match, and I feel instantly more confident when I wear something flattering overtop. I've teamed up with La Senza to use their kick-ass lingerie to boost my confidence!
I've styled this piece of lingerie as a bodysuit. I've been inspired by celebrities taking on this trend recently, and I wanted to try it out myself. I layered this Strappy Deep V bodysuit in the color 'star struck' underneath of a pair of high-waisted mom jeans and a white button-front shirt. Though I've seen it styled with leather jackets and fur coats, I decided to style it a bit more casually. This isn't by any means something that I would wear to class, but I can tell you that I felt super confident wearing it.
For a girl who usually wears loose jeans and a crewneck shirt, it felt good to show off a bit. Today, I overcame my fear of showing off my body. Today, I am forgetting about what people think of me, and doing what makes me happy. Life is too short to worry how people view you. YOU know who you are, and that's all that matters. One of my new years resolutions was to care less about what other people think of me, and do more of what makes me happy.
What makes you feel confident? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!
Peace, Love, Just Jordan. xoxo