Since I’ve been busy posting lots of black (my last three posts have had a lot of black), I wanted to talk about something. I think I’m writing this more for myself, but I’m also writing this for those of you who have had a similar experience. You see, I’ve always worn a lot of black, and a (well meaning) relative once made a comment about how they would like to see me in more color… because nice girls wear color. Unfortunately, ever since the comment was made, I think about it every time I put on black. Has there ever been a comment made to you about your appearance or your looks? Like, you shouldn’t wear this color, you shouldn’t wear this shape shirt, you shouldn’t wear that style of pant, your a (blank) shape and therefore can only wear this and this….
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what you believe about the comment? Do you really think pink looks bad on you, or that you don’t have the “right” shape for skinny jeans? Well, my belief about black is that it’s a striking color, it’s extremely versatile, and it can take any outfit up a notch. And sometimes when I wear all black, I feel empowered. And you know what else I know? I’m a nice and kind person, gosh darn it! Even if I wear black everyday! SO, if you are in my boat and have a particular comment stuck in your head, let’s decide to remind ourselves what we really believe. If you’re unsure, ask a friend that really loves you. I’m going to remind myself that I like the color black, and I’m a “nice girl”. I am who I am, no matter what appears on the outside. I’m learning more about myself by asking myself what I believe. Let’s not let those comments define us anymore. Instead, let’s think about them and then move past them. So, all of this is to say, I will be wearing black a lot more freely! I hope you will join me?!?!