Hey y’all! I want to discuss a topic, which might be hard for some women (and men for that matter) to fully believe in. Loving yourself where you are for who you are! It is something that, quite honestly, I have to work harder on some days than others. I feel like especially now there are so many good books, articles and people that advocate for this important message. Love yourself, no matter the “flaws” that you see or feel! I am not speaking about being conceited or vein, more so genuinely loving yourself like you love the family/friends in your life. Try to see the beauty of your body and soul and what it does for you every single day. This is such a small personal example, but I used to absolutely hate how my skin looked. It is very fair and you can see ALL my veins in their very bold glory. My childhood best friend could (and still can) tan so easily and had the prettiest bronze skin! I used to try to tan and get color in the summer when that does not come natural to me. I burn before I can tan and I definitely don’t get dark easily. I am just now, in my 31 years of life, starting to appreciate the fact that I am different and don’t have the beautiful olive skin like my sweet husband and childhood gal pal. I am learning to love myself and who I am right in this moment. You might be trying to work out, quit soda, or become a healthier you in some way or another but remember to love yourself in the journey. If you currently love yourself completely for who you are right now you deserve a huge virtual hug! I am genuinely so happy for you.
I want Laura’s Boutique to truly be a space where you feel comfortable in your skin and are reminded that who you are is beautiful and definitely not ordinary. We all have “flaws” whether they exist in our minds or are scars from real life happening. In each dressing room I have “Be Your Beautiful Self” and as cheesy as that may sound, I want that to really ring true for YOU. Fashion is so much more than the clothes you put on your body. Yes, fabulous, trendy clothes are fun and exciting but you need to love yourself from the inside out. Otherwise, beautiful clothes really do nothing for you. I was listening to Jen Hatmaker’s podcast and she had a guest (honestly can’t remember who it was) but she was speaking on how it really is a societal issue. From a woman’s perspective most women do not love themselves near enough. I think now is the time to change that. Love yourself, you are worth it, sweet friend and know that I am right there with you working on it day by day. If you need encouragement or want to chat about this topic, you know where to find me! Let’s choose to live our best lives.
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”