Fact: I can be pretty sassy – just ask my husband. But I don’t give sass just to give it. Every time I put my sassy pants on it’s because someone ruffled my feathers. I let things go pretty easily so if I’m giving you sass, gurl watcha do?! I’m easygoing because I tend to put myself in other people’s shoes (a lot!) and if I find logic or precursors for their behavior, I’ll probably let it go. None of us are perfect and all have our days.
Recently I had two incidents where two different people were disrespectful. No reason or justification behind it. I was livid and the sass came out. A little part of me was upset that I let these people get to me but the other part – a much larger part – felt proud of myself for getting to a point in my life where I stand up for myself and can express my emotions right at the moment I’m feeling hurt.
It’s taken a long time for me to be able to do this so today I just wanted to say that if you also feel like it’s hard for you to stand up for yourself, don’t! Boundaries are yours to set and nobody should be given the power to belittle you and make you feel powerless. For me it helps to breathe in, then out, close my eyes and give myself a moment before responding to negativity. It’s helped me so much so I hope it can help you as well, and give you even the slightest push to speak up the next time you feel disrespected.
My motto? Don’t ruffle my feathers in life but in fashion, a little ruffle here or there never hurt nobody!.. Like my transition? 😉
I can’t end this post without speaking on this pretty wrap dress with long sleeves and floral print that came with me during a 24-hour trip to Charleston this past weekend. It’s one of the most flattering dresses I own! I was so bummed to see it sold out already so I linked similar options for you guys below.
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When choosing a dress or top that has ruffle detailing definitely be mindful of their placement. Ruffles undeniably add volume so if you’re small chested, ruffles around the neck area might work well for you (if you want that added oomph). If you’re looking for a little drama, a skirt with a ruffled hem would work great. I went ahead and found some great options for you below.
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I hope you enjoyed my double take on ruffles today and found some inspo in fashion as well as life! I would love to know about a time in your life someone ruffled your feathers and how you rose above the negativity? We can all use a little girl power from time to time!
Thanks for reading today’s post! Until the next one!