"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

--Winston Churchill

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Silencing the Voices

Today I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs Tea & Biscuits. Hannie has continuously proven she is well beyond her years in smarts, style, maturity, and wisdom. I loved her post today titled "Flawed Perfection" where she says that there are days she feels fat, or not comfortable with her outfit, or that she' looks silly next to all the perfect fashion bloggers (you're adorable Hannie!), but in the end we're not meant to be perfect, so we should embrace everything that makes who we are! I know we've all heard it time and time again, but today I Align Centerdecided to follow in Hannie's footsteps and verbally embrace the flaws that I focus on more than I should in a bad way and try to turn it into good.

{Blouse: Urban Outfitters; Top: CC Couture--via Macy's; Shorts: Zenana Outfitters; Necklace: Target; Shoes: Cole Haan--via TJ Maxx}

The first thing I always pick on are my short stumpy legs. I long for mile long, lean legs that don't immediately bulk up when I work them out. It's been harder feeling confident without my heels (which I've tried to stray away from after some knee issues). I also hate my swollen knees that make my legs feel even less lean and more dumpy. But you know what? Even if I haven't accepted my short, not stick thin legs yet, I'm gonna try to embrace them here and hopefully it'll eventually transfer into real life.

That's right, I'm short
My hair is as thin as an old lady's (don't let the extensions fool you)
My knees are swollen and chubby
My smile consists of more gum than teeth
My left earlobe is so slit that I can't wear heavy earrings for fear of splitting it all the way
My ahem..."lady friends" are one notch above nonexistant
And my cheeks are not exactly defined like all the models we try to emulate

But guess what? Those are some of the things that make me uniquely me and not everyone else. I can laugh about a lot of these things (not all of them yet but I'm getting there) but sometimes it takes something more like this post to really get it out there. As Hannie summed it up, I'm 100% perfectly me :)

What "flaws" make you unique and want to embrace?


  1. YEY! I love this post! And I loved Hannie's when I saw it. I have actually learned to love my legs. Don't know how or when, but I can honestly say I love them now. I wouldn't be me without them. And I love my pasty white skin. And tiny lady friends. It's much easier accepting them, isn't it?

  2. This is an awesome post! I always love reading your random thoughts!

    I actually have gotten around to liking being short, it took me forever to be ok with it, and my broad shoulders, and my huge canine teeth! Random but all me!

    Oh P.S. I'm holding a giveaway on my blog. Hope you join in :)