Monday, June 16, 2014
Summery White Linen & Red Lipstick
I felt really pretty today. I haven't put on makeup in a couple of weeks, and seeing myself in the mirror with defined eyes and red lips made me think, "Whoa, I'm definitely cute!" I wish I could sustain that happy fizz throughout my regular ol' lip-balm-and-nothing-else days.
You know "Teenage Dream"? It's one of the few Katy Perry songs that I like, although Glee's version is way better. (I'm not tryna hate on Katy Perry--nah, I totally am.) The first line goes, "You think I'm pretty, without any makeup on." I want to be able to say that to myself.
Feeling pretty all the time, barefaced or no, is something I've been striving toward for more than a year. Learning a self-confident attitude takes a lot of time and effort. Sometimes I get discouraged, but then I remind myself how much healthier I have become during the process.
I bought this dress for like $5 from the tiny thrift shop in Point Reyes Station. White linen is such a ~classic~ summer material, and the cut is simple without being boring. Interesting minimalism is my new favorite aesthetic. I also love that the fabric is heavy without being stifling! Wearing it feels like stepping into the cool circle of shade underneath a big tree.