“Just like it would be tragic if we thought we had to live our lives with our hair in a perfectly messy bun while wearing a wedding gown and a hurty pair of heels. It is hard to be creative in an office that can never look messy. That’s not its purpose. And its’ impossible to snuggle with your sick baby on the sofa in a wedding gown and hurty heels.” Myquillyn Smith
Have I mentioned how much I love Myquillyn Smith (AKA ‘The Nester) and her new book The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect to Be Beautiful? I have always been a fan of her blog and always find her inspiring. This book, is like a breath of fresh air. I have had so many conversations about it lately. I also accidentally purchased several copies of the book because I wanted to be sure I had a copy on hand. As it turns out, I now have 3.
Why am I mentioning this on What I Wore day? It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (#idhtbptbb)speaks to me friends. I don’t do designer. I am probably not going anywhere special on any given day. Most likely if you bump into me at Target there will be something imperfect about what I’m wearing. I am notorious for spilling my morning coffee on my white clothing and my four year old likes to hug me after she has eaten a super sticky mess of a treat. Oh, and I rarely iron.
Also, what I wear on my hair lately.
Still, I’m trying to pull together a few clothing items for my wardrobe that feel like me and are wearable in every day life. I could give up and just live in graphic t’s (which I do like from time to time) or sweat pants because I can’t afford to buy all the style must haves each season. It is probable I’ll never be photographed for a magazine or asked to endorse my own line of cardigans (sigh).
Girls. We don’t have to be perfect. But we can love our style whether it is from Target, Goodwill, or a really good sale at the Mall. We can get up, get dressed, and be imperfectly beautiful in every way. We can have fun with what we wear and mix it up and be inspired by many things.
We can do that! Here is what I wore this week!
Left: Sweater (Loft), Top (Stitchfix), Jeans (CAbi) – for a meeting at church
Center: Top (Stitchfix), Shorts (Loft), Shoes (Target) – for shakes and burgers and a fun kids musical!
Right: Sweater (Banana Republic Factory Store), Tank (Loft), Jeans (Lucky Brand), Shoes (Target) – for a GNO with a new author friend
Giveaway: So, because I LOVE this book and it has totally blessed me, I’m giving away one of my copies today! Just leave a comment and tell me what inspired you to be imperfectly beautiful. Also if you share on any social media channel leave an extra comment! Honor system of course. I’ll pick one winner on Sunday and notify by email! Please only US residents! Thanks loves!
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