Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Bigger Picture:
Everyday Courage
and Swooning Over style/SWOON


I read a lot of blogs, and while I don't usually check the comments, sometimes it's worth it.

"It always occurs to me that some people can pull things off by being brave and cool about it. I mean, if I saw {insert random weird object here}, I would probably think it’s way too weird and people would freak out seeing it hanging in the middle of my living room. But then somebody else does that and it seems to everyone like it’s the most natural thing in the world…"

I was getting dressed to go out for lunch today, and wondering if my chosen duo of prints, coupled with a peacock-feather trimmed bowler, would be too weird. And yet, as I was standing in front of the mirror, I couldn't help but smile and mouth to myself, "Yup. I like this."

I think of my sister who, after my asking her if my outfit was too much, once said, "Do you want to be afraid or do you want to be remembered?" And while I try to dress, first, for myself and I don't much care if other people remember me, it still feels nice to get a compliment (of which I got many that day) and I personally remember all the days I chose to be brave and bold and courageous—both in my dress and in my actions.

Have courage, my dears, in all that you do. Be the best and the boldest. You'll never regret it.
And while you're at it, check out two of a kind over at my new obsession: style/SWOON.
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