Friday, June 11, 2010

Friend Friday: Personal Confidence

Katy from ModlyChic has this to say about this week's Friend Friday
This week we've got a great topic to discuss. It was the idea of CarolAnn ( Basically she was wondering what the relationship is between personal style and confidence - a topic I feel all of us probably have a lot to talk about. I tried to come up with 5 questions that would embody this conversation.

Personal confidence is something that I have always struggled with. I'm not sure where or how it started (my parents have always been extremely supportive, encouraging and complimentary, so that's not it!), but I've always been very self-conscious and felt like everyone else was better than me, prettier than me.

I'll answer these questions as best as I can; just know that this isn't my most favorite subject!

1. When you wear an outfit that you love how does that change your mental state?
I feel empowered, like I can walk into a room and be comfortable being seen there. I'm not afraid for people to look at me.

2. Do you find that the way you dress can help you be more confident in certain situations?
I find that dressing in the way that makes you happy and feel as though you look your best can make you feel more confident in EVERY situation.

3. Looking back, have you become more confident in rocking your personal style?
Well...I don't really feel like I "rock" any style. I'm doing my best to wear things that are current, flattering and situationally appropriate. I've gotten more confident in making my own choices and creating my own combinations. But do I feel like I rock?  Hm...not really.

4. How do comments, in person or on your blog, impact your feelings about a look, clothing choice, etc...
I base a LOT (too much, I think) on other people's opinions. If a lot of people tell me something doesn't look good, I automatically decide never to wear it again. Likewise if enough people tell me that an outfit (or item) is flattering, I'll try to find or create more like it.

5. To more confident, every woman should...
Own a great pair of stilettos.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, thanks for the shout-out!! I really appreciate it.

    It's a bit sad to me to hear you say that you're still struggling with confidence. This is why I do what I do for a living. Every woman (and everyone) deserves to feel confident, beautiful, and on top of the world. Confidence comes from many sources, the most important of which is inside you.

    I believe that when we change our thoughts to become positive forces in our lives, it's hard NOT to build our confidence daily.

    Check out my blog at There are fashion posts, confidence posts, posts about body image, relationships... Just about everything that's really interesting to me!! :-p

    I look forward to getting to know you better!



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