Monday, February 7, 2011

Daily MelWear: Outfit 7/30 and Fabulous in February!

One week down, three more to go! And I really only have a few more outfits in mind. This could get interesting.

I ended up not having time to fiddle with the camera at all this weekend, but I did take some shots with and without the flash. I think yesterday's post makes me think that the iPhone photos are better (those are the ones in the collages) because they're just so much more vibrant and detailed, probably because the camera shots are using the timer. Maybe I just need a better camera. All in good time...

I don't have a whole lot to say so let's get started with Fabulous in February: A Month of Positivity! Hope and I were emailing a couple of weeks ago about how easy it is for us to be critical of ourselves yet it's so difficult to give ourselves any compliments. We decided that since February is the month of loooooove, we should make an effort to love ourselves a little bit better than we do now.

Our challenge to all of you (including those of you who don't have a blog!) is to come up with three positive statements about YOURSELF (not about things that you have - it's awesome to be grateful that you have a house and great friends, but this is to be positive about WHO and WHAT you are) and post them either in your blog post or in the comments on either of our posts. We're going to do this every Monday in February!

So here are my three positive things for the first edition:
1. I really do like the fact that I can sing. I get paid to sing sometimes. My daughter asks me to sing to her and I've been asked to sing at weddings.
2. My hair is pretty. It's always been one of my best features, whether I'm happy with how it's styled or not, it's still healthy and shiny and pretty.
3. I'm short. And I like being short. I'm comfortable with my height and I don't find it necessary to dress in a way that makes me look taller. Taller for me isn't necessarily more attractive. I don't think being short is unattractive and it doesn't need to be camoflouged. Height (or lack thereof) doesn't have anything to do with being attractive in my opinion.

That's it, three things for this Monday! I'll have to do some thinking for three more things next week.

And HEY! I'm posting a giveaway later today! I'm very excited, you're going to LOVE this new sponsor!

Don't forget to link up your Fabulous in February posts!!! Here's hoping my link tool goes through correctly... :)

Today's outfit:
Black Pants: Charlotte Russe
Purple Blouse: Stein Mart
Gray Belt: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Can't remember. That seems to happen to me a lot.
Ring: Forever 21
Black Pumps: Target

56 comments:

  1. I love the color of your top, very pretty.

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  2. I had to come back and leave another comment, I love the Fab in Feb idea. I'm a shorty too and I love it!

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  3. What a great idea! I don't know that I could come up with three positives everyday.

    Love the color on that top! And you're right - I'm envious of your hair ;)

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  4. I love that you chose this top after you weren't thrilled with how it worked the last time you wore it! By the end, you'll have mastered it!!

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  5. Gorgeous top...really pretty color...very business chic:)
    What a great feature....its about time we are nicer to ourselves:)

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  6. That purple looks fantastic on you! I love the bell sleeves :)

    Positivity is a good thing. I liked hearing yours!

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  7. I love that color on you and YAY for positivity!!!

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  8. Love the shiny purple material of your top, you look gorgeous as always! I really like your idea of picking 3 things you love about yourself. I'll make sure to participate in this fabulous idea when I manage to post today's outfit... hehe

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. I love that you embrace your shortness...lots of love for the short girls. That color of your top look georgous on you!

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  10. You look incredible! I'm trying to embrace my height, still. I agree that it doesn't decipher my attractiveness, but I'm sick of clothing being so dang hard to find!!! Thanks for letting us share the love!

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  11. Very cute. Love the hue of the purple!
    x

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  12. Yea to optimism! Love the top too! That color is great on you :)

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  13. I love your idea. And I really agree that we are too hard on ourselves! I love Fab in Feb! Great idea. Oh and the color of your top is gorgeous!

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  14. Melissa you dog, you never told me you could sing...and for money! Work it girl:)

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  15. Beautiful color top! I like being shorter too. Only thing I hate about it is hemming my pants - but now I can do it myself. Love the Fab in Feb idea~

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  16. First, I accidentally entered my link wrong as "Sara" and then re-entered it correctly... SORRY!

    I absolutely love the Fab in Feb Challenge and I'm so excited to participate! You're completely right that we don't always find the time to love ourselves enough. Fantastic!

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  17. Three positive things was harder than I thought it would be. I love reading the other blogs as well!

    This top is so cute! I'm not a usual fan of purple, but I'm digging this color!

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  18. Three positive things was harder than I thought it would be. I love reading the other blogs as well!

    This top is so cute! I'm not a usual fan of purple, but I'm digging this color!

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  19. Beautiful top!! You do have beautiful hair I have always thought that!

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  20. I'm a working mom too :)
    Double mom actually. You are so great, dear!

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  21. Ok this purple looks soooo great on you ! Love the outfit.

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  22. Fab---both inside and out. Great idea to focus on the positive. I just posted mine. It was hard going the positive route when I'm so used to being negative, negative, negative! :)

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  23. i just love that purple on you! and great fab in feb idea =)

    http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

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  24. New Reader-- i'm a "friend" of Hope's and decided to link up.

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  25. You look beautiful in that color blue!

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  26. Yea for positives! I'm so excited to see the turn out and to read yours and learn more about you :) I agree, I LOVE your hair!

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  27. You should also add that you look beautiful in purple! :)

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  28. That blouse is a gorgeous color! I like that I'm short also :)

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  29. Heck yeah to a fellow proud shorty! I love the Fabulous in February concept. :)

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  30. I love that blue color on you.

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  31. Cute outfit. I love that you came up with Fabulous in February.

    Amy

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  32. I love Fabulous is February!! I have been thinking about it all day!

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  33. That top is such a rich gorgeous color! And your accessories are always spot on :) You're doing so well in the challenge!

    I love the fabulous in February idea! You should be proud that you can sing - I wiiish I could! And how awesome that you embrace being shorter, and you hair is just beautiful :)

    I don't know if I'll get around to posting an outfit today so I'll leave my 3 here in your comments.

    1. Like you, I embrace my short stature. It's always been easy to find guys taller than me, something about being shorter makes me feel feminine and petite, and skirts are almost never too short on me!
    2.I like that I have a lot of compassion for others, and for animals. I've seen people who struggle with caring for strangers and I am so grateful that I can give love freely.
    3. I like my hair. I haven't always liked it but I have grown to. I've never had to dye it which has been really nice!

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  34. I love how you've styled that top. I love the Fabulous in February idea as well. I wish I was a good singer! I am short though, and I agree it's pretty awesome.

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  35. Very brilliant idea. What a strong world it would be if everyone would focus on their own strengths and those of others!

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  36. I agree with you that height doesn't play into attractiveness! :) I think you look beautiful today. Thanks for putting together a great series.

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  37. Your blouse is such a great color. It's funny how different lighting or a difffernt camera can make colors look more or less vivid. I have that trouble all of the time!!!

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  38. Love the blue! Thanks for the Fab in Feb! My post it up! Cheers!

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  39. Love your purple top and your month of positivity challenge, such a great idea!

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  40. Glad to see so many wonderful ladies participating!!

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  41. This is wonderful. And you do have fabulously gorgeous hair! Sooo wish I could sing. But it tends to make people angry.

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  42. Wonderful idea! Love the Fab in February. A sense of humor goes a long way!

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  43. So, you are the brilliant mind behind this? That's fantastic babe, I love this idea! Hmn... 3 things about me, I don't know what to say!

    =)

    xox,

    ML
    20 York Street

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  44. You look amazing! Love the purple...I feel like I'm a broken record on that front :)

    I missed the positivity train this week! My weekend was crazy, and I completely forgot about it, and now I feel a little icky, and not at all positive, but I will be there next Monday!

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  45. The purple is just gorgeous! Thanks for making Fab in Feb happen. I'm happy to participate and love your answers.

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  46. Did you try standing closer to the wall and then focusing on the wall before you set the timer and run over?

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  47. I love the idea of Fabulous in February - well done.

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  50. I think it's nice that you are doing the fabulous Feb. and will have to join the fun. Of course I could list for hours my negative points but not my positives. should be interesting.

    http://www.designrefinebemine.blogspot.com

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  51. Ok, I got my 3 things I love about myself up and running! I really love this idea Melissa, thanks for coming up with it :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  52. First, I love, love, LOVE that top, and your outfit is so professional and cute! And thanks so much for putting together this month of positives. And I loved reading your positives too! Such wonderful positives! :)

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  53. Loving ourselves is the key to being fabulous. Hmm. I'm also of short statue and I love it, kind of cute, eh. btw, love your top and the necklace is so flattering too. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@medical uniforms

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