Investing in myself | It’s my birthday
Another year older!
September is one of my favourite months of the year. Not only is the month when I started my blog but it also happens to be my birthday month.
For years I’ve let this day just go by, smiling whenever people wished me a happy birthday even when deep inside I wasn’t too happy. But I wanted to make this birthday different. I was determined to spend it in the best way I possibly could; taking care of myself. I made sure to dress up, even with nowhere to go and did my nails (something I’d been postponing for weeks!). I also decided to do something that I enjoy but hardly make time for i.e. take photos and update the blog!
I’ve wracked my brain trying to think of what to gift myself this year and I couldn’t make up my mind. This year being what it is has made me rethink many things. I don’t really need to add anything to my wardrobe, my jewellery collection is sufficient although I can’t help but admire beautiful accessories online, but do I really need them? No. So I thought of something different: to do those things that I’ve wanted to do for years but never really got round to doing and also to invest in myself. We spend so much time giving and giving and giving that we often forget to give back to ourselves. So this year, I’m allowing myself to be selfish, to invest as much energy and resources in myself as I do to other people.
All in all, I’m excited to be a year older and wiser and can’t wait for what the next 12 months has in store for me.
On to today’s outfit. This is an OLD dress. I’ve had it for about three years and worn it about four times before mostly styled with a light cropped coat. Like many of my dresses, it comes out when the weather is as nice as it has been the last couple of days.
For an easy day spent at home, I kept it simple in terms of styling. I wore some statement earrings and added the heels for the photos (which were taken by baby girl☺, by the way). I’d like to find a different way to style this dress, let’s see what I can come up with. I’m determined to take full advantage of the sunshine to get as much wear out of my dresses as I can.
Dress: Old (Thrifted)
Shoes: Hand-me-ups from my sister
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