It's Friend Friday again – it's been so crazy round Dedicated HQ that I've barely had time to take part! But it's back – and Katie from Modly Chic had some questions regarding Personal Confidence this week! Check out my answers below and be sure to pop over to Katie's blog to check out the other participants answers!
1. When you wear an outfit that you love how does that change your mental state?
It makes me happy – quite plainly. I start to strut and wiggle and make the pavement my own personal runway – ha!. Yes apparently I'm that egotistical.
2. Do you find that the way you dress can help you be more confident in certain situations?
For sure – I know if I'm anxious about something that I need to wear something I'm comfortable in so that I won't be inclined to fidget (nothing too short or revealing because I'll keep pulling it down/up) and in other situations the exact opposite works better! I know if I look good, I feel good. Most of the time it's as simple as that.
3. Looking back, have you become more confident in rocking your
Sometimes I think I've become less confident, but truly it has more to do with growing up and knowing what suits me and when something is too much too far. It comes and goes honestly.
I used to dress a little more 'out there' and that's certainly tamed. But I like to think I'm still relatively 'out there' – I'm always happy to experiment with my wardrobe and not really worry too much what others think, and in that respect – I've always been that way.
4. How do comments, in person or on your blog, impact your feelings about a look, clothing choice, etc…
Fortunately I've had very few negative comments on the site and possibly none in person (except maybe constructive criticism from my Mum – and that sometimes makes me rethink what I'm wearing – but mostly I shrug it off) but I'm a sucker for a compliment (there's that ego again) and positive reactions to my outfits make me feel great, regardless where they come from (for example I'm not generally offended by catcalls – sometimes they're annoying, but if I will wear a tiny skirt….)
I was bullied in school, which gave me a thick skin. Inner pride is where it's at and that's what keeps you going when faced with negativity.
5. To more confident, every woman should….
You know I've had a crisis of confidence recently in terms of my weight, and I'm not really sure I'm qualified to answer this question, but I can tell you what I did…I put on a cute, albeit very short, dress and went out for the afternoon with friends, and it seemed to work for me! I felt good and therefore looked good!
Pictured Above – a look from my NYC trip that doesn't really have a story so I decided to tag it on here…. I felt a little witch like….'Witch Chic'
What I'm Wearing: Dress – George Wu, Socks – H&M, Sneakers – Topshop, Belt – Vintage.
By Kelsi Smith