SELF LOVE

10:59:00 PM


I read this quote a while back at Dylana Suarez's blog: "Be your best lover. Someone might see you loving yourself and be jealous."

We've all experienced our own challenges in our own journey called life, but there was a certain period of time in my entering adulthood where I really felt, like almost literally, like all of the hardships I went through around that time were shaping me into something new. With the aim and hope to be transfigured, I mustered every courage to patiently practice the art of inhaling and exhaling my problems away. And it worked. I really felt that with every set of inhale and exhale, my heart grew a little bigger and my soul a little stronger. 

I found that learning to continuously train myself to be open to adversities and to keep my eyes on the prize at the end of the tunnel is a form of loving myself in all possible ways. Even through hardships we don't anchor ourselves down with negativity and hopelessness, but we seize the moment and learn as much as we can as we face whatever the problem throws at us. If we maintain this attitude, problems can only make us grow stronger. And if problems cannot take you down, what else can?

Now I live my life everyday loving myself to the best possible extent. This does not mean I become selfish and consider myself above others, it's simply eliminating self-pity completely and well... being my best lover. It is incredibly fulfilling. You should give it a try.

By the way, I've been drawn to all shades of grey lately and I think the fascination is here to stay!



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39 thoughts

  1. Loving this outfit on you. The culottes are great. It is important to love yourself. I find when I am more confident about my body and self-image, it shows.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  2. I think the relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you'll have. I'm glad to see you also believe in self-love!
    Also loving: This outfit! Culottes are so cute!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  3. I love the quote and you look fantastic babe! those trousers look fabulous on you!

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  4. Cool look and I love the setting as well. The quote is totally spot on!

    Hugs
    Andy
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  5. changes are often scary, but when we accept ourselves everything is so much easier.

    SUch a great look btw! love your pants and sandals.


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  6. That's a great quote and you have a great outlook on things. I never thought of being opened to adversities but you're right everything you go through shapes you into who you're meant to be. You just have to remain focused.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com/blog

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    1. Yes, eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel! :) have a happy week!

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  7. First off, you look absolutely gorgeous! I love this entire outfit. Those culottes are so chic and I adore the way they look with that grey top, great styling! Now, I couldn't agree more with what you've shared and suggested here. It's certainly not easy to have a positive outlook on a tough and trying situation while you're going through it, but that's what makes it that much more important and fulfilling at the end of the day. It isn't easy. Doing so builds character and strength, like you've said, and with that strength we can be an inspiration to others who may go through what we've gone though already or our wisdom in general can help encourage someone. Great post, beautiful, thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having the best day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. glad to know you share the idea of going through an ordeal with a positive mind! I had a marvellous day indeed thank you, wish you a happy week ahead too Jalisa!

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  8. You style culottes so perfectly, I love it! You couldn't be more right about loving yourself, too. It is definitely fulfilling, and I think it shows outwardly, as well.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

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  9. Love this effortlessly chic look on you. You're so gorgeous. Love the quote you shared. I believe it's so important to love ourselves and take care of ourselves.
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  10. What an awesome and positive post! I could not agree more that you should be your own lover first and foremost. You have to love yourself and be good with yourself before you can let anyone else in. So glad you were able to see that the adversities you faced where there for a reason and are able to love yourself to the best of your ability each day! Also, this outfit is absolutely amazing! You are so beautiful!


    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. thanks for the kind words, Rae! have a happy week! x

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  11. Amazing look :) Great photos!
    Have a good day!

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  12. That's a great quote, you look beautiful. Gemma x
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  13. I think it's really important to have confidence in yourself. When I have problems to solve or hard decisions to make, I always like to think that if I fail, I will learn something new.

    By the way, your outfit is really pretty!

    Laura
    https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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  14. I'm definitely jealous of you! :P I love that quote and it's really great to see you taking care of yourself and loving every bit about you! That's a great philosophy to live by and I really need to give myself some extra lovin' too.

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. yesss, everyone needs to up their self love every now and then! <3 have a happy week Stephanie!

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  15. You look incredible lovely!!! This outfit is so nice and relaxed yet so stylish! Those sandals are gorg! Xx

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  16. Love this outfit, you look great!! I love the attitude you have, I wish I could be more positive like this and not dwell on problems :) xx

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    1. Thanks Sadie! Everyone go through their own journey and problems. I guess zero negativity or skepticism isn't good as well. But I hope you'll keep a positive mind because I'm sure it's good for the soul! xx have a great week Sadie!

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  17. Love those trousers! Such a lovely look, gorgeous xx

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  18. Such a gorgeous look. Those pants are amazinga nd could not be more perfect with that top.

    Annessa
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  19. You totally rock this look, girl! I agree to always love yourself first!

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  20. I really understand what you mean with your quote. For me it is also sometimes hard to love myself, my life and everything around my own person. But it's definitely true that we should stop criticizing ourselves and that we should focus on the good and positive in life.
    Love your outfit, it's very nice and you look beautiful!
    Jasmin

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    1. thanks Jasmin, hope you have a happy week ahead!

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  21. What a great quote and a great attitude to have, it's so important to love yourself as you're the only person who can guarantee will be around for the rest of your life. Great post! Very inspiring x

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  22. Love that quote, that's so true!! And your outfit is really chic, love the trousers!!

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  23. Those culottes are just fantastic on you! Loving everything about this look - it's insanely chic!

    xx

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  24. Dear, you look amazing. The pants are really nice and they seem quite fresh ;)
    Petons

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  26. Oh my!!! You look so gorgeous. Lovely color of dress!
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thanks for the thoughts!

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