Thursday, August 4, 2016

Feeling Confident and Comfortable Everyday



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Today I wanted to share something pretty personal to me. You all know how important confidence is and why I try to promote it weekly with my linkup. I wanted to share why I've taken that platform on.


Looking back on my childhood, I never remember particularly 'loving' my body. When I looked in the mirror, I saw flaws. What I know now is that I had a distorted body image. In college, I ended up developing in eating disorder. At the time I was smaller than I am now and I still ended up losing just over 15 pounds over the summer through a combination of not eating and over-exercising. I was obsessively counting calories and weighing myself. It took years for me to get to a place where I was comfortable with myself. Ironically, being pregnant, gaining all that weight, and giving birth helped me to finally see what therapy never could. The human body is an amazing thing that should be celebrated! No matter the shape or size, we are incredible!

By focusing on what I like about myself and the positive things I can do (e.g. distance running), I have become so much more confident about my body and myself. I wanted to share that confidence and so that is why I decided to start my Confident Twosday linkup. No woman should feel negative about their body or themselves.

Nevertheless, it can be a battle some days. So each day when I get ready there are several things I like to incorporate in my get-ready routine to help ensure I feel confident throughout the day. I tend do do the same routine whether it's for a day at home, I am off to work, or a more important occasion. We should feel confident no matter the day, right?!
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1. Comfortable and Cute Undergarments 

The first step is the most important, in my opinion. You cannot be confident if you feel uncomfortable. For me, this means under garments that are soft, stretchy, and feel great all day long. I start with a Hanes ComfortFlex Fit® Bra and Hanes Cool Comfort® panties. In particular, the Ultimate Comfy Support ComfortFlex Fit® Wire-Free Bra is made of smart sizing fabric to help take the complication out of finding the perfect bra. Sold for $34.00 each, this bra has ComfortBlend® lining on cups and wings for a soft, cottony feel and a seamless design for a smooth, line-free silhouette. This versatile style bra is a great foundation for any look I want to wear! 

Hanes Cool Comfort® Cotton Hipster Panties, made with wicking fabric, keeps you cool for all day comfort. Staying cool and comfortable definitely helps keep you confident especially during summer months! The preshrunk, ultra-soft cotton feels great against skin and has the best fit from day one. And there is no tugging with the covered elastic leg bands that won't ride up and a plush waistband for comfort and durability. You can find them in a pack of 6 for $13.00. Make sure to visit Hanes.com and check for special offers/discounts first.


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With good under garments you don't need to worry about tugging, pulling, ill-fitting, itching garments so you can focus on the task at hand all day long and be confident in yourself! When you are comfortable, you are confident!

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2. A Special Beauty Item

Have something in your makeup routine that makes you feel good. I hesitate to name a specific step because every woman's makeup routine is so different, but I love applying lipgloss or lipstick at the end of my beauty routine. It makes me feel more polished and that I am putting my best face forward. For others, it could be a high-end moisturizer that makes you feel that you are worth spending money on or your favorite perfume. Rock whatever makes you feel confident about yourself! 

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3. Clothing & Accessories

It's important to find what you love to wear and what makes you confident and happy. Personally, I love interesting details on my clothing like embroidery, embellishments, contrasting colors or fabrics, and a little height on my shoes. A polished look, whether that is for a casual day or work meeting helps to boost my confidence. You need to determine what type of clothing you feel most comfortable in and I'm not talking about yoga pants! Do you like to rock the minimalist chic look? What about business attire? When your clothing feels like an extension of who you are and your personality shines through, you know you feel more confident stepping forward in the world. 

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

20 comments:

  1. These are great tips for boosting your confidence! My favorite fragrance and lip color always makes me feel good before heading out. Your floral flats are so cute and really pull together this look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. Confidence is so key to pulling off any look yet seems to be so fleeting. For me positive self talk when I look in the mirror is a necessity. It's so easy to see our flaws rather than how amazing we are! The tips you provided are great!

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    1. I love the idea of a positive self talk each time you look in the mirror! That is such a fabulous idea and one I think we should all add to our morning routines! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such a lovely post, love the boost! And love to add a lipstick too, it really makes a difference! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing your journey and how to boost confidence. We all need a little help sometimes. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  5. I agree with everything you said- especially about the confidence and how we should just love our bodies! Fantastic post!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your story. This post really sums up why fashion blogging is not shallow, it's sharing confidence and joy.

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  7. Wonderful tips!! Great post!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  8. I too believe that a great way to cement confidence begins with the under garments. They can make you feel like a million bucks.

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  9. Focusing on the positive is so important! PS you look so pretty in cobalt blue!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. You are so right Laura! I think feeling confident is one of the most important things---and there are so many factors that are involved in it.
    Don't you look back at those times when you were younger and think what a waste of energy not liking my body? We'll never get that wasted time & energy back, which is why I try to embrace the good with the bad now!
    As much as our older generation dislikes talking about some things (like under garments)--I do think they make a world of difference. And how funny, because I have a bra post coming out on Monday! My knitting group was just discussing some of the issues and so I thought I'd write about them!
    Thanks for the great thoughts!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. I really need a pair of floral flats and nicer undergarments SO make you feel better... I had some really ratty ones earlier this year and I just THREW them all out and started over... and, I felt SO much better afterwards!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. I know I already commented, but I keep forgetting to tell you that your blog image doesn't show up on bloglovin lately. I'm not sure if you did that on purpose or not. I remember awhile ago having to go change something (can't remember if it was on my site or bloglovin's site ---I'm sure I googled it)! So I thought I'd let you know in case you didn't realize!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this with us! I have struggled with my body image for as long as I can remember and it's still a daily struggle. These are some great little tips to help along the way!

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  15. This was such a great post Laura, I loved reading the back-story behind why you started your "Confident Twosday" linkup, which you know I love. I struggled a lot with body image from the time I hit puberty (later than so many of my friends) through college--it seemed like I gained weight consistently during that whole time. I had a similar experience with my first pregnancy, it helped me as well, although this time around it's more challenging to stay positive. Anyway, thanks for sharing, and these are excellent tips!

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  16. I so understand you college issues, I suffered the same in high school and university and even into my 30's before I learnt to love myself

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  17. Great tips for making you feel confident!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  18. I love that you embraced your body once you were pregnant--what a wonderful thing!! Thank you for being so open and sharing with us your story.

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