METAMORPHOSIS

The transformation from an immature form to an adult form is known as metamorphosis. Just as a butterfly begins it’s life as a caterpillar, I have evolved from an awkward-hair-straightener-loving teen to a more mature and naturally “beautiful” woman. I put beautiful in quotes because I would never use that word to describe myself. Not because I don’t think I’m beautiful, but because it just seems odd to label myself as such. Just as most young women do, I struggle with my appearance. Some days, I look in the mirror and love what I see and other days I can’t stand to look at myself. My boyfriend always tells me that my face never changes and while I know that to be true, there are just some days where my face seems more Shrek-like than human. Hehe! (It’s not really that bad, but I think you get the point.)

Throughout high school, I straightened my hair — a very time-consuming task I might add. That’s what everyone did, so I did it too. I always thought I liked my hair straight, but as I’ve gotten older I have fallen more in love with my curls. I also know how to better style them now which probably helps! No more crunchy gel-filled hair for me!!

Although I have reached my adult form, I am still transforming, becoming a better version of myself each and every day.

Everyone goes through changes, and if you’re lucky, you learn to appreciate and accept yourself for who you are. You learn to accept your inner and outer beauty and you choose to be happy! There are still parts of myself that I wish I could change (i.e. my height) but I try to remind myself to choose happiness.

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”

— Ralph Marston

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Such a long and deep story built solely from the butterfly print on my shirt. It just felt right. But as for my outfit — I just got the shirt on Friday from the Zara store in Tyson’s Corner. I had never actually been in a Zara store before so I was really excited!! And almost everything was on sale! I ended up getting this top and a mustard-colored skirt with a floral print (of course!). I decided to pair the printed top with my black textured pants because I like experimenting and mixing different colors, prints and textures. I didn’t even add accessories to this look because I felt like there was enough going on with the butterfly print and rosette-ish textured black pant! I know the gap between where my pants stop and my shoes begin may seem a little odd, but I am all for it. Let me know what you think!

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Shirt — Zara

Pants — Donna Ricco via Cheap Frills at Building Character in Lancaster, PA

Belt — Vintage

Boots — Qupid via PacSun  (similar here and here)

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