About three years ago, I wrote a blog post about reclaiming my inner confidence. At that time, I broke up with a boyfriend of eight years and just putting myself out there and meeting people was very new to me. And it was nerve-racking! I honestly didn’t know how to act on dates. I learned very quickly that if I’m not comfortable with myself, it showed pretty loud and clear. I didn’t rush into dating, but instead I worked on myself so I can rebuild that sense of inner confidence again. First, I adopted a cat. Nothing makes you feel more loved and gives more color to your life than a playful kitten. Sammie is actually laying right next to me as I’m writing this. He knows I’m talking about him. And second, I bought pretty little things. Pretty bras and undies. True story. Sounds a little strange, but that was the second thing I did. I wrote about it in that blog post, and now revisiting this topic… it feels refreshing. To this day, I still feel empowered when I buy a lace bra. I think it’s the connection of seeing something pretty and wearing something pretty that makes you just feel pretty inside. And slowly, this feeling plants a seed of confidence. Back then, it helped me regain my inner confidence, and now, it reinforces my inner strength.
To this day, I continue to collect pretty little things and can never get enough of little lace pieces. Above, this plum mesh bra is the perfect combination of classic shapes and clean lines. I love the smooth texture and mesh overlay design. And it’s so comfortable! Perfect under a button-up, deep v-neck, or t-shirt, this mesh piece sits seamlessly and fits like a second skin. And below, one of my favorites… This lavender lace racerback bra! It’s so beautiful! Super comfortable and it feels like it’s barely there, this lace piece is both charming and seductive. I love matching it with a floral lace bikini and showing it off with an oversized off-shoulder sweater.
Happy Monday everyone! And for this holiday, I truly think the best gift is the one you give yourself… the feeling of confidence, of hope, and of beauty. And it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I hope you had a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for reading! And special thanks to Thirdlove for partnering on this post!Thank you so much for reading!