Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Embrace The Face.


Sweater: Thrifted
Tank top: Bodybuilding.com
Leggings: American Eagle
Boots: Uggs, c/o my sweet Dad last Xmas

"Beauty Comes From Within."
This is a beautiful statement.
It's one that most women, and men, don't seem to understand.

Today was my first venture to a thrift store.
I ended up snagging 5 sweaters, a button-up shirt, and a skirt for $30.
Bonus.

But why did I do it?
Because for some reason I keep telling myself that I need to be fashionable.
Like Sydney from The Daybook. Or Ashley from The Shine Project..
Or one of my favorites, Sarah, from Frills 4 Thrills.

But I'm just not fashionable.
Seriously. I'm not.

And it's not like buying a whole bunch of new clothing is going to make me beautiful anyway,
right?

What makes me beautiful is ME.
Yes, me... no makeup, fresh out of the shower, all cozy and snuggly -- ME.
My funny Chiclet-shaped teeth.
My right eye that seems to be slightly lazy and always more closed than the left.
My so-curly-they-touch-my-eyelids lashes.
My hair that is growing brunette roots by the minute.
My sparse eyebrows (which I shadow in every day) as a result from my trichotillomania.
My little lips that curl up at the corners, giving me a smile that never goes away.
But most importantly, my spunk, vivacity and zest for life.

Here I am, world.
B-e-a-utiful Aunie. 

17 comments:

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

Aw! I love this post! You are so adorable- I wish I looked like this when I was fresh out of the shower! I should find something to replace my oversized mini mouse bed shirt...

Valerie Braun said...

Oh my goodness, you are adorable! I hear ya girl! Learning to love what we are is a beautiful, glorious, i-could-care-less-what-people-think adventure!!!
Love your blog, so fun!

MacKensie said...

This is wonderful. You are definitely beautiful. :)

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

I love this post! And I'm so happy when young girls embrace who they are. No need to change!

smalltown20something said...

So I just found your blog.

I think you're fashionable! I love that pink sweater, and the whole outfit!

Vic said...

yep! my clothes def. don't define my beauty! my wardrobe sucks....lol! thrift stores would be my daily adventure here if we had good ones! you're gorgeous...right out of the shower, no make-up and snug in pj's or sweats all day! thanks for joining embrace the face....beauty---everyday! xo

Cat said...

All I have to say is:
YAY for Beautiful Aunie

Princess Cupcake said...

You are SO beautiful, Annelise. :) <3

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog, and I LOVE IT!! But I especially love this post, you are so right, beauty comes from within and we often forget that. Thanks for the little reminder :)

Elisha(: said...

you ARE beautiful. :) in every waayy!!

x.

Elisha(: said...

and I'll take clothes from your wardrobe ANY DAY!!

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