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12 Apr

Own It

summer dress, bright clothing, rocking a yellow dress, personal style

Just as every other girl, growing up I spent a substantial amount of my teen years looking for my own voice in fashion and life. Although I experimented and tried many different styles and way too many fashion flops, there were always those things I was afraid to explore. On many sides I was a highly confident teen, but when it came to dressing myself I was all about hiding what I considered to be flaws, and in my teenage head there were nothing but flaws.

One of the things I was most self conscious about back then (besides the heroin chic I was sporting, that’s a whole different post) was my skin tone. Although I look just like my mom and she always was and still is the epitome of beauty in my eyes, I was often teased about my complexion and as I tried to take it in good humor, I couldn’t help but conclude what “counts” as beautiful, and according to my findings, I definitely wasn’t it. 

Back when Rihanna was in middle school and Beyonce has yet to have run the world, I had a hard time finding any other role models I could relate to or pull ideas from, the grass was always greener next door, and I spent too much time wishing I was a fair skin blonde. 

It was way down the line when I learned to count my blessings, and by that time I had already spent years hiding. I didn’t care much about being like everyone else, but I sure tried to use every tactic to keep people from commenting about my body. I would wear two pairs of pants to hide my super skinny legs, and would NEVER wear bright clothing. The second part was not much of a struggle since to this day I’m not the most adventurous of fashionistas, but I was kind of annoyed with even having to make those calculations.  

Needless to say none of those methods ever worked. I was a late bloomer and later realized that was actually okay and at times even better. As cheesy as it may sound, rocking a yellow dress is one of my blooming triumphs, my own little personal style win. What’s yours? 

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Wearing: 2nd Day dress, Mango heeled sandals, Jewelry by Classic Jewelry (Haifa). 

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Photography by Max Bluestone.


8 Comments
  • Orian Pinto

    פוסט שריגש אותי מאוד.. ומהרגע שהכרתי אותך את תמיד היית יפה ושיקית עם צבע עור מושלם שלשמו כל קיץ, כ-ל הבנות משטחות על החוף ימים ארוכים.. אז בעיניי הוא לגמריי ניצחון. והשמלה הצהובה.. כל כך מחמיאה!! מהמם לך אהובה! תהני מהניצחונות הקטנים… ❤

    April 13, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply
  • shir aizen

    You definitely own it girl!

    April 14, 2016 at 6:10 am Reply
  • Eleanor Hughes

    I’m in love with those heels! Just gorgeous
    thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

    April 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Emilia

    אני אוהבת צבע עור כמו שלך מאוד אני גם אוהבת את המראה החיוור אבל כן מבינה את האטימות של החברה שלנו במיוחד אז, היום זה דברים אחרים
    וכמובן שיפה לך צהוב עד מאוד, אני עדיין זוכרת את הפוסט עם המקסי הצהובה

    May 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm Reply

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