[en] hello my dears! today i want to show you a new outfit with which i'm also participating in this years SOCCX summer fashion challenge. i wanted to create a classic all american girl style featuring a white tee and obligatory blue jeans - not only because loads of my relatives do live in the US (NYC, texas, california). white and blue go so well together. the bright blue denim shorts offer a beautiful and sparkling contrast to the white tee and i guess that this outfit has the chance to become one of my favourite summer styles this year. i have added some spice to this outfit with golden jewellery, lita boots and my beloved LV bag. le boy has shot the photos of me yesterday.
i have bought the shorts on saturday with a good friend of mine. this was a very special occasion, because firstly it was the first time after a long period of not-going-shopping, especially not on a saturday. and secondly because it was years ago that i wore my last pair of denim shorts.
i was 15 when i wore my last pair. and i haven't felt comfortable in them, too. there were many years in which my self-confidence was something not really existing. and for a long period of time i have felt fat and didn't realize that i was beautiful. it was a long way until the moment i finally realized that i am perfectly imperfect and that i first have to accept myself so that i can build up a strong self confidence. to start 'strangeness and charms' also has helped me to reach this goal. and finally i realized that i'm good the way i am, that i can be proud of all i have achieved so far, and that i'm beautiful. i got more courageous, started to live, made a bucket list for my life, started reaching goals i procrastinated for such a long time, found a new flat, found love and finally learned to love my body.
i looked into the mirror, some weeks ago, and just thought: wow, you're looking great! and that was the moment i decided to buy a pair of shorts and there it is, and you can see it in todays outfit post! ... no, its not just a pair of denim shorts. it is a new awareness of life. an emancipation. a liberation, of old barriers, of old fears and forces.
i don't want to sound arrogant, don't get me wrong. the concept of beauty doesn't only mean what you see from the outside. real beauty is what you find in yourself, in your innermost. real beauty is what anybody can find in oneself. its about courage. about empathy. about embracing life. about accepting yourself, the way you are, because you're beautiful.