Saturday, May 25, 2013

Life in May: Day Twenty Five

*Blogging everyday in May*

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Oh my, this post is going to come across super coincided. I hesitate to share it because you probably won’t even believe that this happens a lot! 

Over the last few years I’ve made a complete style overhaul. When I first started teaching my wardrobe consisted of what I call young professional old lady. It was just so gosh darn hot my first years in Arizona, I had a hard time dressing for the heat! I won’t even share any pictures from that time, because it’s hard on the eyes! After immersing myself in blogs and pinterest, I consider my current style boho vintage glam. (I love my sparkles!)

Such a long lead up to a small compliment.

As I’ve changed my style, people started noticing. My coworkers were the first to pick up on the change. I hear you look so cute, where did you get that probably three times a week. Complete strangers in public have approached me while shopping to say the same thing! Once, a male Forever 21 employee said he liked my style. If that’s not a stamp of approval, I’ll eat my summer fedora.

No matter how many times I hear this, I have the hardest time taking the compliment. See, I still feel like that awkward girl who couldn’t dress to save her life. I had a friend in college who would get so angry when we would throw away her compliment. She would explain that by complimenting her friends she was affirming the way God saw us. Perfect and complete.

So now, I just say thank you very much! And go on my way.

New truer words have ever been spoken, or put on a t-shirt!


Rachel said...

That is a very nice kind of compliment to receive! And it's awesome to have a style that fits you and your personality. I've always been a little too good at accepting compliments. I think some people have been shocked when I simply say "Thank you" instead of trying to protest a little bit. haha!

Emily Hornburg said...

I hear ya! I can't believe people even were willing to look at me when I first graduated college. Ugh. I don't know what I was thinking. But now that I've been attempting to have a style and really think about what I'm wearing, I get compliments at church ALL THE TIME. One mom told me a few months ago "I don't know what it is, but you're so pretty lately. You've always been a really pretty girl, don't get me wrong. But there's something different recently." It makes me smile. I can't take compliments well either, but it's nice to get them sometimes. So flaunt it girl!

Katie said...

"I will eat my summer fedora" BAHAHA. Love.

Ashlea with an a said...

I love this! I feel like blogging has made a huge impact of my wardrobe and now Im not afraid to rock anything! boho vintage glam-sounds absolutly stunning! I may lean a little that way too, sparkles are just divine arent they?

new follower! love your blog :)