I want to introduce you to my friend Christine Rose Elle, she is a writer, stylist and glamour girl extraordinaire, and she is my guest author today!
Christine and I have collaborated on many occasions and she is a true gem to work with. Her latest endeavour “Follow your bliss in a polka-dot dress” is a women’s finding your sparkle workbook you do not want to miss, and her new blog provides daily inspiration to women of all ages and types as well as insight to pondering questions.
Please enjoy Christine’s guest post today, and drop by her fun website for more about finding your sparkle!
Glamour from Within
“Personal style begins with cherishing yourself so deeply that you sparkle, and inspire others to do the same.”
Christine Rose Elle
I am a lover of all things beautiful from a sweet smile to a pretty dress. For a long time I ignored just how vitally important appreciation of beauty was to my well being.
I was a closet beauty addict. I bought shoes and lacy panties that I didn’t wear and makeup that sat in my drawer. I would feel ashamed when I wanted to admire something that I felt people might judge me as shallow for liking. The irony at least for American women is that there is a certain expectation that dictates how our exterior beauty should be. There is such a narrow scope of what is beautiful in the media, it feels painful that so many other forms of radiant beauty are glossed over or not celebrated at all. But I digress.
Beauty is of course subjective. And as humans, it is folly to think that we can live without it. We cannot. Societies grow from the fount of culture and ideas.
Artists, musicians, writers. We translate the feelings of beauty into the tangible for all to enjoy.
Nature, compassion, healing. Those things are true embodiments of beauty. And you really can’t compare the vast engulfing abundance of an old growth Redwood to the beauty of a pair of pink stiletto Jimmy Choos. We are made of nature; Choos go on your feet. Big difference.
However, by connecting with nature, compassion and self-healing, my relationship to things like shoes, style, home environments and makeup has changed. They matter in a different way. I value them as part of my whole beauty picture. The more my appreciation of material things increases, the more abundance I feel with much, much less.
So it isn’t really about the having, it is about the delight, joy and admiration of beautiful things.
I see a connection with other admirers of beauty too. We are a league of feminine sisters who worship at the alter of aesthetic and inner beauty as a part of wellbeing. Not to always own, but to share, and to connect. Connecting not in a way that makes my La Perla better than your Agent Provcateaur, but that makes us united in sharing thoughts and ideas about what we admire as a part of the importance to our sisterhood. Our sisterhood of the traveling panties.
I know I am not solely all about pink, glitter and glamour. I no longer need to pretend that I have depth by shutting away that part of me that loves fashion and cosmetics.
Instead, I can bring my favorite party gears out of the closet because I have more confidence in my depth. My love and admiration for all things beautiful taught me that.
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“Follow your bliss in a polka-dot dress!”