So today I feel cute as a button. I took these pictures and I love them so much. Is that conceited of me? Because it shouldn't be. Anytime that you just feel like you look great (whether or not anyone else agrees with you) should be a time that you celebrate. Girls are constantly bombarded with conflicting information about how they should look and behave - you're encouraged to make yourself look good but you aren't allowed to acknowledge when you do. It's a sad world we live in when confident girls can instead be accused of arrogance. Apparently it's much more appealing for girls to be insecure.
But here's the point I'm trying - very inarticulately - to make. No one feels beautiful or cute or whatever other word you want to use every single day. So on the days when you do, embrace that feeling and wear it like it's a badge that says 'I am fantastic' on it. Because when you feel that content it shines out of your face.
I've reminded myself of that Roald Dahl quote from The Twits -
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
It's just something that I think is worth remembering.
Cardigan: Gift (Warehouse)
Leggings: Dorothy Perkins
Song of the Day: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Currently Reading: I started Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell the other night and I'm already about 3/4 of the way through - it's just one of the books you can devour.