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Why is it so hard to show our lows, our hurts, our insecurities to the world? I found it was so difficult to be open and vulnerable when all I felt was a society simply fixated on perfection. And I never could be “that” From the breakdowns and deep breaths, Fake happy faces to happiness, fleeting confidence and hopeful wishing, and every emotion in between: I’ve felt them. We’ve all been there. Just because you don’t see it in a someone’s feed, doesn’t mean those lows don’t exist for them. We all struggle, battle, charge against our own enemy and that enemy’s never the same from one to another. It’s too easy to see a smile, a face, a person and create your own presumptions from a glance on a profile. We size ourselves against those little boxes and too often than not, see our worth in comparison to those filtered photos. I am not strong but am getting there. I fight daily to smile, to not care or worry or to take a second look at the mirror. I am stronger because of the countless people that have stood beside me and shared their insecurities in a place of kindness and vulnerability. Showed me a new perspective, allowed me the chance to see a little bit of their story. My #freeface friends, thank you. Be kind to yourself, to others, to the online community. We don’t know the full story, the full perspective, we only get to glance into another’s feed until they feel comfortable to share more. I am thankful for this community that has given me the courage to share my deepest insecurities and supported me in the process. I share these moments and photos and (quite) poorly constructed thoughts (as I continue to go back and edit them) because I hope sharing some of my story and my little perspective on this issue may help some feel less alone. I love you guys, and if no one told you today, “YOU ARE GOSH DARN BEAUTIFUL! NEVER STOP!” 💗#skinpositivity
✨💚Flitterific!💚✨ Love both these #dappertink looks ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ LEFT: subtle #disneybound felt it was perfect for the parks! My color pallet, accessories and shoes all represented Tink without being too costumey. Loved pairing it with my treasure from @ambersuniqueboutique Photo by @fatmanphotography 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 RIGHT: what I would consider a beyond bound (cosbound) takes true elements of a characters look (ie. top half is a true tinkerbell dress from @angelsecretofficial paired with the puff balls on my dapper shoes!) this look was a joy to shoot with @photosbyforsyth. it crosses my personal line for Disney bounding in the parks BUT we all have our own style! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Both looks were so fun to capture and create!!! Which side do you like better?!
Of Folk and Lore and Fairytales💚 @kaylastag coming in strong with the Instagram content, she captured both these moments from #dapperday 💚 can’t wait till we’re sitting around @ktdisney’s tv again, hair undone and eating the best Mexican food Anaheim provides. And thank you for the dances @sirkeaggy I may be a bit out of practice but you kept me on my toes! Currently cleaning and getting my life back in order for the next big project! And believe me.. it’s comin 😍 Dress given by my favorite @nonsensenanny!!
New Profile Picture..who dis? You may have come to my page because some of my princess friends and I decided to ‘breaktheinternet’ and you were like, “hey, her Anna’s cute..” but my current heart belongs to Tinkerbell! Her sass, her skills, those curves 😂💁🏼♀️ Thanks to @nonsensenanny (she gifted me this beautiful dress) 💚✨💚✨💚✨💚✨💚✨💚✨💚✨💚✨ I was able to put together this Dapper Tinkerbell look for #dapperday with Captain Hook @kaylastag and Smee @ktdisney ✨ #disneybound Fascinator by @ambersuniqueboutique (second #dappertink look I’ve done! Feel free to check the hashtag) Photo by my dear friend @geekstrong with @thegeekstrong!! Wish we could have spent more time together🙌🏻🙌🏻 But the true accomplishment was getting all my hair into that beehive lol
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.-Walt Disney ✨ Dress design by @britsketch This insane photo by my dear friend @jhaasphoto 💗 Taking it slow after a really busy weekend, I’ll get back to messages and comments real soon! You guys are the best and so so supportive, I don’t deserve the kindness but it’s so appreciated 💕 hope you’re staying true to yourself today!! #dapperday
Side by Side at “the Swinginest Place on Earth” Art Work and Design by @britsketch. My friend @lexivaughancosplay showed me this art work and I just about cried over how beautiful it was! This dress was a labor of love. thank you all for not only joining me in the process but for all the support and encouragement as I slowly lost all patience with this beast😂🙌🏻 you guys are the best and I can’t wait for the next project with ya! Photo by @fatmanphotography
✨💗✨ Another beautiful #dapperday for the memories. Dress design and art by @britsketch! Hope I made ya proud mama 💕 And a huge thank you for joining me on this journey to dapper! It was so fun involving you guys in the process and showing you how much I ACTUALLY procrastinate 😂 SWIPE to see those that supported the creation of this dress through my Ko-Fi account! This design only came to fruition because of your generosity and patronage💗 I was only in the parks for about an hour on Sunday because of my little body’s fatigue but I’m so happy for those I was able to see and say hello! Missed those I missed but know I’ve been stalking all of the #dapperday tags! 💗💗💗 love you guys! And believe me, many more photos of this dress to come First slide photo by @fatmanphotography Second slide photo by @sirkeaggy
To all those that have supported #freeface and joined along with #iwokeupthisway, THANK YOU! It’s hard to feel like you’re alone but truth is we’re not, you’ve got champs right here to support and love on you! Thank you to the beautiful faces that stood and continue to stand beside me❤️ This community that weve built together has honestly helped me have the confidence to live this out not occasionally but DAILY! I LOVE YOU GUYS! Now let’s go slay the day ❤️💪🏻❤️
Timelapsin along with Jessica Day💙 (And layers to go before I sleep) Heres some progress shots of this BEAST of a beauty! Trying to not freak out cuz I’m not nearly ready for dapper day and it’s coming. 😱 If youd like to send this little munchkin coffee or hot fix sparkles during this time crunch, links in ma profile and I would be greatly appreciative for the caffeine.
With gentle hand Touch -for there is a spirit in the woods •William Wordsworth• Channeling my inner fox this week! Lots to do, little time to do it. If you were an animal what would you be? I’d totes be a sleepy sloth😴 let’s crowd fund that look next ;) but thank you again those that put in money to support this insane dapper day dress I’m doin 😱 I’ll have lots of updates on my story soon! Photo by @journeysincolor Edited by this lil fox Goddess that stands before us ie. Tasty Treat: @chandlerdarlingcosplay