Friday, January 24, 2014

Playlist...

coat: chicwish c/o | dress: chicwish c/o {last seen here} | leggings: a modern boutique c/o | boots: seychelles | bag: tory burch | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | necklace: the limited {old; similar here} | lips: pink nouveau by mac

I wanted to share a song that's been on my playlist lately. You may have heard of it...

I think this song sends such an important message to women about truly accepting themselves. I am always in favor of trying to become better, and I often start by identifying my fears and then working to make those weaknesses into strengths. But in this somewhat self-centered fashion world we live in (especially those of us who blog about our appearance), I think it is critical that we send messages of self-acceptance. I believe that true love for ourselves comes from having meaningful aspirations and conquering obstacles in life. It's an incredible way to connect with your soul, find worth in who you are at the core and what you're capable of, and it brings lasting happiness and self-confidence.

I hope when you visit my blog you feel inspired to do things you've always thought you couldn't and that you feel excited to be your best YOU.

Don't forget to read the lyrics below, watch the videoadd this song to your playlist, and share it with the women in your life.

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for reading.



PRETTY HURTS 

HARVEY KEITEL: MS. THIRD WARD, YOUR FIRST QUESTION - WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION IN LIFE?
BEYONCÉ: OH…MY ASPIRATION IN LIFE…WOULD BE…TO BE HAPPY.

MAMA SAID 
YOU’RE A PRETTY GIRL
WHAT'S IN YOUR HEAD
IT DOESN'T MATTER
BRUSH YOUR HAIR
FIX YOUR TEETH
WHAT YOU WEAR
IS ALL THAT MATTERS
JUST ANOTHER STAGE
PAGEANT THE PAIN AWAY
THIS TIME I'M GONNA TAKE THE CROWN 
WITHOUT FALLING DOWN DOWN DOWN

PRETTY HURTS 
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
PERFECTION IS A DISEASE OF A NATION
PRETTY HURTS, PRETTY HURTS
PRETTY HURTS
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
WE TRY TO FIX SOMETHING 
BUT YA CAN'T FIX WHATCHA CAN'T SEE
IT’S THE SOUL THAT NEEDS SURGERY

BLONDER HAIR 
FLAT CHEST
TV SAYS
BIGGER IS BETTER
SOUTH BEACH
SUGAR FREE
VOGUE SAYS
THINNER IS BETTER

JUST ANOTHER STAGE
PAGEANT THE PAIN AWAY
THIS TIME I'M GONNA TAKE THE CROWN 
WITHOUT FALLING DOWN DOWN DOWN

PRETTY HURTS 
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
PERFECTION IS A DISEASE OF A NATION
PRETTY HURTS, PRETTY HURTS
PRETTY HURTS 
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
WE TRY TO FIX SOMETHING 
BUT YA CAN'T FIX WHATCHA CAN'T SEE
IT’S THE SOUL THAT NEEDS A SURGERY

BRIDGE
AIN'T GOT NO DOCTOR OR PILL THAT CAN TAKE THE PAIN AWAY
THE PAINS INSIDE AND NOBODY FREES YOU FROM YOUR BODY
IT'S MY SOUL IT'S MY SOUL THAT NEEDS SURGERY
IT’S MY SOUL THAT NEEDS SURGERY
PLASTIC SMILES AND DENIAL CAN ONLY TAKE YOU SO FAR
THEN YOU BREAK WHEN THE FAKE FACADE LEAVES YOU IN THE DARK
LEFT WITH SHATTERED MIRRORS AND THE SHARDS 
OF A BEAUTIFUL PAST
PRETTY HURTS 
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
PERFECTION IS A DISEASE OF A NATION
PRETTY HURTS, PRETTY HURTS
PRETTY HURTS 
WE SHINE THE LIGHT ON WHATEVER'S WORST
WE TRY TO FIX SOMETHING 
BUT YA CAN'T FIX WHATCHA CAN'T SEE
IT’S THE SOUL THAT NEEDS SURGERY

PRETTY HURTS, PRETTY HURTS…….

WHEN YOU ARE ALONE ALL BY YOURSELF
WHEN YOU’RE LYING IN YOUR BED
REFLECTION STARES RIGHT INTO YOU
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?
STRIPPED AWAY THE MASQUERADE
THE ILLUSION HAS BEEN SHED
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?
YES

21 comments:

  1. Love that coat!! Looks amazing paired with those leggings and coat!
    Have an amazing weekend!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  2. That coat is so pretty. you look amazing.
    happy friday.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  3. You look so pretty!! Love that pink coat and that dress looks so warm!!

    xo Ash,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  4. Love this jacket and your hair is gorgeous!

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  5. Your coat and dress are so pretty! I love the whole look!
    ~Lauren
    http://lalovesblog.com

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  6. Great message! It's so true. Love this dress. The texture really makes it special.

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    xoxo

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  7. I LOVE that dress, such a unique look. I haven't heard of that Beyonce song yet, but think I might go youtube it now :) Love to hear your thoughts on my latest style post. www.nellecreations.com

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  8. The coat and dress are both so pretty!!
    Cara
    southern-and-savvy.blogspot.com

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  9. Love that coat!!! It's so pretty and looks warm!

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  10. Very original mix, leather leggings with lady dress and sweet coat! Nice weekend!

    http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es

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  11. i love this. may sound cheesy but you do inspire me ;) mostly because i love your style! your hair is always flawless too. i love!

    xx, keena
    justadashofkeena.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE that coat! The girly look with the gorgeous dress and pink coat mixed with the edgy look from the leather leggings is amazing!

    xoxo,
    Pamela
    http://sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  13. I am completely in love with that bag! Love this look!
    xoxo, em

    according-toem.blogspot.com

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  14. You nailed it with this coat Amanda! Love it!

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  15. I love what you said - SO true! That dress is so fun and unique and I'm in love with your pale pink coat!

    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the positive message :) And I love your outfit, the dress and coat are the coolest. Wonderful post :)

    xo, Ashleigh @ Fashion in Flight

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  17. Love this whole outfit! That dress with that powder pink jacket is so adorable!!!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  18. beautiful coat!!! pink, bows and pearls. great outfit!

    xoxo…beth
    www.fashiondotnow.com

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