Why I’m Starting to Embrace Imperfection

In time, I’ve begun to grow tired of perfectly polished Instagrams. On such accounts, you will see every picture with crisp, clear detail, items in perfect order. This leaves me at a pause much of the time now because I realize that the photo was most likely staged. When I look at my favorite Instagram accounts, I see that they are not this, but something completely different, in fact, they are actually imperfect.

I’m starting to find inspiration in imperfect things now. For example, my home Detroit and this mural that I snapped the other day has become a huge source of inspiration for me now that I’m away much of the time. Where I’m from holds a lot of weight for me, but I’m also intrigued by many people’s Instagram photos. I’ve always been a visual person (hence why I take some many photos for this blog) and I love looking at art, especially when it’s photographic. 

For many months, I’ve stressed myself out over my outfits because I should feel good in clothing and love what I’m wearing, right? I mean I’m a fashion blogger for heaven’s sake! Truth is, nothing felt right to me because nothing was perfect on me. I’ve been trying and trying to not care too much about it, but I always end up doing so. Today, I went with it and put together this outfit.
I’m a big fan of my new-ish BDG cropped coat that my boyfriend thinks is too poofy. It’s nice and quilted on the inside to protect me from the harsh weather. Another option would be to wear a thick sweater over the baby doll dress; it’s very simple, stylish, and practical. For the dress, I bought it at American Apparel when I worked there. This was obviously purchased during my huge monochrome phase! The leather leggings are a nice touch, but for more comfort, wear soft shearling ones. And, finally, the boots were brought to you by my mom’s closet: servicing all of my shoe needs.

In 2016, I want to stop focusing on perfection. In part, this means that I want to stop being so hard on myself. Usually, I push myself too much when I have already done enough. My vision for this blog is to embrace the little, normal moments of life. This is why I always ask the girls I interview “If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?” Because when I think of myself at the mere age of 14 years-old, I can think of a whole slew of things to tell that girl. I could tell her that she would have a pretty kick ass blog someday, that she shouldn’t date that one guy, or that she should take more chances. I just love this question because it starts a conversation and it’s relatable for everyone (and it’s not about fashion, or blogging, or magazine covers; it’s straight up, real world stuff).
I’m a pretty typical girl. I mean, just today, I went to the outlet mall, drank some tea, and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. Can you get much more typical? Just because I blog and someone may look up to me like I’m some perfect person doesn’t mean I am. Same goes for celebrities. 
So, lastly, let’s all embrace imperfection in 2016. Will you join me?
I hope you liked this post! Let me know if you like that I’m mixing style posts with inspirational stuff.
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  1. December 30, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Beautiful post, Gigi! This really hit home for me because during the winter break of my freshman year of college (aka last year), I wrote a post right before the New Year titled "Promises of Imperfection" on my very first blog (geekychicme.wordpress.com- my more amateur blogging days, lol) and I had said basically the exact same things. It's funny how much self-reflecting you do and revelations you get just after one semester of college. But, anyway, I loved this post a lot! So, cheers to that BDG cropped coat, Buffalo Wild Wings, and imperfect photos! ^_^

  2. December 30, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Bravo Girls!

  3. December 30, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    This was a very beautiful post, very inspiering! <3

  4. December 31, 2015 / 3:34 am

    This is an awesome post. I think trying to perfect everything in life is almost impossible. I like to look at the flaws and faults in everything and try to pull positive things from them! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

  5. December 31, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Great post! I definitely agree with you! Nothing's ever going to be 100% perfect, whatever it is: your Instagram account or your clothes, you've got to learn to embrace it! Embrace the mistakes and uniqueness that is you! Happy new year xx

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  6. January 1, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Brea, thank you for your lovely reply! It's so nice to be able to relate to others, especially when I did have such a hard time my first semester. I really did do a lot of reflecting during that time and for that I'm thankful! <3

  7. January 1, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Hey, Anna! Very true. Passion is the most important thing. In the interview I did with Stephi LaReine, she talks about passion a lot. Please check it out if you are interested! It was very inspirational.

  8. January 1, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Hi, Jennifer! Thank you very much! I am so happy you enjoyed it.

  9. January 1, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Very true, Kenzie! I love that attitude. Sometimes it's hard to see past difficult situations, but I believe everything has to happen for a reason, and it can truly better us if we let it! I'm glad you liked the post! Your blog is lovely by the way!

  10. January 1, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Happy New Year, Georgia! Perfection is truly not attainable! You're right: embracing uniqueness in yourself is so important; it makes you, YOU!

  11. January 1, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Hello! Thank you for your sweet comment! Happy New Year!

  12. January 12, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Thanks so much, Tegan! They were both great finds.

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