For the past two weeks, I’ve written posts all about Christmas, and this week, the final week on the blog for the year, I’m back on all that was 2020. Today on the blog I’m sharing the best blog posts from the year including some that I just had an amazing time writing for you. I still can’t believe it’s been a year, okay not quite a year, the sitting beauty blog birthday is in February, but with Christmas next week and everything that has happened so far, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on everything.
5 Steps To Defining Your Personal Style
One of the posts I wrote for this blog launch was 5 steps to defining your personal style. How do you define your personal style? Many people believe that being fashionable or having style is somewhat intimidating and to be honest, if you pay attention to everything happening in the industry without taking the time to consider taking the time to nail down your preferences it can be.
However, figuring out your own style isn’t complicated at all. It is a process though. Your first step is to analyze your closet and see what you already gravitate toward. If you can separate clothes and styles that make you feel amazing from the ones that you don’t really like or the clothes that you bought years ago and for some reason, still haven’t worn, then you’re well on your way to putting a name to your sense of style. Click the button below, to learn the rest of the steps and get started on updating your wardrobe, if nothing else, remember that this is a process, but have fun with it.
How To Add Current Fashion Trends To Your Favorite Outfits
It kind of seems odd that I’m that the next post I chose to talk about was adding current trends to your favorite outfits after saying embrace your own style, right? However, if there are trends that you would like to play around with then you should know how to add them to your favorite outfits. Similar to defining your style, adding a trend or two that fits your current style is really not difficult at all, particularly since you already have an idea about what outfits work for you.
There are several ways to add current trends to your outfits and for this post, I kept the methods simple and easy. One of my favorite ways to add something to my outfits without making too many changes is by playing around with accessories. For example, if you want to add animal print to your wardrobe, but aren’t sure about getting an outfit, you could get a scarf and loop it around the bag handles. Now you have more depth to your outfit and you are trying at a trend while still in an amazing outfit. If you want to go bigger than a simple accessory when it comes to the trends you can create new outfits where the trend is a feature of the outfit itself. Interested in learning more of my tips for adding a trend piece to your outfits, Click the link below to read the post.
How Social Media Helps Me Maintain A Positive Mindset Regarding My Disability
Growing up I was often asked how I could be happy smiling or laughing with my friends or family. It was a question I was asked quite a bit and one I didn’t understand. Living with a disability is hard yes, but doesn’t mean that there are happy moments in my life or the lives of others with disabilities. Nonetheless, dealing with it is hard some days, especially if there is no one in your inner circle that can truly understand. It was easy to feel like you were alone if that was the case, but these days we have social media: Instagram influencers and Facebook groups that give us the opportunity to talk with other people facing the same challenges whether or not they are right next to us.
Still, everything isn’t perfect, there’s still this belief that maybe we shouldn’t try to be positive on the hard days and find those things that help us make it through, it was something I personally worried about until I read an Instagram post, by one of my favorite disability influencers. In the caption, she writes: “In our attempt to celebrate the authentic and ‘being real’ it’s like we’ve now started to outshame the ‘perfect’.People get judged for having Instagram profiles with beautiful pictures and positive vibes – as if that’s not authentic enough, that’s fake or unreal. Being positive doesn’t make you any less authentic. It just shows that you’re a strong person who’s able to see the positive despite your struggles. To read the full caption and follow her on Instagram click here.
To read more about how social media helps me maintain a positive mindset regarding my disability, click the button below to read the post.
4 Things I Wish I Knew In College & Starting My Job Hunt As A Person With A Disability
If you’ve been reading some of my blog posts in the disability category, you know I’ve often talked about how I wasn’t prepared for how my disability would affect my prospects when looking for a job. I just didn’t know. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say if I could do a few things differently, I already know where I would start. Firstly I would consider a minor or two that would pair well with my major and look at the various career paths I could take with the two.
I spent a lot of time after I graduated researching combinations of marketing with other fields including the one I minored in and I was honestly having fun with it. I also learned about some interesting job titles, some of which I didn’t know were actual jobs. If there is more than one thing you are passionate about look into jobs that combine the two. For example, if you love sports, but can’t play, look into being a sports agent for that specific sport, a sports reporter, graphic designer, or working for your favorite team in some capacity, there are options. If your strength is math and you love fashion consider being an accountant for a fashion brand or a boutique. My point is though living with a disability can complicate the job search in so many ways, it doesn’t mean you can’t do a job you’re passionate about.
To read more about things I wish I’d done sooner so you can avoid my mistakes, click the button below to read the rest of this post
Beauty Tips I’ve Learned From Reading Michelle Phan’s Book
When I first started working on my makeup application skills years ago, I would just sit in front of the mirror and play around with my makeup to see what I could create while working on the skills I wanted to focus on. I was hesitant to read books or watch videos, by influencers because I wasn’t sure they’d be helpful especially if I had to adapt aspects of their routines to work for me. I know now that this was the wrong approach because I’ve learned so much from Michelle’s book which is also why I decided to include it in this roundup of posts on the blog because we can all learn from each other. This is one lesson I wish I learned sooner.
A beauty go bag was one of the first lessons in the makeup section in her book and I sat there after reading that wondering why the idea never occurred to me before that moment. I mean sure if you’re into beauty, you’re carrying around at least an extra tube of lipstick among many other things, if you’re not, you have hand sanitizer especially now. I even carry an extra pair of earrings so I can change them if one gets lost, something that happened to me often, but I never thought to pack a mini makeup bag as well as some essentials like a first aid kit as she suggested. I’ve already started putting mine together and it’s actually been a lot of fun.
To read more of my favorite tips from this book, click the button below.
Well, that concludes this roundup of Sitting Beauty Diaries articles, I’ve loved writing posts for you to read this past year and I’m looking forward to everything in the next. Click back to the blog page to read dozens of other articles. I still can’t believe Christmas is next week, Happy Holidays!!