So... I made this dress.
Dress: I made it! | Sweater: Anthropologie, thrifted | Shoes: thrifted
It was not really this warm out -- rather, it was fine in the sunshine but not warm enough inside my study -- for these bared legs and sandals, which I did not appreciate. So, most of the day was spent with leggings and socks for the cozies. Wearing something that I made myself was empowering, and I think the pride ("Look what I can do! I totally rock at life right now") helped inspire me to a highly-productive day.
Inspired by Rachel's QUITEbeautiful campaign, I give you: my completely un-done-up face. (Not that I normally wear much makeup...) My siblings and I all have that crazy-high hairline; we call it the "Phelan phorehead." We're also all covered in freckles -- why would I want to bury those under makeup? (Although mine have long been covered by what I suspect is rosacea, that discrete red patch across cheeks/nose/low forehead -- perils of being a medical student, you think you've got every condition you study). I've gotten more compliments on my teeth (?!) in the last six months than I ever imagined I'd get in a lifetime. I've got laugh lines at my eyes and no stress lines in my forehead, and dang it if my collarbones aren't just the sexiest things ever.
What's making you feel like you rock these days? What parts of your un-done self are your favorites?