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Peach Please


The minute these navy jogger pants arrived in the mail, I literally put them on and wore them out to a quick trip to the Southpoint Mall in Durham. I used to restrict myself only to skinny jeans and pants that were fitting and flattering for my body type because I was too hesitant of how anything else would look on me - but more importantly, what people would think of me. Which brings me to what I wanted to really talk about today.

You can't please everyone. 
I used to sometimes still am, a people pleaser. I don't like to disappoint people and I certainly try my best to make others happy. Sometimes I see it as a flaw, or a weakness, or maybe a side effect of my perfectionism (is that a word??). But whatever the reason, I wanted to rant a little about what I think of people who just cannot be pleased. No matter what you do.

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." - Dita Von Teese
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What does it matter what people think anyway? I don't want to sound hypocritical by any means, because even I need this reminder sometimes. Your opinion is the only thing that matters. People are going to hate on you, say mean things about you, say mean things to you... who. even. cares. Those people are the ones you should feel sorry for because they're the ones missing out on how great of a person you are. 

Over the years as a blogger, I've been stepping out of my comfort zone to tackle different styles that I wanted to try. For myself. The Grace five years ago would have probably refused to try on a pair of jogger pants, but I decided to embrace it. And I'm glad I did.
I meaaan, I feel like I'm wearing pajamas bottoms out in public. Talk about comfort and trendy, at the same time. B O O M .
*insert fist emoji*

I know I ranted a little too much, but I hope you guys enjoyed reading my thoughts about this. What are some inspirational things you do to help you get your mind off of these people? I'd love to hear them!


Wearing: top: ℅ Ro & De (not available yet, similar here + here) | jogger pants: ℅ Whimsy Boutique | bag: ℅ Hayden-Harnett | earrings: ℅ The Glam Cave (sold out) similar here | renegade cluster bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot | panama hat: old, but identical here + here | shoes: Dolce Vita (also sold here) | bar necklace: ℅ 9thandelm | sunglasses: old, similar here | 

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12 comments :

  1. Absolutely in love with jogger pants. These look amazingly comfy and stylish!!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  2. super love your look...comfy and chic :)

    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  3. I really enjoy the orange and navy color combo! Those pants look super comfy too!

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  4. Love those jogger pants! Also I definitely needed to hear your rant today.
    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

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  5. Thanks Alecia! They're SO comfy!

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  6. Thank you :) they're seriously the best!

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  7. Aww thank you so much for reading, Brittany! That really means a lot! <3

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  8. I love wearing jogger pants! They're so comfy and when styled right, can look put together, like you did here! I love how you paired the navy with orange, such a cute look!
    xo Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomas.blogspot.com

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  9. You have made an absolutely beautiful and chic outfit out of those pants!! Love the pretty peach color for spring.

    And such important words in this post too- :-). As hard as it is sometimes (especially during the college years), remember that our worth and value is found in God's love *alone*, not the approval of other people!! That is definitely something that I tend to forget sometimes, but I always try and re-focus my attention back to Him.

    You are wonderful, and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise!!! (P.S. Happy to have you in the Millennial Blogging Network!)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  10. Thank you so much for that, Annaliese! I completely agree with you that our value is found in God, rather than people. We all need to be reminded of it sometimes. P.S. I'm so happy to be a part of it too! :)

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