Pleated dress: H&M (sized five sizes up), Sandals: Cynthia Rowley x Target (old), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target bag
Thanks to everyone who shared their birthday wishes to the husband. It means a lot to a gal like me who is pretty quiet about the personal bits of life. I admire those of you who can be an open book with the world. It means you are unabashed about expressing yourselves. It has just taken me a bit longer to get to that point.
It's only fitting that the Curtis Kulig "Love Me" wall is behind me in these photos. To be frank, it has not always been easy to express myself. It's been an internal struggle in showcasing my "authentic self" since I analyze everything to death. Growing up, I focused on what others thought instead of focusing on myself. Finally, when I reached adulthood, I realized how important and how revolutionary the impact of being yourself can be. You free yourself of unnecessary pressure of people's opinions and can finally feel...well, you feel free. And that is amazing.