Taking outfit photos in public is so uncomfortable and sometimes intimidating. But I find that it is a really great way to nurture self-assurance. When you go about doing something you like, flippantly disregarding the thoughts of outsiders, you realize that, despite how demeaning their glances and opinions may be, they don't matter one bit.
At first, taking photos in public places frightened me senseless. I felt like a giant sign was broadcasting my presence and awkward behavior to passersby.
But in reality, nobody really cares about what I'm doing. They're going about their (normal) business while I'm going about my (relatively normal) business. So it's quite probable that I'm just imagining their derogatory thoughts and assumptions, but even if I'm not, I feel a little bit powerful for influencing someone's thought patterns.
So take THAT, giant white arrow! I can point fingers, too.
Need some encouragement, like I did? Check out this post at Laughing With Broken Eyes.
Tights//Vera Wang for Kohl's