Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"you are more beautiful than you think"

Blouse (worn like this & this)- Consigned; Skirt- Thrifted; Shoes & Belt- Target; Ring- Sears; Nail Polish- Turquoise by Joe Fresh

I'm a big fan of Dove's real women campaigns so when I saw a link to their latest video being circulated on twitter, I was excited to watch it.  In the video, a sketch artist draws two different images for each woman.  The first drawing is created using her personal explanation of her own appearance and the second is taken from a stranger's description of the woman who they just met.  The sketch artist can't see the women, he just draws their images based on the descriptions.  It is eye opening to see end results, in all cases the women are much more critical of themselves, whereas they only comment on the positive and the beauty in the other women.
"Our self perceptions are generally kind of harsh and unbecoming when really that's not how the world sees us."

"We spend a lot of time as women analyzing and trying to fix the things that aren't quite right and we should spend more time appreciating the things that we do like."

According to Dove's Real Beauty Sketches campaign, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful! I am certainly guilty of criticizing myself, everything from my thighs, to my pale skin, my jaw and my ankles.  So instead of focusing on the negatives, let's celebrate our outer and inner beauty!

I love my hair, my nose, my shoulders, my hands, my sense of humour and my creativity, just to name a few.

What physical traits or personality attributes do you love about yourself?


  1. I believe we are our own worst enemy. I have just heard of the Dove campaign today and it is really interesting!

    I too am guilty at picking at myself here and there. I would have to say, I think I have nice eyes. When I was younger, I was teased because they were kind of big eyes, but I've grown into them and I think they are one of my better features!

    Great post Emily, it's good to find the good in ourselves! And speaking of good - I love your leopard print and pink shoes.

  2. That sounds amazing -- I'm going to watch it as soon as I get a chance! And, on an unrelated note, I just adore your shirt.

    Courtney -

  3. i was just watching this dove campaign on tv yesterday. it was amazing what the ladies thought of themselves and the different pictures that were drawn. amazing! love your outfit girl! those two prints look great together.

  4. First of all, I LOVE your outfit. Secondly, I saw that video first thing this morning and something about it started my day off just right. I've been so much happier today, but maybe that's also because we had some sunshine... But I love Dove's marketing, love it.

  5. What a great post and a great campaign by Dove. I am guilty of criticizing myself like most women do (my pale skin, etc). As a child I hated my freckles, but now I have grown to like them!

    Great pattern mixing outfit. Two of my favorites together, leopard and polka dots!


  6. You look so good in this outfit. The pink accents are perfect.

    I like my legs. They're the only part of me that's passable female.

  7. Thank you for sharing that video! It made me tear up a bit, I will admit! I do love your mix of patterns and the pops of color, well done :)

  8. my hair, nails, arms, fingers, belly, the fact I've become a strong person.. those are some that got in my head right now and I must say since university I have only grown stronger and more confident. I appreciate everything I have. and I definitely don't care what unimportant people think. and I totally enjoyed reading your thoughts about that topic. I also wanted to say I'm in love with those Barbie pink accessories, your bold nail colour and of course that ring. it's so pretty!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  9. I love my hair. Love the pattern mixing going on.

  10. Saw this video yesterday, and I almost cried. I wanna get that done on myself ;)

    LOVE this outfit, Emily!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  11. Beautiful outfit...
    love this shoes...


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily