Several years ago when I wanted my key ring to be a little more fun, I went and looked at some dangles I could add to it. I chose three decorative dangles to add to my boring keys. Each piece has a special meaning to me. I chose them very carefully, I of course wanted them to look cute but no one would actually guess what each little dangle means.
Pink High Heel Dangle: It sometimes may be uncomfortable to be yourself but it's worth it. You also have to stand for what you believe. I particularly love limousine platform shoes (I'm short) and they're hard to wear but just like it's sometimes difficult and hurts a little to put yourself out there, so it is to wear those gorgeous shoes. But it's so darn worth the pain! Besides, it's so good to rock that sexy attitude.
Flirty Dress Dangle: Remember that you are a girly girl, even if it makes you uncomfortable. You may not wear bows in your hair but it's ok to let that flirty nature out and let others see that part of yourself that you keep hidden. It isn't a weakness to be beautiful or lovely or feminine.
I wanted to bring everything together and when a friend sent me the "Dreams" heart it all did. That's what my dangles are, dreams for myself. The way I want to walk through my life. I work on it everyday, to have the strength to be my best self, warts and all, to accept who I intrinsically am and to do it proudly. I think that's what women's day is about, being the woman you are in all your glory. It should be celebrated everyday, not just on March 8th.
I drew this up in my Moleskine just using pencil and a couple of pencil crayons. I took a page out of Andrea Joseph's style book and ran with it. I have to admit, it was such fun to honor that perfectionistic lean I have and allow myself to be picky about where every shadow went. It took some time and effort was was well worth it!
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