Dress: AQUA | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bracelets: Alex and Ani | Lipstick: Bite Beauty (in Leche)
Rings: Custom/Vintage (similar styles here, here, here, here, and here) | Earrings: J. Crew (similar styles here, here, and here)
“It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
-Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
This quote has always stuck with me. Legally Blonde will always and forever have a place in my heart. It has inspired me since I was a kid and I can still watch it over and over and not get sick of it. As I went into my commencement ceremony yesterday I was reminded of Elle and her graduation speech, and today I sat down and I really thought about what it meant to be passionate and faithful. Having faith in yourself is hard to do coming out of college. You go from being at the top of the food chain to starting out as a little fish in a huge sea of people. People that generally have more experience than you, are older than you, and may even seem more put together than you. It is easy to lose faith in yourself during a time like this. It is easy to just want to retreat to whats comfortable: whether that be something like staying at home with your parents, or possibly staying in a part-time job you hate. The best way to keep that faith in yourself? Remind yourself of your passion. My passion is fashion (no pun intended), and in order to keep myself motivated during this trying time of finding a post-grad job and becoming my own person, I had to lean on that. It has been my blog that has kept me motivated, but for you it may be something different. If you have applied to 56 jobs and only one has sent you a “thanks for applying” email, don’t give up- persevere and keep the faith. Lean on your loved ones and keep on trying.
I cant even count how many jobs I have applied to in the past few months. I applied all over the country in search of someone who wanted me. I got nothing. I was so discouraged and had no idea what to do. It was when I stopped stressing about my search and just leaned on God’s provision, that I finally had someone reach out to me for an interview- and I got the job (more to come on this later on)! Don’t give up. God’s got something better than you could ever imagine for you out there, you just have to lean on Him to help you find it!
I hope this gives you some semblance of encouragement, no matter what stage of your life you are going through. You may have graduated from college 30 years ago, but we all have change in our life- embrace that change and remind yourself of your passion, and most importantly, lean on your loved ones and God as your support system and everything else will fall into place.
P.S.- How cute is this dress? I linked it and a bunch of other similar white dresses from the brand that I’m loving down below!