My sudden drop in Instagram activity must have alerted even the folks at Instagram, that something must be seriously wrong =)) So first of all, let me start by saying sorry for being so MIA. I suddenly fell sick a couple of days ago and have had no energy to move or even talk much for that matter. After being holed up in the house for 3 whole days – I decided to yank myself out of my slumber. I cannot even begin to tell you how much power a little dressup in a cute outfit and red lipstick has – I felt like a brand new person – all in control! That’s what playing dressup is about to me! About transforming into to your happy self.
It was sudden and so scary! Its times like these that put things in perspective. Everything on my to-do list had to take a back-seat. All I wanted to do was to be at home, talk to my family back home, sit with my husband and cry! Its funny – how in its own weird, sometimes painful(!) and smart way – life teaches us so many lessons. So easy delve on the pain and let that take over and completely miss what this tiny road bump is telling us. I got this gentle reminder from life to take things slow, not worry too much because lets face it – we can’t control everything and focus on whatever makes us happy!
Growing up, Playing dressup was a form of escape from my struggle with my body image. I also have had such huge emotional meltdowns due to acne that I would not wish that pain even on an enemy. (one of these days I’ll definitely write more about that) Even though this sounds superficial to some – you’ve got to know that all this does affect self-confidence. Playing Dressup is what helped me hide those complexes and gain confidence and face the world. I started this blog with a hope to inspire people to find their self-confidence through little things such as style and a little glamor here and a little glamor there. So if you are being pulled in the wrong direction today – I ask that you do what speaks to you – play dressup, shimmy, sing, write – and take the reins and smile for that camera. xo – Neha
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