08.09.2016

Musings On Self Confidence + A Little White Top

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

So, I’m wearing another white shirt. Surprise… but this one is pretty fabulous. It hugs in all the right places, has the cutest little details, and is perfect for a summer to fall transition. Yet, what I wanted to take the time to chat about today is self-confidence. How does this relate to the fact that I am wearing yet another white top? Well, it’s one of the staples that I ultimately end up feeling most confident in.

I’ve always been a firm believer that confidence comes from knowing myself. Knowing what makes me happy, what makes me tick. When I feel confident, I trust my choices and decisions, and am able to acknowledge when I’m wrong (but, I mean, I rarely am… that’s a joke.). I’m not sitting here saying I have all my “you know what” together… or even that I am confident 100% of the time (I don’t think that’s actually possible)… but I do think I’ve learned a thing or two over the years that I hope to pass on to little miss someday.

In my 30 something years of being alive, I’ve realized many things about myself.  I’m an introvert by nature… large crowds drain me, and I tend to kind of shut down (that took me a long time to figure out). I prefer an evening at home, on the couch, in stretchy pants, to an evening out with a large group of people. A handful of close friendships is more meaningful to me than a large group of acquaintances. I feel best when I am well rested, eating clean, and engaging in physical activities that I enjoy (i.e. spin, running…)….

I also know that if I keep my dress simple, I feel my best. I grew up with the message that “the clothes don’t make the person, but the person makes the clothes.” That being said, wearing clothing I feel comfortable in allows my inner self to come through… and that is ultimately what makes it all come together…. and so often that outfit all starts with a simple top, like this one here.

{Outfit Details || Top (c/0) | | Shorts | Sandals | Bag | Hat | Necklace | Cuff  (similar) | Sunglasses}

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

philip lim 3:1, itsy bitsy indulgences

j.crew slides, itsy bitsy indulgences

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

white off the shoulder top, itsy bitsy indulgences

Comments

  1. Can I ask you what size you ordered in the top?? I like how it is a bit over sized on you. The comments for it seem to indicate it runs small so thinking about ordering up a size….

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Of course 🙂 I ordered an XS. It fits me TTS, but people may say it runs small because it is lined, and that adds an extra layer. Hope that helps!

  2. Alexandra Pulsifer says:

    Hi Shannon!! I really liked your comments on self confidence, and that ” the clothes don’t make the person”,” the person makes the clothes”. I thought it was very well said. Also, wanted to say Thank You for Shawn’s birthday gift, the outfit is so cute!! And I already read him his book last night. I don’t have your phone number anymore so I just wanted to say thanks!! ?

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Thank you Alex! And of course! I am so glad that he is enjoying them!!