Cobalt blue lace dress, Altar'd State Kimono, Cuff, Cobalt Blue bag, booties, North Carolina Fashion Blogger (1)


  1. How true. So many famous blogs showcase PYTs in picture perfect conditions that it takes every ounce of self-love in me to not just dig a hole and hide therein. I’m neither built like a walking hanger nor am I in my 20s and I’m learning to be alright with that. Thank you for sharing this, for giving me a gentle reminder that working with what I have is the start of the process.

  2. Hi Molly! That dress is so pretty! Thank you for the feature and everything you talk about. Life is tough right? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  3. Oh wow! Thank you for sharing… I love blogging but sometimes it makes me feel like I don’t have the best house, clothes and family. It’s the fluff that gets me sometimes but I can’t let it ruin my life and make me loose my joy! Thank you for inspiration

    Happy Medley Blog

  4. Wow Molly!! Thank you for writing this! There are so many times I look at other women and think “Wow they have it all”. Appearances can be very deceiving! I just have to remember with my own crap that others have some to.
    xo, Lee

  5. I think introspection is necessary for a person to grow. I don’t think we do enough of it. Thanks for your honesty and you’re right, we all go thru things no matter how ‘perfect’ our lives look on social media. I love blue so I’m swooning over this whole outfit. You look great! ~Cynthia

  6. Wise wise words! I’ve been seeing a great therapist for awhile and I have realized how much the “stuff” I’ve been carrying around for years has effected me in more ways than I knew! It makes such a difference to let it go and embrace the new good stuff that replaces it!

  7. I find the older I get, the easier it is to own my stuff and the more comfortable I am with admitting how far from perfect I am. If you are a reader, I highly recommend Ragamuffin Gospel. It was really influential for me. I also just finished Donald Miller’s new book, Scary Close. Both talk a lot about this same thing. I do think blogging makes it harder though. It’s easy to compare, especially fashion and appearance wise.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  8. I always find your posts to be so inspirational, and even when they contain some “fluff” still find them to be of value. Thank you for posting about reality!


  9. I often read other blogs and find myself comparing my own stuff to others. As I get older and am raising a teen daughter I realize that it is so important that I learn to love myself as God created me. It is a work in progress. I will never be one of those young beautiful bloggers, but I have a lot to offer as well. There is a place for all of us here. Thanks for the reminder! Susan

  10. I agree with everything you’re saying here. I’ve been doing some soul reflecting as well. Sometimes it’s so much easier to post all the good stuff and none of the tough stuff that you’re really going to through. I always fall victim to comparing myself to other gals based on what I see on instagram or their blogs. I try to remember that we’re all posting the fluffy good stuff, but sometimes it’s hard. Thanks for sharing your stuff – good or bad! 🙂
    Nikki at

  11. Lol! It seems like all women have this problem that we don’t truly love ourselves. When I get older it gets better but of course I still struggle with myself quite often. I found comparison is a very bad way to think, even we compare ourselves with when we were young. But I have no answer to how to stop comparison. Still working in it. 😉

    I love the bright blue on you! Everything is just perfect for spring!


  12. I agree with everything you’ve said! I also agree that you can’t compare yourself to those fabulous lives you see on social media. I know I only post the good stuff (nobody wants to hear about my problems on Facebook) so why should I expect anything different from everyone else. Loving your stuff can be hard but it’s so important 🙂

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