On my nightly Pinterest perusing, I came upon one of my style icons, Iris Apfel. I love her for many reasons but what strikes a chord with me is her unabashed desire to be no one but herself. I am a rather reserved person yet have always felt a desire to express myself in some way, whether it be through my writing or my clothes. It has taken me a long time to become comfortable in my own skin. Before having children, I was rail thin. Weight was never an issue, yet I was very insecure. Ironically, as my body morphed into what it is now, which is a larger version of what it was, I am so much more comfortable and confident. I think having children did take away a bit of that insecurity because I had three people who loved me no matter what size I was and having them not only altered my waist line, it altered my self love. I knew happiness did not lie within numbers on a scale. It took me a very long time to get here and there are days I still struggle, but I am quick to quiet those voices.
"Fashion you can buy, but style you can possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how to road map to style. It's about self-expression and above all, attitude." ~Iris Apfel
Want to know a little more about Iris? Watch this video
What about you, my friends, who is your style icon? I've decided to dedicate 2 posts a month to my personal style icons. I'd love to hear some of yours...