Exuding Confidence Through Style

There's something about a full a-line skirt and red lip that screams "empowered" for me. The same goes for a classic little black dress (LBD) or dark wash jeans with a blazer and stilettos. Those are my go-to looks. I say "for me" instead of "to me" because these are MY empowered staples. 

To some this seems silly. How does what we wear matter? Get with the times, Becca. It's 2017 and I can wear whatever the heck I want to wear! More or less, yes. That is true. 

BUT.

The idea of caring about your appearance has less to do with fitting a mold and more to do with how you feel. Like it or not, how we feel projects outward. What we project effects how we are perceived. So what makes you feel good? What makes you feel confident and empowered? What fits your mission in life?

Does that overwhelm you? It's okay if it does. For a long time it overwhelmed me, too. I knew what I loved. Deep down I knew what fit my personality. Yet I hadn't quite found my place in this world. Those things I loved were out of place where I was. For me, forming my style went along with a change of scenery because my soul was out of alignment with everything else. That is for another post, though.

A part of me is a throwback to another era. I love poofy a-line skirts and elegant ball gowns. I love a gorgeous stiletto and red lip. Classic, elegant lines are a must and tend to compliment my body better than anything else. 

TOP OLD, SIMILAR // CAMI OLD, SIMILAR // SKIRT // SILVER STILETTOS // NECKLACE OLD, SIMILAR // BRACELET // LIPSTICK, FIRECRACKER RED

For Christmas Eve I went all out. I was admittedly over dressed for our more casual church, but I did not care. First, it's better to err on the side of caution and overdress. Second, when what you wear exudes the right kind of confidence, you'll pull it off every time.

A small piece of empowerment can come from our wardrobe. The clothes don't have to be fancy or expensive. To over simplify, they just need to make you feel good.

This week I have one small assignment for you. Go into your closet and look at all your clothes. Find one thing that you love because it makes you feel incredible. What is it about that item that makes you feel that way? Is it something you can build on? THEN find one item that makes you uncomfortable. Maybe you are always trying to tug it back into place or you "need" to lose a few more pounds for it to fit right. Maybe the color isn't right. Whatever the reason, find it. Hold it. Then let it go. Donate it to someone who can love it. Then let me know in the comments below that you did it! 

 

Happy Empowering,
Becca

 

 

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Rebecca Mogg

After almost eight years as a well-paid, white collar career woman; my family's principal breadwinner (by a long shot); two babies; postpartum depression combined with emotional abuse; a loving, supportive husband who was always working his demanding job both on site and at home; and only one real vacation (leave was hoarded for family commitments and maternity leave), I was DONE. I was tired of being told I could have it all and, in the same breath, that I could not. I was at a crossroads: continue careening down a path that would surely destroy me and even end my marriage OR make changes that gave me time freedom, work/life balance, a happier family, and a happier ME.

I chose CHANGE. I walked away from that demanding, soul crushing arena to embrace my true self and create the life of my dreams. I left so I could travel when I CHOSE to travel, not when someone demanded it. I walked away from other people dictating when I could be a mother so I could decide that for my family. I chose to be a business woman on my own terms. At the end of the day, I walked away to empower not only myself, but women everywhere.

My main business is coaching others in weight loss, healthy aging, wealth creation, and performance. This lifestyle site is my way of sharing my God-led journey in hopes of inspiring, motivating, emboldening, and empowering each of you. 

So here I am: sharing my truth and relationship with the divine through my family and everyday life. I'm here to share love. It's a bold move in an age where talking about God is almost taboo. The last thing I want to do is isolate anyone. But He has called me to this and I have learned to do as He tells me to do! Most days anyway. I am, after all, incredibly human. Ha!