Do you ever have moments of doubt where you feel like you may not be able to overcome an obstacle or achieve a dream that’s been near and dear to your heart? Of course you have, because we all do. Ever heard the phrase “You are your own toughest critic?” Well, it’s true, we are all hard on ourselves whether we like to admit it or not. Me, especially. Ever since I can remember, I was consumed with doubt. But as I have gotten older, I realized that I have had to overcome my fears and doubts to reach my goals and dreams. But how? It all starts with gaining confidence.
Easier said then done, right? Well, there is one concrete way that I have been able to channel more confidence no matter what I was doing, and that, is through fashion. Ever since I was a kid, I always looked to clothes to create a fierce exterior shell that made me feel beautiful and strong at school.Have you ever experienced putting on your favorite dress or shoes and just feeling a rush of happiness? That’s exactly what I feel when put together a cute outfit that shows off my curves, accentuates my figure, and reflects my personality—like this one. These Miracle Jean Faith Patchwork jeans from Stage Stores are spunky, but also super chic, and I love that they are a simple jean, but the patches give it a unique touch. You’ll notice that I am wearing this pink Signature Studio Lace Cold Shoulder top not only because it’s my favorite color, but also because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fashion goes beyond instilling confidence in me, but it’s also a great tool to help you convey a message and show your support.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this year Stage is turning October into Pink October. Throughout the month, Stage will be raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through various in-store and online activations. Whether you shop in store or online, you can help Stage give back throughout the month by sharing your moments of strength and inspiration. Here’s how you can get involved:
You can learn more about these opportunities by visiting: Stage.com/IPINKICAN.
Thank you to Stage Stores for sponsoring this post. I am a huge proponent of brands that promote inclusivity and make high-quality, well-fitting clothing. All opinions expressed in this post are 110% my own! Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make Natalie in the City a possibility!