I just love summer. I’m sure I’m not alone here, right? I mean, no schedules, fly by the seat of your pants, swimming right after breakfast (because it’s THAT hot!!).
I mean, I like my schedule, but it’s fun to not be tied down. It’s days like yesterday where I love my job and life. I did a little work in the morning and then Tae wanted to wash my car for money. So we got out the stuff, went outside and washed the car. Eli ‘helped’ like only Eli can, and Tae did a really good job!
This turned into Tae wanting to start his own business & us heading over to the grandparents house & washing their car! They are always so sweet and Tae felt so big. He made $10 yesterday and is already looking for more work! Then a little pool time & football practice!
Anyway, how about some outfits! This is my new StitchFix dress and I love it. It’s cute and can be worn casually, but can easily be dressed up. I also got this beautiful necklace in my last Fix but haven’t been able to wear it yet.
This jean jacked was worn before the massive heat wave. Now it’s making me hot just looking at these pictures!
Taylor & Stylist sent me this beautiful dress. It’s short, mainly because I’m so tall, but it’s so pretty. And I’m sure I’ll be able to find some other ways to wear it. I love this starfish cuff they have. So pretty!
And yes, I’m wearing these 6 inch heels. I had to wear them for my friends wedding a while back. I start off at 6 feet tall, so I’m ginormous in these! They’re so pretty though, I still wear them. Who cares!
And and my hair. Let’s talk about my hair. I am starting to realize that if I’m going to be a ‘beauty blogger’ I might have to color my hair more than twice a year. Look at those roots!
Aahhh, much better!! I finally got my little bootie to Sally’s and colored my hair. It feels good to have it done! This outfit I wore when it was so stinkin’ hot and we went down to LA for a Fire Department vs Police Department basketball game. So fun!
And these shorts are a new favorite. I have been wearing them way to often since I bought them. They’re from the Bebe outlet for only $15!! I want to go back and get more colors, they are so comfortable! And I love the belt which came with them.
Okay so you guys, I’m speaking on a panel at BlogHer 13 this year. I am so nervous! I am not nervous about the concert at all, I love meeting new people and think that part will be fabulous. It’s the speaking part. The ladies I’m on panel with have been blogging since 2006 and 2008. I’ve been blogging since 2011. Needless to say, they’re a little ahead of me.
The insecure Natalia can’t get the “what do I have to offer?” thoughts out of my head. My husband is doing my best to encourage me but it’s hard! What did they see in me? What did they think I had to offer? How can I offer information to people that might even be further along with me? I’m speaking in Style Mini-Con and I don’t really even feel that stylish!
I don’t really know how to ramp myself up for this. I don’t know how to gain the confidence I need to do this. Just when I start thinking I’ve got it, something else brings me down.
The thing is, I’m good at encouraging others. I love to come along side people and help them reach for their dreams. And I love seeing people get there! But me? Do I do this for myself? Nope.
So I’m reaching out. Do you have any suggestions for me? How do you get ready for a big opportunity that you’re nervous about? Any kind of self esteem boosters would be great!