Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Self Image

Let's be honest, there isn't a single person in the world who hasn't had a moment or two of self doubt. It's pretty damn hard to just ignore society's of beautiful. It can make you feel so inferior to the rest of the world.
I was recently chosen to be a part of a photoshoot for local stores and boutiques by the same lovely lady who took my header and profile pictures. And while I am so excited to play dress up and model for a day, I can't help but worry that the other girls will be skinnier, or prettier, or just plain better than me.
I spent a decent half hour FREAKING OUT about it and trying to plan my meals and exercises etc, until I pulled myself together and went onto pinterest to find some body positivity nuggets.
And I came across this gem:

Hell yeah I am, Sam Weir! 

I know that growing to love my body won't be an instant thing. It might be a never ending process.. But keeping little quotes like this in mind helps to ease my anxiety around my body image. 

(current background photo on my phone)

xoxo, Rowyn 

Monday, September 2, 2013


I was recently gifted over 10 books dealing with fashion and personal style from my mother. Her taste in clothing is incredibly unique, yet so her. That is something that I have always admired. I'm hoping that by reading the same books that she read at my age (some of them date back to the 70s!) that my knowledge of fashion will increase as well as my sense of self. 

The stack of books can seem quite daunting, but I figure if I read one at a time whenever I have time, I might get through it relatively quickly...

I am not passionate about many things, but fashion is becoming an exception. And it is so exciting!

xoxo, Rowyn

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Personal Style

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." - Yves Saint-Laurent

Fashion has been a large part of my life since childhood. My mother taught me at a young age that you get to wear whatever you want whenever you want. My motto as a little girl was "princesses don't wear pants", and I believe I donned only skirts and dresses for about 2 years. That importance of personal style stuck with me until high school, when peer pressure and lack of self-esteem demolished all sense of self. I found myself wishing for $200 pairs of jeans with rhinestones on the pockets, and furry boots. Senior year, I picked up at nasty case of "senioritis" and came to school in yoga pants and t-shirts daily. 
After graduating last spring, and starting up college this fall, I feel as though it is time to turn over a new leaf and try to figure out who. I. am. I want to feel confident in my own skin, and be able to piece an outfit together in 10 minutes instead of 1 hour. 

This blog will be my way of figuring out who I want to be. Whether it relates to fashion, a career, or life in general.

xoxo, Rowyn