Dan and I were back in STP ahead of New Year's Eve, and I stopped by Twin Cities Live to share my predictions for which beauty trends are on their way out in 2016 - and which ones we'll all be mastering throughout the coming year. For the appearance, Ashley Stewart sent me a gorgeous body-con dress to wear.
Body-con = hugs every curve. The dress is really well made, with a beautiful open neckline and flattering horizontal pleats. And the color! I need more of this royal blue/purple color in my life. You know what, though? I almost didn't wear it.
The first time I pulled the dress on and looked at myself in the mirror, I couldn't see the dress. I couldn't even really see me. All I noticed was the way it hugged my stomach. This isn't a style I typically wear, and I felt completely out of my depth in it. At first. For about 20 minutes. Then I lifted my eyes and looked at the whole picture. I'm not just a stomach. Or simply any other single feature. I'm me. And the entirety of me really loved this dress!
That's something I'm going to be mindful of in 2016: not whittling myself (or others...or life situations) into pieces, but taking it all in and appreciating the big picture.
Is there anything in particular that you're going to be mindful of in the new year?