Monday, January 24, 2011

Fake It Till You Make It Monday!

Welcome to a new event I'm starting around Life At It's Finest!

"Fake It Till You Make It" was a phase my mom helped me coin way back in the day {I feel like it's appropriate to say way back in the day when I think about how long ago I was in high school!}

It's a relatively simple concept: when you're facing a situation where you don't feel confident, fake it till you make it! Now, most of my "fake it till you make it" moments have revolved around fashion. While some of it has been wearing bolder outfits, makeup or hair, there were many times during high school and college where my "fake it till you make it" moments were just plain faking confidence in myself and hoping it really would follow suit.

Off the top of my head, I really can't think of a moment when FITYMI failed me. The funny thing is, when you fake being a very confident person, people can't tell you're faking it. They really think you're a confident person! The majority of the time when I'm using the FITYMI, especially for fashion, I end up getting several compliments, which in turn, really boost my confidence!

I've really enjoyed getting into The Pleated Poppy's What I Wore Wednesday, but I wanted to challenge myself a little more so I decided to implement Fake It Till You Make It Monday! Every Monday I am going to challenge myself to wear an outfit that pushes me outside of my comfort zone. I'm not doing this to fish for compliments, but rather as an exercise to stretch my confidence, which I believe in turn will actually grow my confidence. I've made a mental decision that 2011 is going to be a great year and that the Lord will do some big things in the coming months, and I want to make sure I have the confidence to keep up with what He's going to do!

If you're struggling with confidence and feel like you could use a boost, maybe you'll consider joining next week!

Without further ado... this week's FITYMI outfit!




{sweater: loft skirt: thrifted $2 boots: target}




  1. Holy Cow! I wore a FITYMI outfit yesterday! (Unusually coincidental, I know.) I like the idea of this post; I might actually intend to join in next week. :)

    I am going to steal that skirt from you! I look for a purple skirt every time I go to Goodwill! {jealous}

  2. I have a similar purple skirt from New York & Co. I LOVE IT now that I see so many worn in WIWW posts. I've worn it twice recently! LOVE THIS OUTFIT! I need that belt!


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