Silencing That Voice of Doubt

SHHHHH…..
BE QUIET!

Can you hear it?  That voice in your head that is constantly doubting you, that is constantly belittling you… that voice that is telling you to stop, or to give up…. that voice that is filled with negative comments and riddled with complete and utter self doubt?????  Well…..

STOP LISTENING.

Photos: Victoria Metaxas Photography 

 SHop the LOok: Denim // sweater // booties // tote // necklace // 

 

Instead let’s listen to that voice that tells you how beautiful you.  The voice that compliments your amazing wardrobe.  The voice that encourages you to wear what makes you feel great.. and for me that is NEUTRALS!  I love them.  Neutrals are essentially the only “color” in my wardrobe, especially here in London.  I find that wearing neutrals makes it easy to get dressed in the morning. Neutrals go with everything (that’s the definition of neutral) and they are perfect for any outing.

This neutral easy to wear sweater is likely one my favorites of the season (I also have it in red).  I wear it weekly- coffee dates, school runs, errands, and weekend family outings.   This beauty is perfectly complimented with dark denim and cute ankle bootie.  These denim jeans are by far my favorite and I have had them for a few years now.  They fit great and truly a timeless purchase.  I went with black bootie today <sale  alert; these are majorly marked down> but, obviously, any color would be a perfect fit.  Black booties are a must have for the end of fall and certainly for the upcoming winter.  Throw a scarf over top, add a chunky statement necklace or just wear this neutral sweater alone… but wear it.  Stop listening to that voice telling you to change. Silence that voice that doubts your choices.

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We all have that voice… sometimes it actually mimics a person from your past which mine did but it is time to be silenced.  For years I lived with a very loud obtuse voice of doubt. In some regards I may have been living with it for most of my life and while I may never know where it came from, how it got so loud or why it took over- I am tired of listening to it.  I am tired of letting it speak for me.  I want to make my own choices.  For the past several years I have been working on silencing the voice and it has been a challenging processes but one I am proud of and willing to share with you.  To change my outcome from always questioning to feeling confident and assured has been a daily task; one I have worked hard to achieve; one I take pride in.  I hope you feel inspired to silence your own voice of doubt. You are fooling yourself if you say you do not have one… yours may be more background noise or it may be present in the foreground but regardless stop listening.  You are beautiful.  You are kind.  You are special.  Believe it.

This shoot was one of my favorites to date.  Not only did I love the outfit <sweater><denim><booties><bag> but I so love Victoria, my photographer. We, finally, had a chance to sit down and talk! She is absolutely the sweetest person I have meet and has such a positive outlook on life.  Certainly makes shooting with her easy. She is a positive light and an excellent reminder to keep that voice silenced.

Favorite Neutrals for Fall

Here are a few of my other favorite neutral sweaters and denim.  A few different style sweaters but all meeting the neutral criteria and certainly easy to wear.

And since I have drank the truth serum (this whole blog is a big reveling of all my secrets)… the voice is still there… mumbling in the background- only now I can not hear what it is saying. Part of learning to silence the voice was to learn to embrace my flaws… to learn to cherish my quirks and to acknowledge my areas for improvement.. I never want to be complacent- I always want to be better.  Not because the voice is filling me with doubt but because I WANT more… because I choose that.

With Love,

ajm

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Silencing That Voice of Doubt

  • Reply Tiffany Brown November 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I am a huge fan of neutrals all the way up to my makeup! lol! Love this outfit and the details.

    • Reply pishtoposh November 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Tiffany-
      Thanks for stopping by- love neutrals because they are so easy to wear.

  • Reply Ana Prodanovic November 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a motivational post! Love your outfit.

    anaprodanovich.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Ana- trying to just be real and I am glad you found it motivating.

  • Reply Pear Phongsawad November 8, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Beautiful photos and love the emphasis in your post about silencing your voice of doubt and awakening a more positive energy within.

    Thanks for sharing!

    XO

    Style by Pear

    • Reply pishtoposh November 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Pear- Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Zarrin Alam November 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I used to have that voice of doubt too, but when you ignore it enough and do what you feel it goes away eventually! Love the neutrals and this a great photoshoot!

    • Reply pishtoposh November 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Zarrin- Glad you found a connection with it- I mean we all have the voice it is just a matter of how loud it is.

  • Reply Leah November 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Great post! Love your outfit too, those booties are adorbs!

    x – Leah
    http://www.ellemaebloom.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Ella- So sweet, thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Nicole Leffew November 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Such a inspiring post! I love your style girl! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica November 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Love this outfit! Comfy casual! And you are totally right. Try not to doubt yourself. You are totally kicking butt and taking names everyday!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Jessica-
      Many Thanks! You are so sweet.
      A

  • Reply Liz November 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I love this outfit and I love this post! So spot on!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Liz-
      Thank you- it is a hard fete sometimes to stop the doubting but so worth it in the end.
      A

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