Hello my classy followers! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share with you a post featuring different lessons that I have learned from my mom. As many of you already know, my mom is my photographer and my muse. My mom has always been here to support my fashion dreams and to inspire me to try new things. Here are 9 lessons that she has taught me about fashion and life, in general:
1. Always Go After Your Dreams.
When it comes to fashion, it has always been my passion. Ever since I was in elementary school I wanted to be in the fashion industry. My mom has been there since day one to support that dream by taking me to sewing classes, buying me fashion magazines, and teaching me how to put clothes together. Never once, has she said that I could not achieve all this dream, but has, instead, pushed me to dream even bigger. She has taken all of the photos you see on this site and is always happy to do it.
2. Do n't Worry About What Others Think.
While my mother has stressed that it is always important to be professional and worry about being a good student and employee, she has also stressed that it is okay to be yourself and that other people's opinions do not matter. She has taught me that self confidence is extremely important, as is being the truest version of yourself that you can be.
3. Heels Will Take You Places.
As a child, I would always look at my mom's heels and aspire to be able to wear them. Well, after maturing and seeing that we are 2 shoe sizes apart, I cannot literally wear her shoes, but I have developed a passion for heels, myself. My mom is always in some form of a wedge or heel and I always admired this and love wearing them myself. A good pair of heels is sure to make you memorable and will take you places.
4. Say Please & Thank You.
Sure, many parents instill this lesson with young children, but it is one that too many people do not carry into adulthood. My mom has always taught me that it is extremely important to be polite and thank everyone for their time, a gift, or even a compliment.
5. Never Settle.
Whether it be settling with a job, a man, or even a clothing item, my mom has always taught me that settling is something you should never do. She has always taught me to keep my standards high, while still knowing that not everything in life is exactly perfect.
6. Be Kind & Empathetic.
My mom is the kindest and most empathetic person I know. Whenever I see a person in need, I always think what would my mom do in this situation. She has a real knack for understanding people and helping them through anything and everything.
7. Eat Right & Exercise.
No matter if you are petite, plus size, or "regular" in size eating right and exercising are such important things to embrace. My mother is super fit and I wish that I could workout the way she does, but even though I am not an athlete, I still make sure to carve out time to exercise moderately and to eat my fruits and veggies. This lesson is one that I continue to embrace more and more as I get older, as exercise helps reduce my stress and makes me feel that much more confident.
8. Make Time for Family
Family is so important to my mom, as it is to me. I love being able to spend time with loved ones, but life can get hectic and there can only be so much one can fit into a day. However, I always make sure that I carve time out of my busy schedule to spend with the ones I love, as being able to get together and share memories is what life's all about.
9. Don't Merely Exist-Live Life.
Often times I find myself always imagining what's next, which can be a good attribute, but not if you aren't living in the moment, as well. My mom has always emphasized how important it is to live life to the fullest and to be present in every moment in life. She has taught me that just rushing through a moment, a day, or a week is not living, but rather, existing. Being present is so important with every aspect of life from a career to a relationship.
These are just a few lessons my mom has taught me, as she really has taught me so much in life. I cannot thank her enough for being the woman that she is and for teaching me so much about life and fashion. What are some of the lessons your mom has taught you? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!