Monday, October 24, 2011

beau•ty (byoo-ty) | katy from modly chic

Every week, I introduce you to a blogger who has been kind enough to share their story about a feature they love now that once brought insecurities and how they learned to love it. Together, these women will help re-define beauty in their own words and will hopefully help others feel more comfortable in their own skin because each of you are beautiful - you should feel that way everyday!

Meet this week's beauty - Katy from Modly Chic.

1) What is your favorite feature that you didn't always love, but have learned to appreciate? Without a doubt - my height. I am a little over 5'9" and have a 35" inseam. 

2) What made you learn to love it? I grew up in a tall family and loved that fact. It was something I took for granted and thought was normal, until I graduated college and suddenly found myself in the working world and inches taller than some of my male colleagues. As a reporter you want people to find you approachable and I worried about my height being a detriment to that. I love heels but ended up wearing flats all the time. It wasn't until a blog reader started leaving comments on my posts telling me I looked frumpy and should switch out of the flats. I made it a habit to wear heels all summer no matter the height of the people I was with and I ended up loving my height all over again.
3) Any advice for other beautiful women out there who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin? Do something that challenges that misconception. For me it was about allowing myself to rediscover something I used to love. For others it could be about discovering a first love.  

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I don't think that flats are frumpy, but I'm glad that you are confident in heels now! It is good to have lots of shoe options.