Happy Humpday! I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th, spending it with loved ones, friends and family. Today I turned another year older, I am now 37! Yup, 30+7!! I think my blog have grown so much in the past year and so have I. When I started blogging about fashion, I was feeling a little insecure having to “compete” with younger girls in their 20’s, beautiful women in early 30’s, I thought to myself “How can I, a mom of two compete with these girls?” But as I continue to find my voice, my confidence and owning my personal style, I find myself appreciating the fact that I am a little older, my age is my wisdom and sometimes even selling point.
I think as a blogger a lot of times we compare ourselves and our success with others, even though the bench mark is completely not leveled. Although it is difficult at times to not feel envious at a another blogger’s collaboration with one of MY favorite brand, one that I have been dying to work with, I need to be realistic and telling myself that their demographics is different. I aim to work with brands who appreciate the ageless beauty as much as a well seasoned ones, brands that doesn’t just look for surface value and work exclusively with younger bloggers, brands that appreciate my age and what I have to offer.
An important key is to appreciate your own aging beauty. Take care of your body, exercise regularly, do masks just as often, takecare of your skin, invest in luxury skincare products. I recently did a skin age analysis with SKII and my skin age is only 28!! More on that in another post. I attribute this to years of relentless skin regimen and hydrating masks to stop fine lines forming even before it starts. I now have luxury skin care brands looking to collaborate with me because they believe in me and my age (no one really buy an anti-aging product when they see a 20 year old promoting it, but on a 37 year old mom of two, it is a different story). Own your age, sell it like it is your greatest asset, don’t compare to the younger models, they are them and you are you. Be yourself and be the best version of it.
~ xo Sheree
Photo: Rebecca Ou