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"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around" Oprah

It was storming outside yesterday when I took these pictures. I don't know how I managed to take them in between the 2 huge storms but I pulled it off. Florida really has bi-polar weather. Recently, I was featured on you can Honey Andrade's blog. Click HERE to see it. I loved the question that was asked, and I wanted to post my response to it. Question: "You seem really confident with yourself and you really are the epitome of fearless but are there days/situations when you don't feel so good about yourself? What do you do to overcome that feeling?"

My answer: Believe it or not, as fearless and confident as I am, I am only human and do have some insecurities as well as regrets. As strong and confident as I want to be for my followers, I want them to also understand that they too can overcome any insecurities they have. Anyone who says they aren't insecure in some way are full of it. My past regrets and insecurities are what have made me as strong as I am today. There was a point in my life where I wasn't happy with myself. It took a lot of me time and it wasn't easy. It didn't happen overnight, I knew not to expect fast results. The best way I overcame insecurities is I changed what I wasnt happy with. If i couldnt change what I didn't like, then I changed my view or perception of it. For instance, if you don't like the way your life is headed, then ask yourself what goals, steps, and moves can I make to get where I want to be? Physically, there was aspects of myself I could and could not change. That is when you change your perception of beauty and learn to accept yourself. The definition of beauty is defined differently by every person. What I do to overcome any insecure feelings is remind myself I have so many positive things going for me and I didn't come this far to give up now. I look past insecurities of mine and try not to drown myself in regrets. Be sure to stay optimisstic, learn from every mistake, never doubt yourself. The best advice is your own, always push forward, always focus on the positive rather than the negative, and don't let other people or society define what beauty is for you. You're given a brain, think for yourself, don't let other peoples biased opinions define you as a person. Be sure to be yourself everywhere you go, don't be ashamed of who you are. It's easier to be yourself than anyone else. If you accept yourself, then other people will accept you too, if they don't then they dont need to be around. The way to stay confident is to find a purpose in life, a place where you feel comfortable at and comfortable with yourself. You know yourself better than anyone else, trust you. I never lose sight of my vision. This is how I have become so confident with myself. If you're confident with who you are on the inside, then it automatically shows on the outside. When you know who you are as a person and what you want out of life, confidence comes naturally.



  1. I love this burgundy colour. Nice sweater!

  2. the gold accessories go so well with the plum coloured sweater and shoes, so nice!


  3. I Like that question, and the response.


  4. That shade of purple is amazing on you =)

  5. Those shoes are adorable! They look really lovely with your sweater!


  6. I love the sweater and shorts! I love your response to the question. I have been feeling insecure about my belly fat but I al slowly starting to see that I have so many other great qualities that one flaw shouldn't hold me back on what I wear. Great post and thanks for posting the question and answer for us to see!

    Sarah Jane R.

  7. you look great as always.
    I love the combinations of colors and that knit top is really cute.

  8. i agree with the postive over focusing on negative it helps alot sometimes

    love this look! you look hot girl lol they sweater and the shoes are so cute

    Vi from Cali

  9. Nadia,

    This is the first time I've read your blog and I spent an hour devouring your posts. I ended up here after seeing this post http://calivintage.tumblr.com/post/7022260892/by-nadia-aboulhosn on cali vintage.

    Your style is impecable, but even more so is your way of viewing life/fashion/everything. I've started getting bolder with my choice of outfits, and also prefer to shop vintage here in the UK, and your posts really do make me see that I can wear whatever I want, for me, if I have the confidence. Your blog just reiterates everything great about the fashion world and beauty. So I just wanted to say thank you. XXX

  10. As you said beautiful Nadia: "confidence comes naturally"

    I love the cluth and your shorts.
    See you :)

  11. I think your self-confidence is very inspiring.

  12. Amazing heels and bag!^^ I love it!

  13. Simple yet complex. Your style is a dream, m'lady :)

  14. You've said it-be yourself and be confident in who you are. That's all that matters.

  15. Nadia , first thing to let u know

    although i have been away from my blog , but each time u tweeted about your new post , i will click it right away

    but sorry that i am late to leave comments because i only could do it when i log into my blog

    thanks for the words in this post , i am not ashamed to admit that i have grow with insecurities all my life , because as Asian i am always bigger than the typical Asian girls , growing up being mock fun because of my size is not fun. But somehow i hope one day i will overcome it and be comfortable with who i am :)



  16. love your style!!! Beautiful short!!


  17. Ps: Your words have touched me.
    Thank you. a kiss

  18. love the heels and the cluch,nice look!


  19. First of all:
    Great outfit (: I especially love how the sweater and shoes match color wise.
    It was a great question, but the answer was even greater. I actually copied it and saved it in my quotes folder to read back. I hope one day I can actually think the way you do and overcome my insecurities and be a lot happier with myself (: Thank you so much for these great words.



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