Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What I Wore: Mind Over Matter

Today's outfit may seem simple upon first glance, but there's a deep and important meaning behind the t-shirt and bangles I'm wearing. Both come from Compassion Brands, whose online shop aims to bring awareness and support to charitable causes through positively messaged fashion. An impressive 33% of the royalties derived from their licensed sales are donated to anti-bullying charities. I reached out to Compassion Brands after discovering them on Instagram and asked if we could collaborate because their cause is extremely important to me and one I closely identify with.

When I was growing up, especially during my middle and high school years, I always felt different and out of place. I never quite fit in with my peers at school, and that made me susceptible to being bullied. Bullying is never easy on anyone, but as a kid who was silently struggling with depression and anxiety, I remember how isolated and hopeless I felt when others tore me down and made me feel badly about myself. As I continued to grow and become more confident, I realized that being myself regardless of what other people thought was always the right choice for me. As long as I loved myself for who I truly was, was being completely authentic, and had the support of my family and few close friends, what other people said about me {and say about me to this day} didn't matter.

Now that I have my blog and am able to reach people all over the world, I am thrilled to be able use it as a platform to promote acceptance and anti-bullying and to let others know that they are not alone. I hope that anyone out there who is being bullied can put mind over matter and remember that who they are right in this very moment is more than enough! <3 Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for supporting my blog and anti-bullying! :)

booties: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack
bangles: c/o Compassion Brands
earrings: gifted; similar here


  1. I love your jacket - the color is pretty amazing!! I love that t-shirt...just a simple tee with a great message! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. I need that shirt! The message is so real and so perfect. That Dr. Suess quote is one of my favorites! I love the way you styled the top too!

  3. Amy! That was so touching. I am so sorry you had to deal with bullying but wow look at you now! You've become a successful woman with a huge heart. Also- you look so happy and chic in that outfit. I love it xo

  4. Hi Amy! It was really touching to hear about your story. As someone who was also dealing with (and still dealing with) anxiety and depression growing up, I can understand how isolating the experience can be. You are so lovely and I do enjoy our blogging/insta friendship and keeping up with all of your adventures!


  5. Love the message on this tee!

  6. I love this t-shirt! It is seriously gorgeous and I've had my eye on this jacket from ShopBop!

  7. I love this message. I work with a high school group and we lead an antibullying assembly every year at the middle school. Its so amazing to see the high schoolers leading the middle schoolers in such a positive movement.

  8. What an important cause! I really like when companies step up and donate a significant part of the proceeds...not just 1%. It shows they really care!

    Meg of An Affair of Character