Today’s Coast to Coast Challenge is “Black Out”. I wear black on black pretty much every day of my life, so this was easy peasy. I don’t have much to say about this outfit, so instead I really want to take this opportunity to tell you guys a little bit about what Coast to Coast (C2C) is all about.
Last night, Danielle and I met up with Lindsey, one of the creators of C2C, for the first time over coffee. It’s so awesome to get to meet other like-minded ladies in the fashion/blogging world – especially girls with such a passion for connecting with and helping other people. On the surface, C2C might look like just another fashion blog, and maybe you’re one of those people who scoff at girls for taking so many pictures of themselves. But C2C is about so much more than vanity and popularity. The community of girls are so uplifting and encouraging towards one another, it’s impossible not to feel good about yourself after participating in a challenge. Several girls have shared with Lindsey that C2C has helped increase their self-esteem and made them realize they deserve to feel beautiful every day. How awesome is that?! Feeling good about yourself is a HUGE deal. When you feel good about yourself, you’re more likely to extend that goodness to other people. There’s nothing greater than a chain reaction of people being nice to one another.
So really, this is about so much more than just taking pictures of myself to fuel my incessant need for attention. This is about creating community and connections, inspiring each other, and bringing up one another. In today’s world, we need that sort of kindness more than ever, and it’s so awesome that we’re able to do that through fashion and photos.
I encourage you to join us in the weekly C2C challenges! Check out coasttocoastchallenge.wordpress.com for more info. See you in the hashtag! ;)
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