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The Art of Saying No

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

Stay Cozy and with Long-Sleeved Maxi Dresses

This week has been a nice one despite being sick earlier this week.  I had a big win on Tuesday because I actually practiced self-care. I share this loving advice to my family and friends all of the time. However, when this advice needs to be taken by “yours truly,” it is not always easy.

My family one-by-one have been sick over the last few weeks. I was grateful that I had energy and ability to offer extra care and attention to each person and still continue to juggle our hectic family schedule and blogging. It ain’t easy, my friends!

Over the weekend I was feeling quite run down. On Tuesday morning, on a day where I had committed to attending an exciting influencer event, I was feeling downright lowsy and sick.

The Gentle Art of Saying No

It was at this moment I had a to make a decision.

Do I push myself further and attend this event or do I say no and rest? The younger me would of said yes because I am a recovering people pleaser and I tend to push myself past my limit, making me mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted.

This time I said no. Saying no allowed me to rest my body and mind. It was such a sweet gift only I could give myself. I enjoyed the solitude and quietness of my home and mind. It was exactly the rejuvenation I needed to recover, recharge and rejuvenate.

Keep Calm and Say No

The next day I was able to fulfill a commitment in place to have a commercial filmed at my home for a collaboration. It is hard for me to say no because I don’t want to disappoint others. But, I realize in life you can’t make everyone happy and that is okay.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. When I saw these images of myself smiling and enjoying this free-flowing, long-sleeved maxi dress from SHEIN I knew I had to share my eureka moment with you…….the art of saying no.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this topic down below! Have a wonderful weekend dolls!

Photography by Bleudogfotography

Dress: SHEIN

Necklace: c/o Arlina Jo Boutique

Purse: Vintage, similar here

Sunglasses: Similar here

Shoes: Old, similar here

Watch: c/o Christian Paul

Bracelet: c/o Christian Paul

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45 Comments

  1. Maggie Tate
    September 28, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Such a pretty dress!

  2. Emily Soto
    September 29, 2017 / 6:55 am

    This dress is so gorgeous on you!!

    Emily
    withstyleandgrace.net

  3. Christina Boyer
    September 29, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Your dress is gorgeous! Great article, it can be hard to say No but sometimes it’s necessary.

  4. Amanda
    September 29, 2017 / 8:46 am

    So true! And saying no doesn’t mean you lose something, but rather you gain strength and sense of purpose! I too have struggled with this, but I’m getting braver and smarter, I’m trying to choose what’s best for me and my family. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Julia Comil
    September 29, 2017 / 9:32 am

    This dress is stunning love how you styled it

  6. September 29, 2017 / 10:03 am

    You are look as radiant as ever! I’m sorry you were sick. I, too, was sick recently. Saying no is something I’ve been doing more of, it’s liberating isn’t it? 🙂

  7. Dawn
    September 29, 2017 / 10:06 am

    the dress is absolutely gorgeous. i love the movement of it. also, it is so important to be able to say no. it used to be really hard for me to say no, i always felt guilty. but recently i’ve started putting my “foot” down and it has helped a LOT!

  8. September 29, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I love this maxi dress! Saying no is not easy and I wish we learned it at a younger age. Good for you for listening to your body and taking the time you needed.

  9. Eloise Maoudj Riley
    September 29, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    love the dress and necklace!
    I feel like I’ve gotten a lot better at saying no since having children, HA! It’s important to say no at times instead of piling more and more on your plate until you feel overwhelmed and disappointed by all of your YESES! It doesn’t make us a bad person to say No thank you I just can’t right now, it only means we’re human!

  10. Benita
    September 29, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    It is so vital for your emotional, mental and physical health to say no when you need to. I’m glad you put yourself first and I love the dress.

  11. megan
    September 29, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    you definitely have to say no sometimes so you can take some me-time!

    xo megan

  12. Jen At Dapperhouse
    September 29, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Saying no is difficult but I have to do it frequently due to work and being tired. It is hard to disappoint people though.

  13. David Elliott
    September 29, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Saying no is an important thing in life. It helps defines the boundaries you have and builds security. And you look amazing in that dress and the necklace looks great too.

  14. Super Millennial
    September 29, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Great post — I’m a huge proponent of saying no! It can be difficult but you gotta do it 🙂

  15. September 29, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Yes, this is such an essential. I sometimes have a hard time saying no and then I over commit myself. Love this dress too!

  16. Lois Alter Mark
    September 29, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    The older I get, the easier it seems to be to say no! Life is too short to waste on things you really don’t want to do!

  17. September 29, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I agree! the older I get, the easier its become to say no! Life is too short! Btw I love your outfit! That dress is stellar!

  18. Shibani Sharma
    September 30, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I love your dress, the color and the style is just lovely. Earlier I was always like Miss Yesssiie who always used to say yes or agree, but now I have evolved and say no when I’m uncomfortable!!

  19. Sara
    September 30, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Recognizing our limits and allowing time for rest is so important. We can’t be the best mom, wife, friend, daughter, etc. if we aren’t making our health and wellness a priority!

  20. jacqueline
    September 30, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Saying no sometimes is crucial. You’re only one person and you can’t do it all. Glad you got to rest up! Hope you’re feeling better

  21. September 30, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    This is such a great read! NO is an important word.

  22. Lizinlosangeles
    September 30, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    What a great reminder! Love the necklace!

  23. Thena
    October 1, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Great post, enjoyed it! and love the outfit and the colors!

  24. Ashley Hargrove
    October 1, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Saying no is one of the hardest things but absolutely necessary for our sanity! Great post!

  25. Maria
    October 1, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Definitely true and a great reminder! Also you look gorg

  26. Brittany Daoud
    October 1, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    It is so important to learn how to say no (and to be able to say no without feeling bad and the need to explain yourself!). Also, love that dress on you, the color is so pretty! xo, Brittany | http://www.theblistblog.com

  27. Megan
    October 1, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    It’s so hard to say no but important for your health and well-being! I’m trying to get better at saying no myself.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  28. Azanique
    October 2, 2017 / 6:40 am

    Learning how to say no was the hardest, but the best thing I could ever do for myself. So many great lessons learned!

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  29. October 2, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Knowing how to say no is very important. We cannot say yes to everything.

  30. Brittney
    October 2, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Hope everything is alright with your family! But you look amazing in this striped piece!


    Brittney
    Missxbo.com

  31. October 3, 2017 / 8:41 am

    First of all, that dress is AMAZING. Second, saying no can be so good for your mental health… It’s important to remember that we do not have to please everyone.

  32. October 3, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Saying No is incredibly important, I am just now learning the effects of trying to accomplish “too” much.

    Birdie Shoots

  33. The Midwest Wife
    October 4, 2017 / 8:07 am

    What a gorgeous look! This dress is so adorable and I love how you completed this look with those sunglasses and the necklace! Also, loving the message of your post. Sometimes it’s so hard to say no, but definitely necessary. So good to be reminded of how to do it politely!

  34. Ashley McClellan Houston
    October 8, 2017 / 7:46 am

    You look amazing!!!! Love this dress

  35. October 8, 2017 / 7:53 am

    the dress is amazing and you are beatifull

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