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Embracing Vulnerability through Fashion

Who would have thought a simple outfit would bring so many questions and deep thoughts on vulnerability?
Burgundy Plaid Dress Outfit
Let's talk about how I am learning to embrace vulnerability through style and it's importance when it comes to personal growth.
I am going to start by mentioning that this post does contain some affiliate links, which you can read about here and some quick information about this outfit. I purchased this burgundy plaid dress on sale from Lulu's, but it is only available in a size XS. However, they have several plaid dresses in other colors and styles! The Seychelles Gleaming Black Leather Platform Ankle Strap Pumps run true to size, are also on sale, but available in a few sizes. The heart sunnies are sold out on Quay, but I found some similar styles on Amazon.

Reasons Why Vulnerability Matters

1. Authentic Connections:

Vulnerability forms the foundation of genuine connections. By opening up about our struggles, fears, and triumphs, we invite others into our lives authentically and on a profound level.

2. Personal Growth and Resilience:

The willingness to be vulnerable is a testament to our courage. It propels us into uncharted territories and allows us to grow out of our comfort zones. Vulnerability can turn obstacles into stepping stones towards a stronger, more resilient self.

3. Empowerment and Self-Acceptance:

Choosing vulnerability is an empowering act of self-acceptance. It's an acknowledgment that we are beautifully flawed, and in our imperfections, lies our strength. Embracing vulnerability allows us to be kinder to ourselves, fostering a sense of self-love and acceptance that radiates outward.

The Burgundy Plaid Finale

What does this dress have anything to do with vulnerability? I was hesitant about wearing this dress because as much as I love everything about it, I felt that I was exposing myself to criticism. In reality, I was forming negative thoughts in my mind about my body image before even wearing it out in public. I had to be vulnerable with myself, face those those feelings head-on and remember that true beauty lies in being authentically myself--flaws and all. 

Sometimes being vulnerable might feel like you are opening yourself up to pain and negativity, but let's look at it from a different perspective. Being vulnerable also opens you up to all the great and beautiful things in the world. From now on, I am going to celebrate the moments of courage, the triumphs over vulnerability, and the growth that comes from embracing our authentic selves. After all, vulnerability isn't a sign of weakness; it's a reflection of our strength. And in that strength, we find the power to transform not just our wardrobes but our lives.

Thank you for stopping by!

Much Love,


  1. This outfit is gorgeous and you look wonderful! I so appreciate what you said about vulnerability and why it is so important <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

  2. Nossa adorei seu artigo e suas fotos estão lindas.

  3. YES to all of these, especially personal growth!



  4. Wow you really explained vulnerability. I never fully understood it. I had a psychic tell me once "you need to learn to be more vulnerability" I am like what???? I don't even like the word. LOL. The dress looks great on you and so cute with the mary janes!

    Allie of

  5. Vulnerability is so important isn't it! I 100% agree with what you have written. It's interesting to hear about other bloggers perspectives on vulnerability. But it's very true that an outfit can make you vulnerable, as woman are criticised for literally anything they do, especially for what we wear and what we do to our bodies. We're either too body positive or the complete opposite. Sometimes we can never win!

    www.zoeyolivia.com xx

  6. Embracing vulnerability through fashion is like unlocking a pathway to self-expression and empowerment, where each outfit choice becomes a reflection of inner strength and authenticity. From daring styles to subtle statements, fashion becomes a powerful tool for embracing our vulnerabilities and celebrating our unique identities. Thanks for shining a light on this important aspect of personal style—I'm inspired to embrace my vulnerabilities and express myself fearlessly through fashion!



  7. Sehr interessantes Styling. Zu diesem Kleid würde auch eine Wollmütze gut aussehen. Du hast alles sehr schön kombiniert.