I hate to talk blog stats but I know people are coming and checking out the Shine Unique Link Up post (they're a top performer since launching) and lots of other style posts are being clicked to as well. But we are only at this stage getting a few people each week participating in the link up.
The idea of Shine Unique came to me this year through a series of different experiences, which I really want to go a bit deeper with sharing with you tonight! Some people may recall earlier this year I had a mother at afternoon school pick up announce very loudly in front of other parents that she hated how I dress. Without retelling the whole event in the this post again (you can catch here), it made me more determined to celebrate being unique even more and not just for myself.
You see as some of you know my Cohen has high functioning autism, he is very smart, very kind, creative child but has many little challenges we work with everyday and he feels his difference (his words not mine, I prefer unique) in a sea of other kids at school. I am thankful that when I got my school yard hate comment that it wasn't something Cohen heard or witnessed. I know he would have internalised those words and questioned things, even though he loves and celebrates how I dress and who I am, as I do him.
I want to celebrate YOU!
I am who I am, as is Cohen, but he is six years old and has so many years and experiences ahead of him where through social interaction will questioning his "difference". I'm so much further ahead in this journey than he is and I am his example and his soft place to fall somewhere he can be supported, as well as a place to be celebrated.
What I'm getting at is I want this to be YOUR place too, where you can celebrate yourself, unleash yourself, be unique, be wonderful........but most of all SHINE UNIQUE as only you can. I want you to know I will be your cheer squad, so if you're trying something new with your style.......I'll be shaking my pom poms for you. So please if you're dropping by on these Shine Unique Link Ups, leave a comment and or add a link and show yourself. Don't let others dull your shine or make you question your difference, by stepping up and SHINING you could be showing yourself as an example to someone big or small to honour who they are and embrace their unique self.......because it's ok!
Now just before we hop into this weeks link up, I want to celebrate Sarah once again from Zinc Moon, I could shop her wardrobe hundred times over and love her mix of current season pieces with impeccable vintage pieces easily. She shines bright, check her out and drop over and say hi, let her know she is rocking it and rocking at life.....she has an incredible story!!!!!