So even while I was away in London I was good and did a Mutiger Montag! Not only did I wear heals (I never wear heals…) but also I forgot to pack my mascara so I was VERY brave indeed and went without it!
I’m currently going through all my London photos so expect lots of London posts soon!
Today’s Mutiger Montag isn’t such a good one… I made my hair into a bow. I would have made it a lot bigger if I knew how but I’m just learning how to do it so it wasn’t so good today.
I did it while watching a tutorial for hair-bows on YouTube. It’s easy enough to make but hard to perfect, I think. It’s a pretty Asian hairstyle so I guess it might have looked a little weird on me. No one noticed my efforts, it seems
I have a confession, too – I bought a green maxi skirt the other week and it would be the perfect Mutiger Montag thing as it’s not my style at all… but I keep on chickening out on wearing it. It’s not the most flattering thing I own, and also I’m pretty short so it has to be hitched right up on my waist. Maybe I’ll wear it soon!
Yesterday I wasn’t sure exactly what to do for it, but then I remembered this pretty big flowery headband that I have and never wear because the flowers are pretty big. I like to wear headbands but I can’t wear solid ones as they hurt behind my ears and give m a headache.
I hope more people join in with Mutiger Montag and start wearing larger-than-life fashion on Mondays!
Monday came around so quickly this time… But at least I was more prepared for Mutiger Montag! The concept, that I’ve written about before, came from my blogger buddie Ines and involves everyone wearing or using someone that they usually don’t have the guts to wear or use, every Monday. Be it those tights that are just too bright or that necklace that could anchor a boat, bring out all your stuff that’s gathering dust and love them!!
So, just a little disclaimer – I such at taking photos of myself. Always the one with the camera, never the one having my own photo taken – I just suck.
So anyway. My Mutiger point yesterday was to dress more “me”. I love pink. I love girly, bright, sparkly things. I often tone it down because I don’t want to alarm people. But yesterday in the spirit of being Mutiger, I dressed exactly how I wanted to dress. This was especially brave since I went to an event in the evening where I would meet lots of new friends, and usually I wouldn’t want to scare them away. In the end someone said I look like I came straight out of Wonderland but otherwise it was pretty positive! And I felt more positive too!
Not only was my outfit all pink, but my bracelet too. I love this – it was made by women in Nepal to help protect them from human trafficking. I’ll write a proper post on them later this week but I love this – it’s pink and it reminds me that I’m lucky to be where I am, and it allowed me to help those less fortunate than myself.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE PINK!!!
Yup, even my shoes – which I have previously thought to be too much for work – came out yesterday. BAM!
I really hope we can spread this concept of Mutiger Montag. We spend so much time worrying how other people see us that we forget to be who we are. I love having the opportunity to express myself more in my style every Monday. YOU SHOULD JOIN ME!!
So my German blogger buddy Ines who is an image consultant came up with this amazing idea of having “Mutiger Montag”. Mutiger means “bravery” and Mutiger Montag is all about wearing something – be it clothes, accessories or makeup that you wouldn’t have the guts to usually every Monday. I think we all have things that we bought but sit there collecting dust because we don’t have the bravery to use them.
In Japan I was really brave with my style – from knee high socks to shorts, I really pushed the style boat out. Here in Frankfurt, women really glare you down when you wear something out of the ordinary so I find myself wearing lots of plain clothes all the time. So I for one am glad that Ines had this awesome idea!
Despite the fact that I told her I’d totally be up for Mutiger Montag this week, I totally forgot until Monday morning but I did find these big earrings that I bought and never wear – I don’t think big earrings like this are a little too big for me. I prefer studs right now, especially for work.
It’d be really cool if people would jump on this idea and wear something a little extra snazzy every Monday. If you have a blog, please send Ines links so she can see that her idea is setting off! I’d love to see what people do as well. Let’s all be mutiger together and start something amazing!