Friday, 22 July 2016

Beauty Is Subjective And So Are Flaws


'Beauty is subjective' is a phrase I'm sure we've all heard and probably agree with to some extent - some people will find us beautiful and some will not. However it doesn't stop us thinking that a lot more people will find others attractive over us - a piece of art is subjective yet most people would rather have a Picasso hanging in their hallway than a Pollock (or so we think). Comparing ourselves to others is inevitable, but it's important to remember that the exact people you're comparing yourself to have self doubts and times that they consider themselves a Pollock too.

What I've never considered previously is that flaws are subjective as well as beauty. As a blogger who does outfit posts I'm forever scrutinising my appearance down to every last freckle in my photos and I'm sure most people can relate to that feeling of looking at yourself and being deeply unhappy with what you see. I've always had things about myself that I've disliked, yet recently I've come to understand that these 'flaws' are completely subjective and to many others aren't flaws at all. So essentially, flaws don't exist.

So the next time you're thinking about how much you hate your nose or that your thighs look fat (basically talking to myself here haha) remember that it's only you who see these 'flaws' that get you down so much and there are plenty of people who see those flaws as beautiful. It's difficult to change your mindset towards your body, but since realising that other people probably don't dislike my body as much as I do (or even give it a seconds thought for that matter) I've felt much happier. It's difficult to describe - I don't like my body any more than before, but I feel much more comfortable in it.

The only flaws you have are the ones you've created in your own head. 





Top - Urban Outfitters (here)
Jeans - Topshop (here)
Shoes - Asos (here)
Sunglasses - Asos (here)

Do you agree with any of the above?

Amy x

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  1. So true, I always scrutinise my pictures too! Love your outfit, great top!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you, it was only a fiver! Hope you have a lovely weekend too :) xx

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  2. Love this post hun, beauty really IS subjective and something I'm only coming to terms with with age and time. I always have to remind myself that everyone has flaws (although surely not for Victoria's secret models?!?! ahah) and it's not just me thinking like this!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you lovely, it's something I've only really come to terms with in the last year or so. I'd like to think that Victoria's secret models still have off days but probably not haha xx

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    1. Thank you that's so kind of you to say :) xx

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  4. I love what you say about our only flaws being the ones we create in our heads - so true.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. It really is true and something I've only recently realised! Thank you for reading xx

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  5. I love this post, so positive and confidence is the best thing you can wear anyway! Lovely outfit, I love the shades xx

    Y x | www.thesweetsevenfive.com

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    1. Thank you, that's so true! The shades are my new fave :) xx

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  6. You're so right girl, we always see our flaws the most! But someonelse out there is guaranteed to see said flaws as something beautiful, such an inspiring post! Also you are looking beautiful, love the summery vibe of this outfit! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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    1. Exactly! It's a nice way to think :) Thank you so much and thank you for reading :) xx

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  7. yes you are 100% correct and i have realized that now!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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    1. I've only realised it so recently but it's made me so much happier! xx

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  8. I agree totally! I usually like what people class as their flaws because it's something unique and quirky to them mostly. :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yeah that's so true! I wouldn't look like me without what I class as flaws! xx

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  9. True! my heart goes heavier as I scrutinize myself more.. As Justin Beiber said. Love yourself.

    <3 | X ALY | Latest: Butterfly Dress feat Gamiss Style Post

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    1. You definitely shouldn't scrutinise yourself although we're all guilty of it! xx

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  10. Good pictures, have a good day

    http://elegant-e.blogspot.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/elegant_e_blog/

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a good day too xx

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  11. I agree with you, hun. Sometimes it is difficult to change our mind set, but it's important to accept the flaws we can't change as part of our own charm :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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    1. Exactly, our flaws make us who we are :) xx

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  12. I totally agree with you, flaws are only in our heads - I always say to people, when they call me "smallie" I say it's not a flaw, it's just a characteristic! We all have characteristics, not flaws. I loved your pictures, you look very beautiful! Loved the top and the shoes! I had kind of a blog crash last week, back now! Hope you have a great weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. That's such a lovely way of putting it, we have characteristics not flaws! xx

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  13. Really inspiring words. It's so true that flaws are in our heads. I always worry that I look fat while all my friends told me I lost weight! It's a struggle sometimes but your post but it into words beautifully: body acceptance is so important :)

    www.makeupisdelish.com

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    1. Thank you I'm so glad I managed to get my point across! Flaws are definitely in our heads it's just difficult to remember that sometimes! xx

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