Mattieologie: Shine Mattieologie: Shine

Mattieologie: Shine

Mattieologie: Shine

Mattieologie: Shine

SWEATER // Madewell (similar) -- SKIRT // ZARA - old (similar - only $33!) -- SHOES // ZARA -- TIGHTS // c/o H&M -- SUNNIES // Miu Miu
all photos by Christopher James for Mattieologie
[show_shopthepost_widget id="558584"] Man, winter is really rearing its ugly head. It's super cold pretty much everywhere in the country including here in Atlanta. I took these photos a couple weeks ago when we had one of those freakishly 60 degree days and I could pull off outfit post pictures without wearing a jacket.

At around 3pm (which about the time we took these photos) the sun is really bright. It was hard to look at the camera without the sun shining in my face but I adjusted and thankfully sunglasses make you seem cool in photos.

It made me think about life a little. No matter how well you're doing in life, never dim your light to make someone else feel comfortable. They will adjust accordingly or leave. In which case, they probably weren't meant to be in your life anyways. It's one of the greatest lessons I've learned in my 20's and I'm glad I did. You didn't work this hard to get to a certain level in your life to downplay for the comfort of someone else. Nope. Not here anyway. I never ask others to dim their light for me and I would hope no one asked me to do so either.

Besides, it only takes one candle to light another. So, shine.