#PerfectNever

I am beyond excited to announce I've teamed up with Reebok for their latest campaign, "Perfect Never," and their sentiment to #BeMoreHuman.

(Photography c/o Jeremiah Warren for Taggist)

(Photography c/o Jeremiah Warren for Taggist)

I can't tell you how much the phrase resonates with me, amidst the world we live in today. I was on the phone with a friend recently, and we were talking about how social media feels a lot like Hollywood.

When I was little, my parents let me decorate my own room, and immediately I knew I wanted it to be Hollywood themed. I had the Oscars painted on the walls, a little marquee, the Hollywood Hills were painted on my bedroom wall, and I even had a life size cut out of Elvis! I dreamed of the days of "making it" in Hollywood, and once I got there, I realized there's a lot of "smoke and mirrors," to the whole industry. 

When I would return home for holidays, and my Mom would flip through People Magazine, I remember I would just sit and tell her the reality of the articles or the events that glossed the pages. As a member of the media, I remember always feeling this type of responsibility, I never wanted to call someone an "overnight success," because the reality I found out more and more as I interviewed on and off the red carpets is that no one is an overnight success, no matter how glamours things appear. It almost felt like we were all gathered together to paint this image of this elite lifestyle, that very few people actually felt fulfilled by. 

As my friend Devon and I were catching up, it struck me that social media is so similar, and can be very "smoke and mirrors," to the reality of what's actually happening in someone's life. 

That's why I love this campaign, I love this message. Never perfect. Be more human. In conversation with friends, be more vulnerable, more real, more courageous, I find such strength when I can peel back a bit, and be able to have a "me too," moment with a new friend. Be more imperfect.

Let's peel ourselves away from all the conversations filling our social media feeds, be more real, and reconnect the old fashioned way, face to face, "the original social network." 

There's something beautiful about the strength that comes with vulnerability, it's messy, sticky, but it's real. It's never perfect, but it's honest.

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
— Brene Brown
We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.

 

#BeMoreHuman #PerfectNever

PERFECT IS BORING. IT NEVER CHANGES. IT NEVER IMPROVES. AND IT NEVER SHOWS YOU ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

FORTUNATELY, NO ONE’S PERFECT. PERFECT NEVER GETS BETTER, NEVER LEARNS, AND NEVER GROWS. PERFECT NEVER CHALLENGES EXPECTATIONS OR CHANGES CONVERSATIONS.

YOU ARE WHO YOU’VE WORKED TO BECOME. BE PROUD THAT YOU’RE NEVER PERFECT.
— Reebok Women + Gigi Hadid

 

(Photography c/o Jeremiah Warren for Taggist)

I've been living in these Reebok tennis shoes. I have at least 10 variations of black tennis shoes saved on my Pinterest page, but have never pulled the trigger. I rarely even wear sneakers, but I've been wearing these all the time lately to coffee, to working out, to running around town. 

I also love the way these fitness leggings fit, they're high waisted, and feel like a second skin! I'm trying hot yoga for the first time next week, and you better believe these babies are coming with me!

The vest is perfect for this in between weather Nashville is in right now, and I tie it around my waist, when heading out for a walk, and am so glad I brought it as the sun sets so earlier here now. The sports bra is fun too, because it's fancy enough that you don't feel sloppy if you head from the gym to meet up with friends. Reebok is setting the bar high with their new fitness gear, and this for sure won't be my last few pieces from them, obsessed with their new look.