How We Can Spread A Little More Love

Sep 19, 2016

Have you noticed how hate seems to be  rampant on the internet? I see it everywhere.

I have often wondered if people think the mean things they say will go unnoticed, or maybe that the person on the other end isn’t reading their comments. It seems mind blowing to me that people would take time out of their day to type hateful messages, but it happens all too often.

maxi dress

floral maxi dress

dove speak beautiful campaign

I tell my husband daily that I’m glad social media didn’t exist when I was growing up. I think the awkward school days with instant messenger and pagers was enough to spin me into anxiety. I don’t know how I would have handled the constant interaction that exists now.

floral maxi dress

dove bracelet

Even as a grown woman in her early 30’s, I have to admit people’s comments online do cross my mind. I understand I am putting myself out there, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t sting. The first time my photo was shared by a large account online the comments came flooding in. Thousands of nice words filled the comment section but also several about my skin, nose, outfit, etc. It was as though people thought I wasn’t a real person and would never read them.

After that first time, I decided to never do that again.

Luckily, most things are easy to brush off. I am also an adult who is confident in my skin and body. Handling that type of criticism as an adolescent seems unimaginable.

That’s why I’m so proud to be partnering with Dove to encourage more positivity on the internet. 52% of girls think seeing negativity on the internet affects their self confidence and Dove is making strides to change that. Each of us can make social media a more positive environment for girls beauty and body confidence.

This #SpeakBeautiful bracelet is available at Target when you purchase any 3 Dove items and is the best reminder to change the conversation. Our words have so much power and we should start using them!

dove speak beautiful

dove speak beautiful campaign

Each time I have glanced down at my wrist I have been reminded to try a little harder to be part of the solution. Stop by your local Target to get yours and join the movement. I am so happy Dove is embracing young women and girls to help shape their future in such a positive way!

 

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This post was sponsored by Mirum Shopper. As always, all opinions are my own and thank you for supporting brands that make Lows to Luxe possible! #SpeakBeautiful

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  1. Jenn Lake says:

    Such a wonderful post! Loving this message! Happy Monday!

  2. Maggie says:

    I couldn’t agree more!! It really is hard to let the mean comments roll off your back and they are so unnecessary. I really do fear for my future children! You look absolutely stunning in this dress!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

  3. Nicole Leffew says:

    I love it! You are beautiful! πŸ™‚ have a great Monday!

  4. Nina Rand says:

    It’s so true. We all need more love and positivity, so thank you for sharing!

    xx Nina

  5. Life in ATX says:

    Love this post! You’re so right, we need more of this.

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

  6. Steph K says:

    Love the color of this dress! You look stunning!

    xO – Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  7. I love this. I always ask myself why people write horrible things in the comment sections all over the internet. People have great courage behind the anonymity of a computer. It often reminds me of that quote: ‘Before you speak ask yourself, is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?’
    I am in love with this maxi. You look absolutely beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  8. I am so glad that social media wasn’t around when I was younger too! Love this chic dress!
    Fizz and Frosting​

  9. Maya McDonald says:

    Oh heeeeeeey cutie! Love this {and the message too!}. Also SO nice seeing you last night, can’t wait to see you later this week! xx

  10. Kristina says:

    What a good cause!! And love that dress on yo as well πŸ™‚

    xo, Kristina

    Medicine & Manicures

  11. lexi says:

    I worry all of the time about my daughter and the internet because I definitely think it was easier for us growing up without all of the judgment and the online “noise.” Love this post and that dress!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  12. Donna says:

    I so agree with what you said about growing up with social media, messenger was definitely enough! It’s crazy the hate that is everywhere how do we spread more love! XX, Donna
    http://www.onthedllifestyle.com

  13. Anna Cobbs says:

    So love this post and I love that Dove is doing this campaign! Very refreshing to hear that!

    xx – anna
    http://www.fleurdille.com

  14. Emily says:

    I so agree with you – it’s awful how much hate there is on the internet. Love this campaign, and love that you’re spreading good vibes across the interwebs! πŸ™‚
    Isn’t That Charming.

  15. JR says:

    I rarely read the comments but recently saw some on an Amy Schumer Instagram post and was shocked. I think it is such a cowardly way to behave and yes, just downright mean. Great campaign!