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Fashion 8 years ago

spread softness through kind words with Splendid

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Splendid white tee (wearing size XS) | Splendid pointelle vest (wearing size small) | Similar necklace here and here | Similar skinny jeans here | Leather watch | Gray granite ring | Gray granite stud earrings

We all know the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” could not be further from the truth. What we might not give enough weight and power to though is the power of kind words.

In an age of fast-paced, all about me, focus on yourself…I think we can easily forget how uplifting an encouraging word, or note can be. In a lot of ways, I think kind words are a lost art.

Have you guys heard of the book The 5 Love Languages? Essentially it’s a book that helps you figure out what communicates love to you, and what communicates love to your husband/boyfriend. I think it’s so helpful not only in marriage, but in any friendship/relationship to know what makes you feel loved, and to know how you can love others well! For example, after reading this book and taking the test, I figured out (slash confirmed) that encouraging words really speak and communicate love to me! When Michael writes me a letter, or my mom sends me an encouraging text message…it completely makes my day and makes me feel so loved.

In case you haven’t heard already Splendid launched a campaign a few months back called #spreadsoftness. Essentially it’s a campaign just encouraging people all around the world to do what they can to “spread softness” in their everyday lives, to make the world a softer place. When I started thinking about how I can be more conscious about spreading softness, encouraging words was the first thing that came to mind.

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Splendid mock neck stripe tank (wearing size XS) | Similar necklace here and here | Denim shorts |  Sunglasses | Sandals | Convertible bag | Watch

I know we all have super busy schedules and can so easily get caught up in our own routines and to-do lists. But, there is so much power in taking 3 minutes to send your best friend an encouraging text message, just out of the blue. Or, maybe wake up 15 minutes earlier one morning to write a note and put it in your husband’s lunch box. These simple acts of kindness take up so little of our time, but can truly make someone’s day, or just remind them that they are so loved, and thought about!

I’ve always been an “encouraging words” person (meaning encouraging words have always meant alot to me!), but it wasn’t until I started blogging full time that I realized how much they mean to me. When you guys take the time to leave an encouraging comment on a blog post or instagram photo, or send me a sweet message through snapchat…this means the world to me! With blogging, so often I feel like I’m just putting content out there and honestly have no idea if people are reading it, enjoying it, or if it’s making any kind of difference in their day-to-day lives whatsoever. So when y’all take the time to send me an encouraging note, it truly does make my day and encourages me more than you know!

In lieu of spreading softness, I’ve teamed up with Splendid for a fun giveaway! Click the image below to enter to win an exclusive  “soft tees for softies” pack! (In case you didn’t know already, Splendid legit makes the SOFTEST clothes ever! I am so obsessed with their tees and sweaters!)

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What do you do to spread softness in your day-to-day life? I think we all communicate love and kindness in different ways, and the important thing is that we are staying conscious of it, and always striving to put others before ourselves!

This post was created in collaboration with Splendid. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

xo Lauren

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