Our Love Yourself First Collection was born in an attempt to answer some questions we had. If we all did just love ourselves first, wholeheartedly and on purpose, before anyone, or anything what would that feel like? What would it sound like? What would it look like? The scale and the scope on how each of us love is so different and complex, we wanted our Love Yourself First Collection to reflect just that. From sweet iridescent pastels, to hot pinks smoldering with big glitter bang to limited batch hand painted neon canvas and tough love Black and Gold X's & O's NBL knows how to celebrate LOVE in every shape, size and color.
Inspired and intimidated by the idea of writing a love letter ( I mean in an age when we're all bombarded by texts/bumble/email/FB & Snapchat... who has the time?!?!) I decided to write one to YOU and encourage you to take the time to write yourself an ooey gooey love letter this Valentine's Day.
Dear Babes of NBL,
This is YOUR love letter. Your refuel station on the highway to happiness. Because you are not alone with your internal chatter and churn. Because we all have thoughts infused with fear and drenched in doubt. We all have a chapter we don’t read outloud. But you didn’t come here to master perfection or learn how to camouflage your flaws. You came here to be entirely upto you, self defined and oozing with individuality. You came here to love yourself first, on purpose, and without apologies so that when others see you they know exactly how it should be done. Because love, in truth, doesn't ask that you arrive with a date. It only asks that YOU show up and that you knock on the door ready to go to work. YOU are more than enough. Trust me, you’re plenty.
Because you are the never ending calculation of all the people you've ever met and all the interactions you’ve ever had. You are the poems and the books you read, the songs that get stuck in your head and the movie lines you know by heart. You are the places you travel, the toasts you make and the moments you celebrate, the people you love, and the way you take your coffee. You are what you take from these. You are what you leave behind. You are every single second of every single day. So bathe yourself in knowledge and explore your existence. Grant yourself the freedom to open every door inside your castle and blast Beyonce. Climb to the highest mountain top and flash this wild universe the entirety of your being, nipples to the wind honey! There are no wrong answers. Inspiration is everywhere. Take it all in. Own your existence.
People seem to forget that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. A thousand times yes. Take responsibility for your perspective! Because the things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Find them and follow them down the rabbit hole. You playing small is not ever going to serve the world. Be grand in both your medium and your message. You see the world is filled with nice gooey beautiful people, so if you can't find one, be one. And don't waste your energy on negative bulls#%+. And remember that limitations and obstacles are just raindrops but YOU are the entire f#&%ing storm. And lastly! An empowered woman is only helpless when her nail polish is drying. So hurry up with that quick dry top coat lady loves & stop wasting time trying to convince others you fit within their world - Build Your Own.