My name is Serein (pronounced like serene). I born and raise in Orange County, California, moved New York City for a brief time, and finally settled in Los Angeles. This blog originated in 2012 shortly after my engagement to my now wonderful husband. Dress Yourself Happy came to me because I was at a breaking point in my life.
At the age of 6 I started my first ballet class, which led to musical theatre, and acting. When I was 16 I decided to take my love for acting professionally and found myself an agent in LA. I began to audition, with some success before taking a break to attend college. The academia experience I had was not pleasant, nurturing, or a healthy growing environment. For most of my early 20’s, I was a bit depressed. Looking back, I realize I had been dealing with some sort of depression for most of my life, I just didn’t know it. I thought there was something wrong with me, or that I was too emotional.
Through all the chaos that was going on, I met my husband, who became my rock. He supported me, loved me, and believed in me. Two years after we met, we were engaged and all was right in the world… almost. While I was happy in my relationship, I was not happy with my career. This led to other unhappiness. To have something I love so much become the problem was devastating. Adding to the problem, were a few life changing incidences that happened around our wedding.
I was depressed, angry, and could not get out of bed. There was a period of therapy and lots of self help books, but there was a piece of the puzzle that was missing. I was dressing to be depressed, baggy sweats, no makeup, most days I didn’t even brush my hair. If there wasn’t a meeting I had to be presentable for, I stayed in bed.
Fashion and beauty always brought so much joy to my life. I lived for my magazine subscriptions. Shopping with my mom was and is one of my favorite ways to spend my time. Makeup was a chance to experiment and play. Stumbling across tumblr and YouTube beauty community one day, I realized I had given up. I was robbing myself the joys of simple things I loved and could do everyday. This is when I started to dress myself happy. Slowly the work I had been doing on the inside was matching the work that was being done on the outside.
Beauty comes from within and we all have struggles, but we are all beautiful in our own way. Sometimes we need to fake it till you make it. Don’t believe me? Watch this Ted Talk. This does not mean we shouldn’t do the work. Just that, while we process the work and healing ourselves, we can fake it on the outside till it all comes together and clicks.
This blog originated in a time of need, it has since evolved through the years. I started my YouTube channel, Share my personal life on my second channel, by vlogging, and have recently relaunched this blog.
You will find posts about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle on this blog. My goal is to help you feel and look you best, so you can go out there and conquer whatever life has to throw at you. I want to inspire, motivate, and help you escape whatever troubles you might have. I owe so many bloggers and vloggers for where I am today as a human being. YouTube and Blogging has saved my life.