Free People sweater; Old Navy jeans; Target scarf (similar) and boots (similar); Asos jacket (option, option.)
Sometimes I feel like I am my personal best when I have a little pattern mixing going on. Don’t get me wrong, I adore an all neutral look, too, but there’s something really fun and whimsical about mixing a pattern or three and going out the door. My leopard faux fur coat has been a staple for me for a couple of years now, and I find it mixes really well with plaid, as well as camo and stripes. I like that it sets me apart from the all black crowd (which TRUST ME, I am happy to join most days), and makes me feel like I am really going for it, you know?
Style for me is about being a little different and experimenting. I try not to worry about looking weird or not getting it right, but more about how I feel in the outfit itself. It’s funny, style is such a silly thing, but for me it is about self expression and is something that brings a lot of happiness to my life. It’s not just getting dressed, it’s figuring out who I want to be that day and how I can show that. It’s about putting on a red lip to drop my kids off at school, and making the extra effort even when I want to just wear my yoga pants (which I have a love affair with, I assure you.)
Sometimes it can seem really crazy to me to take pictures of myself wearing clothes, and to post it for others to see. I worry if it looks weird and seems frivolous. And then I remember that I love reading style blogs and I am always inspired by what other style bloggers are wearing, more so than many of the fashion magazines out there. I love hearing someone say that they were inspired to try something new because of me or that they loved what I wore and bought it, too. I push on because doing this makes me try harder for ME, which was my initial inspiration behind starting this blog. Taking photos of myself and posting them here forces me to always keep trying, to always experiment and be my best self, because if I don’t, then I have lost something.
I’m just trying to be the best version of myself that I can be, and being right here, everyday with YOU, is what makes me happy.
Thanks for reading, friends!
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