Happy Hump Day, Friends!
First up, I heard y'alls requests after my day in the life post about the quote on my mirror in my closet asking for a printable version.... so here it is!
Feel free to right-click it, save it to your desktop and then have it printed wherever (or on your printer at home). It's sized for 5x7 if that makes a difference if/when you decide to order prints.
It ended up being the perfect way to start my What I Wore Wednesday post because I think that as women we compare ourselves to each other A LOT... especially when it comes to appearances. I stopped comparing my "style" to others after High School when I found my own personal style and confidence in dressing how I wanted. I think I must worn one too many prom dresses that I really didn't love just because they were "what everyone else was wearing" that year. I'd always been a little more bold in style (i.e. I sported a full on orange formal dress to be on Homecoming Court when every other girl showed up wearing black or navy. hahaha), but spent many years stifling my own personal style a bit for the purpose of conformity.
I pick clothing that I love - a lot of the time my husband doesn't "get it", my mom may not understand it and it might be something that no one else is wearing - but I feel the most confident and joyful when I'm in something that I love.
Not to say that everything I wear is completely unique to me - I take LOTS of style hints from my besties - and when they find great stuff I jump on it with the rest of the Internet :) I guess that all of my rambling is just to encourage y'all to WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE and not worry about comparing yourself. #motivationalspeech hahahaha
On that note - when Tara Lynns got in touch with me and offered to let me pick out a couple of items from their website to review, I jumped on the Tribal Cardigan I talked about last week and for my second item I picked a gold sequin skirt. It popped off the page and even though I didn't have a particular occasion in mind that would typically be appropriate to wear it to, I took the plunge and asked her to send it my way. And I'm sooooo glad I did!
Dave asked if I would be saving it for Christmas or New Year's and my reply was, "Nope. I'm wearing it to school on Monday". hahaha
I paired it with Steve Madden suede wedges (mine are the Pammyy style - they're several seasons old), a black tank (this one is similar) and my favorite denim jacket. Because I felt like the denim jacket totally made it more casual. :)
And yes.... Griffin has one pair of shoes that she is CONSTANTLY throwing on the floor of my bathroom. Every. Single. Morning. Apparently she's a wedge sandal kind of girl.
I had a moment of hesitation as I was walking into school and a few kids stopped, turned and stared - but it turned out to be super fun. I definitely added a little sparkle to everyone's Monday if nothing else :)
Life is short. Wear what you love. Carpe Sequins.