May 6, 2014

She Believed She Could, So She Did

 

I am in LOVE with this look. From the flowy feel of the maxi dress, to the comfort my heels provided (yes...I said comfort), all the way down to the floppy hat that brought the whole look together and protected my face from the hot sun; I just can't stop smiling. Part of the reason is because Andi is a very talented photographer. But the other half of the reason stems from the fact that this look is ME. I feel comfortable and at ease. No negative thoughts running through my head, or worries taking over my mind with questions like "does this outfit make me look fat?". 

I am fairly simple when it comes to my "looks". I rarely go over-the-top with my outfits, but like to play them up with fun accessories, most always with earrings and a bracelet or two. Over the past few years, my style has slightly changed. Not for the worse of course. I've started a collection of classic pieces and must haves, and items that I've adopted as my go-to's for everyday wearing (like pearl earrings I have in a variety of sizes). 

I've come to realize that no matter how amazing an outfit is, it's not what truly matters! If I don't feel like myself wearing something or feel confident in what I have on, then I will never be able to fully look the part! You see, I am more comfortable with who I am today then when I was back in college a few years ago. Sure, I got compliments on what I wore and thought I had good taste in what I picked out. But did I like who I was? Was I comfortable in my own skin? Nope. But things have changed.

Jessica Alba makes it really clear by saying "my theory is that if you can look confident you can pull of anything--even if you have no clue what you're doing". And I couldn't agree more. Be confident in your own skin. Celebrate who you are and what you have to offer. Believe that you are beautiful. And overtime, you'll start to notice that it will come naturally and almost always shine through.

27 comments :

  1. Love this look on the greenway, girlie! You beauty! xx

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  2. Soooooo beautiful! Can't wait to see you this weekend. Love You!

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  3. sweetcheeks these photos are amazing and you are so beautiful!!! such a southern belle and those baby blues, holy cow!

    i totally agree that it's more about what makes you feel comfortable, confidence definitely comes through when you feel most like yourself!

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  4. thanks for linking up! you look great - love the dress! xo

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  5. I want the shoes! You are amazing and I miss your face!

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  6. Ok I know I am a big baby but your post gave me chills. You look beautiful and I don't think you could look fat if you tried!!

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  7. Couldn't agree more :) Fashion should be all about confidence and really loving the skin you in! You look gorgeous and your beauty from the inside is shining on the outside!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  8. I'm loving all of the comments on this post! Loved working with you!!! You looked radiant that day and I'm glad you went with the hat in the end. Can't wait to work with you again. :)

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  9. Love this! The colors are beautiful and your eyes are just simply AMAZING!! :) Great post girl!
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  10. You look GORGEOUS girl! I love the dress, heels, belt, hat, EVERYTHING! :) Loving the inspiration! Have a great day dear!

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  11. I love the title of this post because that is so my motto right now. I have so many dreams and things I want to accomplish and I am going to go after them all! There is no reason not to pursue the things you want to do in life. And love this look, too. I totally agree that you need to wear what you feel confident in. Fashion should always be pleasing to yourself first!
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  12. Loving this dress! It looks amazing on you and I totally agree with the confidence statement. Plus how much better is it to be comfortable in what you're wearing than trying to impress others?!

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  13. You look wonderful! And I have that dress- great choice!

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  14. Oh I just loooove this look on you!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  15. You look gorgeous! loving this!
    xo

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  16. Love that dress & you look so pretty!! The greenway is a nice backdrop as well :)

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  17. such true words. I totally agree with the sentiment of being who you are, even in style. =D
    Great dress!
    xo,
    nancy

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  18. I love this look! That hat is especially darling!
    xo Liz

    www.babygotba.com

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  19. I love this entire outfit! So cute! And you are just adorable!

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  20. Love your outfit!! You are adorable & I love what you said about being comfortable in what you're wearing.

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  21. I love it!! Where's your maxi dress from? I need to find a good maxi this summer.

    xoxo

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  22. Love the look and could not agree more! Being comfortable with yourself really makes a huge difference.

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  23. Love this post! You have the prettiest eyes and that dress is so comfy AND cute!

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  24. You look gorgeous! I was reading through your blog and thought to myself "how cool is this that I KNOW this girl now!" :) You are a beautiful person inside and out! Hope to see you again soon!

    Lottie

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  25. I said comfort), all the way down to the floppy hat that brought the whole look together and protected my face from the hot sun; I just can't stop ... afloppyhat.blogspot.com

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