Last weekend, I attended a blogger conference (#rStheCon) in Dallas, and I had a delightful time with my roommates. I don’t get to see these ladies very often, and I just love the time I get to spend with them. All three of these ladies are so encouraging, and that’s what I love about them. They are like cheerleaders. I had such a great time!
But I have to be real with you guys, the “inadequacy monster” definitely reared its ugly head this weekend. It was far less than it has been in the past, but it was there. I’m grateful I’ve learned to fight back these feelings, and I can tell them to sit down and be quiet! But let me be real, it wasn’t just once I had to fight back. They popped up over and over again! And let me be clear, this had nothing to do with anybody else and everything to do with me. I wonder if I’ll ever grow enough personally to no longer have inadequate feelings pop up. Maybe I’ll eventually be so set on my own personal goals and so focused on my own lane that I won’t have these feelings. Maybe? Let’s hope -ha!
After the conference, I’m looking forward to making a few changes to C. Style, but only the changes that I want to make and not the ones I feel like I should make. I have to be careful because “shoulds” ruled my life for way too long. I drove myself crazy with “shoulds.” I should do this… I should do that… I never even thought about whether I needed or wanted to do something!
Anyway, that’s just a little bit about what was going on on the inside for me in these pics. Now let’s see what was going on on the outside. That’s way more fun, right?
Here’s what I wore:
This is what I wore for my travel day in the car. Does it look familiar? Ha! I did change my earring since the last post. This earring is way lighter and was more comfortable for the drive from Houston to Dallas. I’ll save my other red earrings for special occasions!
I wore this to the pool party the first night. I’ve never received so many compliments in my life. Fashion bloggers are so generous with compliments. It’s quite endearing.
The next day, I wore my new $69 top! I told myself I would not buy a cold shoulder top or billowy sleeve top this season because I knew they would go out of style very quickly. Then I found this top and it was cute, $69, and I felt fantastic in it. I was SOLD!
First of all, this pose is a total joke. I was being silly, but it ended up being the best picture of my outfit. Ha! Anyway, I love to transition my outfits from day to night, but I can’t take credit for this look! My friend came over and helped me pack (what a good friend, huh?), and she said, “What about that top tucked into a skirt?” Genius!!! I love the way it turned out. I tried it with my pleated black leather skirt, but the curvy hem of this skirt went better with the curvy lines of my blouse.
I wore this outfit all day on Friday. I bought this white top for the conference, and I’m loving it! I love the price point for the statement sleeve trend. Plus, it’s a relaxed fit, which is nice… just sayin’. But, I did sloppy tuck it to define my waistline. It’s funny to me how you can really spice up an outfit with little touches like distressed jeans, a statement sleeve, pretty sandals and a fun earring, because this outfit is basically just a white top and jeans.
This outfit happened accidentally. I brought both tops to wear during down time. Then a cold front came in, and I was freezing the entire day because I was completely unprepared for cold weather. That evening I decided to get creative with layering for warmth! I ended up layering my colorful popover under my t-shirt and my jean jacket on top. It ended up looking really cute!