For this post, I was tempted to just write about my cute new t-shirt and jeans, but I can’t. I have to admit something, because it took me by surprise. I have to talk about the…
…pearl earrings! It’s not what you think, they’re not sentimental. When I was getting ready, I really didn’t want to wear my pearls. I struggled putting them on and did the whole put on, take off thing. It was weird. I thought about it, and then I realized why! You see, I’ve grown to associate my pearl earrings with a phase in my life when I was dressing the way I thought I should dress. It was a time when I wasn’t owning my personal style. Maybe I didn’t have a personal style! Regardless, I was dressing like Jackie O, let’s call it my “Jackie O. phase” -ha! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the pearl earrings, it’s what they represented. Well, phewy to that! I am who I am! Sometimes I like to be preppy, sometimes I like to be edgy, sometimes I like to wear my cowboy boots, and sometimes I’ll wear them all together (if it looks good)! I’m no longer ruled by what I think I should wear as a wife, mom, fashion blogger, etc. Instead, I’m remembering who I am and that my personal style is about expressing me!
Outfit Links: Top- J.Crew, Jeans- J Brand, Shoes- Converse, Scarf- Target for similar, Earrings- Nordstrom for similar, Tote- Madewell
Well, peace out “shoulda” style! I’m embracing my personal style with a preppy pearl earring, edgy high tops, unexpected side pocket zipper skinny jeans, and a comfy tee. That’s my personal style!
Next time you go shopping, don’t grab what you feel like you are supposed to wear, grab what speaks to you! Dress for yourself, or you will end up being bitter at sweet, innocent pearl earrings like me. Ha!
P.S. Now you know why I’m not wearing earrings in this post. I ended up taking my pearl earrings off on the way to lunch, it felt a little too preppy for my personal style! Ha!
Love it! Great advice–wear what you love and decorate with what you love too 🙂
That last picture is too cute. It made me smile.