Outfit Details | Skirt (JOA Panel Skirt), Top (H&M, in stores), Shoes (Zara, old but love these for a fun pop of color!), Necklace (Jennifer Zeuner Heart Lariat Necklace), Sunglasses (Karen Walker Northern Light), Lipstick (MAC “Candy Yum Yum”), Earrings (Rue Gembon), Purse (Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mab Tote).
I know, I know. Another midi skirt. But you guuuys, I just love them so much! I could not resist this striped beauty when I first saw it on one of my style icons Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific a couple of months ago. I mean, it’s perfect!!! The blue and white stripes with the full a-line skirt had me at hello and I am so glad I pulled the trigger on this piece. After an excruciating month or so of waiting not-so-patiently for this skirt to arrive (stupid backorders!) it finally arrived! Honestly, the long wait probably made me even more excited to wear it. When I slipped it on, it fit perfectly. For today’s look, I paired this skirt with a fun pineapple crop top that I randomly found at H&M. I had been looking for a simple white crop top that could also double as an off the shoulder top (hello, options!) and this one fit the bill.
Alright. I’m going to wear my heart on my sleeve for a quick minute. Lately, I have been struggling with some insecurities that come hand-in-hand with writing this blog. As my blog continues to mature, I have found that I keep comparing myself to other bloggers (almost obsessively) and have been very hard on myself and my looks. I always see these extremely fashionable and petite women who are just working the fashion world, more specifically the blogging world. I think they’re amazing! These women always look flawless and I can’t help but feel like I can’t compare to their beauty and poise. Sometimes I wonder, what’s my place in all of this? Do I stand out enough to get my own personal style noticed? Starting this blog has been such a dream of mine and I have met so many wonderful people and received a heartwarming amount of support since I began this journey. I don’t want to sound like I’m not grateful or that I’m just trying to get pity from all of you, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about some of the things I’ve been feeling lately. All in all, blogging is a 24/7 job that I think about all of the time. Would this be a good Instagram pic? Will people like this skirt? How could I style this differently for the blog? These are the types of questions that are constantly running through my head and, to be honest, I really love this blog and I am proud of how far that I’ve come with it. I love thinking ahead about new blog posts and collaborating with different companies and brands because it’s fun and I have an intense passion for it. So you know what? I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing while making an effort to be a little easier on myself. After all, I have to remember I do have a point of view because I’m the only one of “me” out there.
Well, that’s all for now! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!