Flower Girl.

IMG_1330 IMG_1338IMG_1331 stripes skirt 2stripes skirt  IMG_1346IMG_1334   stripes dress 6 IMG_1359 IMG_1379


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!


  1. Susan Biddle
    July 18, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Oh my goodness Tamryn…stop comparing yourself to other women…you are SO BEAUTIFUL! I read your blog every day and I think your sense of style and fashion are AMAZING! I think I like everything you wear…you inspire me!
    As for insecurities, hey…everyone has them! Don’t keep them inside…share them on your blog because I bet there are a lot of women out there who can relate…I sure can! 🙂
    So for today, let me tell you what I find ADORABLE about you: LOVE your short hairstyle, your freckles, your long legs (so jealous of those lovely gams!), your way of picking the perfect lipstick, your ability to pair dressy with casual and make it CHIC, and your all-around girly style! 🙂 In other words, YOU ROCK!
    Happy Friday, lovely lady!

    • July 19, 2014 / 1:43 pm

      Hi Susan! You are the sweetest. Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it!!! It’s hard to be in a world where comparisons are too common and it’s nice to hear that what I’m doing is reaching people in the way that I want it to. I’m so glad to have your support. Thanks a million. Xo!

  2. Ashlee B.
    July 18, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    You are crazy for feeling insecure about this blog! Your fashion taste is so great and you are so adorable! Leave that to the rest of us lol

  3. July 19, 2014 / 7:14 am

    Ashlee, I couldn’t have said it better, and Susan, you score a bulls-eye for my money. Dear Tamryn, your beauty, inside and out, your sense of fashion teamed with your sense of fun, your dedication to this blog of yours and your personal integrity make all of your blogs a joy to follow. Do not compare with others! Continue to be the individual that we see, admire, follow and love. Your blog screams “I AM TAMRYN! LET ME SHARE WITH YOU”. Luv U and your blog.

    • July 19, 2014 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Bumma!! I’m sooooo glad to have you along for the ride. Don’t know what I would do without your continued support and love. <3 Love you!

  4. Melissa
    July 19, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Just want to say I first saw a picture of you on Pinterest and followed the link to your blog. You have nothing to worry about because I think we as women always compare ourselves to people we see especially if we love fashion. I find myself sometimes staring at women I see on the street while walking to work in NYC and go “wow” love her style but I know that I have to stay true to my own personal style. Keep doing what you do because your followers love your style as they have expressed in their comments. You are Gorgeous (with a capital G). 🙂

    • July 19, 2014 / 4:53 pm

      Hi Melissa! Thank you so SO much for your heartfelt comment. I know that it’s very natural for women to compare themselves to other women and it’s just so dang hard not to. I am making more of an effort to not do this so much, but have found that I am always thinking about my blog in terms of how it compares with others. What I really need to do is focus on myself and remember that what makes me unique is ME! Thanks for writing and for your support. Xo!

  5. sandy
    July 19, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Nothing good ever comes from comparing yourself to others. We all have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. We are who we are! Your style is different from my style, but that doesn’t mean I cant enjoy your style and your witty banter on your blog. If you didnt follow your own style and interests your blog would not be genuine. Being genuine is where its at. Rock on.

Leave a Reply