Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Define My Style.

Dress: ModCloth / Boots: Madden Girl / Sweater: Walmart / Necklace: Through The Eyes of the Mrs.
Let's talk about "personal style" today, m'kay?

I've always been a firm believer is self-expression.
If you want to dye your hair purple, go for it.
If you want to wear a dress with sneakers or airplanes on it, why not?

Of course there are "rules" and muffin tops will NEVER be in style... but if you feel good wearing it, and people can look an outfit you put together and say "that's so you" then THAT, my friends, is personal style.  Your particular style might not appeal to the masses, but that's okay.

Embrace fashion.  Have fun with it.  Go with the flow!

In high school I went through a hippie phase... in my early twenties, I was a bit more punk rock.
Now I'm a mom and my fashion reflects that... always cute, of course, but it's got to be functional.  If I can't run after my kids in it, or if I'd have a meltdown if it gets dirty... it just ain't for me.
A couple years ago, I lived in my jeans... but nowadays you're likely to find me in a dress, colored tights and some sort of funky shoe or boot.

My style doesn't define me.  I define my style.

Linking up for Dress For The Day, Style Sessions, WIWW,
What We Wore/Read/Made, Random Wednesdays, Wardrobe Wednesday,
Rolled Up Pretty and What's Your Style?

See that necklace I'm wearing up there... Beth of Through the Eyes of the Mrs. made it!  Here's a bit more about her, in her own words:
I'm a writer and have been blogging for years. My heart feels complete when I'm creating or writing. You will find me talking about parenting, style, crafting, marriage and daily life. I'm amazed at the friendships I share with my readers. I've been a lover of creating beautiful things all of my life. Handmade is always sweeter and I finally decided to follow my heart and open my own shop last year. I'm so excited to be coming out with an entire new line of pretties this Spring! I would love to get to know you and hear from you!
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  1. Your dress is so sweet and I love it layered with the cropped sweater!

  2. I love aeroplane dresses, aeroplane dresses for me! Love the sneaky peek at your house in the background too. It's so neat!!!!! Great post.

  3. I love your dress! And your style is so cute. I aspire to it.

  4. love love love the airplane dress and your cute spin in it!
    kw ladies in navy

  5. This is Precisely what I've always said about fashion. I make up my own fashion, and who cares about rules. And I do so happen to have purple hair.... :P

  6. I love that dress and the print. the whole outfit is super cute. I love those boots!

    you're cute.
    come visit :)

  7. I pinned this post before I even finished scrolling down the page, and your words made me glad I did. I LOVE this dress under the sweater, and the tights and combat boots are comfy, but still stylish. I have to try this combination.

    You're right about personal style, too. It's not about what other people think I should or shouldn't wear. It's about what makes me feel good and works for my lifestyle.

    Found you via Dress for the Day!

  8. "i define my style" - i couldn't have said it better myself! you look radiant and i LOVE your style. thanks for inspiring me today - and linking up with #dressfortheday!

  9. This is such a fun outfit! I am a firm believer in being yourself, in all aspects of life but especially in your style.

  10. That is so right. You define your style, not the other way around. Great post. I love to see your smile.

  11. That whimsical airplane print is just darling! SO true about personal style that you should wear what you love!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. Everyone should have a dress with airplaines in their closet. And your dress, has made me realize my need for one.

  13. wait...muffin tops aren't in?! dammit. now i need to rethink my whole wardrobe.

    i love everything about this outfit! very cute!

    trish @ tales from ...

  14. Well said! The airplanes are so cute but the boots say don't mess with me. Thanks for linking up with WW :)

  15. I really like the way you worded this. I totally agree with you by the way! I can't stand being put in a box for a specific one-fits-all is so fluid.

  16. This message so resonates with me. I have always been one to refuse to be defined by what other people think. I think it would be so cool if people did their own thing with their own style in the own way often. I mean that kind of blatant diversity would inspire me, and probably lots of people.

  17. WHAT! Muffin tops are NOT in style? Now you tell me .... *grins*

    Popped in from Wardrobe Wednesday.

  18. I agree. Style should reflect our personality before the trends.

  19. Your words were perfect. Do what works for you! I love the dress, by the way!


  20. Yay for being you and expessing who you are!

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