9.07.2015

Blogtember // My Style

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I'm sure many of you have seen some Blogtember posts (a challenge started by the Brave Love Blog to blog every day in September!) floating around the blogosphere, and while I don't plan on participating in every prompt, there are several of them that have really inspired me to join in! Given that I clearly love fashion and personal style, I am all about Day 6's prompt to share about my style! I'm a day late, but hopefully no one will mind ;)

My style has definitely evolved over the years and I wouldn't say that I hold myself to any particular rules. In high school, I generally wore jeans with a simple top and a cardigan nearly every day. I would occasionally shake things up with a dress and mostly steered clear of skirts because I didn't find them to be too flattering on me. These days, however, I absolutely love skirts and am amazed at how much my feelings towards them have changed! Now, I find them to be one of the most flattering pieces I can add to my wardrobe.
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Besides my new found love for skirts, I think that my taste has really been defined since embracing my love for retro/vintage inspired style clothing. It is amazing and classic and I feel my prettiest when I am in an Audrey Hepburn style dress or a fun printed skirt. I just can't help but feel happy and a bit fancy!

Along with that, I have become more comfortable rocking a red lip and have perfected my best winged liner look, which go wonderfully with any style really! I also love a classic looking pair of sunglasses, vintage inspired pumps or wedges, and a fun hat. Give me florals, polka dots, & tulle, and I am a happy camper!

While I would love to dress up in my favorite retro pieces every day, my life as a student and a nanny is a bit more casual! On a daily basis, I usually go for something that is still classic, but toned down more. I love a great pair of skinny jeans (blue & black!), neutral colored tops (grey, white, dark green, black, maroon!), a jacket or cardigan of some sort (jean jackets and military jackets are my jam!), and flats or booties. Most days my makeup is also fairly simple and I keep my accessories minimal. Though I am a huge fan of all things related to vintage fashion, I do actually enjoy this simple, semi-minimal style too, as you can see from some of the photos above!

I actually really enjoy having a wide range of tastes in my personal style and like that I don't feel the need to make myself only be one thing or another. It makes getting dressed every day more interesting (that's one word for it, ha!) and I can keep people guessing :)

What is your personal style like? What do you tend to wear day to day?


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