Dress: Anthropologie Brushed Terra Dress - Size M
Cardigan: Anthropologie Amrita Cardigan - Size M
Belt: Anthropologie Scalloped Perimeter Belt - Size M
Boots: Steve Madden Candence Boots
Ring: Lucky Jeans
"Be my friend, hold me. Wrap me up, unfold me. I am small and needy. Warm me up and breathe me." - Sia
Inspiration. That is why I blog. Just like the title says, this blog is about my life, my favorite store, and my ever evolving fashion. I'm not one dimensional and neither is my blog. I strive to inspire women not only through fashion but through my daily joys and struggles. Yes, I suppose I could go through each post describing where and when I got the items from my outfit. I could go into detail about how I put them on that morning, how they fit, and what they felt like. However, unless there is something specific I want to share about an outfit, I don't see the point in it. I assume my readers can get what they need to know about an outfit from the pictures and the information I provide beneath them. If not, they may ask a specific question in the comments. I like to save the meat of my posts for other topics that are important to me.
I don't have a lot of people I can talk to in real life, so I blog about my thoughts and feelings in hopes that it can help or inspire someone in some small way. In turn, I get help and inspiration from others. I've "met" a lot of wonderful people over these past two years. People who have been there for me when my own family wasn't. People who have lifted me up and helped me get through some hard times. Of course, just like anything in life, it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows. I've been deeply hurt on many occasions and been left wondering if this blogging thing is really worth it.
Two years, that's how long I've been posting on here. Say what you want, that's a commitment. However, the thought of quitting still seeps into my mind from time to time. It may not seem like it, but I put a lot of heart and soul into this blog and when someone shits all over it, well, it can be discouraging to say the least. None of my posts are random. I spend a great deal of time composing my thoughts and tying the outfit, location, and song into an overall theme. I do a lot of layering in my posts, sometimes overt and sometimes subtle. I love it when people get the subtle ones. I don't fancy myself a great author or model. I'm just putting my true, authentic self out here. Given this, it hurts when someone says my blog sucks. Hell, who am I kidding? It hurts when anyone says something negative about me. I'm not a robot. It's only natural to want acceptance from others. However, I'm realistic and realize not everyone is going to like me. So, I wipe off my tears, pull up my big girl panties, and keep going. If not for myself, for those of you who appreciate it.
Here's to two years of blogging! May the future bring insightful posts, new friends, fabulous outfits, and may I always stay true to myself.