So I’ve been thinking a lot about my individual style. I have been disappointed in myself about the subject lately.
My Outfit & My Dilemma
I often find myself looking at other blogs and scrolling through Instagram to see what pieces of clothing I should be liking. And I admit that I’m ashamed of that. I will have XYZ in my cart, then change my choices because they aren’t what everyone else likes or is choosing. I often get those things in the mail/back home and hate them with a passion or only wear them once.
When ModCloth asked me to style an outfit from their fall collection, here’s what happened. I literally chose my favorite pieces in 5 minutes – retro button up flares and a pinkish red turtleneck – because they spoke to me. Then I started second guessing myself. My brain said “choose the cat dress or the fox sweater or somethings super unique that will WOW people.” I sat on my order for 2 days and waffled back and forth about what to do. But my heart and instinct said “ROX – you will look ridic and you won’t be happy. Just be true to yourself and choose what you know looks good on your body and all will be okay.”
I should have put on the blinders and went with my instincts! Since I sat on my order for so long that I didn’t have to time to have these flares shortened before we shot them. So sorry, I know they are too long! It bothers me, too.
Being a style blogger is hard because you want to keep up with the trends and sometimes get sucked into wearing what everyone else is wearing. What I love about being a “style influencer” (if you can even count me as that) is that I get to do what I love by inspiring others with my outfits and photos. And the only way that works is by being myself.
From now on, I will stop second guessing my taste. Within 5 minutes of shopping, this was the FIRST outfit I had in my cart. When I got it in the mail I was SO excited that it fit my vibe immediately. I feel amazing in it and love the 70’s look!
My lovely co-host for this week’s link-up is Sierra from Beautifully Candid! Sierra’s style is so wonderfully approachable. I could see myself in anythings she wears! She lives with her husband, two precious little boys, and sweet golden retriever. I love reading her blog because it feels like I’m having a conversation with a girlfriend!
My favorite look from last week’s link up was Sheela from Sheela Writes. Sheela took a break from writing for awhile, but I am SO glad she is back! Because her blog is so eloquently written and I love reading it! Plus her style is edgy AF in the best way possible. Her outfit last week was just that: edgy yet feminine with a hint of athleisure.