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helloSTYLE // fear not

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this weeks’ outfits are brought to you by the word FEAR.

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i don’t know about you, but my wardrobe can scare me at times. i grow comfortable with certain pieces that naturally go together and shy away from mixing up pieces that seem like they would never be friends.

the nerves set in when i get around certain types of clothing that i don’t know how to wear.

today we’re gonna talk about banishing those fears in your clothing selections and being okay with being brave.

one // blouses

blouse / target
coral skinnies / old navy
drop necklace / veryjane.com
sandals / target

blouses are a type of clothing that kinda scare me. it’s not a tank i can layer and they can be flowy and unmanageable. with so many different cuts and styles, i never know what would look right on me. but lately, they are the pieces that keep catching my eye. so i got brave and picked up a couple at target. here’s one.

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conclusion: it’s comfortable, it hides some tummy flaws, it doesn’t cling anywhere and the pattern is adorable. WIN!

two // mixing pieces

dress / target (clearance)
denim shirt / kohl’s (last fall)
navy flip flops / old navy

this dress and i fell in love in an instant. my favorite part is that it’s short in the front and longer in the back. it’s an empire cut and has pockets too!

but it’s a thin strap and i wanted to wear it to work. being too hot for a navy cardigan, i scoured my closet for another option. when my eye caught this light denim chambray shirt, i immediately thought that the colors matched but wasn’t exactly sure if it was “allowed”. could i really wear this denim over a geo pattern dress? i ran to my best source for style, pinterest! when i searched for the combo, i saw a ton of different options and eventually decided on tying it in the front to show off the shape and pattern as much as possible.

(sorry for the blurry pics ahead, my settings were obviously wrong.)

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conclusion: i felt amazing in this all day. WIN!

three // gold

layering tanks, cardi, skirt, necklace and earringsย / target
gold flip flops / old navy (3 seasons ago)

playing with bright colors is so much fun. and adding sparkly accessories to classic pieces adds playfulness. but gold has not been a metal i have enjoyed since i was a teen. something about my skin tone, silver just felt more “right” on me. but when i spotted this necklace on clearance at target, i thought that with the combination of bright pinks and yellows, i could make it work. not only did i get crazy with the necklace, i bought two pairs of large round studs, one solid and one glitter…of course!

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an outfit like this can easily transition for an evening out by removing the sweater and going for a high pony.

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conclusion: gold isn’t half bad, not sure what i was avoiding all these years. WIN!

what outfits or pieces are you afraid of? do you think you could face one of your fashion fears this week? i think you can…so go do it!

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