Today’s style challenge was Passion for Fashion. When I made the Marvelous May Style challenge, I wanted there to be days where everyone could be themselves and feature different items or in some cases, even people, who inspired them or their favorites. When I came up with this theme, I thought all of my IG friends would have something to wear-something they loved, something that they were passionate about or inspired them.
My outfit today is a mis-mash of a little bit of everything. I love a good floral and I didn’t think to mix a lot of patterns until I started viewing other peoples’ pictures on Instagram. I thought it was something that I might not be able to pull off but I tried it once or twice and loved it!
As I am writing this, I am looking at a bag that I think ignited a little of my passion for fashion. Being a true 90’s girl, I loved loved loved this jade green Liz Claiborne handbag. In all the years of moving and growing older, I never found mine until last year…I happened upon Etsy and saw that there was a seller in possession of this beautiful bag. I bargained the price down a bit and she was mine!
I got the bag in the mail and I was so excited! Its a little worn and I found that this bag is smaller now. In hindsight, it probably has a lot to do with the fact that I was a high-schooler….but nonetheless, the bag is here and is mine. It has sat in my closet all of this time- until today.
Why not share our passion for fashion? Our passion for dressing up and overall feeling good about ourselves? I know that I do not feel good when I am not looking good. I know this and this is why I enjoy looking nice and getting dressed up every day. Some people don’t know this, but I work from home. The temptation is real to not make an effort and not take care of myself. I feel that I get more accomplished at work and I feel more confident when I am looking nice.
My passion for fashion started back in high school and I have only been rediscovering it over the course of the last decade. Trends come and go but style is always in fashion. I remember being in high school and I made my own clothes-yes, I sewed some of my own clothes! I remember vividly making a teal drop waist dress with a white square eyelet collar and purchasing a pair of teal Sam and Libby bow flats to wear with it. Let’s not forget the white panty hose with the dots on them….
Now that I am older, I appreciate style more. You all know that I started this blog as a way to show women of all types how to dress their bodies. I look for ways to bring in a trend but at a small amount of money. I also look to be stylish every day as a wife and mother and employee. It is safe to say I have a passion for fashion…
Enjoy these pics from today’s outfit and the accessory that started it all...
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