Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Passion for Fashion


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...






Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful bag! My Grammy carried the taupe one for all my high school years (the mid nineties).
    Love your style and am really enjoying your blog. (Found you on instagram)

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for reading, CC!
      Sandae

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  2. your outfit is super cute. My passion for passion. Came in 2008 with working in retail you have to up on the latest trend. As I was getting dress every day. I would post a picture of myself on Facebook. As I was starting to get likes from my friends. I decide it was time to write a blog for the whole world to see my fashion sense.

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