My parents always encouraged self expression. I started ballet lessons before I was three, and my mamaw started working with me on the piano soon after. Growing up, I always planned to pursue a career in the arts. (Specifically, I wanted to be a Radio City Rockette, and even trained under one for middle school and high school!)
If you follow along with my blog, you know that wasn’t the path that I went. Having a corporate job that keeps me behind a desk for the majority of the day, I definitely see the need for a creative outlet. I love to blog because it combines my two favorite ways to express myself – writing and fashion.
Today I’ve teamed up with Motorola to share some photos of outfits that I really feel express who I am and my personal style!
Corporate fashion does not have to be boring!
I love wearing bright colors to the office, specifically this red blazer with matching red lipstick! I choose pixie pants over traditional slacks, because I find slacks and traditional dress pants overwhelm my petite figure… and make me look like I’m playing dress up in my momma’s closet.
Whether it’s Lilly Pulitzer or leopard print, I love bright colors and bold patterns! I love to wear something that makes someone say “Oh, I’ve never thought about styling that piece that way!”
I love fun accessories.
I love tortoiseshell accessories like the monogrammed necklace and the glasses that I only wear when I am trying to look a tinge older and more professional. (I wear contacts every day.)
I also have a tendency to be a little over the top when attending a themed party… Do you like my Kentucky Derby hat? 😉
But my favorite “accessories” are books and magazines!
I didn’t have a lot of friends in elementary school and middle school, but I had books. My mamaw was a librarian, and she really instilled a love for reading in me at an early age. I don’t go anywhere without something to read. You never know when you’ll be stuck in a waiting room or when you’ll need an escape!
I love embracing the moment.
I will never be one of those girls who is “too cool” to do something. If it rains during my photo shoot, I’ll throw on a (monogrammed, of course!) rain coat. If there’s any kind of animal walking around, I will pet it! So much of my self expression is dependent on the moment that I’m in and the circumstances that I’m under.
Are you noticing a trend? There are so many ways to express yourself!
I mentioned above that I really love to express myself with accessories, but an accessory that a lot of people may not think about is a cell phone! Think about it – we don’t go anywhere without them, and they’re usually in plain site of everyone. Jonathan Adler’s designs span furnishings to fashion, and now… a fun collaboration with Motorola on the Moto X Pure Edition!
There are three styles, as shown above, and they’re as functional as they are gorgeous! The phones have a top-rated 21 MP camera (very important for bloggers!), all day battery, TurboPower for the world’s fastest charging, and advanced water protection. The phones are unlocked, so you can use the phone on any network, and you won’t have to buy a new one if you switch carriers. I don’t know about y’all, but I am having major phone envy!! If you’re interested in more info, or just want to admire these beautiful and functional pieces of technology, you can do so here.
How do you express yourself?