My personal style has evolved a lot over the years. I was very girly, then in elementary school I hit a brief tomboy period where I wore boys clothes. After that phase ended, my style became super preppy. When I hit high school, my style became obnoxiously preppy. And when I hit college, I would mix edgier pieces in with my obnoxiously preppy style, like a leather skirt with cardigan, pearls, and pumps.
I’m currently at a point where my style is a little bit of everything. I wear a lot of black and navy, with the occasional piece of Lilly Pulitzer sprinkled in. I love fitted dresses, and a good pencil skirt or pixie pant paired with a flowy top or something with dramatic sleeves.
And then there are the times when I go back to my super preppy roots, like with the dress I’m wearing in these photos. I mentioned in a previous post that my dad sent me a couple of dresses as a late birthday gift, and this was one of them. I’m not really sure why I stopped wearing polo dresses, because they are so easy. Want to look like a real person while grocery shopping? Polo dress. Casual day at the office? Polo dress. Walking to dinner and drinks downtown? Polo dress (and Chacos… because I learned the hard way that comfortable shoes aren’t always comfortable when you walk a mile in them.)
Also, can we talk about peonies for a second? I never really understood the hype. I thought everyone was obsessed with them because Blair Waldorf loved them. I’ve been pretty transparent about how I haven’t felt good lately, and while focusing on my physical health is important, I also focus on my mental health, as it’s so easy to become obsessive, anxious, and depressed. Flowers are a mood brightener, so I’ve been making a special point to keep fresh blooms around. (I’ve had to cut out my beloved Chick-Fil-A breakfasts, so that padded my flower budget a bit 😉) Peonies are not only beautiful, but they smell amazing. Like why haven’t I had these in my home before?!
Last Tuesday, my aunt dropped some hydrangeas from her yard off for me on her way to work, and I was so tickled. They also smell amazing, and they remind me of my grandfather, which always makes me smile. So today, I’m peer pressuring you to buy (or pick!) yourself some flowers, or do something else that makes your heart happy and starts your week off on the right foot!
I want to hear from you – How would you define your personal style? And when was the last time you bought yourself flowers?
PS – The deadline was extended on the giveaway I’m participating in! Go enter! (If you’re already following me on social media, that’s an automatic two entries!!)