hippie inspired // dress up talk

hippie inspired outfitI’ve been sitting on these photos for several weeks for no rhyme or reason. I have had a rough time keeping up with everything lately and as excited as I am for Christmas and family time, I’m already looking forward to the blissful nothingness that follows it. But enough about that, how fun was this hippie inspired outfit? These pants are the closest I can get to wearing pajamas in public, and they just so happened to have been on sale. Score! (Unless that’s because no one else took them seriously…oh well 😉 ) The saying, “go big or go home” comes to mind when I reflect on my decision to also pair it with a faux fur vest, chunky wedges, and giant aviators. I was a braided headband and a peace sign away from a Halloween costume, but I was unaffected by that fact when I threw it together.

I’ve already decided that my children will be allowed to dress themselves a majority of the time from whatever age they show interest. In my experience as a nanny it’s almost never a battle worth fighting for, and empowering children in the areas that you safely can is always a good thing. I nannied for a family with two little girls who went through a hardcore Snow White phase. Their parents didn’t bat an eye at this slowly transitioning into them wearing the full Snow White getup every time they left the house. I went the the grocery store with them in costume once. I can still hear the sound of their plastic high heels clomping behind me and remember the smiles from strangers watching them shuffle down the isles. My mom let my sister and I pick out our outfits from the time we were 2, and fashion ended up being one of the many creative outlets we continued to explore. Clearly I never gave up on the whole dress up thing, and am grateful that it spun into a hobby I’m passionate about. I’ve always felt confident in whatever I thought looked good (even though that’s led to looking back on some horrendous looks I put together over the years) and it’s been a positive influence on my life and self-esteem. By the way, I’m aware there is nothing more obnoxious than a person who doesn’t have kids dolling out parenting advice. I’m glad I have this in writing so I can look back and roll my eyes at my childless younger self ten years from now if I have a change of heart. 🙂

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| Pants: Target | Faux Fur Vest: GUESS | T Shirt: H&M | Wedges: Chinese Laundry | Aviators: Mall Kiosk…no shame :)) |

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4 Comments

  1. December 22, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I absolutely love the way you write. <3 I can't tell you how many times I've browsed through really great blogs that are just chock full of grammatical errors. Some are even my favorites [style-wise] but they're just horrible writers so now I know to just scroll through their photos. lol I loved the story about the girls dressing up as snow white. So precious! I think being a mom is going to come so natural to you when you're ready for kids! I'm in love with this outfit! Especially those pants! So jealous you're not bundled up with layers and layers of clothing! You look beautiful love! Hope you're enjoying the holidays! Merry Christmas!! xo

  2. Nora
    December 23, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Not anyone can pull off an outfit like this but you have got it girl <3

    I totally agree with the comment above I love your ways in describing anything you blog about ..
    I stumbled upon one of your videos on YouTube and it led me to your blog and i can't tell you how happy I am that I found it ..
    Reading and watching you on YouTube is a joy honestly it feels like I've known you all my life that's how real you are ..
    And you're amazing at what you do I admire your sense of style in beauty and fashion <3

    Please keep posting blogs and videos I believe you're going to be a big name in the blogging/YouTube world..

    Wish you all the best and
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas xoxo

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