Friday, June 13, 2014

Breaking the Mold

ASOS-Cheesecloth-Dress-Boho-Style

Sometimes reader friends will mention that a certain outfit I wear/post doesn't look like my "normal" style. I, by no means, take this in a negative way because I know it is not meant in that manner. It does however make me scratch my head and ask myself, "What category do people put my style in?"

I come here on a daily/weekly basis and show you me. If we were to ever meet on the street you would see me as you do on my blog...when I don't have a big zit and have my make-up on. I don't fit a certain mold. I don't have a certain style, per se...I never have. I really do like most everything that relates to fashion, trends and genres. What I put on when I wake up depends on a handful of things; my mood, plans, weather or if I just bought something new that I am dying to wear. At the end of it all, I guess my style would be eclectic...a mix of this and that, but all things 100% me and my personality. Sometimes I feel feisty, edgy, girly, bohemian, country, professional, whimsical or a little bit of everything all rolled into one. 

This past weekend when I wore this look, I felt a little "cowgirlish" being at the Ft. Worth Stockyards, Wednesday I was channeling a boho vibe, Monday I shared some leather love and last week was a whole other mix of adjectives.

Rodeo-Outfit-Ideas
Texas-Country-Style
Scarf-Print-Dress-from-ASOS
Tony-Lama-Western-Cowgirl-Boots
ASOS Dress c/o SOLD OUT (love this, this and this too!!) // Tony Lama Boots // Forever 21 Necklace // Express Crossbody (option here and here) // Express Cuff (option here and here)

SHOP THE LOOK


If you think about it, personal style is exactly like wanting a greasy burger one day and a steaming plate of enchiladas the next, jamming out to an old school rap song one minute then belting out your favorite love song ballad, flipping back and forth between Friends re-runs and the NBA playoffs, burning a peppermint scented candle in the winter and citrus fruit in the summer, having one friend you can tell your deepest, darkest secrets to and one that you always want to vacation with...you get my point?

The beauty of getting ourselves "dressed" every day is that we can visually express our emotions, attitudes, personalities or whatever we are feeling at the moment. It's almost like a time capsule we get to dig from the ground one day to look back on and see where we were at during certain moments in our lives. It's a true reflection of us...just like food, music, entertainment and friendships...it's all an art. I truly believe we are all living, breathing, walking pieces of pure craftsmanship...not just in what we wear, but the people we are underneath the clothes, shoes, make-up and jewelry.

On that note, I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend. As we speak, I am on a Girl Scout Sea World adventure with too many nine-year-olds to count. Pray for me. 

Shanna

45 comments:

The CHIC Insomniac said...

Such a beautiful look!!

The CHIC Insomniac

Irene Papadopoulou said...

lovely look! have a great weekend!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

Becky M said...

I love the fringe on the bag and the boots! It really is the perfect touch for summer!

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Have a great weekend and good luck with all the 9 yo. Love that dress.

xo
​PinkSole​

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Cute dress, I love the pattern. I also dont really have a personal style, still discovering myself but at the moment I just wear what I feel like wearing on each given day. Great use of the food as a metaphor to compare.

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TaraMixandMatch said...

I don't think I really have a specific style either...maybe colorful? If I like something, I will wear it :) This dress looks amazing on you, love it with the boots!

Angela said...

Loving the boots! You look so comfortable in this!
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Susan Jeffries said...

I dont really have a personal style and I always wished that I did. I just went through my closet again yesterday and pulled out a bunch of stuff that I never wear. I need to take some lessons in shopping with a purpose. And on that note, please message me when you sell that dress. I think that may be my style;) Love it!! susan

Susan Jeffries said...

I dont really have a personal style and I always wished that I did. I just went through my closet again yesterday and pulled out a bunch of stuff that I never wear. I need to take some lessons in shopping with a purpose. And on that note, please message me when you sell that dress. I think that may be my style;) Love it!! susan

Kimberly said...

First of all, I love this dress on you - that print is so fun! Second, I can totally relate to what you're saying here - I feel the same way! Some days I want to dress preppy and other days I'm reaching for my leather jacket and some "edgier" pieces. I definitely dress for my mood and hopefully I have a wide enough range of readers that they can appreciate the mix :)

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courtney parker said...

In love with this outfit! So cute!

Love&Clothing

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This outfit is adorable. LOVE IT. And I totally agree when it comes to style. For the most part I'd say I'm pretty classic and feminine, but there are times when I want to look more bohemian or edgy!

Whitney and Blaire said...

I totally agree! I am all over the place when it comes to fashion. Love those boots!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Lindsay Truax said...

Love that dress!!

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Ally said...

Well said girl!! It's hard to have just ONE style especially when you're in the fashion world! I'm constantly being inspired by bloggers and wanting to try something new... that's the point right?! You always look great!

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Diane g said...

my name is Diane,i am french from Quebec,Canada and i just want to say that i love ,love,love your blog and style...
you seem a lovely girl and you have a beautiful family...
you are my inspiration....i copy your looks....
sorry for my english..
have a nice w-e
la française :)

Darcy said...

Fashion would be boring if we all wore the same exact thing each day! It is fun to dress for the mood we are in and where we are going : ). Good luck this weekend!!
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Rachel Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous dress girl!

Helene in Between said...

I don't think you have a category since you're so versatile! I love that about you. You're versatile but attainable!

Sasa Zoe said...

So cute, babe! Love this outfit:)

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Kayla MKOY said...

Seriously LOVE your fashion analogies and never thought about it like that, but how true that is!!! You are always so cute!

TheTinyHeart said...

This dress is so cute styled with the cowboy boots! What makes fashion fun is that we don't have to wear the same style every day...it's nice to change it up!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Super cute, Shanna! And it's so true what you said about musical, food, or TV show tastes being like style. We don't have to be locked into particular categories, but get to express ourselves as unique and diverse beings.

But one thing that's true about everything you wear, no matter what, is that there's always something about your outfit that's FUN! Whether it's a patterned clutch, a loud necklace, the dress you're wearing, or an all around colorful outfit. Oh, and of course the other thing that's always true about your outfits is that you look super cute and stylish!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Um first, I love your boots. Second, I think it's interesting that people have said that certain outfits don't seem to fit your style. Because even though your style is eclectic, I still think everything you wear is so YOU.

Ash - The Nashvillian said...

I totally understand what you mean by not fitting a particular mold. Why should we have to limit ourselves to one "style"? If I want to dress preppy one day and a little more edgy the next, why can't I? Human preferences are ever evolving (whether it's over several years or on a daily basis) as is fashion. :)

-Ash
www.thenashvillianblog.com

Caroline said...

I agree - I think I've always associated your style as dependent on the day and situation. You're all over the place, in a good way! I'm the same way, and I find myself thinking I know what my personal style is... but then finding something completely out of that zone and loving it too!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Definitely agree about your "style". I think mine is the same - a mix of everything. It gets boring to wear the same type of outfit all the time, right?
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Rebecca said...

As I wrote in my latest post....blogging is great because it makes us get out of our comfort zones or make us think outside the box! And you do it so well Shanna...more power to your girl scout chores!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

That dress looks super cute on you! It's fun to step out of one's fashion comfort zone once in a while. Have fun at Sea World!

Samantha Curtis said...

Love this post and it's so true; I don't have a style at all and I wouldn't have it any other way..

Oh and loveeee that dress! My in-laws live in Fort Worth and I loved the Stockyards! (Minus the horse rodeo, that was hard for me to watch haha)

A Latte Lipstick said...

Being an Okie girl I always love a Western look :) Dressing is a great way to express yourself and I completely agree!

- Chloe, A Latte Lipstick

Life's a shoe said...

cute dress! loving your look!

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Because of Jackie said...

This is so interesting, because now that I think of it I've never seen you in anything I thought wasn't you, yet you always have something different on! You are eclectic, and I love that. I agree that getting dressed should be fun and express who we are on any given day, and we should dress for that.
Also, Sea World with 9 year olds, YIKES!

Kelly said...

I love this dress, so pretty!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Erica Zar said...

You always look amazing Shanna! Fashion to me is all about having fun and expressing yourself. I enjoy seeing your personality shine through, especially by what your wearing! Always refreshing!

Hope you survived Sea World!!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think this outfit shows the true Texas girl! Love it!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds
How Gorgeous Jewelry

Kacie Ellis said...

Getting dressed is all about how you feel that particular day. I'll wear an outfit and feel amazing in it that day but then sometimes if I try to wear it again, I don't feel amazing in it at all because I'm not in the mood for it that day. It's funny how that it! Love this cowgirl look! Every Texan has to have a cowgirl look now and again :)

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Paige Flamm said...

I'm in love with your boots!
Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

is jcrew a style? i'm not trendy or into trends because i don't have the money to splurge...if i can wear it to work and out of work, i buy it...if not then nope....unless its a complete must have. but i love your definition of personal style because it's definitely whatever you feel like when you wake up :)

Adri Lately said...

I think that it's great when a person doesn't limit themselves to a certain style and just goes with what feels good for them. I love seeing what you'll wear because it's always different.
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Tori said...

Love this look--and the fact that you are always different and always so real in your writing is the reason I can't get enough of your blog--so keep breaking the mold girl :)

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Holly said...

You're right - style is a form of expression and your mood can change from one day to the next, so why shouldn't your style? My style is all about comfort, but that can be expressed in so many ways. So yeah, color outside the lines of style and break that mold, woman!

Megan B said...

Totally cute outfit. Love this dress on you. Great outfit. xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Love the boots! They're the perfect color to go with everything.

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