Flamingo dress: Chicwish, Absolutely love this flamingo midi skirt and this tshirt // Nude wedge: CL by Laundry, Also love this wedge sandal with a bow // Black clutch: Nordstrom, This straw clutch would also be super cute with it for a more casual look // Bow bangle: Old, But I love this plain silver bangle or this rose gold bow one // Lipcolor: Fresh Sugar lip treatment in 'Tulip'
I may be going rouge...or is it rogue... (read more about that here), but this Easter I've decided to wear flamingos. I'm sure you think I'm crazy for talking about and wearing flamingos now since this time of year is all about bunnies and chicks. But I mean flamingos are pink and pink is a perfect color for Easter so I think it totally works. Besides when you find something you love, why shouldn't you wear it when you feel like it?
It sounds silly, but wearing what you feel like when you feel like it is some what of a new concept to me. When I was younger, I tended to always stick to the fashion "rules". The ones that said don't wear white after Labor Day, never mix black and brown, don't mix high end with "low" end...those rules. The rules were easy to follow and most of the time people considered you to be "in fashion".
Then people started throwing those rules out the window and fashion was no longer quite as defined for me. I thought that all I needed to do was keep following the trends and I would be fine, but the trends didn't quite feel like me. Then after a few years, it hit me. All I had to do was wear my favorite things in the closet. It didn't matter if it was on trend or not because when I put those things on, I felt like a million bucks.
Though it sounds like common sense and like something I should have understood a long time ago, it was about more than just trying to figure out what to wear and how to dress myself. It was about learning how to be comfortable in my own skin and setting new "rules" for myself, like wearing flamingos at Easter.
So if you find yourself feeling like you aren't "on trend", it's okay. Know that you're not the only one and that all you need to do is walk into your closet and put on something that makes you smile. I think that Gore Vidal said it best: "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a crap."