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I am new to the world of blogging. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but put off. It’s hard to put yourself out there; to work so hard on something that you believe in with the hopes that it will find an audience and be well received. There is a fear of being not good enough and insecurities that come from comparing ourselves to others. But I finally took the plunge! I realize that I have something to offer and that no one else is exactly like me. I have loved fashion ever since I can remember; putting an outfit together and styling it has been a creative outlet for me. So why not share that? Maybe, just maybe, it will inspire someone else. When I was in high school I thought that I would end up in the fashion industry doing merchandising or being a personal stylist. Well, life doesn’t always go exactly as planned, and here I am. So I am going to use this space to pursue those dreams in a reimagined way. Clothes can make you feel good and are a great outlet for self-expression, but they don’t have to break the bank. I bet most of us have a closet full of clothes (I know I do!) that can be styled in a way to make them seem new again. I hope that I can inspire others to work with what they have and to be the best version of themselves.

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Aaron and I went to a local park over the weekend to take pictures for this post and I learned something….posing for pictures is hard! I am obviously not a model, nor am I trying to be, but I have a new respect for them. It gets difficult trying to come up with different poses while still trying to look natural and show off the clothes (which is the whole point). It doesn’t help that I, like most women, am so self-critical! Aaron must have taken at least 100 pictures (thank goodness he’s so patient!) and the pictures I like the best are the candids – when I didn’t realize he was taking the picture and was often laughing at myself. I just felt so ridiculous and it certainly didn’t help when other people were around. I guess practice makes perfect and hopefully it will get easier with time. Until then I will continue to laugh at myself and have fun doing it.

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I bought this kimono style maxi dress from Forever 21 at least two months ago and this is the first time I’ve worn it. I can already tell that I will wear it a lot, because it is so comfortable and easy to accessorize. The floral print is so bold that you really don’t need to add much to it, so I just kept it really simple. I don’t know about you guys, but I am loving all of the floral prints that are so popular right now! After all, I was a teenager in the 90’s so I guess I have a soft spot for them. How do you feel about floral prints, are you loving them too?

Truly,

Tamara

Outfit details…..Dress from Forever 21 earlier this season (Similar), Shoes from Payless a few years ago (Similar)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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