High Heels and Training Wheels: Colorful Confidence

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4.02.2013

Colorful Confidence

So I talk a lot about stepping out of my comfort zone. Let me just say that this zone is very small for me. I generally didn't ever go shopping unless I absolutely had to and when I did I would always stick to the basic neutrals. If the item couldn't be worn many ways with things I already owned, I wouldn't buy it. So I had zero statement pieces and I never took part in trends because they had no longevity.


This makes my fashion evolution difficult. Everything is new to me and sometimes that can be intimidating. I believe you look as good as you feel. If you have confidence and hold your head high, knowing you look fabulous, others will see something fabulous too. And if you don't have that confidence....well, that falls into place too. 


This is the first outfit I've worn that didn't match explicitly. Ordinarily for me to wear blue pants, I'd have to have blue up top as well. My point is, I struggled with confidence a little today but I held my head high and faked it anyway. I didn't back down and change into something 'safe', I stuck it out. And I may not feel super comfortable in this outfit but I've already gone far just for trying it out.








Sweater: F21 @ Goodwill $4.00
Skinnies: Walmart $5.00
Flats: Target $7.50
Silver Bracelet: Walmart $3.00
Blue Bracelet: Micheals $2.50
Ring: American Eagle (given to me)


So these are those pants and the nail polish I talked about on Friday. I absolutely love the color of this nail polish, the picture just doesn't do it justice. It is a bright neon, it almost glows. However, 24 hours later it's chipped on every nail! I guess it's one of those 'you get what you pay for' things. I'll try with a clear top coat and let ya know how that works out.





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51 comments :

  1. I just found your blog from the link up, and I love your style!!
    Can't wait to read more!

    Come visit the half way there blog hop!
    Crazyperfectlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping in! I've already been to the blog and you've got a new follower :)

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  2. Hi visiting from the blog hop! You did a great job! And you look great!
    Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

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    1. Thanks Margaret, you're so sweet! And thank you for visiting! :)

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  3. Thanks so much for joining up with WW today. I love your top and applaud your awesome brave attitude. I hope you felt great all day because of it! Good luck with the nails (regardless of quality I think I'm just hard on my hands!). xo

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    1. Thank you Kelly! That is one of the sweetest comments I've gotten! I'm working on the confidence. Baby steps right? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Keep up the good work! I think this looks great - although I (weirdly) often feel more comfortable with colours than neutrals.
    I've tried so many new things completely out of my comfort zone during the last 6 months, and it gets easier each time. I usually find that by the end of the day an outfit looks heaps less crazy than it did putting it on in the morning - and next time around seems completely normal :)

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    1. You're absolutely right! By the end of the day when no one had pointed and laughed and hollered 'fraud' I felt a lot better! haha! I'm kidding! But yes, at the end of the day I felt a little silly for being so worried about it and now I feel like I can try out some more and have confidence doing it! Thanks for your comment!

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  5. Whaatttt? You don't love this outfit? You look awesome, I love it! It all works so well together.
    But I get it, I have a hard stepping out of my comfort zone too, but sometimes it's a really good thing to do!
    xo Maria

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    1. You made a very good point! If I had seen this outfit on someone else, I would have thought it was something I should try. I like it, I just don't feel comfortable in it myself yet. I went back and changed it ;) Thanks so much for your comment, Maria! Don't worry, I won't give up trying new things! :)

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  6. Adore this outfit. The colors are amazing! Great post, love. If you a get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Reading all these lovely comments makes me feel a whole lot better about trying new things. Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be giving you a visit very soon! :)

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  7. So true....confidence is key. And you should definitely feel great about this outfit...it's fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I really appreciate that! :)

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  8. Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone! I think blogging has helped me to do the same thing. I love this look! I think it is perfect. Thanks for linking up!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Blogging is definitely the reason for my experimenting. If I wasn't sharing with everyone else, I would still be playing it safe. Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. This shirt compliments the pants perfectly!!! You look fantastic!
    Visiting from the Dress For The Day linkup!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I gave it a try! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  10. Hi, I have visited before actually, just a few days ago. I read your whole blog in its entirety. I can relate to your Mom Style on a Budget but still looking chic. I am Ada and a brand-new mom Myself.

    Anyway, I love today's look. The Sweater is Gorgeous and looks real nice with the Cobalt Skinnies. Nice bracelet too and I love the color of your nails.

    Hope for you to stop by my blog and support me by following me. I am following you as well. =) Take Care!!

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    1. Thank you Ada! I have stopped by for a visit and your daughter is beautiful! :)

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  11. Would have never guessed that those pants were from Walmart! What an awesome find!

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    1. I love my Walmart finds! They're so unexpected! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  12. I really like this, you look super cute and springy.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! I'm trying everything I can to encourage spring weather to arrive! :)

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  13. Love this outfit!!! It's perfect for Spring.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Thank you! I felt very "springy" ;)

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  14. This is a fun outfit, that sweater is really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! Another one of those great Goodwill finds!

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  15. New follower! What a cute springy outfit and a great deal. Win win :)

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    1. Definitely a win win! Thanks for stopping by Lisa, happy to have you!

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  16. I'm SO glad you stepped out of your comfort zone, because the result is gorgeous! I love the flower sweater, and even though it doesn't contain blue, the pants coordinate well with the colors in the flower. Great job!

    Found you via Dress for the Day. Find me at http://greenandgorgeous.net

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennae! I'm so glad I stepped out too! :)

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    1. Ah!! This was such a sweet comment! I accidently hit "remove" apparently; I don't know even know how it happened! There has to be a way to get it back!! Either way, it was so sweet. Thank you Abby!

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  18. morning,Lindsey! Just discovered that you are a fellow Thriftaholic! Indiana, you say? So you don't have Savers there? dang. They are the best. I typically follow fashionistas/photographers and when I find a fellow thrifty shopper, I am THERE! I'm you newest follower. Nice to meet you! (found you via Sharon and Tara's hop)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping in Renae! I am a newbie thrifter but all it took was one "treasure hunt" to get me hooked! Unfortunately, all I really have around here is Goodwill but I'm working it the best I can :)

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  19. You are rockin' that look! I love it. Such a great ensemble. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you! Glad I looked it even if I wasn't feeling it! haha

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  20. YOU LOOK GREAT! Thanks for linking up with me :)

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  21. I want that top! This is such a cute look.


    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  22. I think this outfit is fabulous!! I love pink and blue together, and there's something so liberating about wearing an outfit out of your comfort zone and just knocking it out of the park! You totally did, and I think you should keep pushing yourself! :)

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    1. I agree! It makes other not-so-safe outfits a whole lot less intimidating! And by the end of the day I ended up really liking it! Thanks so much for your comment Catherine! :)

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  23. Hi! Stopping by from the Fun Friday Blog Hop! Following you now on BlogLovin. Looking forward to reading more!- Karen @ Karen's Soiree

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    1. Awesome! So happy to have you Karen; thanks for stopping by!

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  24. This outfit is adorable! I love it!
    Found you on the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop and now following via Bloglovin'! I can't wait to read more!
    Christine @ Musings of a Single Mama
    www.musingsofasinglemama.com

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    1. Thank you Christine! Glad you stopped by!

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  25. Love the look! I can relate to not being too "out there" when it comes to my fashion style but baby-steps, right?

    Visiting from Prowess and Pearls Doing YOU Well Link-up!
    Have a fantastic week!!!

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